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    DVD-RW drive issue

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    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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    • #2914666

      Clarifications

      by infernal acolyte ·

      In reply to DVD-RW drive issue

      Clarifications

    • #2914663

      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.

    • #2914661

      You can also try this

      by rob miners ·

      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.

      < add a bit >

      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.

      • #2914625

        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

      • #2914198

        Thanks…

        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.

        • #2914195

          Your DVD

          by rob miners ·

          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

        • #2781363

          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.

        • #2781340

          No probs

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to I’ll Try

          you are obviously not in any hurry. 😀

        • #2784064

          Actually

          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!)

        • #2783355

          Glad to see that you are up and running :D

          by rob miners ·

          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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