Few days back, a friend of mine gave me a set of softwares written on a cheap quality DVD-R. Very well, when i used it with my DVD-rw(sony dru G170A), it detected the DVD as a CD and failed to show up its content. I primarily thought it was because its a cheap DVD. Later i went to his home got the softwares written a sony DVD, he too has a sony dvd burner(dru G190).
Again my drive failed to recognize the DVD, it still said it was a CD. Fearing that the dvd drive’s read component has failed, I burned a test DVD on my system. Burned well & worked fine. But whenever i use the other DVD, it never shows up its content. next when I use the test DVD, it too doesnt show the contents. Only after a restart, it starts to show the contents of the test DVD. I tested the same DVD at my friends place, it works absolutely fine.
I wonder whats wrong? either the DVD drive or some software files have become corrupt.
Any nice suggestions for trouble shooting?
I have burned a lot of DVD’s before & never had a problem like this.
Here’s my rig config:
mobo: m2n-mx, 1GB ram, 160GB HDD.
nvidia 7600GT 256MB
sony dru G170A/ dru aw G170A.
Software’s installed, winxp sp2, nero 8, isobuster, alcohol.
The drive is still under warranty. its almost 11 months, so I need to be quick to get it repaired/replaced if its a faulty drive.