Ok guys, I am an IT major, know most computer hardware and software inside and out but I am completely stumped here. Any help here would be greatly appriciated!
Notebook: Gateway 7426GX
Driver: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532A
CD / DVD Type DVDÂ±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Read Speed 24x (CD) â€¢ 8x (DVD)
Optical Drive Write Speed 24x (CD) â€¢ 8x (DVD+R) â€¢ 8x (DVD-R)
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed 10x (CD-RW) â€¢ 4x (DVD-RW) â€¢ 4x (DVD+RW)
The dvd drive was working fine… Then… I formated my PC, reinstalled windows, reinstalled all the SAME drivers and SAME applications. Now, I can successfully burn/read a cd/cdr, I can read a dvd as well and even burn a data dvd (tested a small file). For some reason I cannot burn a video dvd. I have tried to use Nero 6/7, Easy DVD Copy, Xilisoft. These all actually say they successfully burn a DVD, but when it is complete you pop the disk back in and it says its still blank! Now you cannot copy again on the same disk so it is doing something to it. I also do notice a small data line when looking at the data side of the disk stretching about 1/2 inch from the center of the dvd. So… What is wrong here?
I was thinking hardware because of the limited amount of data burning (if it burns inside to out). But why RIGHT after I format do I notice the problems? And no errors… Says disks burn successfully… Even take the correct amount of time.
I have attempted formatting again, no luck
Hardware issue? Software issue? Driver issue? Please help!