Ok, here’s a brain scratcher for all the cdfreak techies out there… i’ll try to keep this short and sweet. A friend of mine wanted me to burn him a couple dvds, well 1 dvd that’s 3 discs, kind of like a box set. Anyways, I figure no big deal, I’ve never had any issues copying dvd’s before. So I go to copy the first disc, (using dvd shrink, then save as ISO and burn with nero) no big deal, it worked blah blah. Then I try disc 2 and this is where the issues start. I went through the same process and it looks like it burns, no error messeges or anything, but it didn’t write anything to the disc. Sounded like it the drive was writing and software ran normal all that. So I assume it was an encryption issue. The discs are CSS… but it managed to burn the first one hmm? I downloaded a few other programs to help trouble shoot my issue…ANYDVD…DVDFAB…1clickdvdcopy…DVD Decrypter…all of these programs seem to be working fine, say burn process completed all that good stuff. Its almost like none of them are finalizing the discs…They just don’t write anything to the blank DVDs. I’ve tryed skipping the ISO creating and burning straight to DVD. Tryed multiple burn speeds. Tryed switching DVDs and burning a different one that wasn’t encrypted. It doesn’t want to copy any dvds now even ones i’ve copyed before, but reads and plays dvds fine…I’m lost now…drivers crap out or something? strange that it would burn the first disc, but now no dvd at all…
toshiba satellite A205 S5800
downgraded stock vista to xp SP3
Drive:TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H
Burning software: Nero, DVD Shrink, Alcohol 120, Magic ISO, DVDFAB, ANYDVD, DVD Decrypter, 1clickdvdcopy…
memorex DVD+R 16x printable (never had issues with these before)
no burning error messeges to post…
Thanks in advance.