Question about Sony DVDirect (VRDVC20) DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner

1 Answer

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

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 310 Answers

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

Posted on Mar 13, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

I don't have a facility to pay as you mention in

Hi brstahachal

DVD Drive

You don't say which Operating System you use, so my answer will be presented in general, Windows terms. If yours is a non-Windows Operating System and my answer seems to be of some relevance to you, please consider applying the logic and principles involved here to your own Operating System and, if in doubt, please feel free to add a Comment or Clarification to this Question. Please include information about the type, model and specification of the DVD Drive and those of your computer and the nature of its Operating System. Doing so helps us makes faster, more accurate and more assured Remote Diagnostics leading to better quality and more useful Advice, Answers, Guidelines , How-Tos and Solutions.

You do not say which Operating System you are using.

You do not give any information about your Computer or its specifications. This might have been useful information.

Almost every Operating System, especially current ones, does not require any additional drivers for optical drives like this DVD-ROM Drive. The drivers to run almost every Optical Drive are already built-into the Operating System

The only kinds of software you can generally download for Optical Drives are Firmware Updates, which improve and enhance performance specifications, rather than repair faults or make non-functioning drives function.

Check the label for the Manufacturer of the Drive. It is likely to have been manufactured by Sony, Hitachi, Samsung etc. Go to that company's Support & Downloads website and check for Firmware Updates for the Drive and your Operating System.

I am almost certain that no matter where you look, you will not find any drivers for this device.

If it is an IDE Drive and the device is not working it might be a Jumper Settings problem. Look at the back of the drive to see the jumper pins and jumper. Look on the label to see a diagram of the various pin settings.

If it is faulty, try connecting it with a different IDE cable, or try cleaning the Laser Lens with a DVD Lens Cleaner CD.

If it is slow, it may be a problem with the computer. Some operating systems will automatically. clock an optical Drive down to a low basic speed after it has demonstrated a certain number of read errors.

Also try checking and changing the (SATA/)IDE Settings in BIOS.

The Drive might also be faulty and might need to be replaced.

I hope this helps.

If this answer does help you, please take the time to rate it. This helps answerers better understand the needs and the point of view of the asker and guides us in exploring the best ways to provide useful, high quality answers.

If you need further help, please feel free to post another question or add a comment to this question.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Sep 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Apparently my hard drive has crashed. Read screen telling me to contact Tec support. Please help!

the problem you have is not the above the problem you have is with the dodgy update sent out thousands of people all over the world are having the same problem if you go to sony playstation web site you will find out more and sony are working on the fix now and will be sorting out another update to fix this problem with the ps3 update

plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks,.,.,.

Sep 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

My Sony Viao laptop DVD drive doesn't function! Please suggest a remedy to make it work. The solution posted, I couldnt comprehend, that was Please note that this works only with the Windows drivers....

1 Click on MY COMPUTER icon on the desktop. select properties on the pop menu. Select the device manager. All the drives loaded will be listed up. Select DVD drive and see there is no Yellow warning sign next to it. If there is no yellow sign click on this drive and click properties. You will find that it shows whether drive is working properly or not. In anycase you click on the update drive tab and wait for the action to complete. Then try playing DVD. If still there is no improvement go to support section in SONY web site and download the latest DVD drive for your model. Hopefully it should work now.

Dec 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Dvd-rw drive driver and device manager reporting device is working properly but dvd-rw drive not reading discs

First thing I would try is go into Device Manager and uninstall this device, then in Device manager choose action>scan for new hardware.
If that doesn't do it go to manufacturer web site and look for the latest driver and in stall it.
If you need help with any of this post a comment and I will give you more details.

Nov 09, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-CR220E/W Notebook

2 Answers

Unable to read dvd-rw from sony camcorder - wants to format

I had a similar issue. I could not read the camcorder dvd drive (sony hdr ux5) from my computer. I even tried several different computers, it reads the drive but cannot recognize the format. I made sure the disk was finalized, but did not help. Then I found the this article which suggested I down load CDRoller which I did (14 day trial version), finally I could read the drive on the camcorder dvd drive. Hope this helps you, if you have not fixed it already.

Sep 11, 2009 | Sony Mini DVD-RW 1.4GB 30 minute ( 8cm - 3...

1 Answer

Need to find correct driver to reinstall.

Optical drives never require a driver when used in any Windows os from Win95 up. Windows XP provides native support that allows this drive to read a data or music disk and to burn a cd-r disk. No support for playing dvd disks or for burning dvd or cd-rw disks. For those tasks, compatible 3rd. party recording & dvd decoding software is required.

If your problem is non-detection, ie: drive is not listed in "My Computer", please read post #24 in this thread:

It contains instructions on the delete the upper and lower filters fix

Also, there is a STICKY posted in this forum that contains a file from Microsoft and instructions that will do this registry edit automatically instead of having to do it manually.

And here's another method that will do this automatically for you if you're afraid to edit the registry manually.

(automatic fix, post #7, download file:

Alternately, download and install the DVD fix from the Web site below.

After performing this registry fix, just reboot the pc. Now your drive should be visible in My Computer and work properly.

May 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

12 Answers

Problem with sony dvd rw aw-g170a

plz sum 1 gimme the link to download SONY DVD RW AW-G170A firmware.

Mar 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

7 Answers

Win98 se usb driver

This link may help

Jan 04, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony DVDirect (VRDVC20) DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner Logo

79 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Sony Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides