April 7th, 2005, 05:03 AM
DVD Writer will not recognize DVD-R
Ok when i try to burn one of my dvd's on my HP DVD Writer 400c and asks me to insert disk. I put in a DVD-R and it wont recognize it, acts like nothing is there. However if i put in a DVD+R it works just fine and burns with no errors. I just went out and bought 100 DVD-R's and i would really like to use them b/c i like them better. I dont know what kind of a log to run to show u some stats of my system, but i searched Google for my problem and i found this forum
This shows a similar error, and how to fix it. I went through the steps of uninstalling the primary and secondary IDE controllers, but no luck.
I was hoping to get some input from you guys, i appreciate any information you can give.
April 7th, 2005, 05:36 AM
Wow lol, found the problem
First of all, my disk tray says dvd400i. My device driver says dvd400c. One of them are only dvd+R and not dvd-r, so im pretty sure i got the + only.
April 7th, 2005, 02:37 PM
I've seen this problem with a Sony DVD burner at the office.
It happened a while ago, so I don't remember the type of DVD it was.
The end result was that we could only use that one type of DVD.
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April 7th, 2005, 04:25 PM
That is the unfirtunate thing about DVD writers. I have found only one device that was in my budget AND covered all of the bases when it came to DVD media including DL-DVD and that was the NEC 2510 series. The only bad part is that I heard it has a high failure rate. (I, however, did not get a bad one so my works flawlessly. )
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April 7th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Yup Yup. It depends on what kind of writer you have. My old DVD writer only supported -r.
I just got a NEC 16x DVD RW ND-3500 that will burn +/- and dual layer discs.
It was pretty cheap too... only $80 at a computer show I recently went to.
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April 7th, 2005, 07:02 PM
April 10th, 2005, 12:01 AM
DVD Writer all the sudden wont work..?
I have been using my DVD writer not alot, but a good amount latley and it has been working just fine. It is a HP DVD writer 400c +R only. All of the sudden when i put any disk in it, it freezes up. The green "thinking" light is solid and doesnt go away, and when i go to my computer and try to open the disk from there, it freezes and i have to alt-tab and end task. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?
April 10th, 2005, 02:23 AM
ok, it was working just fine and now it wont recognize any blank media. It reads dvd's and cd's, but when i put blank media in the green "thinking" light comes on and stays on solid. When i am prompted to put blank media in on Shrink it just keeps searching like nothing is there. When i go to my computer and click on my dvd writer to open up blank media it locks up. Anything?
April 10th, 2005, 03:52 AM
What operating system is it? Windoze 98, Xp, ...........? Did you do any updates lately?
April 10th, 2005, 03:58 AM
Its XP and it has service pack 2