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Dvd-r problems

By allstar
Mar 21, 2008
  1. hi...
    i am having a problem...
    in my DVD+RW/-RW writer,the DVD-R discs are unreadable...
    where as DVD+R and all other discs are readable....
    can anybody plzz help me...
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    It could be bad disks (happens a lot apparently) or other manufacturing quirks.

    What brands have you tried? Have you tried burning at 2x or 4x and then reading ?
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  4. allstar

    allstar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have tried moserbaer and frontech...
    i have burned at 4x...the same disc in my system...but again wen i put it..it doesnt read...
    n my system reads only empty DVD-R discs..wen i burn it it shows empty..
     
  5. allstar

    allstar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have checked it out....it says that it is capable for reading and writing DVD-R's
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,673   +1,874

    Bad News First......?

    My experience has been that drives that will not read a specific disc format are usually suffering with laser (read or write head) alignment problems. Alignment differential between a computer drive and a standalone DVD player is normally what causes discs to lock. (This assuming they are recorded in DVD-Video format)
     
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  8. allstar

    allstar TS Rookie Topic Starter

     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Update the drives firmware

    Open Disc Info again (Note: download link updated H E R E )
    Select your drive (may already be selected)
    Click on View
    Click on Firmware Updates
    Click Search

    This will either take you to another webpage with your updated firmware, or directly to your firmware updated file

    Once the firmware has been found for your drive, update it. (This can be critical, as the incorrect firmware can stop your drive from working, so make sure)
     
  10. allstar

    allstar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ya i have tried but the problem arises wen i click search...
    wen i click search nothing happens...neither a window opens nor any change in the present window....
    by d way i need to tell u...
    wen i opened disk info...it says..
    Drive region status- lock detected..
    does it have any link to the above problem???
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    So does mine
    But it's locked (and set) on the correct region for my country

    If I wanted to run a disc with a different country code set, I would need to run DVDRegionFree program first.
     
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