DVD-R data disc won't copy properly or at all to hard drive
Posted on 2005-04-12
Hi, I'm having problems with my DVD data back-up discs. I burned three discs on my brand new DVD burner and they won't copy files properly off the disk back on my hard drive. It will copy some, then stall and the disc whirrs away. It will eventually come up with a crc error (cyclic redundancy check). Image files seem to be affected the most, most won't copy but some will open up from the disc (in corel photo paint in this case). I have been able to resave them and recover some files that way but others won't open or only 50% of the image will show up. This is not consistent though. An image that opens or copies one time, may not open or copy another time.
I recently reformatted my hard drive and only then noticed that the copy function doesn't work properly, so unfortunately I can't say that it was properly working before the reformat. All three discs have the same problem on another DVD-ROM drive.
I tried looking for a driver on the Lite-on website but it just says that it uses a default windows driver. I also re-installed some software that came with the burner.
I updated the firmware for the burner and also got the latest chipset/IDE drivers.
I have all the latest windows updates.
I also burned some CD data discs on the same burner which worked fine.
The DVDs are clean and free from any scratches, etc.
Can i still recover this data?
Windows 2000 Professional SP4
Liteon DVDRW SOHW-812S, I used Fujifilm DVD-R 4.7 GB discs (all from the same box). Burned at 4x using Sonic MyDVD software for two discs and Swiftdisc for another.
AMD Athlon 1800+, Gigabyte GA-7VRX motherboard, 512MB Ram, Nvidia 64MB
Thanks for your help.