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DVD Drive and Blank DVD's.

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Hello all, I tried to copy a few things onto a blank DVD for a friend last night, this is the first time I've tried it with this DVD drive. ( Sony DVD RW AW-G170A ) Unfortunately the drive just seems to want to spin the DVD, trying to read information from it I assume, of course it's a blank DVD so it just keeps trying. I've disabled windows ( XP Home. ) autoplay functions, yet it seems to want to keep doing it. Are there any autoplay functions I've maybe missed?
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At first I thought maybe you are using the wrong type of DVD, as some older drives can only write to either DVD-R or DVD+R but not both. However, the Sony AW-G170A can write to both types as I'm sure you already know, so that's not the problem. The only other possibility that springs to mind is that the drive doesn't like the brand of discs you are trying to write to, which is not unusual and can often be an issue with CD and DVD-writers of whatever brand. You might want to try a different brand of blank discs, preferably a quality brand like TDK or even Sony's own brand. Both these brands should be easy to find in most shops which sell blank discs.

If that makes no difference then it's possible the drive itself is faulty, especially since you say this is the first time you've tried to use it as a writer.
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you also might want to go to the manufactures website and see if the is any updated drivers or firmware for your particular model...these updates can help the drive to "see" more brands of media...
you could also try using the device manager to uninstall the drive and reboot and windows will "find" the new hardware and reinstall the drivers...
what burning software do you use..
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