My friend has noticed on 3 occasions that when he goes to burn a movie, a different movie that he burned previously begins to be encoded instead. He has tried to burn “The Little Mermaid” and “Ratatouille” and most recently “On Deadly Ground” and each time when the program reaches the encoding process, the preview window shows scenes from the movie “Hard To Kill”. Strange thing is, he doesn’t have that movie on his hard drive anymore. And in the window where the movie name should appear, it reads “Hard To Kill”. All of these burns failed, and he’s noticed that when he removes the DVD-R from the burner, it has a dark ring varying from 1/4 - 1/2" in width around the entire outside edge of the disc. He mainly uses Nero Recode and DVD Shrink, but these programs wouldn’t work with the above mentioned movies, so he used DVDFabDecrypter(not Platinum Version). He also notices that sometimes when he powers up his burner(it’s external) it makes a vibrating sound about 5-6 times. He has been using this burner for about 6 months now(bought brand new). Here are the specs for his system:
Service Pack 2
Dell Dimension DIMC521
AMD Sempron TM Processor 3400+
448 MB RAM
DVD ROM: CDRWDVD TS-H493A
The front of the actual burner reads LG, but the box it came in was labelled Comstar.
I appreciate any help you can offer:)