DVD-RW drive issue

By Infernal Acolyte ·
I'm encountering an issue on my DVD-RW drive. Its an LG DVD-RW 18x Lightscribe.

Sometimes it reads the DVD's I'm inserting on it but most of the times its just tells me that the DVD is blank (note that when I say the DVD is blank I can access the DVD but its empty).

I've already formatted my PC and haven't installed NERO since some sites says that NERO is causing the issue.

Any suggestions on a resolution?

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Does it read manufactured DVDs ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to DVD-RW drive issue

But not read computer-burned DVDs ?

If so, the drive is most likely failing in the laser department.

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You can also try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to DVD-RW drive issue

before replacing it.

If uninstalling and reinstalling the default drivers does not correct the problem, you may need to update your drivers.

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Make sure that the PC has the latest Chipset software installed by checking the manufacturers site for Updates.

Check to see if there are any Firmware Updates for the CD/DVD by checking the manufacturers site for Updates.

You could also try updating your BIOS.

If you're using a motherboard with a VIA chipset, make sure you are running the latest version of the VIA drivers.

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i have had a similar issue

by GWass In reply to You can also try this

I have experienced a similar issue with Nero, the problem is that nero has been protecting my disks and when putting them into another PC the disks appear blank.

I uninstalled NERO and i now use Sonic and Roxio

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by Infernal Acolyte In reply to You can also try this

I'll be trying you're suggestion then give a feedback so maybe somebody might find this useful.

Just one question, when you said update the driver, does that mean that I need to download a new driver from Microsoft. Because currently its using the default driver given by XP.

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Your DVD

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thanks...

should have been supplied with an LG CD. This CD contains the Updated Firmware for the DVD. If you have it load it and navigate to ie: E:\LG_FW_Update

Then run setup.exe

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I'll Try

by Infernal Acolyte In reply to Your DVD

this one.

Thanks for the response Jacky.
I'll update this thread if its successful.

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No probs

by Jacky Howe In reply to I'll Try

you are obviously not in any hurry.

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by Infernal Acolyte In reply to No probs

I've given up on that issue since I'm quite busy lately.

But thanks to your pose I've remembered it and it shed a new light on my problem.

I did what you said and EUREKA!!! it solved my problem. ^_^ Thanks Jack.

Actually I might have not encountered that issue if I've installed the PowerDVD software since LG included the firmware update on that installer (bummer!)

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Glad to see that you are up and running

by Jacky Howe In reply to Actually

LG like to have their Firmware Updated and you also get to use Power DVD which I find to be able to handle most Videos.

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