I am very new to this and i hope that you will excuse me for some of my stupid questions.
I purchased a new Lite on 451s dvd -/+rw drive and i was able to successfully create 3 backup copies of my own Dvds.
Before i started, i went to Lite On's web site and i downloaded the latest available firmware upgrade and i successfully upgraded my drive in no time.
All 3 copies that i made on DVD+r disks are excellent and play on my old Pioneer Dvd player. So far so good.
Here is the issue,...i have the drive for a week now and i still have not had the luck to make it work with my Memorex DVD-R disks. I cannot burm movies on them, i cannot burn data on them ... the moment i put a DVD-R disk in my drive, the drive "freezes" and doesn't do anything. I can see on "My computer" that i have a DVD-r disk inside but that's all. I cannot use the drive at all after this. Nero 6.0 doesn't see it or is asking for media. And the worst part it is that once the DVD-r disk is inside i CANNOT eject the disk anymore. I have to restart my PC to do it. This is how USELESS my LiteOn has been when it comes to using DVD-r media. I tried 3 different Memorex 4x dvd-r disks - same result. Drive doesn't "see" them and freezes the eject.
Why is all this happening??? Is Memorex DVD-r media that bad? Is my drive bad? Am i missing something here?? I know that 451s is DVD-r capable. Why i can't make it work? Any fixes?
Thank you in advance!