Hi, i have Windows XP and a Lite-On SOHW-812s.
Since getting the burner I have had no luck at all, First of all when i bought the burner I purchased a spindle of 50 princo dvd-r's. Of these about half worked, i tested to see if they worked by enabling "verify written data" in nero, i have two different nero versions, one is 184.108.40.206, the other is Nero 220.127.116.11, of these half which tested succsefully, now only about one month later, only half of these still actually work.
So i figured, ok then, i wont buy princo dvd-r's anymore, seen as how of 50 dvd's burnt only about 10 are actually still working. So, i went a bought 50 ritek G04's from here .
I have tried burning 4 of these now, of which 3 have been coasters, 1 has worked, i will post k-probe scans of two of the failed burns. Does anyone have any idea as to what i can do to get a good burn?
I have tried different firmwares, i am currently using the US0J, i have two HDD's setup as master and secondary on the primary channel, and the Lite-On SOHW-812s and a pioneer 16x dvd drive, are setup as primary and secondary respectively, on the secondary ide channel. My computer is an Intel Pentium 2.4B, running on a Gigabyte 8PE667Pro, with 768MB Kingston Ram, ATI Radeon 9600XT.
Does anybody have any suggestions as to what i can do to get my burner working properly, any hardware changes, any firmware which might be better than another, a different burning program? something? anything? Can it be that of the 54 discs i have tried burning to, 43 of them are faulty, (40 princo, 3 ritek G04's) surely not?
Thanks for your time.