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Can't burn on to DVD-R disks

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    Can't burn on to DVD-R disks


    I have a strange problem where I can write to DVD-RW disks but not to DVD-R disks. I used to be able to do both with the hardware I'm using (Liteon Ihas 524). Any ideas on what's wrong or how to fix this?

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    HAve you tried a different DVD-RW Drive? It could be a laser issue there are two lasers in the drive.
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    Also, what software are you using to burn, Windows built-in burner? Try different software. There are some free burner programs to test with.

    This one is good: https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
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    Hope it's not a laser issue. Are you saying one writes to DVD-R and the other to DVD-RW?

    I used the Windows 8 program, Imgburn, and Cyberlink Pro producer. I have used the latter to burn DVD-Rs before. I haven't burned a DVD since my hard drive went down last year. Could it be possible that the recorder wasn't installed right? (My friend installed it for me.)
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    This is what I'm getting on the log for IMG:

    W 08:45:48 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
    W 08:45:48 Retrying (1 of 20)...
    W 08:45:49 Retry Failed - Reason: Power On, Reset, or Bus Device Reset Occurred
    W 08:45:49 Retrying (2 of 20)...
    W 08:46:11 Retry Failed - Reason: Not Ready To Ready Change - Medium May Have Changed
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    Just tested imgburn with DVD-RW and that definitely works. Only the DVD-R doesn't work. Same with Pro producer.
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    CDburner Xp claims the DVD-R is not useable either because it's of poor quality or incompatible with the drive. My computer can definitely read the old DVD-Rs I made with this very drive, just not write to any new DVD-R disks. I've tried different DVD-Rs, Verbatim, TDK and another. Nothing works.
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    Don't know your brand of DVD burner, but I had similar problems a while back -- would handle DVD-RWs just fine, but not DVD-Rs.

    I swapped out the DVD burner for around $20 and have not had the problem since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bkshiroma View Post
    Hope it's not a laser issue. Are you saying one writes to DVD-R and the other to DVD-RW?

    I used the Windows 8 program, Imgburn, and Cyberlink Pro producer. I have used the latter to burn DVD-Rs before. I haven't burned a DVD since my hard drive went down last year. Could it be possible that the recorder wasn't installed right? (My friend installed it for me.)
    Yes.
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