I usually use Verbatim 8x dual layer discs to backup my files, but Best Buy was out of them so I went with TDK. I burned several discs and Nero reported “Burn completed successfully at 8x” at the end of each one.
However, when I try to access the files on them, Windows hangs. It recognizes the disc, and I can click on it and view all the files, but when I try to open a file or right click on it to copy it I get the “waiting” icon (the circle on Vista).
The icon never goes away and the drive read light keeps blinking. I have to eject the disc to get control of my PC again. This happens on 3 different drives on my PC and also my MacBook.
I tried a CD/DVD data recovery program called ISO Buster to access the files, but I get tons of read errors and it also hangs up.
I’m wondering if anyone knows of a program or a way that would let me access the files on the discs so I can copy them back to my hard drive. If Nero reported the burns as successful, you would think I could get at them somehow. If it helps, I’m using Nero Burning ROM version 184.108.40.206 and I burned the discs on a Sony external dual layer burner.
I deleted all the original files from my hard drive, so any help would be appreciated.