Solved

DVD Writer wont recognise disk

Posted on 2006-11-07
15
226 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
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
0
Comment
Question by:Dubs
  • 6
  • 3
15 Comments
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Callandor earned 100 total points
ID: 17888820
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Dubs
ID: 17889200
ive tried numerous kinds of dvd-r and all of them have failed, yet others work fine.

0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 17889252
How does that statement differ from what I said?  "yet others work fine" - can you expound on what those were?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Dubs
ID: 17889359
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
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 17889454
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.
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 

Author Comment

by:Dubs
ID: 17889506
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?

0
 

Expert Comment

by:kreativdata
ID: 17898075
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:Dubs
ID: 17928729
it's also happening with cd's....

ive tried with finalised disks and also have the same problem

0
 

Author Comment

by:Dubs
ID: 18093849
Hi,

yes please close this question

cheers

greg
0
 

Author Comment

by:Dubs
ID: 18100092
sorry, ill do that

cheers
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Computer running slow? Taking forever to open a folder, documents, or any programs that you didn't have an issue with before? Here are a few steps to help speed it up. The programs mentioned below ALL have free versions, you can buy them if you w…
No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

947 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now