I hate to have to burden everyone with my problems - but after having tried to work it out on my own for weeks now I really do need all the help I can get.
I have a Plextor PX-712SA sata dvd drive hooked up to an Asus A8N-SLI motherboard.
My problem is that I am trying to do a backup of the kids DVD movies to save on the originals - they probably won’t notice the quality reduction anyway.
So I use DVD shrink to rip the DVD to my HDD and that works fine enough and the .vob files look like they are ok - I tried testing with cdcheck and it doesn’t report any read errors.
But when I try to burn the files to a blank DVD 5 out of 7 times the disc doesn’t work.
I’ve tried using both Nero 6 SE and CloneDVD 2 and it’s the same problem with both.
Usually both Nero and CloneDVD will tell me that the burn process completed successfully but if I try using verify in Nero or CD-DVD speed they will both report numerous inaccessible, damaged or corrupted files and most of the time trying to get the DVD to run in a DVD player is useless.
I have tried to do burns both with and without the nvidia nforce chipset driver installed and I have upgraded the firmware on both the PX-712SA and on the motherboard.
I’ve tried closing down all the programs I could to make sure that it wasn’t another program causing the problem (couldn’t close Windows Defender).
I’ve tried using different DVD medias - I even borrowed some from a friend who has been using them for ages without any problems at all (Prodye) and I’ve tried with both DVD-R and +R medias.
However no matter what I’ve tried I just can’t get an even stabil burn although some of the discs are worse than others I’ll have to admit.
But what am I doing wrong - or am I just bad out of luck and at the end of the road?
Please help me - cause I really need it.
I’ve attached a screendump from CD-DVD speed just to show you all the pretty little red dots at the end of the test (the test never reached 100%)