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30 Aug 2015   #21
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

For my two cents worth again I don't ever remember formatting a disk to burn anything ISO's, music,rescue disks, even stuff like Ubuntu boot disk etc etc


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31 Aug 2015   #22
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Update: As my Autoplay wasn't working. either, I found this link: autoplay not working in windows 7 64 bit. After following the steps listed and restarting, my Drive shows up as a DVD drive, and when I put a blank disk in, windows asks me if I want to format it. HOWEVER, if I select the option to use in a CD/DVD player instead of multisession, it tells me it cannot read the disk, as shown in error.gif. But, if I format it as a multisession, it works fine. One step closer to a solution.

Might it be another problem in services.msc?

Again, thank you all for your help.

James


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31 Aug 2015   #23
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hmmm. Saw a post about BurnAware. Might just go with it. any comments?

James
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31 Aug 2015   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

James depending on what you are burning mate I would be very careful what program you use I am not aware of that program I have used ImgBurn though it is safe The Official ImgBurn Website it is a little difficult to understand at first but once you get use to it it is good - and there plenty of real time user members here who can put you on the right track if you get lost.

I still cannot understand why you are getting that message??
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31 Aug 2015   #25
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I appreciate you response. I actually read aboutBurnaware on these forums. I did dl ImgBurn, and will prob use it for iso files, tho I don't use them a lot. Mostly I use dvds for data backup and home movies. Typically i will create the video_ts file, and then use clonedvd tho burn it. As I mentioned, 3rd party programs will burn to my dvd, but now, windows will only read it if I format it as a multi session. Still, it is progress.
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31 Aug 2015   #26
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate I think the ImgBurn does more than ISO's though yes that is what I do a bit with them as when I go to burn it comes up as an option. One needs to be quite into that program to use it for anything else though.

I just happened to be lucky enough to download the free ISO's of Windows 7 Home and Pro when they were freely available and I just used the Windows feature to burn myself a few copies of it. They need a genuine activation code mind you but so useful. It was a cynical exercise on Microsoft's part to disallow that option from the Heidoc.com site you will see in the tutorial Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 but it like everything since has been a nonsense like embedding the activation code in the BIOS and not having a sticker but there are ways around it

Rant over


But if the Burnaware is well reviewed here go for it I was just not aware of it myself thnaks for the headsup
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31 Aug 2015   #27
BlackLion62

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24 Sep 2015   #28
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try disabling Auto Play in windows or CD-DVD drive properties. There should be no format on a blank disc therefore Windows should have no need to try reading it.
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