edit It’s possibly a “+” or “-” issue, but it’s highly doubtful. + or - media is not an issue with any modern PC optical drives (aka, anything released in the last 2 years or so)./Edit
Laptop optical drives are notoriously picky with their media.
I have a (grrrrr) Dell laptop supplied from work, and I can’t even get mitsubishi/verbatim MCC003/MCC004/MCC-RG01 or RG03’s working. Generic media’s don’t aren’t recognised at all …
Once again, Taiyo Yuden media shines through & lives up to it’s reputation. It works … just barely - lots of seeks/re-reads though.
Multisession discs don’t seem to work at all either … in the laptop drive, so using MVs advice to use multisession (why, if you aren’t using the disk as a running backup???) is downright poor advice.