Hopefully it is ok to ask DVD questions here
DVD is LG 4020B
Software is Nero 188.8.131.52
Originally burned under Win2K
Maxell DVD-R burned at 2x
I burned an image created by CDIMAGE - just over 4GB. I followed instructions except where it said to finalize the disc I decided to leave it open (I read the warning where it said the disc might only be usable under XP but I was ok with that).
Disc could not be read under Win2K so I installed XP and the disc shows up under XP as a DVD-R icon with text that says "CD Drive" but opening the drive shows no files or folders. However, Nero can see the existing session and all the files.
I tried to use Nero to finalize the disc but I didn't see any confirmation that it did anything (I left for a while and the burning progress screen never showed up). Then I tried to Write and Finalize without adding any files but that came up eventually with a bad disk error.
Before I try again with another disc can someone give an opinion on what went wrong. Maybe using Nero was a mistake and I should have used the software that came with the drive. Is there anyway to salvage the disc?