I have a Pioneer DVR-108 unit on an approx. five year old assembled PC running
Windows XP Pro+Sp3 with Nod32 AV, Malwarebytesâ€™ AntiMalware and Super AntiSpyware installed.
Recently wanting to try out Linux Mint and also Zorin OS on my PC, I downloaded the iso images
from their websites, verified the fileâ€™s md5 checksum and using Imgburn burned
the images (separately of course), on two Verbatim DVD-R blanks from a recently
purchased a stack of 100 blank DVDâ€™s.
The DVDâ€™s were burnt using the slowest speed of 1x, using the â€˜verifyâ€™ option.
When trying to boot the PC with these discs, I get to see the initial splash screen
of the Linux and Zorin software but get no further than that as the monitor screen goes blank
and nothing happens thereafter!
Assuming that there could be something wrong with the DVD blanks, I tried
another brand of DVD blank with the same result.
I even tried another burning software (CDBurnerXP) with the same result.
I then took the DVD to another PC (Dell) and was surprised to see no problems
installing the same Linux software!
So then this begs the question â€“ What ails this DVD-ROM Writer?
By the way , this unit of mine plays all other DVDâ€™s, like movies for example, without a hitch.
I hope I am not missing something but would be most grateful if some one here
can throw some light on this vexing issue, before I go out and buy another unit.
Thanks in advance