since a few days i cant write DVD+RW anymore. I would like to know your opinions on my symptoms … is it a hardware, software or media problem ?
SW: Win XP SP2 + all MS updates, PlexTools Professional 2.35 (not XL, LE, HDD)
HW: PX-755A, connected via ATAPI
Media: Verbatim DVD+RW 1-4x (#43489)
WinXP IMAPI service was manual/stopped and now it is even disabled.
Nero 7 with ImageDrive is installed, but Nero InCD is not installed.
Intel P 840 D(ual core) 3.2 GHz, Asus P5WD2 Premium
When i burn DVD+RW, since recently, i always (!) get error 030C07 (media error), even on 2nd and 3rd try.
Then i checked the media on my older PC (PX-780A). It gives the same error on 1st try always, but always works on 2nd try. Burned media is readable both on PX-708A and PX-755A and on my TV-DVD-Player.
Ive been using various Plextor drives for years, always with verbatim media, with almost no failures.
The PX-755A is about a year old, always used Verbatim DVD+RW, always worked fine. Playing Movie-DVDs sometimes fails, sometimes works since recently - before it always worked.
Burning CD-R still always works.
I am pretty sure that i havent installed anything CD/DVD related at the time when the errors started.
These symptoms completly confuse me …
Has Verbatim recently changed something that would explain going from 0% to 100% errors ?
If my PX-755A has a HW problem, why does it still burn CD-R, read all data CD/DVD (R/RW) and only sometimes chokes on Movie-DVDs ?
If it is a media problem, why does it work on the 2nd try on my older PX-708A ?
Somehow my belly thinks it might be some software/driver problem, but i have no further clues what i should check …
Any ideas how i can get a better diagnosis of whats going on ?
What other media would you recommend instead of Verbatim ?