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    Why can't I rip a DVD data disk?

    I have a DVD/CD-RW drive but when I insert a 4DVD-r disk into my comp and run the Nero Express, when I press the start button it says " CD-R is needed for compilation"! Isn't DVD/CD-RW supposed to be able to burn on DVD?

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    Re: Why can't I ripp DVD data disk

    Theres two type of data disc you can make. A DVD one and a CD-R one. Are you in the DVD mode?

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    Re: Why can't I ripp DVD data disk

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Also, does your burner have the ability to burn DVD disks? Not all CD burners have the ability to write to DVD. It's only in the past two years that this has become common... (And if your system is older then 2 years...)
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    Re: Why can't I ripp DVD data disk

    Len is correct.

    It sounds like you have a combo drive, which will read DVD's and CD's but only burn CD's. At the front of your drive you should see some little icons' painted on. You want one that looks like a big RW in a white box. That means that your drive will burn DVD's.

    Chances are though, your drive does not have the capability. You can buy a internal DVD burner for about $60 on sale at Best Buy and other places or you can get an external DVD Burner for 100 - 300 from various places. I got a great deal on Ebay for a Plextor External DVD burner for $100 (including shipping) a few years ago.

    Just becuase Nero has the capability to burn DVD's does not mean you can. You have to have the hardware, as well as the software, to do it.

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    Re: Why can't I rip a DVD data disk?

    But it says DVD rom . . . And most of all I'm using a laptop, Acer Travel Mate to be exact. . .

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    Re: Why can't I rip a DVD data disk?

    Quote Originally Posted by alex1_phang3 View Post
    But it says DVD rom . . . And most of all I'm using a laptop, Acer Travel Mate to be exact. . .
    DVD ROM means it only reads DVD's. ROM=Read Only Memory


    You need to see this to be able to burn: RW=Re-writable.

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    Re: Why can't I rip a DVD data disk?

    I can try to get a new drive but I'm using a laptop, is there any drive that can be replaced? Coz I found out I can take my drive out (manually, it just sldes in when you wanna install it)

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    Re: Why can't I rip a DVD data disk?

    Quote Originally Posted by alex1_phang3 View Post
    I can try to get a new drive but I'm using a laptop, is there any drive that can be replaced? Coz I found out I can take my drive out (manually, it just sldes in when you wanna install it)
    I think that you should get an external one that you can connect to manually via USB cable. That way you won't be stuck only using it with your laptop, you can use it anywhere.

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