I tried to erase a TDK cdrw today with my Plextor Premium and the disc never finished, it just sat at 0%. So after 25 mins I restarted the pc because the drive was locked and when I put a normal game disc in it, it won't read the disc, the pc just hangs while it tries to read (I tried to erase the disc with my liteon dvdburner and it couldn't erase the disc either, the disc is bad). I tried to do a cdr burn and it looks like it burned fine but the disc is not readable in any drive (burned surface looks fine). Now my drive is out of warranty so if anyone knows a way to possibly revive the drive I'd be very greatful if you could let me know.
If there is no way to get it working, I mainly use the Premium to backup my games. I want to get a better dvd burner (liteon one is crap) so my other question is, can the new dvdburners from plextor (the one with gigarec) burn securom protected cds with blindwrite (a clone)? I know it can't do the dvds but can it do the cds? This would save me money if it can so I don't have to buy two drives now.
Thanks for any help on this situtation.