DVD-Writer is not writing DVDs anymore.

August 15, 2011 at 12:34:31
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB-DDR1
I am using Nero-Express with LG-DVD-writer (2 years old). Yesterday, after writing 2-3 DVDs successfully, I encountered this problem. My subsequent attempts to write DVDs, failed. Note that, it is still successfully reading CDs & DVDs. Also, there is sufficient space (6 GB) in the partition/drive-of-the-HardDisk (for the image file).

To be specific until now I have lost 3 DVDs to this problem. While the 1st one of those 3 did complete the writing-session (of 5-7 minutes), the later one’s writing-sessions ended abruptly/prematurely & displayed some kind of write-error. However, I was only alert enough to save the ‘Log-file’ for the latest one. Since the Log-file is all Hebrew to me, I want to post it here for the expert-analysis. But going by the guidelines of this website, I would wait until the volunteers ask me to do so. Please help me decipher this information (Log-file) & solve the problem.


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#1
August 15, 2011 at 12:44:39
You can try a "restore point" as it is pretty safe.

You can boot to a live cd that can boot to ram then try burning a dvd that way.

My guess is the burner is bad.

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#2
August 15, 2011 at 12:57:10
@ jefro

Hey! I understand that 'Restore-Point' thing. But the next 2 sentences of your Reply (boot, live CD, RAM, burner...) have left me confused.

I am just an Amateur!

Will you please elaborate?


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#3
August 15, 2011 at 12:59:04
@ jefro

What do you suspect? Software or the Hardware?


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#4
August 15, 2011 at 20:20:57
Hardware usually..

A live cd is a cd that you make or order. It has a complete OS on the cd or dvd. You boot to the cd/dvd.
To test the dvd burner though you need either two cd drives or a single drive that can boot to a cd with a live version like puppy linux that can load to the ram. That way the cd can be removed to test the burner.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
August 16, 2011 at 00:47:08
@jefro

OK…!!!

That was Lightning!

Err... I mean Enlightening!

I asked because, the last time when this same event occurred (that was some 365 days ago), it turned out to be a case of Bad-Motherboard & replacing the Mother-board had solved it then.


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#6
August 16, 2011 at 13:38:04
Do you suspect the motherboard? If so change it then. It would be a hardware component.

Personally, I'd test it before I swapped anything.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#7
August 16, 2011 at 14:19:00
@ jefro

Yes I agree with you on that one. I will check the DVD-writer before uprooting the motherboard.

Before that, what if I format the C-drive and re-install the OS? Just to rule out faintest possibility of any software-glitch!


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#8
October 26, 2011 at 18:54:47
@jefro

sorry, for the delay in reporting!

Got my DVD-drive checked by a Hardware-proff. who declared it brought-dead!
Just that, it will never be able to write DVDs again!
but
all other functions like R/W-CD & R-DVD are working fine.
So, I have now replaced my DVD-writer with a new one.

Thank-you very much for your inputs. They were all illuminating.


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