Ok, I think one of my CD-RW discs is dead or dying. It is no longer recognized in Windows or by any programs and it sometimes freezes the computer. Other discs, commercial CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs seem fine but not this one. It's an old Memorex 4x rewritable (made by Infodisc, which is crap, I know). It's not too big of a deal because other brands work fine but I'm curious if this disc is beyond all hope. Is there anything I can do? What causes this? It wasn't used all that much, bought a while ago but was sealed in plastic wrap etc. Didn't erase it all that much either. On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't be surprised as I found many posts saying that Memorex 4x rewritable that are made by Infodisc are utter crap (luckily, I only bought a couple of these when I did). I found some old post with a similar problem and someone suggested putting the disc for 20-30 minutes in the sun... Was that a joke? How would it help? I guess it would do something to a disc's dye.
PS The burner is LTR-48246S.
PPS Hmm, this may be better at media forum, so feel free to move it.