Lost abilty to write to dvd+r's

Hi guys,

My drive has suddenly lost the ability to write to dvd+r’s through nero. It’s OK writing to dvd-r’s.

Looking at infotool it says that my drive can not write to dvd+r’s but I’ve not had a problem burning them before. Any Ideas guys?

Nero InfoTool 4.4.0.0

Drive Information

Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4165B
Type : DVD-R/RW Combo Drive
Firmware Version : DL05
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : FE55FDB008
Vendor Specific :
Drive Letter : J:
Location : 0:2
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : n/a
Write Speed : n/a

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : No
Read DVD+R : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read DVD+R DL : No
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
LightScribe : No
Modes : n/a

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 2
Changes User : 4
Changes Vendor : 4

CSS : No
CPRM : No
AACS : No
VCPS : No

Drive Information

Drive : ZQ1143E NWR742M
Type : DVD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version : 1.0
Buffer Size : 512 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number : n/a
Vendor Specific :
Drive Letter : K:
Location : 3:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 16.0 , 1.0 X
Write Speed : n/a

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : No
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : No
Write CD-RW : No
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
LightScribe : No
Modes : n/a

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : None
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

CSS : No
CPRM : No
AACS : No
VCPS : No

System Information

AllocateCdRoms : 0
Operating System : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
Country : United States
Language : English
ANSI Code Page : 1252
OEM Code Page : 437
DirectX : DirectX 9.0c
Internet Explorer : 7.0.5730.11 (Build 75730)

Software Information

Description : Nero Home
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero StartSmart
Version : 3, 8, 3, 1
Company : Nero AG

Description : MSI starter
Version : 1, 6, 28, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Burning ROM
Version : 7, 8, 5, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Burning ROM
Version : 7, 8, 5, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero SoundTrax
Version : 2, 8, 3, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Wave Editor
Version : 3, 8, 3, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero BackItUp
Version : 2, 7, 3, 2
Company : Nero AG

Description : Cover Designer
Version : 2, 8, 3, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero PhotoSnap image editor
Version : 1, 2, 0, 23
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Photosnap Image Viewer
Version : 1, 2, 0, 23
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Recode 2
Version : 2, 5, 2, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero MediaHome
Version : 2,5,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero ImageDrive
Version : 3.0.0.12
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero CD - DVD Speed
Version : 4, 7, 0, 4
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero DriveSpeed
Version : 3, 0, 11, 1
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero InfoTool
Version : 4, 4, 0, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero BurnRights Control Panel
Version : 2.1.0.8
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Home
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : PowerDVD
Version : 7.00.1115
Company : CyberLink Corp.

Description : Nero Check
Version : 1, 0, 0, 6
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Patent Activation
Version : 7.8.6.0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Scout Options
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Search Advanced
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Online Upgrade
Version : 7.8.6.0
Company : Nero AG

Description : NeTsMan
Version : 1, 0, 3, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : NiReg
Version : 1, 5, 1002, 0
Company : Nero AG

Description : NMBC Writer
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : NMBg Monitor
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : NM First Start
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : NMIndexingService
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : NMS Transcoder
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : NMTVServer
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : NMTv Wizard
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero Remote Ctrl Handler
Version : 2,0,5,0
Company : Nero AG

Hardware Information

CPU : Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Bus Type : PCI Bus
Motherboard : ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5ND2-SLI 1.XX
s
: Phoenix Technologies, LTD Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Memory : 2048 MB
: <SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio [A400]
: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT

Welcome to CD Freaks Forum, does your drive read the DVD+R?, try to use deferent brand of media for DVD+R (Verbatim, Sony, Fuji) also go to "Device Manager’ and try to uninstall the IDE Controller that you have your writer drive connected to reboot and let the window reinstall the drive again. I f all does not help then this is the time to replace the drive. Good Luck.

Thanks for the advice TCAS.

I tried uninstalling the drive and rebooting but it still doesnt work.

The dvd+r discs are verbatims and have been working fine until I installed the latest build of nero. I have since uninstalled and gone back to a previous version. I can still burn to dvd+r’s in imgburn.

As a tempory solution I managed to pick up 100 verbatim dvd-r’s for £12 from staples as they have an offer on at the mo.

If a new drive is needed, what do you guys recommend?

Hi,

as you can still use DVD+R with ImgBurn, then there is nothing wrong with your hardware. No need to buy a new drive here.
Seems as if something was messed up with your system installation, especially with Nero.
As a temporary solution, just use Nero’s image recorder as target and burn the image you created that way with imgburn.

For troubleshooting you might also uninstall your virtual drive software.

Michael