I really hope someone can help me out here. I'm really frustrated.
I have an I/O Magic rebadge of the 1620 flashed to G7P9. Nero 188.8.131.52 It appeared to be working great [with Sony D11, CMC Mag AE01 [Teon], Prodisc S03 [Memorex]]. BTW, I've also tried B7T9 and it didn't seem to help at all - still several bad sectors on each disc.
Now, I can't get it to burn a +R without at least one bad sector. I haven't tried one -today- but in the past it seems to be able to burn -R's with no problem. Perhaps a few more PI errors than other people's scans, but not boatloads of them. Is this something I can fix or is this drive just messed up or what?
This is Maxell 002 media I'm trying to use. I got the impression from what I've read in this forum that this should be really good media? Is this correct? Is DVD R media that unpredictable from piece to piece even in the same spindle? BTW, the QScan for this particular piece of media looked -great-.
Am I possibly doing something wrong? Is my installation of windows 2000 and or nero corrupted somehow?
The thing I cannot understand is the fact that this all seemed to be working GREAT until I burned a few CMC Mag E01 [Teon] discs. I'm assuming [correctly I hope!] that a few bad media can NOT screw up my nice new BenQ drive.
Is this drive bad? Did it just happen to work for a few burns and then flake out? Do I need to reflash my firmware? I've read in these forums about people having to do this several times [which I can't understand why!] to get it "right".