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My DVD Writer cant read Maxell DVD-R's.

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I just went and bought a new 50 pack of DVD-Rs but there seems to be a problem. I cant seem to burn anything on the Maxells. I put the disk in that i want to burn to, start Nero, choose the the mode that i want to use (usually burning an image to disk). After that i change the speed, depending if it's not already on the speed i want. Then i click BURN. WHen i do that it spits the disk back out. Thats not the only program thats not able to read these DVD-RS. :tazz: I burn DVDS almost 75% of the day, everyday. but that was when i was using Memorex DVDS. I noticed that these new DVDS are blue on the reading side, when in fact the Memorex DVDS are the average silver/clear color. Could that be the problem with my device? I need some help or advice if someone can help me. Thanks

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
User Name Owner

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A, 2600 MHz (6.5 x 400)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845G
System Memory 759 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (02/25/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
Monitor hp mx704 CRT monitor [NoDB] (CNG41603L0)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-0]

Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive ST3160021A (160 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive CyberDrv CW038D CD-R/RW (16x/12x/40x CD-RW)
Optical Drive HP DVD Writer 400c

C: (NTFS) 148320 MB (38259 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 4288 MB (637 MB free)

Keyboard HP PS2 Keyboard (2K - 3)
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Primary IP Address
Primary MAC Address 00-0C-76-DD-35-C4
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (
Modem Agere Win Modem

Printer Fax
USB Device Mustek 1200 UB PLUS
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

Edited by undun40cal, 30 December 2005 - 08:02 PM.

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HI. The simple truth is, some dvd media is better than others and not all media will work in all drives. If you found one that works for you, stick with it. If you decide to try another brand, it may be best not to get a 50 pack and end up with a bunch of coasters for your coffee cup. There is good info on media, drives, etc at
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