DVD-RW writer only read CD's

Hi everyone, newbie here^^

I have recently brought a new pc, it came with a DVD-RW 16X HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H30L, which apprently is meant to write dvd’s too, but for some reason it only reads CD’s, and I can also only burn CD’s. The software I am using is Nero 7 premium and when i check the driver infomation in nero it says DMA off.
I dont know much about DVD writers, but it seems from what Iv read from forum this is important, any suggestion on how i can fix this problem?


Hi impr3za
Weclome to CD Freaks
for the DMA issue click on the DMA RESET TOOL below in my signature download it and run it, that will set the DMA on your computer,you can run Nero infotool it will tell you what it supports as far as read and write and will also tell you what the firmware is for the burner, also you may want to check for a firmware update for your burner

Hi storm jumper thanks for your help
Iv done what you have suggested but when I run the software the following message appears.
"No ressettable ATA channels with windows drivers found. Nothing has changed"
I also forgot to mention that I am using windows Vista

here is the infomation from nero INFO tool

Nero InfoTool 3.06

Drive Information

Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version : S755
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 06-12-26
Serial Number : 6?6;:?3%
Vendor Specific : 06/12/26
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 0:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 40 X
Write Speed : 40 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : No
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 2
Changes User : 4
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (E:)

Type : - no disc inserted -

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Description : system32\drivers\iastor.sys
Company : Intel Corporation
Version :
Description : Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: ST3320820AS
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On
Description : Slave: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H30L
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : Off
Autorun : On

Adapter 2

Description : @usbport.inf,%pci\ven_8086&dev_27cc.devicedesc%;Intel® 82801GB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC

Description : system32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Description : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Generic- Compact Flash USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : Generic- SD/MMC USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : Apple iPod USB Device
Type : Disk Drive

Software Information

Operating System : Professional (6.00.6000 )
Country : United Kingdom
Language : English
ANSI Code Page : 1252
OEM Code Page : 850
DirectX : DirectX 10.0

if you can offer anymore advice that would be great.