DVD writer only recognises CD (LG GH20NS10)

vbimport

#1

[qanda]This thread is about the LG GH20NS10. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]For the longest time I’ve used an HP 530i dvd writer & maxel , sony dvd+r with out any troubles, just recently my drive, (in the My Computer window) with out any media reads “dvd+rw drive”. As soon as I insert a blank dvd+r it changes to “cd drive”. I have updated the firmware, tried 3 different types of blank media with the same result.
Today after unistalling its drivers & software, I replaced it with a brand new LG gh20, installed software & updated firmware, restarted PC & got the exact same results as I did with th HP.
I have used the same burn software for the last 2 years:
“Clone DVD” & “Convert X to DVD”

What solutions are there?

I have used the recomended “DVD Identifier” with these results…

Status:

[13:41:33] DVD Identifier V5.0.1
[13:41:33] Initializing Drive Interface [Auto-Select ASPI/SPTI]
[13:41:33] SPTI Drive Interface Successfully Initialized
[13:41:33] 1 Supported Drive Found (Out Of 2 Available Drives)
[13:41:33] Manufacturer Database [12-OCT-08@872$99] Loaded From File : (@872$99) Entries Found
[13:41:34] This Version Of ‘DVD Identifier’ Is Up-To-Date
[13:41:34] The Manufacturer Database Is Up-To-Date
[13:45:23] DVD+R/+RW Medium Detected. Starting Identification…
[13:45:23] ** Initiating ADIP Retrieval Method 1 (Original ADIP)
[13:45:23] ADIP Read Method 1 Completed Without Errors
[13:45:23] Disc Identification Completed Successfully

Drive capabilities on this disc:

** INFO : Drive = HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH20LP20 - [FW 1.02] - [ATAPI]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+R-DL DVD+RW
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-R-DL DVD-RW DVD-RAM
** INFO : Disc = [DVD+R:SONY-D21-000]
** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps
** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 27700 kBps (20.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 22160 kBps (16.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 16620 kBps (12.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 = 11080 kBps ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #5 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported
Descriptor #1 = 27700 kBps (20.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 22160 kBps (16.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 16620 kBps (12.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 = 11080 kBps ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

& media code block:
** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information
0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
0010 : 00 00 07 53 4f 4e 59 00 00 00 00 44 32 31 00 38 …SONY…D21.8
0020 : 23 54 37 14 00 28 6e 00 80 69 17 19 0c 0c 0a 0b #T7…(n…i…
0030 : 01 19 1b 0b 0b 0e 0f 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0040 : 01 00 38 38 00 20 61 24 0b 2e 23 10 04 1e 1d 01 …88. a$…#…
0050 : 00 00 00 20 61 24 0b 2e 23 10 04 1e 1d 01 00 00 … a$…#…
0060 : 02 00 54 70 00 25 66 6a 20 13 0c 0a 01 18 00 00 …Tp.%fj …
0070 : 00 00 00 36 61 6a 20 13 0c 0a 01 18 00 00 00 3a …6aj …:
0080 : 03 00 54 df 00 25 66 6a 20 13 0c 0a 01 18 00 00 …T…%fj …
0090 : 00 00 00 60 5f 85 20 12 0a 0a 01 20 00 00 00 5a …`_. … …Z
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …


#2

Use a burning software and all problems disappear.


#3

[QUOTE=chef;2166229]Use a burning software and all problems disappear.[/QUOTE]

Clone DVD IS a burn software