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DVD Drive will not burn dual layer DVD's

By dsmurlo ·
I am running XP Pro & have a Toshiba CD/dvdw SD-R5372 DVD writer. It burns single layer DVD's ok. When I try to burn a dual layer disk, it burns @ 48% and comes up with a bad media error. I am using dual layer DVD's by Fujifilm - DVD+R DL. So far, I have wasted 5 or 6 discs.

I'm tired of experimenting. Am a missing some kind of setting in Windows XP. Everything in Device Manager is OK. The info for the drive says it will burn DL +/- discs. Any advice would be welcome.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to DVD Drive will not burn d ...

What Software Burning Package are you using?

If it's the Windows Media Player on I don't think that that supports Dual Layer Media option you'll need some different software package that does support the Dual Layer option like Nero or Easy CD Creator or something along those lines.


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by Nilt In reply to DVD Drive will not burn d ...

I agree with Col that the software you're using is important. Also, have you tried a single DVD from another vendor? I've had good luck with like TDK's media on my dual layer burner, although it's a Plextor so that doesn't necessarily mean much for yours.

I do know my Plextor doesn't like Memorex stuff while my neighbor's LiteOn is happy with it. At least those were freebies ... heh.

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by mex_carnal In reply to DVD Drive will not burn d ...

I suggest to go to your burning software website and check if there are any updates for your version.

Good luck,

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by wlbowers In reply to DVD Drive will not burn d ...

First check the manufacturer's site for firmware upgrades for the drive.

Yes even if it is right out of the box. It's a 2 month trip from china on that boat.

Then check the burning software site to see if there is a update for drives or other wise.

Then as another has said try another make of disk.

Good Luck


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