No Disk Inserted?!?!?!?!

CD burning has always worked for me, but trying to copy a DVD movie onto a blank DVD disk…the bloody thing keeps telling me there’s nothing in the drive. I’ve tried CloneDVD, NTI, AOA DVD copy programs. Nothing.

Then I checked DVD FAQ. It seems my SOSW - 852S DVD - RW drive can not write onto a DVD+R disc (My friend’s does) so I go by the book ad try a DVD-R disc. Noting.

What can I do?

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Updates: Just picked up a 2x DVD-RW rewritable Verbatim disk…finally it recognizes it, but I’m still having buring errors with burning. I’m using NTI.

Error message says to 1. Clean disk surface
2. Try a lower writing speed
3. Use another disk

This is my error log:

========== BEGIN OF LOG ==========

Start Time: Tuesday, December 06, 2005, 07:55:39PM

Processor Architecture: INTEL
Processor Type: INTEL PENTIUM
Processor Level: 6
Microsoft Windows XP version 5.1 Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Memory in use: 61%
Total physical memory: 506 MB
Total free physical memory: 196 MB
Total paging file: 1182 MB
Total free paging file: 922 MB
Total virtual memory: 2097 MB
Total free virtual memory: 1983 MB

CD Layout: Data DVD
Disc Format: DVD-ROM
File System: UDF
Bootable CD: No
Total Data Blocks: 2190384

CD-Recorder: Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S (E:)
Firmware Version: PRS7
Disc Media: DVD-RW
Free Disc Blocks: 2297888
Test: No
Write Speed: 2x
Write Method: Disc-At-Once
Close Disc: Yes
Leave Session Open: No

Error Code: 1014
CDB: 2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
SenseKey:03 ASC:73 ASCQ:03

Finish Time: Tuesday, December 06, 2005, 08:05:06PM

========== END OF LOG ==========

RW disks are not reliable. Just burn -R media. If you’re burner’s specs say it doesn’t burn +R then don’t try. Don’t buy crap media. No memorex or TDK or Office Supply store specials. Buy -R Sony, Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden (i cannot spell that damn brand name) to be safe.

Test with CloneDVD. It is reliable. Don’t know what NTI, AOA stands for.

@Nuke, read this thread. It relates to your burner.

What’s wrong with TDK? I have a batch of them (-R). MID: TTG01. Changed writing strategy to TYG02, and they burn well.

What brand has Taiyo Yuden, or is this the brand?

i have NEC DVD+RW ND1100A
and have been trying to burn movies using nero 6 ultra and imgburn
but in both cases right when the burning is about to start a message comes up saying insert blank dvd or drive not ready (when it already coontains a blank disc)
when i press disc info
it says no disc inserted
i have tried verbatim dvd-rw
and memorex dvd-r
i can’t understand why the dvd writer drive won’t recognise blank dvd’s

Please don’t cross-post and hijack other threads. Your problem has been answered in the Newbie forum:

All other comments there please.

That is the brand - top notch. They have a valueline version now, but I have not tried that as I have not had ANY problems with the regular TY discs. Just picked up 200 white inkjet printable 8x from Meritline for $77.99 with free shipping. They will burn reliably at 12x as well.

Thanks goober22. I posted it more than 1 year ago so I should know the answer by now. :wink: