Can not burn DVDs but Blu Ray burning works

  1.    29 Apr 2018 #1

    Can not burn DVDs but Blu Ray burning works

    I have a Dell XPS 8100 and all of a sudden, I can not burn DVD's. I have two drives, the DVD burner that came with the computer and a Blu-Ray burner (LG) that I added. Neither will burn DVD's but I have no problems burning Blu-Rays. It's not the blanks because I tried two different brands and not the burning software because I tried Nero 2018 and ImgBurn. The error message from ImgBurn says write failed. Any suggestions?
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  2.    29 Apr 2018 #2

    How big are the DVD files you are trying to burn? If the same file burns OK on a Blu-Ray it could be the size exceeds the DVD?
    Have you tried burning a CD-R data or music disc?
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  3.    30 Apr 2018 #3

    The files are iso images just under the limit for DVD's. I tried filling a DVD about 70% full with mp3 files under 12MB but the same thing happened. I thing it's just a coincidence that both drives went.
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  4.    30 Apr 2018 #4

    I can see the DVD drive go, as a DVD requires a higher intensity Laser for burning. But not the Blu-Ray drive.
    I guess you will have to replace one of the drives to verify it is a drive problem. DVD drives are relatively cheap any more. I see $20 DVD burner drives at Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, and More -
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