DR4-A DVD Writer Problems

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Rico

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I've just installed my new DR4-A DVD writer into my PC.

Everything seemed to be fine. Windows XP (SP1) detected the drive and installed the default Windows drivers (there don't seem to be any specifically provided by MSI for the drive).

Over the last couple of days I've been burning CD-Rs with the drive and the supplied Nero software without any problems. Today, I went out and bout two packs of Sony 5DMR47A DVD -R disks. When I insert one of these disks into the drive the drive doesn't recognise them and in Windows Explorer and Nero it says there isn't any disc inserted. I've tried all the DVDs in both packs and get the same problem every time. Or is there an incompatibility between these type of DVDs and the drive?

Any help would be really appreciated.

Thanks.
 
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Kingfisher

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Hi,

What is your computer's specification? Try to download the most recent version of Nero by going to www.nero.com .
 
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Rico

Guest
Originally posted by Kingfisher
Hi,

What is your computer's specification? Try to download the most recent version of Nero by going to www.nero.com .
Hi.

Thanks for that. I'd already upgraded my software that was supplied with the DVD drive to the latest build of version 5.5.

On another note, I went and bought some TDK DVD-RW Disks today, and they worked fine. So could it be an incompatibility between the drive and that particular make of Sony DVD -Rs?
 
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Kingfisher

Guest
Hi,

Incompatibility between the drive and that particular make of Sony DVD-R can possibly happen. Also, try Nero version 6 (with latest build), it is better version 5.5.
 
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Rico

Guest
Originally posted by Kingfisher
Hi,

Incompatibility between the drive and that particular make of Sony DVD-R can possibly happen. Also, try Nero version 6 (with latest build), it is better version 5.5.
Hi,

I'm not sure the problem is with Nero, as trying to use Windows Explorer to copy to the DVD -R disk has the same problem, in other words Windows Explorer sees the drive as empty too.
 
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Rico

Guest
Just as a follow-on, my friend tried the Sony DVDs in her burner and they worked fine, so it must be an incompatibility between the drive and that particular make of DVDs. I'll see if MSI will help with this.
 
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^^DoRk^^

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has anyone got the HD-Burn function on these drives working?? I had tried multiple brands of CD-R however i get the same problem in Nero v6.0 "Power Calibration Error" Burn Failed. Has anyone got any suggestions? Cheers.
 
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