I have been having problems copying DVD's for a couple of months. I have a Dell Dimension 8300 (2004), Pentium 4, Windows XP Professional with Sonic My DVD Deluxe with Record Now. The system started out with one Samsung SD-616E HH 16X DVD (Rom drive) in one drive spot and another TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E burner. I record DVD's from a DVD recorder connected to my TV & satellite dish. Then I copy those on my computer, using the CD/DVD Rom to play and the burner to record. For at least 2-3 years, I had no problems--only an occasional coaster made. However, within the last couple of months, I have had problems. I downloaded firmware for the Samsung. It made no difference. It came to a point when I could not even read a CD or DVD or ROMs on the Samsung, so I replaced it with a SONY CRX320EE (OEM) CD/DVD Rom Drive (also burns CD's). Then I could read and play on this drive, but I still had problems burning DVD's on the other drive. I wondered whether it was playing them good enough for transfer. Sometimes some DVD’s would not play on the computer with this drive. Other times, it would. Sometimes I can burn one just fine. But many other times, it stops--often after it has already burned almost the entire disc. Then it stops. I have researched on various sites to see what could be the problem. I reinstalled the driver that came with DELL system. According to my computer, there was no update to my driver. I thought maybe the DVD burner was bad, so I replaced it with a Phillips SPD2413BM/17 (OEM) that will copy DVD+R 20x speed burner. I still have the same problem. I got a stack of Verbatim and thought maybe it was the brand--but I have tried various brands, including Memorex and SONY. I thought it might be scratches on the DVD's I was trying to copy, but newly recorded ones also did the same thing.
I have checked various blogs and heard about possibly do I need firmware? I am not sure what firmware is, but I suspected it might be an update to a driver--but could not find anything that seemed like it would work for me. I heard that maybe one of the Windows XP updates might be causing the problem and there is a hotfix--but cannot be certain so do not want to chance it if that is not the problem. I gamble on the fact that it does not always happen and tried again to copy a DVD. Then when it happened that last time, I noticed that I could get more details. When searching on this site, I found another person that had the same exact issue.
[keshav taparia Dec 17 2007, 08:16 AM at http://forums.support.roxio.com/lofiversio...php/t32317.html] But I did not know how to post my issue in the same forum and there was no answer to his issue yet.
Sometimes it stops immediately. When the burning stops, I get a message that "there has been a problem burning.... and to retry or but in a blank disk." If I retry--it stops again with the same message. If I put in a new one, the same thing happens. I have lots of coasters! I thought that maybe something going on behind the scenes on my computer was interfering making it stop. Now I turned off all automatic updates and everything that I know of so that nothing else is running when I am making a copy. Maybe there are other things going on that are hidden--I don't know. I have tried everything. What could be the problem?
I get these error codes:
I would appreciate any suggestions or assistance that anyone can give me. I am at a loss. I have no way of telling if it is in the hardware. When I check my system0—it always says that the hardware is operating correctly. I have changed the drives—same things happen. I really think it is something in the software system and am not sure how to correct it.