Arita 2.4X problem



i bought the arita media from office max, 100 spindle and recently ive run into problems with my burner even recognizing them. I used at least 25 they worked fine but now none of them will even initialize.

My burner is a Sony DRU 510-A— read plus and minus.

These arita’s are +, can anyone help??


Originally posted by BigSlammy
none of them will even initialize.

You mean… It does not finish lead-in? It does not see the disc at all? cannot start burning the disc?

Give us more detail here…


Yea, more details.

I also grabbed a bunch of these at OM and they work great for me.

Does it say insert blank disc even though you have one in there?


using shrink it says, “this media is not supported by the drive”. Dont know why, i used these same discs for months with no problem.

In DVD Identifier it tells me that “unable to initialize in time” - “Logical unit not ready”

I put in imation discs and they work?? This enough info??


Can you get the media code from the disc?

Put a disc in and reboot and see how it acts then.


Here’s the Media Code…It Found it with identifier once i rebooted.

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information
** WARNING : ‘Media Code’-Block Is Only Partially Retrieved
0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
0010 : 00 00 00 52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 52 30 30 01 38 …RICOHJPNR00.8
0020 : 23 54 37 0c 00 50 6c 00 c8 66 16 18 0b 0b 0a 0b #T7…Pl…f…
0030 : 01 19 1b 0b 0b 0e 0f 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0040 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0050 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0060 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …


Did you try to burn it after the reboot?


it worked a few times after the reboot but now these SOB’s wont let me reboot with a dvd in the drive… it goes to the system specs and then goes to a black screen. The drive in running the entire time.

What is up with this??


The PC could be trying to load off of the DVD.
Try going into the BIOS and placing the HD as the first boot device.


Hi !

i got the same pb with arita 1X and a FREECOM burner !

if you have a solution let me know !!



ive found that if i put the blank DVD into the drive and restart…if no problems occur with the restart then the DVD copies like it should.

Ive done this with about 5 so far and all of them have worked, dont know why but they have.



Even if i restart the PC, the DVD turn in the burner… light bllinking… take 3 times longer to boot.

And even with a cold boot !



As I said, the PC is proabably trying to look at the drive to see if a bootable CD is in it. Set the hard drive to boot first in the BIOS and then that shouldn’t happen any more :iagree:


no… sorry…

even with that.

as soon as the pc boot, at the bios message, the light is blinking.
before the IDE or CD boot.



With the DVD in the drive as well as without?


with the arita ritek 1X in the drive of course !!

with the 0048 firmware ! (freecom rw4K)


Originally posted by cole
[B]no… sorry…

even with that.

as soon as the pc boot, at the bios message, the light is blinking.
before the IDE or CD boot.

:o( [/B]

Not sure what drive you have but many drives blink at boot up before the bios and ide messages. That part is normal.


no… you didn’t understand.

When i put an Arite DVD in the drive, the drive is blinking… trying to read the DVD.
So, i can’t burn it !
someone here said that i have to reboot the PC with the DVD already in the drive, so that i can burn it.

But, even with the DVD in the drive, i can’t burn it.
because the burner is trying to read it, blinking light, etc…
As soon as the pc boots, and never stops !!