LiteOn SHW-160P6S

My drive has problems formating and reading Office Depot DVD-RW or DVD+RW disks do I have bad burner?

It’s more probable that you are using low quality discs.

What is mediacode of these discs? What do you mean exactly with “formating”? Are you using some packet writing software like InCD?

I am formating my disks with Nero 6 mediacode Is: Ritek 004 048

Ritek are not the very best. I think that the problem is a poor quality media.

Again, what do you mean with “formating”? Do you mean erase?

I suggest to use imgburn to erase your discs. Nero often fails in erase RW media and imgburn was able to recover discs that nero is not able to write anymore.

Yes I mean erase.

Then I suggest to use imgburn. It’s one of the better softwares to manage rewritable media.

I also suggest to do FULL erase, because quick doesn’t erase actually the disc, and it can cause writing errors. It’s more time consuming, but it’s also safer :wink: