I’ve read most of the articles here and searched over the past few days as well trying to find the key to my dismay.
I have a 812S and burned 2 seperate 50pks of Memorex CMC MAG F01-00’s with 1 coaster that was my own fault. I even got the burns tweaked pretty well around the time VS0A came out (I had probably run every firmware from stock through that and still never made something unplayable). I had taken a break from burning and had some virus issues on the pc, upgraded to SP2, etc. I decided to make a few more DVD’s and EVERY one since my break wouldn’t play in any player and the scans were NASTY. I had PIF’s down to nil and now I’m in the 100’s. SO of course, I rebuild my OS from scratch to eliminate issues from the viruses and SP2. I’ve tried everything I can think of, APSI, DMA, killing off every process not needed during burn time, windows native drivers vs vendor specific for components. Still everything plays fine on the PC and the iso image plays perfectly as well…but in a player they all lock up or are heavily artifacted. I’ve even gone back to stock 812S codes, nothing.
I use DVD Shrink, whatever the latest was from a few days ago, ANYDVD, always backup to iso and burn with alcohol (latest version as well) as Nero was 5x worse when I tried that. I had a good thing going and something screwed it up and now I’m at a total loss. I’ve even watched my power readings and nothing falls below the specs.
If there is a comprehensive troubleshoothing thread or maybe something simple like use a drive cleaner or something lol, Ill take any suggestions.
Thanks for letting me vent…