My optical drives have been the bane of my existance lately and I'm very close to scrapping these hunks o' junk and buying two new ones. THe first issue is they don't open correctly. They stick or something and I have to 'pry' them open. And they appear clean so I'm unsure what's causing this.
Secondly, I have a DVD-R and a DVD-RW drive. The bottom drive (DVD-RW) will read CD's, read DVD's (movies), as well as burn CD's. When I put in blank DVD's however, the drive seems to fail me. In both PowerISO and Nero, I'm essentially told that the drive is empty. Nero just says, no media. PowerISO gives a series of messages when I choose burn current compilation:
- "Can't lock the volume for exclusive access. Do you want to continue anyway?"
- Preparing Media
- Writing Media
- Burning Failed (-109, 9d469a5c)
If I choose the file specifically (opposed to burn this comp.) it gives a different message:
- Preparing media
- Reserve zone 9d049d25
- Error reserving zone. (9d049d25)
Only recently have I gotten it to burn CD's. I switched from iTunes to Zune and for some reason while iTunes wouldn't recognize CD's/drive, Zune burned my music CD without any hicks. So I'm baffled Geeks. Any suggestions?
QUICK EDIT: Fenor, I'm going to try your method today and see if anything productive happens. No harm in trying it right?
Edited by BlackPandemic, 01 October 2008 - 06:37 AM.