Programs saying dvd burn complete but are blank?

hi, my brother last week purchased a toshiba dvd-rw it is model # sd-r5002 . so far we have been unsucessful in burning any dvds. i know how to burn them properly as I have my own dvd burner on my pc. here is the problem, first i tried to burn a dvd that has VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS i put them on nero clicked burn and it was fine, 100% done i clicked done the dvd popped out, i put the dvd back in to make sure it was done, just comes up as blank, so i saido k, i put it in the dvd-rom drive on his pc, blank also, put it in 3 other dvd players in the house, says blank disk or bad disk on some of the dvd players, went back on nero disc info said the media is blank, tried 3 other brands of dvd-r’s same thing, then tried nero 7 same thing, back to nero 6 same thing, dvd decrypter, same thing, roxio same thing, wondering how it can “Burn” but then be blank. the pc has no problems, its xp sp2, full virus scan once a day, same with spyware and we made sure we have the newest firmware on the dvd drive. anyone have any ideas how to make it actualyl burn, we arent burning simulations and on nero we click finalize as well as ive tried burning on 2x as well as 1x. then i converted the dvd files to iso and tried that, also tried just burning a data dvd full of mp3’s and other files still “blank” at least im not burning coasters lol cuz its not burning at all. this is very odd that the program is ‘burning’ the dvd and the drive lights up and stuff so it looks like its working, but after its done u can look at the bottom of the disk and tell it wasnt written, all my region settings are correct and everything so i have no idea whats going on

if someone can help that be great. thanks

I had the same problems once due to bad media. Problems with the lead in write. Another time it was a bad drive. I returned it the same day I bought it and got another one after it would not work in one of my other PC’s either.

Post a Nero burn log…does backup play fine from HDD? does original disk play in burner?
What media??? post a log…use IMGBurn ,see if that works for your backup…slow down write speed…BTW WC! :slight_smile:

if i put in original dvds in the drive it will recognize and play them, if i put the blank ones it will just say there blank on nero
i am currently using Kodak DVD-R 4.7gb write speed is max 2x and lowest is 1x so its not going over fast, ive tried both write speeds.
i will try IMGBurn as well as do a nero log.

2x is too slow, up burn speed to 6x, 8x or 12x…but I would definitely use better media Verbatims is what I and others prefer/recommend…

i think the burners max speed is 2x


Record formats supported.
DVD: DVD-R(General Ver. 2.0), DVD-RW Ver 1.1

Read formats supported.
DVD: DVD-ROM single layer/dual layer, DVD-R (all types), DVD-RW
CD: CD-ROM Mode 1, CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (form 1, form 2), CD-TEXT Photo CD (single and multiple session), CD-DA (Audio CD), CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW (Support AM2)

Write speeds.
CD-R: 16X ZCLV, 12-4X CLV
CD-RW: 4-10X CLV

Read speeds (max).
DVD-ROM (Single): 12X CAV
DVD-ROM (Dual): 8X CAV
CD-Audio (CDDA): 16X CAV

Access time (Random Average)
DVD: 130 Msec
CD: 110 Msec

Interface: ATAPI (SFF8020i Rev. 2.6, SFF8090 Ver. 5 Rev. 1.4)
Data buffer: 2 Mbytes
Installation: horizontal and vertical.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 146 x 41.5 x 193 mm
Weight: 0.92 kg.

What speed are these Kodak discs rated at? I’m surprised if you can find 1x - 2x media these days.

here is the IMGBurn log
once again it “burns” but is blank

I 19:25:00 ImgBurn Version started!
I 19:25:00 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 19:25:00 Total Physical Memory: 261,616 KB - Available: 22,204 KB
I 19:25:01 Initialising SPTI…
I 19:25:01 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 19:25:02 Found 3 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD-RW!
I 19:27:38 Operation Started!
I 19:27:38 Source File: E:\BESTOFABYSS.ISO
I 19:27:38 Source File Sectors: 2,285,863 (MODE1/2048)
I 19:27:38 Source File Size: 4,681,447,424 bytes
I 19:27:38 Source File Volume Identifier: BESTOFABYSS
I 19:27:38 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 19:27:38 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 19:27:38 Destination Device: [1:1:0] TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R5002 1033 (I:) (ATA)
I 19:27:38 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: AML) (Speeds: 1x, 2x)
I 19:27:38 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 19:27:38 Write Mode: DVD
I 19:27:38 Write Type: DAO
I 19:27:38 Write Speed: 1x
I 19:27:38 Link Size: Auto
I 19:27:38 Test Mode: No
I 19:27:38 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 19:27:40 Filling Buffer… (20 MB)
I 19:27:42 Writing LeadIn…
I 19:29:02 Writing Image… (LBA: 0 - 2285862)
I 20:25:14 Synchronising Cache…
I 20:26:26 Image MD5: bde97a28bda8518cb271be639050cff6
I 20:26:27 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:58:48
I 20:26:27 Average Write Rate: 1,356 KB/s (1.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 1,601 KB/s (1.2x)
I 20:26:27 Cycling Tray before Verify…
W 20:26:34 Waiting for device to become ready…
I 20:26:56 Device Ready!
I 20:26:57 Operation Started!
I 20:26:57 Source Device: [1:1:0] TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R5002 1033 (I:) (ATA)
I 20:26:57 Source Media Type: DVD-R (Book Type: DVD-R) (Disc ID: AML) (Speeds: 1x, 2x)
I 20:26:57 Image File: E:\BESTOFABYSS.ISO
I 20:26:57 Image File Sectors: 2,285,863 (MODE1/2048)
I 20:26:57 Image File Size: 4,681,447,424 bytes
I 20:26:57 Image File Volume Identifier: BESTOFABYSS
I 20:26:57 Image File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 20:26:57 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 20:26:58 Verifying Sectors… (LBA: 0 - 2285862)
E 20:27:20 Failed to Verify Sectors!
E 20:27:20 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:22
I 20:27:20 Average Verify Rate: 4 KB/s (0.0x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 12 KB/s (0.0x)

If you are downloading ImgBurn anyway, open it up stick one of those Kodaks in & copy&paste the information that comes up in the right hand window, in a reply post here.

Keep that drive as a show piece and buy a newer make/model :wink:

we just bought the drive last week man

From where man an antique shop?

Current Profile: DVD-R

Disc Information:
Status: Empty
Erasable: No
Free Sectors: 2,298,496
Free Space: 4,707,319,808 bytes
Free Time: 510:48:46 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 1x, 2x

Pre-recorded Information:
Manufacturer ID: AML

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Book Type: DVD-R
Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: 10.08Mbps
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

hey dude im looking for help not insults, we bought the drive brand new last week from staples

Welcome to forum sheev. :slight_smile:

But [B]1[/B] hour DVD burntimes I yet have to experience. :wink:

…Duration: 00:58:48…

That’s right and i gave you help till you said “man”. I’m not your man and i’m not your father…good luck.

There are 20X burners out and have been out for awhile.

just looked on nero infotool and i believe the burner is capable of doing speeds of 16 and 8x as wheni look at write speed there is 16x and 8x so tomorow i will purchase one of every dvd-r in staples andsee if any work if not i will be returning the drive for a replacement.

i never said ur my man or dad im not gay i say man and dude a lot i didnt know it was a problem

Good idea :iagree: