Hey guys thanks. I wasn’t thinking software conflict because of the time and reboots since the last “burning related” software was installed, but who knows? I did remove a virtual drive that I’ve used for 6 months. Other game and backup software has been installed, I’ll remove them just because its all I can think of.
I was willing to accept the first burner going bad after 1000 burns. The second burner going bad after a few burns made me think maybe somekind of feedback was involved so I switched IDE Channels and Cable. The 3rd burner going bad has me back to software, but nothing “is obvious.”
Albert–I have one burner left. I assume I could install it and use it to read dvd’s? and maybe even burn 1-2-3 dvd’s before it stops working like the other 3 did. Having maybe broken 3 burners, how do I determine if my issue is hardware or software related other than as indicated above, ie, removing recently installed software?
bjkg–If I can’t burn dvd’s it is pretty near worthless to me. I thought I might put my remaining burner in a usb-external enclosure–trying to isolate software from hardware issues. Before I offered to give it away, I’d do a fresh OS install and “assume” that would fix it?
YOU KNOW–its only age of my system and new software added that has changed over the last few days. Its always something!
Ideas, maybes, – all are welcomed. I’ll report back if/when I work out a solution. Usually when things start working again, I still don’t know what was wrong, or how it got fixed? Thanks.