Just when you thought it was safe… I’m back!
Have just noticed something utterly bizarre…
I had been experimenting with Nero and my pack of DVD+RWs, which seemed to work fine except for one or two failures. I tried erasing one of the failed discs with Nero, which threw an error. I re-tried with the erase speed=4x, the disc’s rated speed, which still failed with “invalid field in command” error.
After removing the disc from my drive, cursing and throwing it across the room, I replaced it with one of the “unreadable” failures. As usual, the annoying windoze autoplay thing started up, but this time I was fascinated to see it recognising the names of files on the disc…
Sure enough, the disc’s contents were visible to windoze explorer!
I have been able to copy a few files to my HDD, but many remain unaccessible, even tho explorer can see them. Access is painfully S-L-O-W - if it happens at all.
I thought I’d try finalising a problem disc with Nero, but the “finalise” checkbox on the burn menu remains disabled / greyed out.
Of course, when I re-booted my PC, all the problem discs were unreadable again. Trying to erase the first DVD+RW @ 4x (ie. its rated speed) causes the same error and yet somehow allows me to view the failed discs in explorer and Nero.
There’s something weird going on here which I don’t understand.
Anybody know what?