Sorry, but I think I’m going to be long-winded.
I’ve always had trouble of some sort with my external Sony DRX-820U, especially when trying to use this software to burn a DVD.
I had (and still have) an internal CD burner and an internal DVD reader. I just finished swapping those out for a pair of the Samsung SH-S222A internal IDE DVD burners.
I jumpered one Samsung as Master (E:) and one as Slave (F:), with the Master at the end of the IDE cable.
Version 22.214.171.124 isn’t happy with my changes. My E: (Master) starts to read a disc, but I keep getting read errors (with the software asking if it should Retry, Ignore, or Ignore All. Doesn’t matter what I chose, the read error just keeps popping up. Video preview might start, but then it shuts off when the errors occur.
Version 126.96.36.199Qt is also giving me those read errors. If I close the error and try to rip a disc, the software hangs at “Analyzing of DVD started.”
Basically, I wanted to read from one drive and write to the other. I thought this might avoid the problems (coaster after coaster) I’ve had in the past when using the single external burner and DVDFab.
This is an older machine with an ASUS P4PE mobo, Windows XP Pro with SP3.
I was assuming my mobo would support internal DVD burners. I just burned a disc with ImgBurn in one of the Samsungs, and that disc seems fine.
If I open My Computer, both E: and F: are listed as a DVD-RAM Drive, just like my external Sony.
I guess what I’m confounded by is why Fab is giving me the read errors shortly after the video preview begins.
If I needed device drivers, then ImgBurn wouldn’t have been able to burn a disc just now, so I assume that’s not a problem. Thing is, I have seen some older XP machines completely unable to access internal DVD burners. I hope I’m not going to have a related issue and be unable to use these things.
Thanks if you can help me out.