[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On LH-18A1H. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi,
The answer might already be hidden somewhere here but I could not find it so hereâ€™s my problem, hoping one of you incredibly talented and knowledgeable â€œfreaksâ€ can help me:
Iâ€™m using Windows XP SP3 with a Core2 6600/2.40GHz processor and 3.0GB of RAM, plus I have a Lite-On (LH-18A1H) DVD burner (Driver Version: 5.1.2535.0, Firmware: HL09). Everything has been working just fine until very recently.
I've attached screenshots of the error messages I now get when trying something as â€œnormalâ€ as reading a (any) DVD:
Top error message is when I try to play a Â« commercial Â» DVD (Iâ€™ve tried SHREK 2 & 3, KUNG-FU PANDA and TOY STORY 1 & 2) that use to play just fine.
Bottom error message is when I try to play an â€œ.isoâ€ or a â€œ.nrgâ€ image of SHREK 2 & 3 (they both have â€œautoplayâ€) either from DAEMON 4.10 or Nero Image Drive (Nero 7 Ultra Edition). Any other â€œ.isoâ€ or â€œ.nrgâ€ will close after displaying the main DVD menu in VLC (issues with Windows Media Player as well but a bit different: DVD played in the wrong order).
Iâ€™ve always been using DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink and Ripp-It After Me 5.0.3b without any problem until KUNG-FU PANDA, which I could not rip. Iâ€™ve installed AnyDVD and set DVD Decrypter just as suggetsed in one very useful post â€“ thanks a lot ! â€“ Iâ€™ve found here (as I was also trying to burn it on a DL DVD : http://club.cdfreaks.com/f74/clonedvd-dl-layer-breaks-139161/).
So, in short, even though I donâ€™t think that AnyDVD caused the problem, hereâ€™s a play-by-play of what I did on a very short period of time just before the problem happened:
1- Add a 3rd hard drive to my PC (no apparent issue);
2- Installed AnyDVD and created a KUNG-FU PANDA â€œ.isoâ€ image succesfully, using DVD Decrypter;
3- Installed UBUNTU 8.10 from Windows.
It seems that the problem happened after unsuccesfully trying to install UBUNTU (it installed without problem and I was given the choice between WinXP and UBUNTU but UBUNTU was not launching, stopping at the â€œgrubâ€ because the kernel was not automatically loading â€“ my knowledge of LINUX is even worse than of Windows...) but Iâ€™m not sure if I didnâ€™t already have the problem in between the AnyDVD and the UBUNTU installs (Iâ€™ve uninstalled UBUNTU for now).
Finally, my DVD drive â€“ but not the virtual drives â€“ will work fine if I use the â€œPIO onlyâ€ Transfer Mode but it takes forever and Iâ€™ve never had to do this before. Of course, I could roll-back to an anterior image and it would probably do the trick but Iâ€™d rather know what happened, if possible, to either avoid or know how to fix such issues in the future.
P.S.: I've also tried uninstalling and re-installing my Lite-On burner and it did not fix the issue.