thanks so much in advance.1) Re. the DVDs (not the CDs) that the reader can't read, can you tell me if :
a) the burner will read these discs
Yes, the burner can read them (95%). b) What format were they created in? i.e Data disc, DVD, VCD etc
Almost all of them were created in data disc mode, I've also tried to check if the burner could read a dvd burnt in dvd-video format (opening "Nero startsmart" and choosing the "write dvd-video file" icon and not the "create your own dvd-video" one). The files in the video_ts folder were obtained converting a DivX to the dvd format using Winavi. Anyway this dvd works perfectly in the burner.c) What speed did you burn them at?
Automatic speed. 1 minute ago I opened the Nero window to pretend to burn a dvd then I closed the window just before inserting the empty dvd and it was written 12x. I'll check this. b) Did you finalise the discs as well as the sessons?
For the majority of them I chose no-multisession but I couldn't see the "finalise" option. Well, I can't see it even in multisession mode.
I remember I tried to finalise a dvd weeks ago because it was not working but Nero said that it was alrealy finalised. e) What version of Nero (or any other software) did you create them with?
A suite containing Nero 6 and other Nero programs. I almost always use Nero Burning Rom (6) instead of Nero Express. f) Were the blank discs recordable or rewritable (i.e DVD-/+R or DVD-/+RW)
They were recordable (DVD-R). If you want I can try the rewritables 'cause I have a couple of them. g) I assume you were burning files that were on the hard disk. Did you test them before burning to make sure they played ok from the hard drive?
Yes, they were on my hard disk, I always test them and the files work perfectly. h) When you said that the reader can't read the majority of burnt DVDs, do you just mean that the videos wont play or that you can't open them in My Computer either?
I either can't open them, I cannot access the G: My computer folder and sometimes the computer crashes, that is the mouse arrow gets stuck -can't move- and I have to reboot.2) Have you tried using different media? i.e different brands or different types.
Yes, I have but not a lot of different brands because since this problem started to occurr I haven't burnt so many cds/dvds. I'm using "Verbatim Advanced AZO DVD-R 8x certified" and "Verbatim Super AZO CD-R 52x 700MB". I'm also using "Quixo CD-R 52x 700MB".3) Have yu tried burning with software other than Nero? If so, were the results any better?
No I haven't. I've been told "Instant cd+dvd" is good so I'd like to try it. What would you suggest? I would like a pretty complete one.
I was thinking about the burning speed, I'll check it but although the dvds are 8x certified and the burning speed is 12x the burner is able to read them.
I don't know if it sound useful, anyway I've taken a glance in the device manager (start, my computer, properties hardware tab, device manager). There's a yellow "!" next to "NERO IMAGEDRIVE SCSI Controller".
Edited by scarletb79, 28 January 2006 - 08:18 AM.