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Windows 7: problem burning DVDs?


06 Oct 2012   #1
bajamaniac12

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
problem burning DVDs?

if you people would be so kind i could do with some help?

my laptop has a DVD super-multi drive but im having problems burning DVD's

i have tried using nero, windows DVD maker and burnaware.

it goes through the whole process and takes around 40 minutes, but then the disk wont play/open in any devices, sometimes i get a message saying there was an unkown error and other times it says it was a succesful burn

my laptop was brand new around 2 months ago

the disks are pretty old though, they are called: LOGIK DVD-R
but i dont want to go and buy new disks if its going to happen again

if any1 can help me i would be very grateful.


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06 Oct 2012   #2
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome baja so nothing is working? if so try ImgBurn I found it really took a bit of getting used to but it's good.

The Official ImgBurn Website

Maybe an idea to run a cleaner through the opto drive mate first I know the machine is new but....

Oh and check in Device Manager for the driver for it > Control Panel > Device Manager > DVD /CD-ROM drives > right click on the device > window comes up with "update driver software" - do the online one.

Meant to add my PVR does have the finalise option too so check.
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06 Oct 2012   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

1. Are you able to read data disks?

2. Are you able to play commercial DVD movies?

3. Are you able to burn data disks successfully and read those?

4. What are you trying to burn?

5. What make is your burner? (check in Device Manager)

If you provide more details, perhaps it will be easier to diagnose and help.

Buy some good brand DVD-RWs ( Verbatim/JVC/Taiyo Yuden) and do your trials until the problem is sorted out. You can always erase those and reuse if the burn fails.
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07 Oct 2012   #4
bajamaniac12

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello and welcome baja so nothing is working? if so try ImgBurn I found it really took a bit of getting used to but it's good.

The Official ImgBurn Website

Maybe an idea to run a cleaner through the opto drive mate first I know the machine is new but....

Oh and check in Device Manager for the driver for it > Control Panel > Device Manager > DVD /CD-ROM drives > right click on the device > window comes up with "update driver software" - do the online one.

Meant to add my PVR does have the finalise option too so check.
thanks for the advice, did run a cleaner through the drive before first use, also all drivers are upto date just tried what you suggested.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
1. Are you able to read data disks?

2. Are you able to play commercial DVD movies?

3. Are you able to burn data disks successfully and read those?

4. What are you trying to burn?

5. What make is your burner? (check in Device Manager)

If you provide more details, perhaps it will be easier to diagnose and help.

Buy some good brand DVD-RWs ( Verbatim/JVC/Taiyo Yuden) and do your trials until the problem is sorted out. You can always erase those and reuse if the burn fails.
1. yes
2. yes
3. not tried, i will soon and update accoringly
4. im trying to burn a copy of a DVD
5. not sure, will check in a moment and update

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07 Oct 2012   #5
bajamaniac12

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

okay so

my drive is a :TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB

as for burning data disks i can succesfully do this

i have downloaded Imgburn and will try again with this
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07 Oct 2012   #6
bajamaniac12

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

okay guys it now works! i used imgburn and i can now burn dvds and data easily!, i did also change from -R disks to maxell DVD+RW disks, i will stck with these as they work cheers everyone
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07 Oct 2012   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

It only points to the fact that your Samsung optical drive does not like Logik DVD-Rs. ( Logik, I presume is only a UK brand)

It is not necessary that you should only use DVD-RWs which are costlier than DVD-Rs. You only have to find the DVD-Rs that go well with your optical drive. Check the Samsung optical Media website for a list of compatible optical Media for your model and stick to those listed therein.
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07 Oct 2012   #8
bajamaniac12

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
It only points to the fact that your Samsung optical drive does not like Logik DVD-Rs. ( Logik, I presume is only a UK brand)

It is not necessary that you should only use DVD-RWs which are costlier than DVD-Rs. You only have to find the DVD-Rs that go well with your optical drive. Check the Samsung optical Media website for a list of compatible optical Media for your model and stick to those listed therein.
i thaught my drive was a toshiba lol
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07 Oct 2012   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

It is Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology. So you are not wrong either.

And for TSST ODDs there is a firmware Liveupdate. http://www.samsungodd.com/eng/firmware/faq/faq.asp
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07 Oct 2012   #10
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bajamaniac12 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
It only points to the fact that your Samsung optical drive does not like Logik DVD-Rs. ( Logik, I presume is only a UK brand)

It is not necessary that you should only use DVD-RWs which are costlier than DVD-Rs. You only have to find the DVD-Rs that go well with your optical drive. Check the Samsung optical Media website for a list of compatible optical Media for your model and stick to those listed therein.
i thaught my drive was a toshiba lol
Hum well I have pulled out Hitachi's Samsungs and Toshibas out of Toshiba machines I think Toshiba now are getting near the bottom of the heap when it comes to laptops in any case.

I have had my last one thats for sure and I never recommend them to anyone who ass what to buy. I suppose like everything else they are churned out like there is no tomorrow so what can you expect really?
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