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A Question to Stump you all

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by JB0101, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. JB0101

    JB0101 Member

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    OK long story but here goes, I built this computer not too long ago and everything worked fine up until about two weeks ago. The problem I am having is I can't burn dvd's, I can burn cd's but dvd's. You ask do I have a dvd burner? Of course. Did I make sure of the slave and master settings are correct? Sure I did. Well how about your burning program is it up to date? Yep. Well what cable you using is it 80 pin? Yes. Is windows updated with the latest updates? Did that too. I have been through hell and high water with this machine and can not figure out what the hell is wrong. I have wiped the harddrive clean and reformatted,reinstalled my burning program, switched burners, switched ide ports, pulled my hair out, and slammed the computer into the wall. Can someone help please?!?!?!?!?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    can you try the burner in another computer. check drive manufacturer for firmware update
     
  3. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

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    Well you list most things, so why not start listing the basics..........

    CPU spec
    Operating System
    Memory installed
    Burner make/model
    Burning program used - inc version
    Media type and brand
    What kind of data are you burning to dvd - ie data, video etc

     
  4. JB0101

    JB0101 Member

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    Ok
    CPU AMD Athlon 3200
    Memory 1 gig ddr pc2700
    Burning software Nero updated
    OS Windows XP updated service pack 2
    Media any....Phillips, Matrix, Ridata, Memorex, etc.
    Burner Sony DRU 510a or SonyDWD22a
    Trying to burn video
    Ok I have tried switching out burners, and have gotten all firmware upgrades for DRU 510A, but the DWD22A is not supported by sony because it is a OEM burner. I will try to switch burners in other computer, but in the meantime what you think?
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    try using a cd/dvd disk cleaner but until tried in another computer, points to a bad burner as you tried almost everything & still no go
     
  6. Liez4Love

    Liez4Love Regular member

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    When you say it doesnt burn dvds,, what happens? does it say it is,, but the dvds turn blank> or what?
     
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    Yes, in that case can you post us the Log that Nero gives you when a failed burn is encountered?

    BTW:If you post it, edit out the serial number which is at the start of the log, so others can't use it.

    Also as ddp suggested, need to prove if that burner is causing the problem or not............
     
  8. pro`noob

    pro`noob Regular member

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    i have a similar problem, i can burn dvd's but the drive will no longer burn or play cd's when it used to do it fine.

    only a couple of months old drive - problem is with all cd media
     
  9. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    try using a different media brand i would suggest go and buy a
    DVD-RW DVD+RW
    and see if it records on them
    i had a similar problem
    boughtt d two disks and that did it i found my problem
    i went out and bought new media and they were all not recording successfully they would stop like at 8 percent or so
    i went out then and bought the old media i was using before and it burned all my movies and data on DVD-R's perfectly
    it could also b your because u updated your bios on your motherbaord or because u updated the firmware on the drive or drives
     
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    Burner and/or Cable is/are bad if everything you've done is correct.
     
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    pro`noob Regular member

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    im going to try mine in another pc next weekend to find out if the burner is broken. but i dont see how it can read and burn dvd's perfectly and it will also read original cd's but it will not read or write any cd media atall. does the drive write to both cd and dvd with the same laser?
     
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    Ok it's been some time but I finally switched drives with a computer that I know can burn. And same thing the DVD/RW drive works fine in the other computer but in this one it doesnt do squat. Cables and everything are fine. But something someone said interested me what abouut updating motherboard bios? Seeing that this is a new motherboard I went to their website to see if there were any updates, and applied those updates. How can I roll the updates to the motherboard back? If that is the problem.
     
  13. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    you can dl the older bios versions from the manufacturers website or they probably came with a included cd when u bought the motherboard
     
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    JB0101

    What is the Make and Model of your MB?
     
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    Well again, what do you mean, details of errors or a detailed explanation of what is/isn't happening would be most beneficial at thsi point................................????????
     
  16. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    first tell us the name of the Motherboard u have and the bios revision number u are using
    then we can give u a older bios, where and how to download it
    if this doesnt help well then we can check what errors you are getting and work from there, by the way did u get a chance to check any other media to see if your burner records on those
     
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    Something I was taught at school.

    'If it aint broke, don't fix it'.
    'If it is broke, how do find out it is broke, because you can't fix it if it aint broke'.

    A statement like 'but in this one it doesn't do squat' - tells me that it cannot crouch.

    Hope you fix it, probably has bad knee joints..............
     
  18. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    JB0101
    Did u do what i asked cause if not then im not wasting any of my time
     
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    LMAO..............mmalyszko I see you're at that stage aswell...............
     
  20. mmalyszko

    mmalyszko Regular member

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    sorry im not familiar with your lingo
    what stage are u talking about and wht do u mean by it?
     

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