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DVD Writer wont recognise disk

Posted on 2006-11-07
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Hi all,

i have a dvd burner that recognises official dvd's and copied (as in data) dvd's but wont recognise others- the ones ive burned here at work on my lite on external drive wont get recognised it says:

please insert disk

but i don't know what is causing this or how i can fix it, it's all data so it's not like they've been region or format (pal/ntsc) encoded it's just files..

any ideas as to what is causing this?

cheers

greg
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Some DVD drives have trouble reading discs burned by other drives or on certain media.  Since the drive can read commercial DVDs ok, I suspect this is what is happening, and I would suggest a different brand of media.
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ive tried numerous kinds of dvd-r and all of them have failed, yet others work fine.

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How does that statement differ from what I said?  "yet others work fine" - can you expound on what those were?
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by:Dubs
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it's just that ive had bulkpak dvd's work and not work, ditto datawrite- just wondering what could cause it other than the drive not reading the format properly as im not sure that's it.

greg
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Based on my experience with DVD media, the brand can affect the ability of other drives to read them.  The only other possibility I know of is a dusty lens, which compressed air or a disc cleaner will correct.
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ok thanks.

can anyone else suggest why two dvd's of the same make but burned with different burners would  have different results- ie one of them work and one not?

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by:kreativdata
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Regarding different DVD's in different recorders you could experience that some works fine here and somw fine there.

Are you sure you close "finalize" the disk after burning ? If not, almost always only the recorder the dvd was burnt in will recognise the disk.

2mmy
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by:Dubs
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it's also happening with cd's....

ive tried with finalised disks and also have the same problem

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Hi,

yes please close this question

cheers

greg
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sorry, ill do that

cheers
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