Since today i have a very strange problem here. For the past several months i have burned around 100 DVD’s (all data DVD’s) using the same media - Verbatim DVD+R 16x ones. The code, given by IMGburn, is MCC-004-00 and i usually bought them in 25-packs.
Recently i bought a 50-pack because i knew i had to burn quite some. Which i did today.
After using up the rest of the old pack (4 discs burned fine as usual) the very first one of the new pack turned into a coaster - in fact i had a “I-O Error” message popping up, after which the writer itself would crash - it opened, but then wouldn’t close, disappeared from “My Computer” and i had to restart the computer.
Burned another one - no problem.
Next one - SAME PROBLEM AGAIN! Again rebooted to get the writer back working.
Next disk - no problem.
And the next - SAME AGAIN!!!
So as of yet out of five attempted burns with discs from this pack, three became coasters and in fact crashed the burner. All discs are the exact same as before - MCC-004-00, they look 100% identical to the ones that were in the 25-pack right down to the number stamped on the inner ring etc. Also the package was properly sealed, “Made in Taiwan” and all… but why would these suddenly cause such problems?
Or is this coincidentally my burner dying now? It’s a Lite-On LH-20A1P, DMA is on and i try to burn (as always) at 4x.
Thanks in advance for any advise…