hello, Im new here
Ok so, heres my problem.
Up until about a month ago, I was having no problems burning dvd-videos with my internal drive, and using nero 7, with pretty much any type of media (I used verbatim, memorex, philips brands of DVD-R) and wasnt having very many bad burns, if any at all.
But within this last month, my burner refuses to work as well as it has been. It started producing many bad burns, that when I play them on ANY dvd player, or even my PCs dvd drive, theyd glitch, and freeze up alot.
Id still occasionally get a good burn, so I assumed from reading about it online, that I was using bad media discs, so I went back to my expensive brand that I trust, the verbatim 16x DVD-R with AZO technology, and the problem persisted.
So then I tried a few other things, I defragmented my hard drive, even lowered burn speed to 8x, and to 4x, closed unneeded programs, didnt multi-client, disabled screensaver and set PC to "Always On" so it wont hibernate or go into power save mode, and was still having the same problem with my dvd burner.
So then I thought, ok, maybe for some weird reason, nero is acting up, so I installed IMGburn, and DVD flick.
These softwares seemed to be a better software for burning dvd-videos than nero was, but I was still producing alot of 'coasters' even with verbatim discs, writing at 8x and 4x...
Lastly I thought, ok if none of these methods Ive done has fixed the problem, my burner must be on its way out the door, and I ordered an external burner.
But low and behold, Im having the same problems with it.
Fisrt off, it seems to reject the verbatim brand of discs completely, but accepts the philips brand.
I managed to make 1 good dvd out of 4 burns.
I requested firmware from the original publisher of the drive, and they sent it to me, however when I try to use it, I get an error saying the firmware is only for the brand listed, but, the model they list is the same as the model I have...
Here is a screenshot, of my Nero DriveSpeed info, it says what drive it is, and what firmware it is, and right next to it, is the error message I recieve when attempting to run the .exe for the firmware.
Im now at a complete loss as to why suddenly, my PC cannot seem to burn dvd-video anymore, regardless of disc brand, software used, or even the burner used.
Im even at a loss as to what kind of information I can post on here to better help any kind soul willing to help me on this, to make the process of detecting the problem, easier.
Ill be keeping an eye on this topic to see if anyone has some suggestions on whats wrong, or even better methods of troubleshooting it.
Thanks, in advance...