Question about Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC

2 Answers

2 SATA Drives will not burn DVD-R but will burn DVD+R

I just had a computer built with three LiteON DVD writers, two iHAS120 SATA drives and one DH-20A4P-08 IDE drive. The IDE drive works as it should. The SATA drives will not burn to a DVD-R format. I have tried several brand disk. I have updated the firmware. On line chats with LiteOn Tech support have not produced a solution.

Posted by on

  • shagdancer Aug 07, 2008

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition Processor ADO5000DSWOF - 2.60GHz, 1MB Cache, 1000MHz (2000 MT/s) FSB, Brisbane, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket AM2 (940), Processor and XFX GeForce 8200 MCP Socekt AM2+ Motherboard. 3 Gig Ram, 1 500G SATA harddrive and one 80G SATA harddrive

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 208 Answers

I had once a problem with slow burning then data was corrupt. it turned otu to be a bug in xp and sata/ ide relation to eachother.
i had to unplug all devices except hd to boot. saw no drives. and rebooted 1 drive added at a time and it saw the dvdr properly and burned. its a longshot but maybe you got an ide hd ? or raid is enabled ?
thsi is a strange problem. try 1 drive at a time

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 46 Answers

Well, for one thing, your system is faster then mine. AMD Athlon X2 4000+ 2.10 GHz, 2GB, BIOSTAR A770 A2+ 160GB SATA. Anyway, what sata port did you install these DVD-Burners to. I know it shouldn't matter, but humor me for a minute. I have mine on the last two normally. Seems to work fine. Try it and see.

Let me know

comier957

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What ide


What is ide? IDE is a interface that is used by hard drives and cd/dvd drives. IDE will have little metal pins or prongs that stick out for the cable from the computer's motherboard to connect to.

SATA is the latest technology for the interface of hard drives and cd/dvd drives. Sata does not have the metal pins.

May 06, 2012 | Toshiba PC Laptops

1 Answer

I have the acer 5517, i would like to make a copy of a cd i have, how is this done? also how to you make a copy of a dvd?


You'd first of all have to make sure the optical drive actuallly is a CD and/or DVD writer. There are optical drives that only read, for example. If it is a 'writer' you can use the utilities that came with your Acer to burn CDs and/or DVDs. If you can't find them, there are free DVD copy utilities, sometimes called CD or DVD burn programs you can download from the Internet, for example. Make sure you download from a reputable site, like cnet.com.
HTH
- Marinus

Sep 29, 2010 | Acer PC Laptops

1 Answer

Cd drive cannot burn cd


Does the external DVD-writer work when connected to some other computer?

Jul 16, 2009 | HP 530 Notebook

1 Answer

Help can my dvd writer burn dual layer dvd's ??


http://reviews.cnet.com/dvd-drives/lg-gsa-t40n-super/4507-3212_7-33125331.html?tag=mncol;psum

supports both dvd+r dl dvd -r dl

Apr 23, 2009 | Fujitsu Siemens PC Laptops

2 Answers

My dell d610 laptop has dvd/cd rw i want to know if this means i have dvd rw too if not what should i buy so that i will have dvd rw hopefully it will be something i just plug in this is my first computer...


Your built in CD Drive is a DVD player and regular CDR - CDRW burner, this means you cannot burn DVD's. To burn DVD's I would recommend you purchase an external DVD burner, here are some links to ones that are compatable to your computer.

Asus - Good Reviews

LITEON - Also has good Reviews

Mar 20, 2009 | Dell Latitude D610 Notebook

1 Answer

DVD writer not working


Let's make sure that Nero is not causing the problem. Try this:
-Insert a blank CD or DVD
-Find a file that you want to burn to disc
-Right-Click on said file and select Send To --> DVD-RW Drive (D:) (or whatever your recordable drive is labeled)
-Open My Computer, double click on your recordable drive
- You should see your file ready to be burned to disc
- In the left-hand panel, you should see a link that says "Burn these files to disc" or something similar - click this link and see what happens

If this process works and properly burns a disc, your issue is not with your drive but with Nero. If this process does NOT work, then you may need to reinstall drivers for your DVD writer or replace the drive if it is faulty.

Hope this helps. Please take a moment to rate this solution. Thanks.

Mar 11, 2009 | Compaq 6710b Notebook

1 Answer

Hi, i am unable to install windows XP in pavilion dv6500 laptop. XP set up is not detecting the hard disk at all can you help me ?


Some copys of windows XP can not detect a SATA hard drive what you need to do is get hold of a later dvd copy of XP only the lastist dvd copys of XP are setup to detect SATA hard drives. It has to be a DVD copy as the CD copys do not detect SATA drives. Find some one with a new computer with SATA drives that has windows XP installed on it and try there copy of XP on your computer. Hopes this helps.

Jan 31, 2009 | HP Pavilion DV6500T Notebook

1 Answer

CD Writer doesn't write.


Your burner has two laser inside it. One read and one write. Sounds like the write laser is toast. This is acutaly a fairly common failure among cd and dvd drives.

Reinstall the drivers with the latest and if you still have no luck then it will be time for a replacement.

Jan 23, 2009 | Everex StepNote VA4103M Notebook

2 Answers

DVD Writer not burning


I have come across this quiet abit. U could try updating the firmware but I would say that the lazer is past its best. I presum it still read the cds fine? I would suggest getting another drive if firmware update doesnt work

Oct 12, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

4 Answers

Cd dvd writer not working


Try to reload the operating system using disk/Alt+F10 first and try to burn again.
If this is still not working. it probably your dvd rom is bad.

Jan 27, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC Logo

73 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba PC Laptops Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

john smith

Level 2 Expert

366 Answers

Are you a Toshiba PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...