Brand new DVD burner will play dvds but not burn

By fishbrain
Nov 6, 2007
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  1. Hello all I recently built my first computer and everything was smooth. Now I'm having problems with my DVD burner. I have a brand new Lite On LH-20A1S model drive. Before this one I had a brand new LG GSA-H62NK. Both drives will read and play dvds but won't burn them. I also have a DVD CD/RW drive that works perfectly plays dvds and music and burns music. The two drives that I'm having trouble with are both SATA while the other drive that works is a IDE drive. I'm thinking that may have something to do with the problem but I can't find anything in the BIOS that looks like it would have an effect.

    When I attempt to burn a DVD with Nero 7 or 8 "tried both" the process starts and it will stay on 1% for about 15 minutes then it comes up and says

    generating high compatibility borders
    successful generating high compatibility borders

    then it says burn process failed at 18x.

    I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2, AMD Athlon 4000+ Processor 2.41 Ghz, 1GB ram, DFI nF4 Ultra-D MoBo.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,459   +135

    Is your hard drive SATA or IDE?
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    can try burning slower speed
    there's option in nero for final burn settings
    increase buffer memory used
    try a diff disc manufacturer
    reload drivers for burner
  4. fishbrain

    fishbrain Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Master HD is a SATA slave is a IDE.

    I've tried all the different speeds on it.

    I'll have to try the other stuff.
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