OK, I am getting ready to shoot somebody. I had a TDK VeloCD 24x CD burner, and it was great…for a while. I started to have problems about 6 months ago when I would try and burn image files (*.bin, *.iso, *.nrg). It would always burn correctly, but the CD would appear blank when I tried to read it. I’ve used Nero, CDRWin, BlindWrite, and Roxio’s software trying to fix the problem, but no dice. Strangely, Nero’s InfoTool with Nero 6 would tell me what was on the CD, but I still could not read the data. I figured that this information probably came from the TOC.
About 2 weeks ago, I started to get a new problem. Nero would give me an error during burning telling me that I had a tracking problem. Mmmmmm…warm coasters for me. Upon visual inspection of the CD, I can see where it burned over the same surface more than once. I became a little angry at the low quality of TDK’s junk, so I removed it from my comp and deposited it the trash.
After waiting 2 days, I got my new Lite-On burner from NewEgg. I plugged it in, started Nero, and burned my first image (a bin file). Finished at 48x with no problems, but when I put it back in the drive, I have the same problem as before. It has no readable information. Now, seeting and foaming from the mouth, I put my Windows XP disc in the drive, reboot, format, format, and reinstall. Is it fixed…NO!!! I am getting ready to kill people here. Can anyone help? Here are my specs:
Abit NF7-S 2.0
XP1700+ @ 2.4Ghz
2x256Mb Mushkin PC3200 2:2:2 @ 2-2-2-5
Ati 9700 Pro @ 415/350
WD 40Gb Hdd
Linksys WMP54G Wireless Lan Card
Raidmax 500 Watt PS
Windows XP w/ SP1 (I’m going to try SP2 in desperation)