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ASUS DRW-2014l1t DVD burning problems.

I recently bought a new desktop PC with the ASUS DRW-2014l1t drive. I can write/read CD's perfectly and also read most DVD's.

However, when I tried writing DVD-R's, the burning process took either 5-6 minutes without finalizing the disc resulting in the disc being read as 'blank' or up to half an hour with finalizing the disc. In this case the disc could be read on both my new desktop and laptop.

A friend and myself tested my drive on his PC succesfully with both DVD-R's and DVD+R's. But upon returning home, I was unable to read the DVD+R which was written during the test.

I've tried to write a DVD+R again while finalizing it. It took again up to 5-6 minutes but it is registered as 'blank'.

Good to know is that my OS is Windows XP Professional SP2, just like my laptop. The drivers for Asus are from Microsoft version 5.1.2535.0 and date back from 1/07/2001.
My friend's desktop has Windows Vista Premium as OS and his driver version - also from Microsoft - dates from 2007.

Could the olders drivers (2001) be related to my problems? I have already tried to search for drivers, but without luck.

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  • Duffy047 Jan 21, 2008

    But the DVD's I burn with my Asus DRW-2014L1T on my desktop also can't be read on my laptop.

    I have no problems with reading DVD's on my desktop that have been burned on other PC's.

  • picipoci91 Feb 09, 2008

    I have the same problem , and the same type of DVD writer :(

  • wdston0 Apr 13, 2008

    Let me know if any fixes were found to this problem. I ahve the same problem. It is not the disk and I doubt it is the drive. My guess is that is pertains to the way bios is set up, or the configuration of the drive, but I tried every different setting I could find and nothing.

  • mizifih Jun 26, 2008

    Same as here... Used Nero 7 Ultra Edition and the same problem is going on here. I'm trying Nero 8 here to see what happens. I'll come back with results.

  • royateit Dec 06, 2008

    yes i do have the same problem as you do but even worse, I cannot even read the DVD's that I have recorded plus my ASUS DRW cannot find it in the desktop; but CD's are recongised by mine. should I update or throw the DVD player and buy a better marked player?

  • mizifih May 11, 2010

    By the way, I'm using ASUS DRW-2014L1T firmware version 1.02.

  • mizifih May 11, 2010

    Cleaned it with a "Lens Cleaner" CD. Looks like, after the first test, it burned the CD without any problem, but the data verification found some problems. Still with Nero 7 Ultra Edition. I'll try with Nero 8 tonight and post the results here. Nero 7 is not accepting being removed, some problem is resulting in an error on removing it.

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I have fixed the problem.....Now i am using Nero 8 and with this program now it is good

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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Almost the same but cant read any dvds at all Cd,s are fine.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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It's the disk not the drive.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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I have the same drive. Initially I was having trouble using CloneDVD, and it wouldn't recognize dual layered verbatim DVD's. I fixed the problem by switching over to my Nero 8 Suite Recode software. Then it worked perfectly every time. A basic Nero 7 disc writing software was included with the drive in the retail version I bought. Although this drive will write at speeds up to 20X I prefer not to go over 12-16X on single layered discs. Even with a fast system, you get the best video quality by burning at slightly slower speeds.

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Hi, try to buy optic lense cleaner of dvd.
Try also nero if also available.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

  • leo2 Jan 21, 2008

    thedvd read the data but its blank rewrite ,something block the eye of of the optic lense "laser" .it need to clean dvd cleaner.

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