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Help Please I already posted and tried to get answer for my problem but I treid with Sony support web site and couldn't fix it. My dvd drive reads both dvd's and cd and burns cd but when it burns dvd's process is succesful but dvd looks like old record, there are lines every milimeter on the disc and doesn't want to read it. When I use it to record something from tv it does the job perfect and copy works. When I tried program ImgBurn first it didn't recognise my dvd drive when it tried to load SCSI/ATAPI device and would find it just if I would in settings change interface to VSO pattin couffin. Then I downloaded wnatapi driver from Nero web site and paste it in system32 and system32/driver folder on my hard disk and then finaly when I started ImgBurn again it recognised dvd drive and even if I change in the settings for interface that of VSO it reocognise drive but for each writes different for instance for VSO it says 2:0:0 Sony DRU720A ( by the way drive is flashed with newest firmware and it was working fine for a year) and when is SPTI or ATAPI settings then is 16:0:0 Sony DRU720A and if I choose ASAPI then it doesn't recognise drive at all. I believe that it is probably something with driver or ATAPI.dll wrong but I have no clue what. I would really appreciate any help!THX

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Sorry mate i dont understand all you have written, but this is what i use as nero wont copy most films and just wastes the discs, to copy them you need nero installed, then download a free program called dvd shrink which can be found on google. run dvd shrink put film in drive, click open disc select film, then click backup will rip it to drive then spits out disc and you put in blank and it should work fine. Hopefully this is problem you are having. All the best John

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