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Windows 7: Will burn DVD+RW but not DVD+R, why?

19 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Will burn DVD+RW but not DVD+R, why?

Hi, Ive owned an LG GH24NS50 DVD burner for about six months. Recently I found that it is unable to burn DVD-R or DVD+R under Windows 7 Ultimate x64. It will burn a CD-R and curiously works fine with DVD+RW. I am updated to the latest XP-01 firmware. When I try to burn files to a non-rewritable DVD, I get a write error. Happens with Windows 7 native burner and with ImgBurn. Is there something I can do to solve this problem? Thanks.

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20 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro

RWs burn at a slower speed. Reduce the burning speed to 50% or 25% and see what happens.

The problem could also be software related. I had to change my burning software to get rid of burn failures.
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20 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Have you tried a different brand of disk? The dye-change medium used by disk manufacturers varies slightly from brand to brand, and some drives work better with disks from one/some manufacturer(s) than others.
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20 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thank you for these suggestions. I had tried lowering the write speed but I guess I was not patient enough or didn't try slow enough. Just got it to work at 4x.
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21 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro

ok. you can also try Dwarf's suggestion by using different Brand disc. Some cheaper ones are CR** and don't work at higher speeds. If the problem still occurs with various disc at high speed then it’s either a hardware or software issue.

To rule out the software or know if it’s the problem you can:

1. Check your burn setting. Buffer, disc-at-once , track at one, format, etc.
2. Try different softwares. Some softwares don’t like some drives. I recommend not installing all at once. That may land you in more problems
3. (Personal preference) I don’t like burning software that "steps on the gas" 0 to 24x in 3 secs, no. I think the best designed software slowly increases the speed of the disc.

So, check these out, and if the high speed is still not working you may have a hardware issue
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