I have problems with creating DVD-RWs since several days now. I don't know why and have tried different firmwares, official and codeguys firmware. I have resetted the media calibration with EEPROM Utility, tried different burning utilities and dozends of different DVD-RWs - but nothing worked: After i try to burn or erase a DVD-RW, the recorder always erases the Media Code.
I can't read out the media code afterwards in DVDInfoPro - although, before that, there was one. With no media code on the media, it can't be written to in any application, as it seems. Either the application doesn't recognize the DVD as RW at all, or at least claims that there is no free space. With Nero and CDRecord i can TRY to burn, but then, the application stops after approx. 30 minutes without doing anything and just tells me an error (sometime PMA Error, power calibration error, sometimes just Error).
I also realized, that after erasing the DVD-RW with Nero, the bitsetting is changed to DVD-ROM and the DVD is not recognized anymore as DVD-RW by nero, as long as i don't erase it with DVDInfoPro (note, that it's a MINUS DVD-RW). Then it can be burned, with the errors mentioned above. Anyone an idea what's going on?
Burner: LITEON 832S
Problem appeared since i've updated my system from Win98 to WinXP. Media worked fine under Win98, though.