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NO Burning Software will work with my drive

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I will attempt to be as detailed as possible with my problem, so bear with me.

My old DVD/CD burner recently became unable to read DVD's. It could still burn them, but 9/10 times it was unable to recognize DVD's, especially burned ones. I purchased a new drive with SATA hookups and used a converter card to make it compatible with the old IDE hookups on my computer.

The new device read discs fine, but during the "ripping" process, my computer would cut off. I assumed it was a power supply problem, so I replaced my old 250v power supply with a 500v. The device now rips fine but every time I attempt to burn (with THREE different burning programs, no less) it freezes before I even start to burn. The green lite on the device will slowly blink and I am not allowed to eject it. Several times I was able to cancel the program but if I am too slow, the entire system will freeze and I will need to do a manual restart.

I replaced the new drive with the old one (because as I stated before, it could still burn) but the same problem now arises with that one, leading me to believe the new drive is not defective.

Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated, as I have been trying for hours to get this to work and it has been very frustrating.

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