Hi again mamabird,
I looked around and found virtually the same info as my good friend signals, ie., this burner has a problematic history and re: firmware, has crappy to non-existent support.
I thought this was an Optiarc/NEC and that we might get lucky with Liggy and Dee’s expertise and support, but according to Liggy,
[QUOTE=Liggy;2007977]Sorry, but the 7530 drives are not based on a NEC / Optiarc design. It’s probably a rebadged QSI drive instead. So there will probably not be any firmware patches from us.[/QUOTE]
Re: one of your questions on blank media, it’s helpful to refer to the media code or MID which is much more specific.
Frequently, the brand name is of no use at all.
For eg., HP media has been made by: CMC, Ricoh, Fuji and Mitsubishi.
Your burn log identifies your media as CMC MAG-D01- 00 and as such is not considered “high quality” media…some would say marginal or crappy…
sorry don’t shoot the messenger.
Also, you’d think that a player that states it will play +R media will, in fact, play +R media…unfortunately, this is not always the case. Finding a happy marriage amongst blank media, burners and players is not always easy. What works in one, often will not work in another. Additionally, there is no downside to bitsetting. It will help to improve compatibility. Your drive simply, may not be capable of bitsetting.
I’d recommend that you download and install nero cd-dvd speed…there’s a link in my sig. It’s a free and very useful utility. It will bitset, assuming your burner is capable (click on “Extra” in the toolbar), give you tons of useful info and perform a wide variety of tests.
The only DL media you’ll see consistently recommended is Verbatim +R DL and then, only those made in singapore (MIS), not made in India (MII).
You’ll have to look on the actual label.
For SL (dvd5) media, I’d pick up some verbatim…you can find them almost anywhere. Taiyo Yuden is excellent media, but you’d have to order online.
Frankly, I’m not sure how much time you want to devote to this…or can devote…I looked at your very first post…good luck…;).
You could spend all day and get absolutely nowhere.
Here are a couple of things to try at this point:
Uninstall your burner (as signals…my partner in crime already suggested). You sound like you know your way around a pc, so go to [B]device manager > IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers > Secondary IDE channel > and uninstall the driver[/B].
Reboot, XP will reinstall the burner and assign the appropriate driver.
If no luck,
Delete your upper and lower filters:
Re: an external burner…nothing wrong with buying an external burner, but you can also purchase an internal burner and pop it in an external case. This may not save you any $, but will give you more options.
Best of luck…