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Windows 7: DVD+RW Problems

24 Nov 2010   #1
HankS

xp and win7
 
 
DVD+RW Problems

I bought a stack of DVD+RW disks and I can't get them to initialize on any of my Windows 7 systems. DVD R's work fine.

When I put the DVD in, I get a dialog choice for data disk or "USB' type disk. Doesn't matter which I choose, it fails during the surface prep.

Even though they are a "Staples" house brand, I can't believe they are all bad.

What else could be wrong?

The device is:
Dell Inspiron E1505
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632D ATA Device
running whatever the Windows7 install gave me


Regards,
Hank


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24 Nov 2010   #2
alfred01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Hi Hank. I would suggest you check or update your drivers here.
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25 Nov 2010   #3
HankS

xp and win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alfred01 View Post
Hi Hank. I would suggest you check or update your drivers here.
I tried the Dell site and there was not a specific driver for my DVD hardware, so I tried one that "looked close." Well, as one should know about computing...close is most likely not good enough...and it wasn't. As soon as I started the installation, I was told, unceremoniously, it didn't match the equipment detected.

The system shipped originally with Vista and I upgraded to Windows 7.


Hank
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25 Nov 2010   #4
Kipper

 

Hi alfred

Please download ImgBurn, it is free. run ImgBurn, try to burn your files and then post a screen of the log file which will be right there on your desktop.

Then we will go from there
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25 Nov 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Strange issue...i got lately the same with DVD+R on Vista x32 bits and my Windows 7 x64...the all set of five Dvds went to the rubbish can!!

It burnt well a DVD-R on the windows 7 x64....

Don't remember having an issue with DVD+RW...

Quote:
When I put the DVD in, I get a dialog choice for data disk or "USB' type disk. Doesn't matter which I choose, it fails during the surface prep.
This pop up windows looks normal to me...after, the fail might come from a dirt on the laser optical.
I burnt well a dvd-r after a litlle cleaning. I have unmounted the dvd reader Sata bay from my laptop, to clean with a soft acrylic brush.
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25 Nov 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Found this...:

Article ID: 979366 - Last Review: February 14, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
The burning operation fails with a time-out error when you try to burn files to a DVD-R Dual Layer disc in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2:

The burning operation fails with a time-out error when you try to burn files to a DVD-R Dual Layer disc in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

hope this help a little!
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