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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by jrj0381, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. jrj0381

    jrj0381 Thread Starter

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    A little while back, I started having trouble recording dvd rw, which the system supports +rw, -RW, and a few others. Now I am having issues with some previous disks that were successfully recorded to play. However, regular dvds, are playing fine, and I was wondering what the problem might be? Is it a cleaning issue maybe? Because the rewritable disks are not playing or recording. Thanks for any help or tips you might give me?
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    How exactly are the disks formatted "to play"? Do they contain data files, or were they burned as DVD movies? Who recorded them?
    Are you able to even browse the contents of the disks?
    What program are you using to try to play the disks? What errors, if any, do you get?
    What program are you using to try to burn disks? What errors, if any, do you get? Are the disks blank when you try to record to them? Do they need to be formatted?
     
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    Thanks for looking. The ones that have been recorded successfully have files on them that were downloaded from websites via Mpeg files, or Windows Media files. They had some random stuff and were burned from my computer harddrive to them. I also had some CD_RW that were burned that downloaded music files on my computer. When I inserted them into the disc player, a popup would occur on whether I wanted to open it, or do nothing, and I think a few other choices came up. Sonic Record Now! is the program, which is designed for Toshiba computers, which is what i am using, and it is Windows XP operating system. The error message that came up when I tried to open one earlier though was saying device is not accessible, I/O. You know its funny, as I type this, I was just able to open one up, and it seems to be fine, but I am still having issues with burning blank ones. When the discs are blank, it tries to start, and about 45 seconds into the burn, it says its unable to write to the discs, and that is what I really want to see if I can do something about. Anyway, I appreciate your time, and any insight you may have. If they do need to be formatted, how would I go about doing it? Thanks, JJ.
     
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    It sounds like a hardware problem. If you can't even browse the contents of rewritable DVDs, there's probably something wrong with the drive itself. You don't need special software or drivers to do this.
     
  5. jrj0381

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    I guess this means I would need to take it in somewhere to have it looked at. Thanks for your time tonight, I do appreciate it.
     
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    With new drives priced at only $30, there's no point in having someone "look at it" if they're going to charge you for the service. Just a get a replacement.
     
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    Cool, didn't know that, but yeah, 30 is not bad. Thanks, a replacement would just be better all around. Thanks again.
     
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