I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a Sony DW D56a. In DVD Shrink, the option for booktyping is greyed out but CHECKED so I can’t uncheck it. I can only burn DVD’s that are read in very new dvd players and dvd recorders. They cannot be read in original xbox or ps2 drives. I have used all different types of media - and + r’s. I have also changed firmware several times and stuck with Dell’s PDS7. Please help…
Then buy another drive. Nothing else will help in your case.
It is a laptop, I am not investing in another drive. What the hell is the point of that? Why would I buy this one in the first place?
If booktyping is “greyed out but CHECKED” your +R discs are being set to -ROM automatically and you’re already getting maximum compatibility. How are you checking the booktype of your burned DVD+R’s? I think you need to get better discs and check the burn quality as your problem doesn’t appear to be related to booktyping.
Well I give up why? Also why get angry,it’s not our fault that it can not be helped, Bitch at dell.
It is a no go for any changes I make. I am using -R’s for now to no avail. I just want a solution and I am willing to do quite a bit for it.
DVD-R cannot be bitset and when burnt not faster than 8x on good -R media most ps2s should be able to read/play them.
I know -R’s can’t be bitset, but I heard that if it is checked then it will guarantee a coaster.
You heard that where?
I have seen on many forums and guides that a -R that is booktyped will burn a coaster.
Not sure what prg. they used to do it. You would be beter off going back to those forums, as they Have the Knowledge and ability to help you.