I installed this about three or four weeks ago and have not been having problems until this afternoon. I’d burned a DVD this morning and it was fine. A couple of hours later I tried to burn something on a DL disc, and DVD Fab and DVD Shrink both rejected it, saying the burn had failed. I tried two different discs and got the same error.
Then I tried ripping a DVD and things continued to be messed up. The computer froze a couple of times when I tried to just play the disc. The ripping programs didn’t seem to recognize that there was a disc in the drive. I opened up the computer to see if all the connections were correct and they seemed to be.
Then I tried different DVDs… and some of them are playing while others are not. The only thing that seems to be common among the two discs that won’t play are that they don’t seem to be in the best of condition, but two other DVD players I have play them just fine, and my LiteOn drive had played discs in poor condition just fine until this afternoon.
Then I tried burning again with another DL disc (all three were HP discs… I know sometimes there’s issues with the types of media used) and the burn again failed, the drive was very noisy and it was not ejecting the disc when the eject button was hit. It would only eject the disc when I quit DVD Fab. Finally, I did a quick burn on a DVD RW disc, and wouldn’t you know it, it burned perfectly.
It seems to me there is a problem with the drive. I find it odd that it’s reading and burning some discs fine, but clearly with the noise issues and it not ejecting the disc, that shouldn’t be regular behavior for a drive, regardless of whether or not it was tied to DVD Fab trying to access the drive. Also, I had zero problems until this afternoon and now there seem to be many… which also has me thinking it’s the drive. But I’m no expert on these things… there could be something I’m not accounting for… like something new that would be interfering with the computer’s ability to communicate or access the drive.
Sorry for the long post but I’m trying to give as much information as I can in the hopes that someone out there can tell me exactly what the problem is. Any help at all is greatly appreciated.