Hello everyone. I have an external LG 22x Super Multi Dual Layer DVD Burner that has been working fine until today. I just purchased the drive in May. I burned a copy of one of my store-bought DVDs on a dual-layered DVD successfully (via DVD Fab 6). I played it on my PS3, even watched the entire movie with no problem. Then I took it out the PS3 and thought I should see if it would play in the LG drive. The disc (Windata 8x DVD+R DL disc) would not load nor be recognized by the LG drive nor does my internal Sony DVD drive (shows a disc is in the drive via drive explorer, but no files show when you try to click on it.)
After trying the dual layer DVD in both drives, I can still play store-bought DVDs in both DVD drives, and I can still play DVD copies on single-layer DVD (Memorex 8x DVD-R) in the Sony drive. But the burned single-layer DVD copies are no longer being read by the LG drive. I could play store-bought DVDs and copied DVDs before I tried to play the dual-layered DVD copy I mentioned earlier.
I deleted the hardware from windows via Hardware manager and installed it again after rebooting Windows XP Professional. I even searched for the latest drivers and it appears I already have them. The computer is a Sony VIAO and both drives are after-market and relatively new.
Please help if anyone is able. If the DVD played in my PS3, I'm not sure why it wouldn't play in either computer drive to begin with, or why it would cause single-layer copies to no longer be read. My apologies for the length but didn't want to leave anything out.