DVD-R not recognised

  pprbh 00:01 20 Jan 06

Hi all

just bought some Datawrite DVD-R 4.7GB discs. Added one to my samsung external dvd recorder and the disc is not recognised. It's setup so Nero comes on automatically. Infact on right clicking the drive with the disc inside, it shows zero bytes. Any ideas why please? Thanks

  Skyver 00:04 20 Jan 06

Look in your Ahead/Nero folder for Nero Infotool, run it and click `Disc` - see if the drive supports or `sees` a DVD-R disc.

  pprbh 00:10 20 Jan 06

Hi Skyver, yes this disc type is supported because it's been used before for copying, whcih is why this is very odd. Not sure what to do now.

  Skyver 00:12 20 Jan 06

Is the disc in question written to? If it's empty it's bound to show 0 bytes.

  pprbh 00:14 20 Jan 06

Yes the disc is empty but it normally shows the disc size i.e 4.7Gbs or thereabouts. Even drag and drop using win explorer dosn't work as a messages saying no disc exists in the drive.

  Skyver 00:15 20 Jan 06

That's very odd. Could it be the media? Do you have discs that work that are Datawrite?

  User-312386 00:15 20 Jan 06

I use Datawrite

My DVD-RW drive has never shown the capacity of an empty disc

It only shows it in nero

  pprbh 00:25 20 Jan 06

okay the drive only recognises blank cds, and dvd rw's but not dvd-+r. Must be the recorder then. Thanks.

  charge 23:20 20 Jan 06

what kind of dvd writer is it ?

have you tried updating the firmware on your dvd writer ?

if this does not fix the problem then it might be the disks you're using

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they should work on your writer as long as it burns -R

  charge 23:21 20 Jan 06

damn mucked the link up

try this one

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