It was suggested I ask here.
In January I bought a Lite-On SOHW-1633S DVD+/-R/W drive and it worked great for about four months, out of nowhere though, the discs (DVD movies) I burned no longer worked. Everything seems fine during the actual burning process, it completes successfully in about 7-9 minutes (at 8x), but then, when trying to play the DVD in a stand alone player (or even the drive itself afterwards) if it even plays, it'll freeze up and and then just stop playing. It only started doing this a couple of months ago, and it worked perfectly fine for the first few months I had it, until this happend out of nowhere. I've updated the firmware, which changed nothing. Tried burning at slower speeds, changed nothing. I even tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalled them, and still changed nothing. The computer I'm running is an AMD Duron running at 900 Mhz with 256 MB RAM on XP Pro. Anyone help me out? This thing cost me a decent amount of money and I'd hate for it to be garbage after only having it a short while