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Urgent!! DVD Burning Problem

By Atlantis Star
Jul 27, 2006
  1. Okay: heres my problem,


    I've had this Dvd Burner (came with my computer) for about 9 months now. Initially, I had no problems burning cd's, dvd's etc. I used Divxtodvd to convert my avi's, etc to dvd burnable media, then burn them to discs..

    By the way, my burner is an AOPEN DUW 1616/ARR, Dual Layer DVD/CD Burner

    Heres a screenshot

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    Recently I have been burning my Cd's ( CD-R/RW etc) fine with it; But now every time I try to burn either data or dvd video files to a dvd using nero, it goes through the process fine, but then when I try to play the dvd on either my computer or dvd player,


    it reads "no data, or unreadable data" on my dvd player.

    And on my computer, it shows no files, NOTHING in the dvd-drive at all . .

    Ive tried about 6 different burning programs..

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    Nero, VSo ConvertX to DVD, Cucusoft Burner Pro, and a nother Divx,Avi etc Converter/Burner Pro..

    By the way, I use DVD +R's


    EDIT:

    Okay, ive uncovered part of the problem.. I was observing my Cd/DVD drive in my computer as "drives With Removable Storage"as i was putting the DVD+R disc in.

    Interestingly enough.. the drive name with no disc in read "DVD-RW Drive (E: )"

    But when I put the blank dvd back in, the Drive changed name to "CD Drive (E: )" ??

    ??? What does this mean, can someone help me!!



    Im stumped..:(
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    If you have Nero installed try running the tests in CD\DVD speed. also check and make dure that your burner is operating in DMA mode and not PIO.
     
  3. Atlantis Star

    Atlantis Star TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I check if its running in the modes/ change them?


    Okay, ive uncovered part of the problem.. I was observing my Cd/DVD drive in my computer as "drives With Removable Storage"as i was putting the DVD+R disc in.

    Interestingly enough.. the drive name with no disc in read "DVD-RW Drive (E: )"

    But when I put the blank dvd back in, the Drive changed name to "CD Drive (E: )" ??

    ??? What does this mean, can someone help me!!
     
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    check for update on burning dvd+ some players don't play +'s
    go back to _'s see what happens
     
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Look in device manager under IDE ATA|ATAPI Controllers, look under the advanced tab on the IDE channel your drive is on. there it will tell you if the drive is operating in DMA or PIO.
     
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    This is a corrupted disc. You almost certainly have a failing optical drive, so save yourself a headache and replace your broken DVD-RW with a repaired unit (warranty?) or new unit for less than $30 shipped. :) http://www.newegg.com/ProductSort/Category.asp?Category=10

    The only troubleshooting step recommended is using different media... Just to make sure. If you want to feel completely certain, swap out the unit in another computer or using a known, working DVD to ease your mind. Toying with device manager, updating firmware and anything else will just be spinning your wheels.
     
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