Hi, much confused newbie here.
I have access to a notebook, with a DVD-burner (“Toshiba DVD-ROM SDR6112”) and so far I’ve successfully written 9 discs with it, but now all of a sudden it longer seems to read/write a certain kind of disc.
Now, I’ve been using SKY DVD-Rs and now I’ve heard all the nasty stuff about it, but so far they have worked perfectly. The drive no longer reads the ones it had burned (whereas my own computer’s “HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC4520B” can) and can’t write on fresh ones because Nero waits for the drive to ready for all eternity. It can, however use DVD-RWs and the one Verbatim disc I have.
I got the SKY discs in 3 bundles of five, used up a pack and a half before this started happening. Is it really possible for them to have “gone bad” with time? I notice strange things on the discs that I haven’t seen before, almost like bubbles between layers in the inner, non-writable “core” of the disc. They don’t all have these, though.
Does this situation make sense to anybody? Is there something wrong with the drive? Am I better off getting rid of the discs? Even the ones I already finished?