I've always burn my DVDs (movie and data) with no problems. Even with crappy branded DVDRs I get no error.
The writer is an internal one in my ACER laptop. Max speed is only 8x.
Recently I can't burn any DVDs. For DVD movies, I've always used their DVD-Video template.
I can't see any DMA / PIO related settings under my "Device Manager".
I do want to burn Data DVDs too e.g. MP3 / video collection.
Currently I can play DVD movies & Data DVDs (those I previously burnt when all was OK) perfectly.
I even tried enabling "Simulation" in Nero with and without the Burning but in both cases Simulation just failed. I get a "Invalid Block Address" message in the status window.
I noticed that when trying to burn in Nero, the Burn tab got "Verify written data" disabled so I can't tick it.
I tried Nero DriveSpeed but I get a "No CD-ROM found" message.
I bought this laptop around Dec 2008. I can't take my laptop back to the shop I bought it for repair/check up because it's in a different town & far from me.
IS there a way I can check if my writer/the laser thingy in it is physically ok? Maybe with another software.
Device Mgr says "This device is working properly". I want another opinion.
See my 2 enclosed Notepad files for the logs.
So what's suddenly screwing with my DVD burning now?
Should I downgrade to NERO 7 or 8?