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Windows 7: Could this be a BIOS problem?

04 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
Could this be a BIOS problem?

Hey all.

I recently upgraded to Win7 from Vista. Suddenly, after the upgrade, my CD-DVD burner no longer burns cds (and i assume it no longer burns dvd, though i haven't checked). However, it can still read CD's and play DVD's with no problems. It just can't write.

I checked and the drivers are all up-to-date and the only thing that has changed with my PC is that it was upgraded to Win7. It seems too hard to believe that the drive would just out of the blue stop being able to write.

Now, I've noticed that Dell has a newer BIOS available for my board. Is it possible that this is a BIOS related issue?

Thanks in advance folks,

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04 Feb 2010   #2


are you burning with 3rd party software or using windows 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2010   #3

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

At any rate it would NOT be a BIOS issue...
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04 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP

@Pusspa: both.
@patio: very well, then... worth a shot; much cheaper fix
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2010   #5

Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista 64, Windows 7 RC 64

Have you tried updating the drive's firmware?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2010   #7

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

How old is this drive ? ?
They don't make them like they used to...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

You can try clicking "Autoplay" in the Control Panel (icon view).
Scroll down to Blank DVD and CD and see what you have as the default for burning.
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