I recently tried out two different DVD writers in two different computers and nether one worked.
The two writers I tried were a Verbatim producer DVD+R/RW and a Bus-link DVD+R/RW.
The two computers I tried them in were a Compaq Pesario 5070 and a VA-503+. Both were clocked at 500mhtz with about 200mb of memory, OS: both have W98 and Me. Software: DVD-it, My DVD, Roxio and Nero.
The Verbatimâ€™s minimum requirements are 400mhtz 128mb memory, the Bus-linkâ€™s are 700mhtz 128mb memory.
Both writers appeared in device manager with their appropriate model ID and were able to read. The ahead Nero InfoTool recognized the driveâ€™s properties and the disks in them
I was able to write using Nero Express in the CD-RW mode but never went beyond formatting DVD-RW disk in the DVD-RW mode (not responding). Sonic and Roxio got hung up when accessing the driveâ€™s too.
After searching this forum, I found a topic in which someone mentioned VIA Hyperion
4in1 drivers. The Va503+ board works well with games, video capturing (Dazzle DVC2) and mpeg 2 (BR 10m) playback, and Iâ€™m quite satisfied with it. I already returned both drives but would like to find one that works with the Va-503+ MB
Are DVD writers very finicky about which computers they work in?
Should I try other drives or is my computers just to slow?
Anyone have a computer with a 500Mhtz CPU or less with a working DVD writer?
Would installing the 4 in 1 drivers help?