Real newbie: getting a DVD writer to work.
Posted on 2004-11-24
Hi all, I've never used a DVD writer before and the one I have is OEM so has no instructions. Would anyone be willing to help me work out how to write files onto it?
It is an NEC 3500A dual layer DVD re-writer. It's seems to have installed fine. All I want to do is copy a directory across using windows explorer. I am using Sony 4.7Gb DVD-rw disks.
I'm dragging the file across onto the DVD drive in windows explorer. Then I go to the drive and right click and choose the option "write these files to the CD". The progress bar goes up to 100% but then at the end it says "cannot complete the write". I've tried 3 disks and they all get the same result.
Anyone have any ideas? I don't have to format the disks first or something do I?