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DVD Burner doesn't recognize some blanks

By groovemaster1
Jul 6, 2006
  1. Liteon DVDRW SOHW832S 8X Burner, it's about 1 & a half years old. I had xp pro SP2, nero 6.6, clone cd 5.9, dvd shrink 3.2, dvd decrypter & had to format & reinstall xp home SP1 (I don't have xp sp2). Now the burner doesn't recognize some dvd-r 's that it used & worked fine when I had xp sp2. It would just spin & blink make noise and says insert a blank.......but sometimes it burns on the same dvd-r that it didn't read previously!!!

    So, is it time to get a new burner? XP SP2? Or inferior blanks.
    Thanks!!!
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    What Brand meida? it is possible you have a bad batch. also check to see if the drive is operating in DMA or PIO mode. you can find out in device manager under IDE ATA|ATAPI Controllers, look in the advanced tab on the IDe channel the drive is on.
     
  3. groovemaster1

    groovemaster1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's on DMA if available - Ultra DMA Mode 2. The dvd brand Ridata dvd-r Nero sees it as ritek go5 or something like that I can't remember, but sometimes the same blank it refuses today might work tomorrow(that's with the ridata). The Benq dvd-r printable Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
    Basic Information
    Disc type: : DVD-R
    Book Type : DVD-R
    Manufacturer: : Daxon
    MID : DAXON008S
    Write speeds: : 4 X - 6 X - 8 X
    Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
    : 4488 MB
    : 4706076672 bytes
    Extended Information
    Layers : 1
    Usage : General
    Copyright protection : n/a
    Recorder information
    Disc Status : Empty
    Raw Data
    Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
    0000 - 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 85 0E 10 87 88 80 00 - .@....R.........
    0010 - 03 44 41 58 4F 4E 30 00 04 30 38 53 00 00 00 00 - .DAXON0..08S....
    0020 - 05 88 80 00 00 00 01 00 40 D4 05 00 18 EE 90 7C - ........@......|
    0030 - 78 FB 90 7C FF FF FF FF 71 FB 90 7C 18 6A DD 77 - x..|....q..|.j.w
    0040 - 51 6A DD 77 00 00 15 00 02 00 00 80 30 00 00 00 - Qj.w........0...
    0050 - 18 00 00 00 30 00 00 00 78 D4 05 00 40 00 01 00 - ....0...x...@...
    0060 - 0B 00 00 00 80 D3 05 00 4E 00 4E 00 F8 D4 05 00 - ........N.N.....

    Only 15 from a 50 pk worked good the rest freezed at the ending or just got stuck at lead in. I have been using Benq DVD-R (white and a pink splash) it works excellent & still works but the store didn't have any in stock & I got stuck with the printable benq that smells like an ink factory. So it isn't SP2???
     
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    No it is probably not related to SP2 at all. Ridata was once a fairly reliable disk but they changed their dye formulation and since then the results are like what you are experiencing. many who used to use Ridata have stopped doing so. I would suggest using Verbatim, Taiyo yuden, or Maxell.
     
  5. groovemaster1

    groovemaster1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I'm sticking to the benq. Verbatim is kinda expensive where I live (Trinidad) $60 TT for a 10pk.
     
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Ouch!!!! I pay 36.00 U.S. for a hundred pack of Verbatim DVD+R 16X
     
  7. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    The problem is porbably low quality media.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
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