I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with Windows 7. I can read the cd's and dvd's but can't write to it. I've tried setting my bios to Cd/DVD 1st and H.D. second. This doesn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My DVD +- RW is PLDS DH-16A6S
The first thing I would try is the olde upper and lower filter trick (link below). When you run this, the utility will tell you if it found a problem and if it was able to fix it. Let me know the outcome.
The BIOS setting will not impact the ability of a drive to write to blank discs.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
It didn't work. Do you have any other suggestions?
As I said above, when you run this, the utility will tell you if it found a problem and if it was able to fix it. So can you tell me what happened?