My search for a solution led me to these forums. Looks like a great place, hopefully someone will have some insight!
I have a CDR that works no problem, except in two different Thinkpad laptops I have - an older T-42 and a brand spankin' new T-43 - both cannot read it! Both Thinkpads are equipped with a DVD/CD-RW drive - that look the same but show different mfg. dates and part numbers. I've put the CDR in different laptop and desktop PCs - all of which have no problem reading its contents. I've been trying to determine what the problem is.
Here is what I've found so far. I can copy the CDR with CloneCD (there are some error messages, see log below) and again the copy will run no problem on other PCs except for my Thinkpads. I'm hoping this log file tells the tale, I just don't know what it all means. Please help!
CloneCD log file:
I 7:30:06 PM CloneCD Version 184.108.40.206 started!
I 7:30:06 PM ElbyCDIO Driver 220.127.116.11
I 7:30:06 PM ElbyCDIO.dll 18.104.22.168
I 7:30:06 PM CCDDriver.dll 22.214.171.124
I 7:30:06 PM ElbyECC.dll 126.96.36.199
I 7:30:06 PM WriteDVD.dll 188.8.131.52
W 7:30:08 PM Registered to: UNREGISTERED
W 7:30:08 PM 21 of 21 Trial Days remaining!
I 7:30:08 PM Searching for SCSI/ATAPI devices...
I 7:30:15 PM Device Scan found 0 CD-ROMs and 1 CD-Writers!
I 7:31:11 PM Starting copy from PHILIPS DVD8421 to J:\OFFICE11.ccd
I 7:31:11 PM Read Speed for Data Tracks: Maximum
I 7:31:11 PM Read Speed for Audio Tracks: Maximum
I 7:31:11 PM Read SubChannel Data from Data Tracks: No
I 7:31:11 PM Read SubChannel Data from Audio Tracks: No
I 7:31:11 PM Fast Error Skip: Yes
I 7:31:11 PM Don't report read errors: No
I 7:31:11 PM Intelligent Bad Sector Scanner: Yes
I 7:31:12 PM CD contains CD-Text: No
I 7:31:12 PM Reading Track 1... (Blocks 0-101668)
W 7:31:14 PM Failed to read Sector 0
W 7:31:15 PM Failed to read Sector 1
W 7:31:17 PM Failed to read Sector 2
W 7:31:18 PM Failed to read Sector 3
I 7:31:20 PM Fast Error Skip has been enabled automatically!
I 7:31:20 PM Scanning bad sectors...
W 7:31:24 PM Writing Dummy Sectors 4 to 10
I 7:31:25 PM Scanning bad sectors...
W 7:31:27 PM Writing Dummy Sectors 11 to 11
I 7:31:31 PM Fast Error Skip has been disabled automatically!
I 7:33:41 PM Duration of operation: 00:02:28
I 7:33:41 PM Average Speed: 1612 kBytes/s (9.16)
I 7:33:41 PM Reading finished!