External SONY DVD writer cannot burn CD-R, but burns CD-RW

By batcher1
Nov 13, 2007
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  1. I have a External DVD writer - SONYDVD RW DRU-820A plugged into USB.Bought 1 year before. So far no problem at all. Just 1 week before i got a problem.
    My problem is when i burning whatever files such as video,audio,data's into CD-R disc, the software[nero 6] hangs up and not responding to burn into CD-R disc and also not burning DVD blank disc. If i burn those files in CD-RW blank disc, it burns, no problem at all.

    The problem that i face was why my DVD writer is not burning into CD-R and DVD, and burns only in CD-RW disc.
    Isn't any software driver and windows system files problem that doesn't burn in CD-R and DVD's.
    Just 1 week only this kind of problem comes in my DVD writer.

    My PC configuration is :
    Intel 865 GBF motherboard,
    512 MB RAM,
    Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2

    Pleae help me to solve this problem,
    Thanking you sincerely,
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    You could try and update the burners firmware. After doing that, all you can do is replace the burner
  3. batcher1

    batcher1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Please help me

    I didn't updated the burners firmware.

    But I have tried re-installed the nero software and also tried in another burning software in Roxio Easy CD creator, the same problem comes by not burning in CD-R and DVD hanging the software , but burning in CD-RW.

    Why is this...

    Please help me to give me another solution..
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