The disc that showed the RAW Data 2048 B is readable in my XP Machine, and others. Verbatim 16x Lightscribe Disc, it works just fine on the XP Machine, and on a DELL Laptop. This is the disc that I wrote on this Laptop.
This laptop is from the USA, it was brought to me here in Mexico by my Mom. So I am not sure how the whole take it to the dealer thing would work from here, I know they wouldn't let me send it in, maybe just the DVD Drive or maybe I can buy a new drive, even though Lightscribe has been dropped by them now.
Remember I did download all the software for the DVD Rom, then tried to uninstall it, but I got that .I downloaded Smartmedia DVD program, then tried to uninstall it on the laptop. I get this "error!! The product definition file lost." and it won't let me uninstall it....I don't know if I can uninstall them manually via the hard drive and out of the registry?
I did remove it from the device manager, and I rebooted and let it reinstall it when it started up again. I think is isn't getting rid of the drivers, so if a driver is corrupted it is still using the same one?
Anyway here is some more info of things I tried and what my results were....
I put in a disc that is a Commercial Movie Disc, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It took a while, but it did bring it up and started to play the movie. Using VLC Media Player. It played one of the features just fine. I also used some of the extra features of the disc.
Now I put in a CD-R disc, that only has some pictures on it. Right away the laptop sees the disc as empty or either not with a closed session (I am guessing here). So I figured what the [bleep], I will try to write one more picture to the disc. In Windows Explorer, I made a folder for the disc, and added one picture, then I pressed burn to disc, and it went through the process up to the end, only 30 seconds left to close the session. Then it could not close the disc, and says the disc may no be useable anymore....it ejected it. I closed the lid again to see if it brings it up now....and it only brings up the write to disc folder with the 1 file in it, and the disc is seen as empty, virgin. This CD-R is a TDK and I can read it fine on a XP desktop.
If I go to the command line, and input F: it says "incorrect function." (it also has a period after it!) Picture attached.
Next I put in a Commerically recorded Computer CD, for a Modem I no longer have. Just to see if I can read it. It spins up and seeks, and seeks but never stops, the light on the DVD Rom is green and it will run forever it seems, I stopped it after about 10 minutes.
Then I put in a Homemade DVD+R Memorex brand, it was written with the Sony Laptop or the XP Machine. It brings up the Autoplay thing, where you either write a disc, burn a disc with data, video, or whatever it lists.....it sees the disc as empty, file attached...
I then put in a TDK DVD+R disc 8x, and it did not bring up the autoplay thing, but when i bring up Windows Explorer it shows it is an empty disc.
I put in a Sony Commercial DVD that was a gift to me, it has Spiderman on it, among other content, made for Computers and DVD Rom Drives...it brought it up immediately. It works fine. Go figure. I am so confused now that I am totally burnt out! It has a built in player that was made for the Sony Vaio laptop.....it won't play the movie on the HP but you can see that it works just perfectly fine otherwise.