DVD Burner Problem [SOLVED]

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    • #47908

      DVD drives are extremely touchy with power supplies. Your PSU might be struggling to provide clean power.

      Not sure if you know much about this stuff, but i recommend trying to put your DVD on it’s own power rail. Or even try rigging up a temporary second ATX PSU if you can’t do that, just with the soft-on pin shorted so it’s always on and have all ur gear spewed out on the workbench 😛 Or… get a new PSU, one that’s a reputable brand such as Antec 😉

      i say this because I encountered extremely similar issues with my Pioneer DVD burner and found out that my PSU was the culprit [after months of dealing with the annoyance]. Hope that helps – let me know.

      P.S. Don’t be so quick to dismiss hardware susceptibility just because one OS does it but another doesn’t – Windows XP is very VERY different to Windows Vista/2008 at the kernel level [example – the Hardware Abstraction Layer was completely overhauled for the better, despite initial driver incompatibilites] and it’s more than natural for newer, more modern OS’s to present higher and/or more “streamlined” load on components – simply because it’s newer technology and naturally more efficient on a per-cycle level :geek:

    • #47909

      @JonusC wrote:

      DVD drives are extremely touchy with power supplies. Your PSU might be struggling to provide clean power.

      Not sure if you know much about this stuff, but i recommend trying to put your DVD on it’s own power rail. Or even try rigging up a temporary second ATX PSU if you can’t do that, just with the soft-on pin shorted so it’s always on and have all ur gear spewed out on the workbench 😛 Or… get a new PSU, one that’s a reputable brand such as Antec 😉

      i say this because I encountered extremely similar issues with my Pioneer DVD burner and found out that my PSU was the culprit [after months of dealing with the annoyance]. Hope that helps – let me know.

      P.S. Don’t be so quick to dismiss hardware susceptibility just because one OS does it but another doesn’t – Windows XP is very VERY different to Windows Vista/2008 at the kernel level [example – the Hardware Abstraction Layer was completely overhauled for the better, despite initial driver incompatibilites] and it’s more than natural for newer, more modern OS’s to present higher and/or more “streamlined” load on components – simply because it’s newer technology and naturally more efficient on a per-cycle level :geek:

      I think its just a compatibility problem with IDE DVD Burners is all since its a Newer OS, I plan to get a SATA DVD burner soon so I think that will solve the issue. they are mega cheap anyway. I know its not my PSU 😛 it wouldn’t make sense because everything works on it except for reading dual layer DVD’s 😛

      Thanks for the help anyway 😉

    • #47910

      Ah all good, yeah well mine was actually burning DVD’s that was the problem – single layer could only do 8x, dual layer would only do 4x – even though its a true 16x it would spit errors lol – upgraded from a CoolerMaster to an Antec PSU and its a beaut =)

      Still that’s not the first time i’ve heard about IDE incompatibilties – I seriously can’t believe that SATA is actually nearly more compatible now! Crazy… ah well no worries, have a good one =)

    • #47911

      well success, I finally got a SATA DVD Burner, my problem with reading dual layer disks has been solved, Server 2008 just didn’t like my old 16X NEC IDE DVD Burner, I bought a 22X Sony Optiarc SATA for $25 wth free shipping from newegg.

    • #47912

      Nice! Glad you got it sorted ^_^

      If it isn’t too much trouble, it’d be great if you could EDIT the original post, and in the subject box, add a [SOLVED] to the end of it (so it reads like “DVD Burner Problem. [SOLVED]” in the forums). Just makes the place a bit cleaner looking 😉 Good day!

    • #47913

      @JonusC wrote:

      Nice! Glad you got it sorted ^_^

      If it isn’t too much trouble, it’d be great if you could EDIT the original post, and in the subject box, add a [SOLVED] to the end of it (so it reads like “DVD Burner Problem. [SOLVED]” in the forums). Just makes the place a bit cleaner looking 😉 Good day!

      done 😉

    • #43536

      Ok here is my problem, I have a NEC 3550a DVD Burner IDE and in Ultra DMA Mode 2 it will burn Single Layer, Read Single Layer, and Burn Dual Layer just fine, but recently, I can’t get my Dual Layer Disks to be read in Ultra DMA Mode 2 and the Drive will disappear from My Computer and Device Manager because it can’t read it. However if I switch DVD Burner IDE controller to PIO Mode 4 then the dual layer DVD’s can be read successfully but PIO Mode is so much slower than DMA Mode. This is a very wierd issue….

      This problem starting happening after I switched from Windows XP Pro to Windows Server 2008, so what in Server 2008 is causing this? It’s a OS problem I know its not my hardware.

      The Drive is not Bad, and I know the Dual Layer DVD’s I burned aren’t bad because I tried them in a seperate computer that has Windows XP and they work in DMA.

      if I can’t fix this problem I might have to buy a SATA DVD Burner and hope to have better luck with it in Server 2008

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