First off, if this is the wrong forum for this thread, forgive me.
Here’s the situation. I was out of the country for four months. Before I left I had no problems at all with the burner. Now that I am back, it won’t recognize most of my media (that all worked previously.) All my burned DVD’s are not being read. A select few of them will struggle to get to the title screen, and freeze shortly after. All the ones that are raw data will read and work fine.
Now, here’s the weird part. Before bothering to install the burner on my other box or do a clean wipe, I decided to burn a movie I had sitting around. Sure enough, it was a sucessful burn, and the burner reads and plays it like there was no problem at all.
The behavior of the DVD’s that aren’t being read is puzzling. There are no error lights whatsoever, the amber light just stays on as if in a never ending attempt at reading. If I right click on the DVD D: icon in My Computer, it will freeze. Plextools will freeze. WMP 10 will freeze. Nero’s little diagnostic program will detect there being 4 gigs of data on it.
I’m running Windows XP on an Intel. I’ve read the FAQ and searched the web high and low. I did update the drivers for the 716A, but the problems persisted. My only thoughts on the matter are A) The windows update was the first thing I did after firing up the computer…Perhaps this did something to cause conflict? B) My Ridata 8X DVD-R’s are junk (which doesn’t make sense to me, because my data dvd’s still read and operate fine and were burned around the same time…and everything I’ve burned since I’ve been back works fine.) Oh yeah, these Ridata’s are all off the same spool I bought in April.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.