DVD burner no longer burns...

Hello,
Did a little research and followed some solutions but to no avail...
I have Roxio installed and has co-existed w/ Encore without problems up until just recently... I don't know what has changed as I don't shange the system much...
For some reason or another, Encore doesn't burn to the DVDs. When I place a blank DVD-R in the burner, I used to get an XP OS dialog box asking what I want to do with the media... This no longer occurs and as long as this happens, Encore will not burn a disk...
I have uninstalled Roxio's Drag-To-Disk feature, edited a couple of registry entries but still have no DVD burning capabilites. I can still burn CDs though...
Any direction is greatly appreciated...
Thank you for your time,
Jim

Jim.
Go into "My Computer", and right click the burner.
Under "Recording" turn OFF all XP recording to that drive.
What you are disabling is the XP version of Poxio (oops, freudian slip there) that installs a packet writing utility.
This is most likely conflicting with your installed version of Poxio.
In all honesty, you will be much better off getting rid of poxio completely - but the uninstaller doesn't work!
If you mail me off-forum, I will send you the Poxio Zapper that will remove all it's little tendrils & finickity bits that interfere.
When it starts doing this, you really will be far better off without it altogether. It doesn't like co-existing with other burn apps at all, it gets resentful and this causes major grief.
Sorry to bear bad tidings, but it is better to draw a line underneath it & get a better suite.
GEAR Video is superb
Nero is supposed to be good now as well.
Both have trial versions, and GEAR gets my vote as it carries it's own drivers that do not use generic Windows ones, or Adaptec, or Poxio, - it has it's own ASPI layer.

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