I've been lurking here for a long time, and now have a problem with which I wish the help of this community.
I don't mean that my other drive won't read DVD's that I've burnt, I mean NO OTHER DRIVE will read discs that I burn except for the drive that burnt it.
The drive is a BTC IDE1008, latest official Firmware on it.
The media type make no difference to this problem, it's done it on several different types from nameless DVD-R to TDK DVD-RW's, and it's always the same story.
I use Nero for the burning of Data DVD's, and the latest Nero would produce this behaviour constantly. When I downgraded to 188.8.131.52 (old version on my hard disk) it started working fine. More importantly at the time, DVDShrink would perfectly back up movies.
This morning I needed to format my computer, so I decided that I would burn a permanent DVD backup of my very important files (I'm talking about needed files for my Digital Art). Burnt 2 Data Disc that worked fine, and I could browse and access perfectly.
I formatted, put the discs back in....and getting massive read errors now. A good 30% of each disc is unreadable.
As an experiment, I decided to try backup a DVD real quick and see if it would read. My DVD Player wouldn't read it, nor would my burner either this time :eek:
So now I have lost a lot of very important files to this cuss word burner! And now I can't burn movies, and I am about to use this thing as a paper weight.
1) Anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to start burning properly again?
2) Any way to salvage my lost data?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.