DVD-R Disks Aren't Working

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Hey Gang,

I'm using a store brand of DVDRW. I purchased them several months ago. Recently I recorded some movies on to several of them. At the time they worked fine.

Today I tried them again on my PC DVDRW and they didn't show up. I cleaned them and they showed up as a mpg that didnt' play. They should be VOB files. Right now I get the error saying

" E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function"

I then put them in my TV-DVD player and I got a message that no disk was found.

Is there anything I can do to restore these files? Not all the disks have this problem. It seems to happen with the disks I recorded in the last couple of days.

I used Nero 6.0 to record them.

I flashed my hardware recently to accomodate the newer disks. When this started happening I flashed them again downward. Still no joy.

I hear some kind of weird sound coming out of the DVD player when I tried to play them. I to sounds like it is trying to grab hold of something but having no luck.
 
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I'm using a store brand of DVDRW.
Always buy quality media. Store brands usually aren't. Also, DVDRW media, isn't very reliable. Use DVD-R as you listed in the title of the thread. You can try this, but I don't think it's gonna fix your problem. I think your problem is the media you used.

Go into your Device Manager, and find your drive. Right click on it, and choose "Uninstall". After it uninstalls, reboot, and let Windows detect new hardware, and install new a driver for you.

I have tried to tell people that this is what happens when you use Memorex, Khypermedia, and most store brands of media (mostly any media made in Taiwan. Verbatim is the exception). They record ok, and look ok the first time or two you watch them. But when you go back, to watch them again, they may be unwatchable. When buying blank dvds, look on the package for "Made In Japan". It's usually near the bar code. That's not saying you'll never have problems. But you'll have a lot less problems associated with bad media. Sony, Maxell,and Fuji, are good brands, if you get the ones "Made In Japan" (MIJ). MIJ Fuji discs are getting very hard to find though. Verbatim is the only Taiwan made (MIT) media, you should consider.

If the reinstall of the hardware, through the device manager works, I'd copy your discs over to better media, while you can. If it doesn't, I don't think there's much you can do to save what you've burned. I think most software used to encode and burn dvds, puts the files in a folder, on your hard drive. You may find the files for one burned dvd. If you used the same software to do all the dvds, it uses the same folder and overwrites what's in it, each time you do another dvd. That's why I say you might find files for one dvd you burned.
Good luck!
 
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