Makes this one a wild guess. The one thing I know is to swap out the drive quickly since tech time is far too expensive to futz with a possibly failing drive. Remember that I have no qualms about this since we have spare drives and the swap takes about 1 minute. Whereas trying to tell if the drive is good would take far too long.
Swap the drive first. If that's not an option, try cd/dvd lens cleaner, other software, a firmware update and recording at 1/2 the rated media speed.
Hi everyone, I have a Windows XP home SP2 computer that has a Sony DVD RW DW-D22A that supposedly supports both -R and +R. Well I bought a stack of 100 Blank DVD-R and less than 1/2 way through the stack they turned into lousy DVD's. Both for DVD movies and data storage they wouldn't work. I would get this CRC check sum error message. I contacted the manufacturer and sent in a few samples and they replaced them - sent me two stacks of 50 - nice company. Well I just burned a data disc and my computer doesn't recognize anything being on the disc - I even get the "You have inserted a blank cd/dvd window" thing on my screen. I then tried to burn a dvd movie using a different program and that program doesn't even recognize a disc being in the drive (yes I did put in a fresh dvd before I started the program).
Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening or what I can do to fix it?
Thanks in advance for your help.