Hi, just after some advice please. My Optorite DD0201 DVD writer (master) has just started playing up. I've been using it to burn discs of .avi files which I then watch in my divX DVD player for a while now with no problems. However the other day the files it was writing came up with blocky green patches on the image, and the scenes stick.
The drive reads discs fine, and I can watch DVD's on it perfectly. The CD-RW that is the slave still writes perfectly well, and shares the IDE cable with the DVD drive
I've flashed the drive, checked the IDE cable and they seem fine. Really out of ideas??
What are you burning with, if is nero have you upgraded recently. The same happerned to me a few months ago I thought I would upgrade but then I found that you had to pay for it or it failed after a month
hi i had same problem with nero7 gradually getting worse and worse at burning disks. eventually i found out that residues off previous nero 6 instalation still remained on my hard disk - i went to nero web site and downloaded the recommended cleaners from there. and then reinstalled nero 7. now it works great at the moment - touch wood!
ps make sure you keep a record of your nero serial number before using the reg clean app.
It is very rare for anyone with a real problem (like you have) to be considered annoying. Most of the helpers here are as keen as you are to get you over your difficulties and fix you up with a running computer again.
My ideas on this are ended so, I'll leave it to someone else now except to say that I have never used Nero for DVD creation work but I do use it for duplication (these are my own DVDs not copies of commecial ones).
I have sorted it, and it was completely my own doing. I checked nero info tool again and found that I'd plugged both optical drives into the primary IDE channel, and the hard drives into the secondary one! Total fool that I am!!
Changed them round anf voila!!
Thanks for your help everyone, sorry there was no problem to solve!!!! :-)