Burned DVD detected as blank cd

I have lite-on DVDRW LH-20A1P and am using Windows XP SP2. The problem is, it detects some of the already burned dvds as blank cds. If someone could help me, I really appreciate it.

Some, not all? What brand of discs did you use? At what speed did you burn them? Are they normal data discs or video DVDs?

It happened towards non-specific brand of media. As example, I usually borrow my friend’s dvd and some of his dvds sometimes did not worked and sometime yes. Another problem, the dvds were working well when being used for first time and then, when I re-inserted it back, it suddenly being autoplayed as blank cd.

[QUOTE=ka6_jeram;1924827]It happened towards non-specific brand of media. As example, I usually borrow my friend’s dvd and some of his dvds sometimes did not worked and sometime yes. Another problem, the dvds were working well when being used for first time and then, when I re-inserted it back, it suddenly being autoplayed as blank cd.[/QUOTE]

Answer please anybody!! Same problem here:confused:
How to solve this problem?

Welcome to the forum, ivanish85. :slight_smile:

Do you have any software like Daemon Tools installed on your computer that could be interfering?

Has the problem always happened or is it recent?

Have you made any recent changes to your computer?

Is it with burned media [DVD+/-R, CD-R] or pressed media [purchased Video DVDs, CD-ROMs, etc]?

No, i’m using 2 OS linux and winXP-in all this OS same thing. I’m not using Daemon Tools.
Problem always happened.
>Have you made any recent changes to your computer?
No
It’s burned media DVD+/-R.

There is an example of burned disk, which reads normal week ago:
dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/dvd
INQUIRY: [LITE-ON ][DVDRW LH-18A1H ][HL09]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 1Bh, DVD+R
Media ID: OPTODISC/R16
Current Write Speed: 16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Write Speed #0: 16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Write Speed #1: 12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Write Speed #2: 8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Write Speed #3: 6.0x1385=8310KB/s
Write Speed #4: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Write Speed #5: 2.4x1385=3324KB/s
GET [CURRENT] PERFORMANCE:
Write Performance: 6.4x1385=8864KB/s@[0 -> 0]
Speed Descriptor#0: 00/0 R@6.4x1385=8864KB/s W@16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Speed Descriptor#1: 00/0 R@6.4x1385=8864KB/s W@12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Speed Descriptor#2: 00/0 R@6.4x1385=8864KB/s W@8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Speed Descriptor#3: 00/0 R@6.4x1385=8864KB/s W@6.0x1385=8310KB/s
Speed Descriptor#4: 00/0 R@6.4x1385=8864KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Speed Descriptor#5: 00/0 R@6.4x1385=8864KB/s W@2.4x1385=3324KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
Media Book Type: 00h, DVD-ROM book [revision 0]
Legacy lead-out at: 22951042KB=4700372992
READ DISC INFORMATION:
Disc status: blank
Number of Sessions: 1
State of Last Session: empty
"Next" Track: 1
Number of Tracks: 1
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
Track State: blank
Track Start Address: 0
2KB
Next Writable Address: 02KB
Free Blocks: 2295104
2KB
Track Size: 22951042KB
ROM Compatibility LBA: 262144
READ CAPACITY: 0
2048=0

Sometimes it’s reads normal. On other drives all normal with this disk. (It was burned by liteon drive)

In windows nero shows that disk is blank sometimes.

And this the moment when it recognizing correctly after 12 reloads:
dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/dvd
INQUIRY: [LITE-ON ][DVDRW LH-18A1H ][HL09]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 1Bh, DVD+R
Media ID: OPTODISC/R16
Current Write Speed: 16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Write Speed #0: 16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Write Speed #1: 12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Write Speed #2: 8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Write Speed #3: 6.0x1385=8310KB/s
Write Speed #4: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Write Speed #5: 2.4x1385=3324KB/s
GET [CURRENT] PERFORMANCE:
Write Performance: 6.4x1385=8864KB/s@0 -> 15.8x1385=21856KB/s@2244591
Speed Descriptor#0: 00/2244591 R@15.8x1385=21856KB/s W@16.0x1385=22160KB/s
Speed Descriptor#1: 00/2244591 R@15.8x1385=21856KB/s W@12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Speed Descriptor#2: 00/2244591 R@15.8x1385=21856KB/s W@8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Speed Descriptor#3: 00/2244591 R@15.8x1385=21856KB/s W@6.0x1385=8310KB/s
Speed Descriptor#4: 00/2244591 R@15.8x1385=21856KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Speed Descriptor#5: 00/2244591 R@15.8x1385=21856KB/s W@2.4x1385=3324KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
Media Book Type: 00h, DVD-ROM book [revision 0]
Legacy lead-out at: 22445922KB=4596924416
READ DISC INFORMATION:
Disc status: complete
Number of Sessions: 1
State of Last Session: complete
Number of Tracks: 1
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
Track State: invisible
Track Start Address: 0
2KB
Free Blocks: 02KB
Track Size: 2244592
2KB
ROM Compatibility LBA: 262144
FABRICATED TOC:
Track#1 : 14@0
Track#AA : 14@2244592
Multi-session Info: #1@0
READ CAPACITY: 2244592*2048=4596924416

Can you scan the disc using Nero CD-DVD Speed to give us an idea of how well the media burned?

Scan it first [how to scan discs with CD Speed], and then save the resulting graph [how to save the CD Speed window] and upload it. :flower:

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Doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with the discs. Recognition issues have been linked to a dying drive. May just be that the drive is tired out, and needs to be replaced.

[QUOTE=Albert;1971232]Doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with the discs. Recognition issues have been linked to a dying drive. May just be that the drive is tired out, and needs to be replaced.[/QUOTE]
It can be issue with the firmware? And why other discs it recognizing without problems? I remember that problems begins after I flash drive from HL05 to HL09, but after that i tried to reflash it with HL03,05,06,07, and BenQ 8100 without succes.

It could be. Many times updating firmware doesn’t do something like this, though.

And the other discs may be easier for the drive to read. That could be why they get recognized immediately.

Two 20A1P did exactly that specially with DVD+R media Booktyped to DVD-ROM , I bet if you put a normal DVD+R disc it would be read fine and also DVD-R .

Did you happen to make your drive RPC1 with any utility ?

BTW : My third drive (DW2000@20A1P) stopped recognizing any disc few days ago , DVD or even CD , that was after I left the drive to do a 16X scan and after about 3 minutes it was stuck at 4 MB and after ejecting the disc , boom , every thing is unreadable :a

[QUOTE=minaelromany;1971365]
Did you happen to make your drive RPC1 with any utility ?
[/QUOTE]
What is RPC1 ?:confused:

[QUOTE=minaelromany;1971365]Two 20A1P did exactly that specially with DVD+R media Booktyped to DVD-ROM , I bet if you put a normal DVD+R disc it would be read fine and also DVD-R .
[/QUOTE]

Some of discs after reflash become unreadable, especially DVD+R pleomax16x(pleomax8x reads fine),omega8x,acme8x and BenQ which one week ago were perfectly read and written . However, the drive need to be replaced with the new one? I correctly have understood you?:sad:

[quote=ivanich85;1971419]What is RPC1 ?:confused:[/quote]Don’t worry about it. If you haven’t heard of it, then I’m guessing you haven’t bothered with it. :wink:

Some of discs after reflash become unreadable, especially DVD+R pleomax16x(pleomax8x reads fine),omega8x,acme8x and BenQ which one week ago were perfectly read and written . However, the drive need to be replaced with the new one? I correctly have understood you?:sad:
That’s what [B]minaelromany[/B] had to do, yes. He had his drive replaced twice.

Have you ever heard of booktyping before?

[QUOTE=Albert;1971491]
Have you ever heard of booktyping before?[/QUOTE]

No, but i read about it after minaelromany’s post:). How it may helps me?

[quote=ivanich85;1971497]No, but i read about it after minaelromany’s post:). How it may helps me?[/quote]I don’t think that it will help you. [B]minaelromany[/B] was saying that his issues with his drive occurred with bitset media. But since you haven’t bitset your media before, it may not be an issue.

You say it affects both DVD+R and DVD-R, but not pressed DVDs, correct? Just trying to get everything straight.