DVD Burner issues

vbimport

#1

Hello,

Im sure something along these lines has been posted in the past, but being a newbie i can’t find any information.

I have recently purchased a new LG GH22NP20, 22x DVD writer.

I have installed it fine and my version of windows XP has found and installed it for me. I have tried updating the driver and that is as up to date as can be.

My problem is that it wont allow me to burn DVD’s. I have tried using ImgBurn, MagicISO burner and Nero 8. It burns CD’s fine with no problem but when it comes to DVD’s i have no luck.

I have tried uninstalling the drive via the device manager and reinstalling it. I have tried TDK, Verbatim and ASDA! dvd media, I have tried setting it as the master drive, then the slave drive, I have taken out my other DVD drive so it is the only drive in my computer. I just dont know where to go next.

It recognises the blank media and sets the size and speed accordingly then when i try to burn, it gets to 3% the green light on the drive goes out and it just continuously spins until i cancel the burn process. Then it goes on a few more percent and ejects my dvd leaving me with yet another drinks coaster.

Can anyon help me and advise me where im going wrong??

Many thanks,


#2

Did you try to set burning speed at, let say, half of media rated speed?
If that does not work, I would return the drive.
You tried everything else.
One more think. Is drive set for DMA.
There are reports that drives some time reset to PIO mode.


#3

I was worried i may have to take it back.

I am not sure what DMA / PIO is. How can i check this?


#4

You can check that in a Device manager.
My Computer-Properties-Hardware-Device Manager.
Once there open IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
You will see two Primary and two Secondary IDE channels.
Click on each and open Advance Setting, there you see what it is set to.
DMA= Direct Memory Access
PIO= Programmed Input/output

Are you using 80 wire cable for connection to your DVD drive?