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#1 fivelitre

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:08 PM

I've never had a problem until a few days ago, I haven't installed any software or programs recently either.

When I use imgburn (or any other img burning software) my drive will spin.. then it sounds as if something hits the disk and then the disk stops spinning. This all happens within the first 15-20 seconds. Then after that, the light on my dvd drive just keeps flashing as if it's trying to do something, if I try to eject the disk, it doesn't eject.

I only have this problem when trying to use img burning software. If I use any other type of software for backing up my videos or pictures i have no problem burning.

Any ideas?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:17 PM

Hmmm...

Question: If you try to burn an image file, and it fails, is the DVD still usable afterwards? I mean, after the burn fails can you use the same blank DVD to make backups and such?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:18 PM

Yeah, it still works for future use.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:28 PM

Can you post the error log from imgburn?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:30 PM

I don't get an error log.

My DVD drive just makes a weird noise, then stops spinning the disk and sits there flashing for however long till I manually shut off my computer. So it will sit like that for 10-20 minutes at a time without doing anything.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:38 PM

Can we get some specs? Your drive's make/model, you operating system, system make/model, and the brand of DVD's you're using?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:52 PM

I'm running Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium.

It's HP Pavillion m7650n

It's the built in drive I'm using, which from a website gives me these specs.

CD / DVD
Optical Drive Type
DVDRW Dual Layer
Optical Drive Read Speed 16x (DVD) • 40x (CD)
Optical Drive Write Speed 40x (CD-R) • 16x (DVD+R) • 16x (DVD-R) • 8x (DVD+R Dual Layer) • 4x (DVD-R Dual Layer)
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed 32x (CD-RW) • 8x (DVD+RW) • 6x (DVD-RW) • 5x (DVD-RAM)

If I right click on my dvd drive it gives me two different drives which is a little confusing

First one:
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L

Second one:
MZ1021L QFM108L SCSI CdRom Device

But like I said, burning using nero or any other program works without a problem.


The disks I"m using are Fuji Film DVD+R
Haven't had a problem with these in the past. Nor with copying via nero.

Edited by fivelitre, 04 January 2009 - 04:58 PM.





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