Strange behavior from DVD-RW drive...

By peterbond
Dec 9, 2005
  1. Running under XP Sp2, my DVD-RW has a quirk that is making things very difficult for me.

    I can run Ghost, and backup the c: drive. But when I try to access those files by booting from the DVD drive, it comes back with an error that says it cannot read from certain sectors of the disk.

    When I go back to WinXP, I can only access the *.gho files using an ISO extracting program and ONLY after the following things happen:

    Every time the drive freezes, and the warning of "Retry, Abort or Cancel" appears, I take out the disk from the DVD drive, wait a few seconds and insert it once more.

    Then I press "Retry" until the DVD drive picks up and continues to read the file.

    This happens several times during a read of 1.4 GB...but it always finishes reading the file and copying to another drive so I can access the information.

    My question then is this: Could the malfunction of the DVD RW drive be cause by heat in the PC?

    Any suggestions or ideas are welcome, of course.


  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes, DVD drives are quirky when things get hot. If the drive is positioned vertically then it is even worse.
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