Maybe someone can help. I had a hard drive crash & had to reinstall Windows XP Professional. After the reinstall every dvd-r I tried to burn would play in my computer thru Power Dvd but would not play on my stand-alone ( Toshiba 3900 ).
I would get a message saying disc error and it would eject the dvd. I thought it was the media I bought at a computer show a few weeks ago so I tried a Toshiba dvd +r and it played fine.
I used the same files that were processed thru dvd to one before I got the error with the dvd -r. I eliminated Dvd2One as the problem after using the same files with a + & - r disc.
I then bought some diffrent dvd -r's ( Memorex ) and got the same disc error.
I read that some people have had problems after installing DVD Xcopy Xpress because they both use the Pattin Coffin burning engine. I installed Xpress after installing CopytoDvd.
I tried uninstalling Xpress & uninstalling CopytoDvd & deleting all the registry entries for both programs & then reinstalling CopytoDVD and I still burn coasters.
What does not make sense is that +'s burn fine while -'s give me disc errors.
It's not the media because both types of dvd -r's I have burn & play fine on my standalone using Xcopy Xpress.
I don't want to have to go thru another reinstall of the OS. I have 2 Burners both Sony's one is a 510a & the other a 530a. Everything was working to perfection before the hard drive crash so I don't think it is hardware related.