I get an error after burning DVDs. The DVD never records, and is not available to record again. The error window looks like this:
'The drive reported an error:
Sense Key = HARDWARE ERROR
Sense Code + 0x44, 0xD6
INTERNAL TARGET FAILURE
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Re: problem burning DVDs
This happened to me also. I fixed the problem by buying new DVD discs, sometimes the mac's rom doesnt like particular discs. Its a trial and error thing with which ones it will use. Make sure you are using the latest version of Roxio toast to burn with, also make sure your ROM is DVD-R.
If all this fails, it could be your writer in the rom. Try burning a CD, if that works it will be the above problems.
Try using discs with a GOLD BOTTOM, it seemed to work for me.
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This happens with a number of drives.
1. DVD Dye type - but as you have tried DVDs from a batch that works seems unlikely.
2. Some drives dont like +R or -R If using +R try -R etc. Also some drives have problems with RW's used previously
3. Drive head travel is faulty. Sometimes only recording a max of 4Gb or 90% on a disk works OK.
From looking over the manual they should work in your dvd recorder. The fact that they are reformatted might be the problem. The recorder needs to formate the discs before it can use them. Try having the recorder reformat the discs before you try to record to them see if that helps at all. From the reading of customer reviews I have looked over, it seems like the DVD+R 's are easier to work with overall. If formatting them again does not work I might go out and prchase DVD's you know that work and use these for back up or burning data or videos from a computer instead.
did you finalize your dvd? also, the following describes the answer to alot of dvd error problems.
i did everyting today to fix this. bought new dvds, name brands different, tried finding codes, called the number. trust me. try this. clean it. thats All i did. cleaned it with a dvd cd cleaning disc, the one with two little brushes on it, nothing special, ran it until i heard the beep, popped my dvd in, they all worked. everyone, im still recording. i ran it about four times. now, if you tried to burn a dvd, and got the error, throw that dvd away. because i tried about ten dvds. after i fixed it, THOSE dvds were no longer usable. dont know why. hope this works.
I had the same problem and spent some time looking up this issue. I have a sony dvd player and it seems to have trouble reading almost any burnt dvd or cd. I have read that sonys seem to prefer the cheap dvds and cds for burning. It seems the cheap'O dvd players play burnt dvds and cds better that the nice ones, go figure.
There is more info out there about making sure to burn dvds and cds in the correct format. You can try different burning software that has more options than just vista. If you are creating a dvd from a movie file such as an avi or mpeg, please explain more on what you are doing and trying to accomplish.
Try emptying your Windows temp Directory, Also you will have problems if you have 512kb memory or less.
Mike @ compurepair.
p.s also invest in some R/W DVDs, this will enable you to try several attempts to get it right, instead of having a bin full of Disks, and a lot of frustration.
Mike @ Compurepair.
If the DVD recorder is an early model, it may be having trouble understanding some of the newer copy-protection schemes that are in use.
There's not too much you can do for this kind of problem, but you can try looking on the manufacturer's website to see if there's a firmware update for the DVD recorder. It would be something you would download and burn to a CD or DVD and then load into the recorder. That would update the DVD player's software so it can work with newer discs.
Try this download page to update your firmware from 25/10/05, so if you bought your writer before this date maybe this will work, otherwise buy 8x discs.
The faster the discs are burned the more chance of errors there are, you should write at slower speeds for better quality.