DVD - R Recording problem

  Marvo 18:35 17 Feb 2005

My Sony Dual Layer DVD RW drive has developed a strange problem. It records fine on DVD + R discs but if I try to use a DVD - R the recording stops with 0.05Mb completed and I get an error message saying the recording is unable to continue. Software is the bundled edition of Pinnacle Instant Disc which came with the machine which is an Evesham Athlon 64 3500 with 1Gb Ram. I'm using Emtec DVD - R and Imation DVD + R discs.

All help gratefully received as I really can't get my head around this one!


  JonnyTub 18:54 17 Feb 2005

Fist thing to check is the software, uninstall and reinstall. If the problem persists try another burning programme to see if it's definetly software related.

Should there continue to be a problem with the alternate programme, consider the hardware.

Make sure dma is enabled on the drive.

Try uninstalling the ide channel the drive sits on and allow windows to reinstall after reboot.

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