I've had my LG GSA-4163B drive for about 4 years now, and until recently I've never had a problem with it.
I tried to burn to a Phillips DVD+R and all seemed to go smoothly as always, until I tested the disc. The drive began to read it, and my machine slowed to a crawl for about 5 minutes. After everything returned to "normal", i tried accessing the disc and I just recieved a message telling me there was no disc in the drive.
This has happened about ten times now (I tested burning different things).
I've never had a problem with DVD+R before, and although I read somewhere that this drive has issues with certain brands of media, I figured Phillips would be fine (you know, big name brand, invented the things etc), in fact the first couple of times I burnt to one, it worked fine. But the thing is, I bought some really cheap CD-RW's from a supermarket and they worked fine.
Does anyone have any idea's? I dont want to buy a new batch of dvd's, because I've got 200 of these things sat round, and i really don't want to buy a new drive (despite them being cheaper than salt at the moment, I guess I'm just tight!! ).
Incase this helps, here's my (rather old) system spec;
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe (Nforce2).
Windows XP SP3 + all other recent updates
Nero 8 (though I've also tried version 6, and alcohol, plus a whole bunch of freeware programs, all with the same effect).
Any ideas? Thanks guys!