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Vista won't burn DVD+DL

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My Vista won't burn any DVD+DL discs. I can burn regular 4.7 gig discs, but not double layer. I've tried different DL media and different burners and the same result every time.

What happens is... it begins the burn, gets to 1%, then crashes.

Like I said, regular DVD+R and CDR all work fine. Only the double layer discs won't burn. Any help?
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Is it an internal DVD drive or external?  If internal, what model and brand of pc, and is it laptop or desktop?  If external, what model and brand?  You can find the manufacturer, model, etc. by going into Device Manager...

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The drive is internal an is an LG GH22LP20. But I'm certain it's not the drive because I've tried different internal and external drives, and they all had the same problem.

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Also, what CD/DVD burning software are you using? I'm not sure the built-in Vista burning application supports DVD DL media. There are free alternatives available including this one:
http://cdburnerxp.se/help/Intro/cdburnerxp

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I've tried Nero as well as the built-in Vista burning app... same results.
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On my Vista machine, I have used Vista's built-in DVD burner (Windows DVD Maker) to burn dual layer DVDs.  But maybe you should try this free open-source program:

http://mediakey.dk/~cc/infrarecorder-open-source-cd-burning-for-windows-xpvista/
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Understanding Dual Layer DVD Recording ( 4 pages)
But read this first
http://www.burnworld.com/howto/articles/intro-to-dual-layer-3.htm
Sony and Pioneer are the 2 that support DVD+DL
LG support >>
This new "Super-Multi" drive is capable of 22x DVD±R, 16x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x.
http://www.cdrlabs.com/Reviews/lg-gh22lp20-22x-super-multi-dvdrw.html

Double Layer Media - DVD+R DL and Dual Layer Media - DVD-R DL
Note that not all DVD burners have the ability to record in the Double/Dual Layer format. If you are shopping for a DVD burner that supports this format, make sure that it is explicitly stated.

 If your currently own a DVD burner does not have this capability, it is possible to be upgraded to burn Double/Dual Layer media via a firmware update.
http://www.supermediastore.com/dvd-plus-r-dual-double-layer-section.html
firmware update
http://www.driversdown.com/drivers/LG-GH22LP20-DVD-Firmware-1.02-For-Win2000-XP-Vista_87035.shtml
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lenivan, any feedback?
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did a clean reinstall of Vista and all is working now

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