I have had no problems with my DVD+/-RW drive at all until earlier tonight when I wanted to burn 4 songs on a disc. I started out burning in Rhapsody. It got through the first song and somewhere in the middle of the second song it quit, ejected the disc, and told me (I hope I'm remembering right...) it couldn't continue at that compression or speed or something. I grabbed another disc, opened up Nero, and attempted to burn through Nero... I got to the "burn" button and for some reason the disc wasn't recognized at all. The drive was identified as empty.
No matter what disc I tried after that, the drive would repeatedly attempt to read the disc- without success.
After two restarts and another shut down restart... I was able to get the drive to recognize an enhanced CD (The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One)... but when I removed it and tried a new blank CD, the drive just keeps trying to read the disc... over and over and over.
I opened Nero to try again and it took a good 10 minutes to open up. When I got up to the place where you'd click "burn", that option was grayed out... I'm assuming because it's still trying to read the CD in the drive.
I have checked the status on the Device Manager... no problems. As I'm typing this, the window popped up again saying
Sorry, your compilation cannot be written on this kind of disc. Please insert a disc of the correct type or modify the settings of your compilation to make it compatible with the current disc. Required for the compilation: CD-R/RW Disc in the recorder: (Empty)
Naturally, it's not empty.
Sorry so long. Just trying to give as many details as possible.
ETA: The discs it kicks out are quite warm as well.
Edited by LadyButler, 22 April 2006 - 12:59 AM.