I recently had to reformat my hard drive and re-install windows. I dont know if it’s coincidence or not, but my writer seems to be playing up a bit now.
It’s an intermittent problem - sometimes it converts and burns a DVD in the normal time and other times it’s taking over an hour just to burn a DVD. I’ve lost loads of DVDs as well - it just seems to have taken a dislike to them and they’re varying quality and brands - Verbatim, TDK, Memorex and now one cheapo from Morrisons.
Maybe a really dumb question, but do burners burn out?? :o It’s a 2-3 years old and probably isn’t the best quality. The local computer store didn’t have the one I wanted when I went for it and I ended up in PC World getting an Emprex Dual Layer writer.
Also, if I burn a DVD and then try to play it, I’m getting a notice saying that theres a problem with the copyright protection!! And I’ve not been trying to burn anything illegal!
Sorry if I’m being so vague - I guess my question is - is there any settings I should be checking or should I just go and get a new writer and what’s a recommended one (without having to sell a kidney to pay for it!)