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Dvd+-Rw Drive Issue.

Discussion in 'DVD/CDROM Drives' started by MrBear, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. MrBear

    MrBear

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    Dell Vostro 420 ACPI Multiprocessor PC
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
    Memory:
    3.00 GB
    Hard Drive:
    Samsung HD322HJ
    I have been having an issue with my optical drive (PLS DVD+-RW DH-16A6S) in regards to writing and reading. When burning video files to a DVD-R or DVD+R I sometimes encounter problems when playing the completed disc. Files will not open, will skip, or will freeze and the folder displaying the disc contents sometimes locks up (Not Responding). My most recent issue is with MP3 discs. When playing MP3 discs, I will encounter skips. Sometimes at the end of a disc, and sometimes at the beginning or middle. Erasing a glitchy CD-RW MP3 disc and then reburning the project again on the same disc will not skip in the same place. It may instead skip elsewhere or be perfectly fine. I experience these issues when burning with both Roxio and BurnAware Free. I have cleaned the laser with a cleaning disc and done my best to keeps everything dust free. Does this indicate my drive is starting to go?
     
  2. DSTM (Dougie)

    DSTM (Dougie) Registered Members

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    Hi and welcome to CHF.
    Try a different brand of Disc.
    Run Microsoft "Fixit"
    http://support.micro..._problems/en-us
    Check you connections as well.
    Drop your burn speed down as a test also.
    I have had similar issues with some brands of Discs.(cheap)
    Roxio is quite good and very much doubt it's the burning program.
     
  3. MrBear

    MrBear

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    Operating System:
    Windows XP Home
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    Dell Vostro 420 ACPI Multiprocessor PC
    CPU:
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
    Memory:
    3.00 GB
    Hard Drive:
    Samsung HD322HJ
    Thanks for the welcome! The discs I have been using are TDK CD-R, Magnavox CD-RW, and TDK DVD+R. The former two were for mp3's, while the latter are used for video files and image files. Neither is porn if anyone was curious. :p The slowest burn speed Roxio will seemingly allow for DVD is 1x after I changed that under D. and for CD 10x. Fix It gives me inconsistent results. When I choose it to detect and apply fixes for me or to select the fixes for myself, I get issues. I then have it check the drives ability to write and when I select that drive (my only such drive) it says the drive is incapable of burning. If I select choose for me instead of my drive, no problems come up. No problems with reading are detected. Recording is checked under the properties for my D drive. I do not know if it is related, but when reading a disc my computer always opens it to show the contents despite the fact I have it set up to prompt me to chose and action upon insertion. Any further help you can provide would be appreciated.
     
  4. DSTM (Dougie)

    DSTM (Dougie) Registered Members

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    If you have the latest drivers then I think it's time to Buy Beg Borrow another unit to try.
    Someone else may have some further advice for you.
     
  5. Dalo Harkin

    Dalo Harkin Registered Members

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    ASUS - are there any others worth buying?
    CPU:
    Q6600 at 4.0Ghz per core (Watercooled)
    Memory:
    OCZ PC8500 4x1GB sticks
    Hard Drive:
    Samsung - all the way
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    Download a free version of Nero and give that a go before getting a new drive

    issues at the end of a disk mean that it hasnt been 'finalised' properly (often due to software than the drive or disks themselves)
     
  6. MrBear

    MrBear

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    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Operating System:
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    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    Dell Vostro 420 ACPI Multiprocessor PC
    CPU:
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
    Memory:
    3.00 GB
    Hard Drive:
    Samsung HD322HJ
    Thanks all. I updated the driver and so forth and it SEEMS to be working better. Hopefully it is all okay now.
     

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