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DVD burner doesn't burn DVDs unless I restart

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by spoon_T_Rex, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. spoon_T_Rex

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    My DVD burner has been acting weird since I got it. I'd return it, but I got it off of a friend's roommate who never used it, so there's no taking it to a store.

    It burns CDs fine, at any time I'd like it too, but if I try to burn a DVD I always get errors unless I restart my system. Then it seems fine to let me burn DVDs (and it seems there's not limit) but if I leave it for a while and come back it won't let me anymore (perhaps only 20-30 minutes later).

    My DVD burner is a BTC DVDRW 1008 attached to a Shuttle AK35/N Ultra (nForce2) mobo. I have the latest drivers for the motherboard from nVidia's website (shuttle just links to there). I can't update the firmware to my drive as the firmware software doesn't even recognize that a drive is installed! (I did update it a few months ago on my friends computer hoping that would fix the problem, but no go.)

    I'm running WinXP Pro SP2 with 512 MB PC3200 Crucial Ram and an AthlonXP 3000+.

    If anyone has any clues, please feel free to flood this thread with helpful info, I'd love it! :)

    Thanks in advance!
     
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