DVD burn fails during 'lead-in'

Hey all,

My problem is that I have a DVDRW (IDE 16x, IDE\CDROMDVDRW_IDE_16X___________________________A07F____\5&39C8C95E&0&0.1.0 )

Whenever I try to burn CDs or DVDs with it (using any media, I have tried several differnt types of CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R), it gets as far as “Lead-in” and then fails. This has happened with Nero (versions 6 and 8), DVDShrink, iTunes, WMP, MusicMatch, and the default Windows burn utility.

I am using Windows XP MCE with SP2

Any ideas?

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Most of times this issue is due to a poor quality disc. Which brands have you tried?

Welcome to CDF’s:

I believe you have a BTC DVD drive. They are known to be crappy burners. Can you try the drive in another pc and see how it goes?


Most recently, Memorex DVD-R 16x. In the past, Sony DVD-R, Sony DVD-RW, Memorex CD-R.

I suggest to try a better media like Verbatim :slight_smile:

Not easily, but I’ll see what I can manage.