Unable to write DVDs using XP Pro?

  Tosh13 23:23 06 Feb 2005

I have tried at least a dozen times to write a DVD to disk. I can copy the info to hard drive and get half a disk written I then get an error report with a ruined blank DVD disk.
I've tried Nero, Clone DVD, IcopyDVDs2 and a couple of others all with the same result. Any ideas will be gratefully received/tried.

  TomJerry 23:36 06 Feb 2005

try both + and - disc

if still no go, then your writer is faulty

  joethebow 00:08 07 Feb 2005

DVD writers are sometimes very choosy about the blank media. Apart from the -R +R thing they can be very susseptable to brands. I've had great success with the Yellow DataWrite media. Take a look here:

click here

  Tosh13 00:28 07 Feb 2005

I've tried different media. Both were DVD-R. I'll have to try + if I can get it. I thought there may be a fault with my writer but a friend using XP Home and the same writer (Writemaster+-), bought at the same time, has no problems whatsoever?
Thank you both for the quick responses. I'll have to give the Yellow tops a try. If this fails it's back to the shop with the writer.

  goonerbill © ® 08:14 07 Feb 2005

just because your friends writer is working ok dont mean yours dont have a problem of sorts.

why not test you writer in your friends pc and if it runs ok you know there is a problem with your pc and not the writer

  Tosh13 15:28 07 Feb 2005

Well done goonerbill. Good shout. I'll give that a try.

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