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Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

  1. #1


    Ben Guest

    Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

    Hi folks,

    I have a Liteon SHM-165P6S DVD-RW device and I can write discs with
    3rd-party tools such as DeepBurner, but Vista doesn't recognise its burning
    capabilities. For example, the 'DVD Burner' list in DVD Maker is empty.

    Any ideas why this may be? How can I resolve this lack of Windows
    functionality?

    cheers,
    Ben


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  2. #2


    BigJim Guest

    Re: Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

    just a guess but one might think that Vista does not have the necessary
    drivers to recognize your drive.
    On the other hand the 3rd party software does.
    "Ben" <ben@madeupaddress.something> wrote in message
    news:udgXh3WbHHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I have a Liteon SHM-165P6S DVD-RW device and I can write discs with
    > 3rd-party tools such as DeepBurner, but Vista doesn't recognise its
    > burning capabilities. For example, the 'DVD Burner' list in DVD Maker is
    > empty.
    >
    > Any ideas why this may be? How can I resolve this lack of Windows
    > functionality?
    >
    > cheers,
    > Ben




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Michael Solomon Guest

    Re: Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

    Ben wrote:
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I have a Liteon SHM-165P6S DVD-RW device and I can write discs with
    > 3rd-party tools such as DeepBurner, but Vista doesn't recognise its
    > burning capabilities. For example, the 'DVD Burner' list in DVD
    > Maker is empty.
    > Any ideas why this may be? How can I resolve this lack of Windows
    > functionality?
    >
    > cheers,
    > Ben

    Try this, right click the drive in Explorer, select properties, go to the
    recording tab and make sure "Enable CD recording on this drive is selected,"
    click apply and ok. If it's already selected, unselect it, click apply and
    ok, then select it gain and click apply and ok. By the way, if it's not
    selected and selecting it resolves the issue, you may have to unselect it to
    get all the functions of your third party software to work again.
    --
    Michael Solomon



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Ben Guest

    Re: Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

    Hi Michael,

    When viewing the Drive properties there is no Recording tab. When viewing
    that device there are four tabs:
    - General
    - Hardware
    - Sharing
    - Customize

    When viewing the hardware properties there are five tabs:
    - General
    - DVD Region
    - Volumes
    - Driver
    - Details

    cheers,
    Ben

    "Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
    news:e66MzDZbHHA.208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Ben wrote:
    >> Hi folks,
    >>
    >> I have a Liteon SHM-165P6S DVD-RW device and I can write discs with
    >> 3rd-party tools such as DeepBurner, but Vista doesn't recognise its
    >> burning capabilities. For example, the 'DVD Burner' list in DVD
    >> Maker is empty.
    >> Any ideas why this may be? How can I resolve this lack of Windows
    >> functionality?
    >>
    >> cheers,
    >> Ben

    > Try this, right click the drive in Explorer, select properties, go to the
    > recording tab and make sure "Enable CD recording on this drive is
    > selected," click apply and ok. If it's already selected, unselect it,
    > click apply and ok, then select it gain and click apply and ok. By the
    > way, if it's not selected and selecting it resolves the issue, you may
    > have to unselect it to get all the functions of your third party software
    > to work again.
    > --
    > Michael Solomon
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Michael Solomon Guest

    Re: Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

    Ben wrote:
    > Hi Michael,
    >
    > When viewing the Drive properties there is no Recording tab. When
    > viewing that device there are four tabs:
    > - General
    > - Hardware
    > - Sharing
    > - Customize
    >
    > When viewing the hardware properties there are five tabs:
    > - General
    > - DVD Region
    > - Volumes
    > - Driver
    > - Details
    >
    > cheers,
    > Ben
    >
    > "Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
    > news:e66MzDZbHHA.208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Ben wrote:
    >>> Hi folks,
    >>>
    >>> I have a Liteon SHM-165P6S DVD-RW device and I can write discs with
    >>> 3rd-party tools such as DeepBurner, but Vista doesn't recognise its
    >>> burning capabilities. For example, the 'DVD Burner' list in DVD
    >>> Maker is empty.
    >>> Any ideas why this may be? How can I resolve this lack of Windows
    >>> functionality?
    >>>
    >>> cheers,
    >>> Ben

    >> Try this, right click the drive in Explorer, select properties, go
    >> to the recording tab and make sure "Enable CD recording on this
    >> drive is selected," click apply and ok. If it's already selected,
    >> unselect it, click apply and ok, then select it gain and click apply
    >> and ok. By the way, if it's not selected and selecting it resolves
    >> the issue, you may have to unselect it to get all the functions of
    >> your third party software to work again.
    >> --
    >> Michael Solomon

    I apologize. I don't have a Vista setup running right now and I thought
    when I had done it I had done so the same as I had in XP. Try this, go to
    Vista help and use Enable CD Recording as your search topic and see if that
    brings up the steps to do it. Based on the symptoms you described, it
    sounds as though recording isn't enabled on that drive but since I don't
    have my setup running, I cannot give you the exact steps.
    --
    Michael Solomon



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    loaderopp Guest

    Re: Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

    my computer, click on DVD burner, right click properties, top of menu, right
    side click and select drive to burn to

    "Ben" wrote:

    > Hi Michael,
    >
    > When viewing the Drive properties there is no Recording tab. When viewing
    > that device there are four tabs:
    > - General
    > - Hardware
    > - Sharing
    > - Customize
    >
    > When viewing the hardware properties there are five tabs:
    > - General
    > - DVD Region
    > - Volumes
    > - Driver
    > - Details
    >
    > cheers,
    > Ben
    >
    > "Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
    > news:e66MzDZbHHA.208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > Ben wrote:
    > >> Hi folks,
    > >>
    > >> I have a Liteon SHM-165P6S DVD-RW device and I can write discs with
    > >> 3rd-party tools such as DeepBurner, but Vista doesn't recognise its
    > >> burning capabilities. For example, the 'DVD Burner' list in DVD
    > >> Maker is empty.
    > >> Any ideas why this may be? How can I resolve this lack of Windows
    > >> functionality?
    > >>
    > >> cheers,
    > >> Ben

    > > Try this, right click the drive in Explorer, select properties, go to the
    > > recording tab and make sure "Enable CD recording on this drive is
    > > selected," click apply and ok. If it's already selected, unselect it,
    > > click apply and ok, then select it gain and click apply and ok. By the
    > > way, if it's not selected and selecting it resolves the issue, you may
    > > have to unselect it to get all the functions of your third party software
    > > to work again.
    > > --
    > > Michael Solomon
    > >

    >


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  7. #7


    Ben Guest

    Re: Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

    Sorry loaderopp I don't follow, what do you mean "top of menu, right side
    click and select drive to burn to"?

    cheers,
    Ben

    "loaderopp" <loaderopp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CEFE2CAD-E883-4E0B-B30A-D0F05735F8E9@microsoft.com...
    > my computer, click on DVD burner, right click properties, top of menu,
    > right
    > side click and select drive to burn to
    >
    > "Ben" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Michael,
    >>
    >> When viewing the Drive properties there is no Recording tab. When
    >> viewing
    >> that device there are four tabs:
    >> - General
    >> - Hardware
    >> - Sharing
    >> - Customize
    >>
    >> When viewing the hardware properties there are five tabs:
    >> - General
    >> - DVD Region
    >> - Volumes
    >> - Driver
    >> - Details
    >>
    >> cheers,
    >> Ben
    >>
    >> "Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
    >> news:e66MzDZbHHA.208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> > Ben wrote:
    >> >> Hi folks,
    >> >>
    >> >> I have a Liteon SHM-165P6S DVD-RW device and I can write discs with
    >> >> 3rd-party tools such as DeepBurner, but Vista doesn't recognise its
    >> >> burning capabilities. For example, the 'DVD Burner' list in DVD
    >> >> Maker is empty.
    >> >> Any ideas why this may be? How can I resolve this lack of Windows
    >> >> functionality?
    >> >>
    >> >> cheers,
    >> >> Ben
    >> > Try this, right click the drive in Explorer, select properties, go to
    >> > the
    >> > recording tab and make sure "Enable CD recording on this drive is
    >> > selected," click apply and ok. If it's already selected, unselect it,
    >> > click apply and ok, then select it gain and click apply and ok. By the
    >> > way, if it's not selected and selecting it resolves the issue, you may
    >> > have to unselect it to get all the functions of your third party
    >> > software
    >> > to work again.
    >> > --
    >> > Michael Solomon
    >> >

    >>


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  8. #8


    loaderopp Guest

    Re: Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

    Go to my computer, Highlight your DVD burner, Right click your mouse button
    on your highlighted drive. Slide down to bottom of pop up menu. Right click
    mouse button on properties. A menu will appear, On the top right side of menu
    it will say
    (recording) Right click on recording. another menu will appear you can
    select what drive to want to record to.

    "Ben" wrote:

    > Sorry loaderopp I don't follow, what do you mean "top of menu, right side
    > click and select drive to burn to"?
    >
    > cheers,
    > Ben
    >
    > "loaderopp" <loaderopp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:CEFE2CAD-E883-4E0B-B30A-D0F05735F8E9@microsoft.com...
    > > my computer, click on DVD burner, right click properties, top of menu,
    > > right
    > > side click and select drive to burn to
    > >
    > > "Ben" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi Michael,
    > >>
    > >> When viewing the Drive properties there is no Recording tab. When
    > >> viewing
    > >> that device there are four tabs:
    > >> - General
    > >> - Hardware
    > >> - Sharing
    > >> - Customize
    > >>
    > >> When viewing the hardware properties there are five tabs:
    > >> - General
    > >> - DVD Region
    > >> - Volumes
    > >> - Driver
    > >> - Details
    > >>
    > >> cheers,
    > >> Ben
    > >>
    > >> "Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:e66MzDZbHHA.208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > >> > Ben wrote:
    > >> >> Hi folks,
    > >> >>
    > >> >> I have a Liteon SHM-165P6S DVD-RW device and I can write discs with
    > >> >> 3rd-party tools such as DeepBurner, but Vista doesn't recognise its
    > >> >> burning capabilities. For example, the 'DVD Burner' list in DVD
    > >> >> Maker is empty.
    > >> >> Any ideas why this may be? How can I resolve this lack of Windows
    > >> >> functionality?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> cheers,
    > >> >> Ben
    > >> > Try this, right click the drive in Explorer, select properties, go to
    > >> > the
    > >> > recording tab and make sure "Enable CD recording on this drive is
    > >> > selected," click apply and ok. If it's already selected, unselect it,
    > >> > click apply and ok, then select it gain and click apply and ok. By the
    > >> > way, if it's not selected and selecting it resolves the issue, you may
    > >> > have to unselect it to get all the functions of your third party
    > >> > software
    > >> > to work again.
    > >> > --
    > >> > Michael Solomon
    > >> >
    > >>

    >


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  9. #9


    Ben Guest

    Re: Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

    Thanks for your reply, but there is no Recording menu on that drive. :-(

    Ben

    "loaderopp" <loaderopp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9A67A2E8-FE8B-4963-85F0-87A1B54692C4@microsoft.com...
    > Go to my computer, Highlight your DVD burner, Right click your mouse
    > button
    > on your highlighted drive. Slide down to bottom of pop up menu. Right
    > click
    > mouse button on properties. A menu will appear, On the top right side of
    > menu
    > it will say
    > (recording) Right click on recording. another menu will appear you can
    > select what drive to want to record to.
    >
    > "Ben" wrote:
    >
    >> Sorry loaderopp I don't follow, what do you mean "top of menu, right side
    >> click and select drive to burn to"?
    >>
    >> cheers,
    >> Ben
    >>
    >> "loaderopp" <loaderopp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:CEFE2CAD-E883-4E0B-B30A-D0F05735F8E9@microsoft.com...
    >> > my computer, click on DVD burner, right click properties, top of menu,
    >> > right
    >> > side click and select drive to burn to
    >> >
    >> > "Ben" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Hi Michael,
    >> >>
    >> >> When viewing the Drive properties there is no Recording tab. When
    >> >> viewing
    >> >> that device there are four tabs:
    >> >> - General
    >> >> - Hardware
    >> >> - Sharing
    >> >> - Customize
    >> >>
    >> >> When viewing the hardware properties there are five tabs:
    >> >> - General
    >> >> - DVD Region
    >> >> - Volumes
    >> >> - Driver
    >> >> - Details
    >> >>
    >> >> cheers,
    >> >> Ben
    >> >>
    >> >> "Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:e66MzDZbHHA.208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> >> > Ben wrote:
    >> >> >> Hi folks,
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> I have a Liteon SHM-165P6S DVD-RW device and I can write discs with
    >> >> >> 3rd-party tools such as DeepBurner, but Vista doesn't recognise its
    >> >> >> burning capabilities. For example, the 'DVD Burner' list in DVD
    >> >> >> Maker is empty.
    >> >> >> Any ideas why this may be? How can I resolve this lack of Windows
    >> >> >> functionality?
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> cheers,
    >> >> >> Ben
    >> >> > Try this, right click the drive in Explorer, select properties, go
    >> >> > to
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > recording tab and make sure "Enable CD recording on this drive is
    >> >> > selected," click apply and ok. If it's already selected, unselect
    >> >> > it,
    >> >> > click apply and ok, then select it gain and click apply and ok. By
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > way, if it's not selected and selecting it resolves the issue, you
    >> >> > may
    >> >> > have to unselect it to get all the functions of your third party
    >> >> > software
    >> >> > to work again.
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > Michael Solomon
    >> >> >
    >> >>

    >>


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  10. #10


    Michael Solomon Guest

    Re: Why doesn't Windows recognise my DVD burner?

    Ben wrote:
    > Thanks for your reply, but there is no Recording menu on that drive. :-(
    > Ben
    >
    >

    Maybe your drive isn't being recognized as a recordable drive. Have you
    checked it's properties as well as how it appears in Device Manager?
    --
    Michael Solomon



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