I've recently been having trouble with two of my computers so I've been attempting to backup all of my data. I'm using the default burning software (Sonic) that came with my Hp Pavilion dv 1000. I'm having a lot of trouble getting CDs and in particular DVDs to burn properly. With the DVDs, after Sonic has finished burning the data my computer no longer detects any media in the D: drive. Ejecting and reinserting doesn't work. Once before I've had my laptop not recognize/register one of my usb drives when inserted (I don't know if that helps, but I figured I'd mention it). I've used the same brand of DVDs to back up data from my desktop (Roxio software, BenQ XHD DVD), and if I insert those
DVDs my laptop it does
recognize them and I'm able to open/use files from those DVDs just fine. When I watch Sonic burning a DVD it also seems that something is not right/working properly. I will have to try burning another DVD in order to post any error messages received. I am
able to use the Windows CD burning utility to burn data CDs, and everything turns out fine with that. I don't think Windows provides a DVD burning utility (that I've been able to find anyway).
Unfortunately, I can't test the DVDs I've burned with my laptop on my desktop machine because the desktop is out of commission for the time-being. I haven't been able to access another computer to test if the media works there, and I currently don't have a different brand that I could use. I have not yet tried uninstalling and reinstalling Sonic (I wanted to see what advice people had before doing that).
I've searched BC, and it seems that others are finding Sonic software to be problematic/poorly written as well. I've been through soooooooo many DVDs trying to figure this out (I've actually begun to label these non-functional disks with $$$ signs with wings)
Any help is appreciated!