Burned DVD -R won't read on my laptop

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#1

Hi, I just bought a memorex 16x DL DVD Burner and successfully burned a DVD. However, when i try accessing the DVD through my QSI SBW-241 CDRW/DVD Combo, i have trouble reading it. I had problems in the past with the drive not reading DVD’s well but i was just curious on how i can burn a DVD so that my laptop would be able to read it. My Memorex reads the DVD perfectly. Should I try higher quality media (cause i’m just using no name brand right now)


#2

What kind of media do you use? Also you can crossflash your drive to the latest liteon Firmware. What is exactly your memorex type.
If you are using +R media, try bittseting it to DVDROM!


#3

As i mentioned before, i’m just using 4.7GB DVD -R no name brand (the kind you get in a spindle). The thing is, there’s nothing wrong with my burner, i know that for sure. It’s my QSI SBW-241 Combo drive that’s the real problem. It’s very fussy. Any small scratch and it takes forever to read it. The combo drive is updated to it’s latest firmware. I just need to find a way so that when i burn DVD’s my QSI SBW-241 will read it.


#4

Are you sure that the QSI SBW-241 CDRW/DVD Combo can read DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW ??

Not every drive is capable, it may have full support for CD-R/RW, but only be able to read commercial/pressed DVD’s.


#5

These drives can be a real pain. I wouldn’t be that sure that they are capable of reading DVD±R/RW media at all.


#6

I used nero Infotool and it says that my dvd combo drive should be able to read all formats of DVD Media.


#7

And that really PROVES nothing.


#8

My CDRW/DVD-ROM combo in my Toshiba lap top has never been able to read any burnt DVD -R or +R and believe me I have tried many types of media. Even though VSO Inspector says it will!! If I am travelling I just rip a few DVD’s onto my hard drive.


#9

The info tools like Infotool displaying about the capabilities of a optical drive coming directly from the firmware. This info is directly from the manufacturer and must’nt really be correct + true.
Sad, but true.

As for +R media, there is the chance of “cheating” the reading drive when using bitsetted (to DVD-ROM) media. :wink:


#10

[QUOTE=leinad37;1091164]Hi, I just bought a memorex 16x DL DVD Burner and successfully burned a DVD. However, when i try accessing the DVD through my QSI SBW-241 CDRW/DVD Combo, i have trouble reading it. I had problems in the past with the drive not reading DVD’s well but i was just curious on how i can burn a DVD so that my laptop would be able to read it. My Memorex reads the DVD perfectly. Should I try higher quality media (cause i’m just using no name brand right now)[/QUOTE]
:cool: dear friend ,
I spent about 3 weeks marvelling at mt HP laptop refusing to read the dvd+R I just burnt on the laptop. It looked like the DVD+R was burned correctly, but there was absolutely no sign of life once i popped the burnt dvd into the laptop. I visited all kinds of Computer gurus, they all had an explanation, from weird to bizarre . . . At the end of the day, in this case after 3 weeks, I simply tried a different approach, I exchanged the dvd+R to a DVD +RW and
voila the problem was solved. Although the laptop had doen a good job buring DVD+R for more than 2 years, it
simply stopped doing it from 1 day to the next . . . . . . I still
do not know the reason , but changing the type of dvd to be burned solved the case . . .

Hope I c ould help you

walter