This weekend I got an LG GH22NP20 drive, bought some memorex (yes I know memorex "sucks" but the same media work on my brothers same level LG drive as well as my sisters notebook internal drive as well as the xbox 360 I am going to be hoepfuly using these dvds on). I also got an IDE to USB adapter cord so I could use this drive externally.
The problem is that the drive wont burn dual layers, it will burn single layers and one side of dual layer dvds, but not a full dual layer dvd+r. It gives the semaphore timeout period has expired. A couple of times the burnin started, but ultimately failed. My internal Matshita drive does at least begin the burning process somewhat, but fails with other error, again only with dual layers.
I've tried th following troubleshooting methods.
- DMA mode applied
- Windows XP re-installed
- Firmware update
- Several different burning softwares
- Uninstalling/reinstalling ide channels, dvd drives, then rebooting
- Turning off the computer and dvd drive, rebooting Windows then powering up the drive.
- A whole bunch of other shit that I honestly can't remember becaue of the sheer number of hours I've put into getting this hunk of crap to work this weekend.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.