I've got some verbatim DL's ordered - Best Buy & Office Max aren't in my driving range [which is limited].
I know the book type ROM setting is to make home DVD players think a DVD+R is a DVD ROM, but could it possibly confuse an optical burner?
I tried to burn a no multisession verbatim CD in the LG today w/ nero 9 and it failed. I then tried to run Nero Info Tool w/ the CD in the drive, but got the message the drive didn't recognize the media. I then tried another blank verbatim CD-R, a blank verbatim DVD+R, a verbatim DVD+R w/ data files, a blank Imation DVD+R, a blank Maxell DVD+RW & a blank Memorex DVD+DL.
Info Tools only recognized the memorex DL. According to the drive tab CD-R read & write should be OK w/ the LG, as well as DVD+R and DVD+RDL read & write, which is what the LG manual said. The disc tab correctly IDed the disc type & manufacturer [Ritek makes memorex, correct?].
I could open doc files from the previously burned data DVD+R altho nero info tools said no media was inserted in the drive tab. The CD-R & DVD+R discs that weren't recognized by whatever version of Info comes w/ nero 9 in the LG were recognized by whatever version comes w/ nero 6 in the DVD drives on my desktop.
I've been reading multisessions DVDs burned on various drives in the LG without any problem recently and apparently still can. I can't remember if I had any problems burning DVD+R's on the LG before I installed nero 9. I was trying to figure out how to get the LG to burn to RAM discs and to get WinXP to do the drag & drop/packet-writing type CD burn and I remember clearly I got nowhere.
So I don't know if the drive has suddenly developed problems, the lasers need cleaning, nero 9 has problems, winxp [tab ed sp3] has problems or all of the above.
I think I should uninstall Nero 9 and reinstall the Nero OEM that came w/ the LG and see if I can still burn CDs & DVDs.