[QUOTE=superflash;2076340]I have done more uninstalling and reinstalling and downloaded the newest Samsung firmware update. I had previously downloaded the one that matched the number on the back of my drive, but the LightScribe tech said to use the most current one—which is [B]TS08[/B].
Now, I have gotten three labels to burn correctly since then, but I find I sometimes have to unplug my drive and then plug it back in. After a successful burn sometimes the PC does not recognize that drive.
[B] And I have also learned the trouble signs for when NOT to attempt a LightScribe label:[/B]
The LightScribe Control Panel finds no LS drive.
The LS Diagnostic Utility finds it, but not the media (when you definitely have a LS CD-R in it).
When I do [B]Print Preview[/B] with SureThing the excess image is not masked out/blank. If I were to proceed like that, it will freeze up.
But, so far, uplugging the Samsung drive and then plugging back in seems to be the fix along with those updates. This time I plugged it into the front of my PC to see if it makes any difference, but have no label to burn yet. I mainly use my internal drive for most other CD stuff, so I didn’t notice till yesterday that the external drive wasn’t being recognized again.
So, if unplugging now and then is the price I pay for my 50 cent LightScribe drive, it’s a bargain. I ALWAYS check in advance with the Control Panel and Diagnostic Utility now and then Print Preview.[/QUOTE]
I do not have the hardware toubles thatb you describe; I use the most recent Roxio, Surething, and Lightscribe software and I still get poor results. For every satisfactory label I get two or three poor ones. The most problematic are the ‘black’ areas.
Also, why is Surething so slow in most things that I need from it?