Sony has a very long, elaborate process just to ask them for some help, so I was hoping you guys would be up to the task. Haha...
Well, I have the Sony DRU-830A(internal DVD/CD burner) and it's never had problems. Then suddenly, one day...it wouldn't read a burned DVD I put in. Now, I "tested" the drive by putting in other types of media, and I found that it will read/play/run everything except for DVDs and CDs that were burned(either by itself or another computer). But it still burns things perfectly. Also, when I insert one of these burned DVDs, it will call it a "Blank CD" when windows pops up asking what action you'd like to take with the media you inserted.
On sony's support site they give a diagnostic tool...I ran it and it concluded that burning passed and reading failed. Well...I already knew that. Then it talks about ASPI stuff and I tried out some of that and nothing changed. I made sure the driver was updated, no change.
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it could be several things
1. dvd drive may be going out & needs to be replaced
2. it could be that perticullar dvd was bad--try a different one--had this happen to me before
3. there are different types of dvd-----I've got dvd-r & dvd-rw & dvd DL
I eventually run into this problem on all mu DVD roms/burners after a while.
Usually a firmware upgrade will fix it for a while, but in my case, it would always do the same thing sooner or later.
I am not saying yours is bad, it may very-well just need a FIRMWARE update. Try that by going to the manufacturer's website and search for downloadable software. If you find the firmware, download and follow instructions on installing. MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!
Your machine has more than enough specs to to the job
DVD's speeds are preset by the dvd itself under normal circumstances so trying to change speed may well cause it to fail.
If your dvd says 16x then the burning program will sense that and adjust accordingly.
If you try to burn faster the speed listed on your dvd then it is almost certain to fail.
Nero has tools that help to set it up for the drive that it is going to burn with nero speed and the info tool that usually ships with nero will run diagnostics on the drive and save these setting to use with the burning side of the programs.
I would suggest you re-set anything you might have changed in nero then run the tools and try again.
If you still have any issues post any further information back to this post so that we can assist you easier.
are u copying the disc on the fly i mean directly from dvd rom to dvd rw it sometimes generate this error when reading drive stops giving data due to some error and suddenly bcoz of that the writing drive leavve the session un closed and give an error the solution is first copy ur disc on the hard drive and then copy it on another disc on the fly copying is not safe otherwise also try this
pls try to clean the lens of the drive as follows
due to dusty environment and excessive use lens gets dusty and then have problems in reading or writing dvd 's and cd's
the dvd tray u can see that shiny eye like thing try cleaning th lens
gently in round movement with a tissue paper or very soft cloth used to
clean lcd screens or cotton bud good quality see if it works , other wise ur DVD drive lens got
weak from use now adays service centers are getting tons of them
everyday for replacements
u can try that software thing as well but i dont think it will solve ur problem
I have a similar issue to you, except that my dvd drive will only recognize a disc if I have booted up into windows with it in the tray...once in windows it will still think it has the first disc in no matter what disc i insert. If i boot up with no disc then it will never read it unless I follow the steps below.
A solution I found by pure frustration and trying all sorts of things is to eject the DVD tray and leave it opened, then right click on the dvd drive in 'my computer' and select the 'hardware' tab...then select the drive and click 'properties'. A new window should open. Select 'volumes' and click 'populate'. Now close the window and insert the disc you wish to read, close the tray and repeat this process. Windows should now recognize the disc you inserted
Alot of trouble I know, but it works for me. Hope this helps.
Playing DVD on a computer can be complex, and involves many processes, each dependent on the one before it. Sometimes a DVD is released that includes features so advanced that some hardware may have a difficult time reading it properly. If the drive’s manufacturer has been advised about the issue, they usually release an upgrade to the firmware of the DVD drive to correct the issues.
Firmware is the control software in a storage device, and contains coded instructions for recognizing the contents of whatever disc is inserted. It is referred to as "firmware" because it is not stored on a disc itself, but rather a hardware chip inside the drive’s housing. Other devices, such as ZIP drives, CD-ROM drives, floppy disk drives, and even hard drives, all have their own firmware as well. This is a crucial component when using disc-based media.
Fortunately, the chip that stores the firmware information is designed to be "reprogrammed" with new instructions, should problems arise. If this situation exists in your computer, then it is possible that the manufacturer of your DVD drive has released an update that corrects the problem.
so my advice, check your manufacturers site if there is a firmware upgrade for your dvdrom. and always put in mind to clean your rom.
This is a problem with the DVD Writer model.
SONY DVD RW AW-G170a has problems reading DVD+/- R/RW Discs.
But there is no problem with any of the DVD+/- R/RW Dual Layer, DVD Ram or CD+/- R/RW Discs.
It is the reason that this DVD Writer lacks the correct bitsetting for DVD+/- R/RW Discs.
There is nothing else you could do other than replacing the wirter with some other model.