Drive Won't Read Blank Discs

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by westlr, May 18, 2007.

  1. westlr

    westlr Member

    I have been using CloneDVD and AnyDVD for over a year now and I've never had any problem. Now whenever I'm trying to burn a dvd I get the message of "Insert Recordable Media". I've tried with both Fugifilm and Memorex. It won't read the blank discs. I have AnyDVD version 6.1.4.3 and CloneDVD version 2.9.0.3. I have updated my firmware and uninstalled the programs, restarted, installed them, and then restarted them and nothing works. I'm running Windows XP. Also, I downloaded Ccleaner and used it and restarted my computer and still nothing. And when I insert and regular movie in the drive it reads it fine. Just not blank ones. What can I do to fix this problem? Thanks for much for all your help.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Use Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden Premium, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality (Generic Maxell media is not good, but Maxell Plus and Maxell Broadcast Quality are very good)

    2. Do not use Memorex or Fuji

    3. Use Anydvd 6.1.5.1 or later (if available).

    4. Use Clonedvd 2.9.0.6 or later (if available)

    5. Your burner might be dying; try it in another system
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2007
  3. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    What do you want to read on a blank disc? There is no data for AnyDVD or Clone DVD to see......
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    westlr's trying to burn. The burner, for whatever reason, isn't recognizing that blank media is in the drive when it's about to burn. Reasons could be junk blank media or a dying burner . . .
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2007
  5. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    What kind of drive is it and firmware version. Don't use Memorex or Fuji. Like Webslinger said, use Verbatim, TY, or Maxell BQ media.
     
  6. westlr

    westlr Member

    I'm not at home right now but I know that the computer is an HP Pavilion Media Center a1330n Desktop PC. I'm thinking that the drive is an DVD-RW 16X HP DVD Writer 740b Drive because that's what it says on the HP page for the computer and I have not installed any other DVD drives. I got the firmware update from the HP site but it did not seem to help. The firmware version is HI24 released on 08/23/06. Also, the drive will burn cds no problem. It's just the DVDs that it won't burn. I haven't tried any other types of DVD discs yet but I will. The drive is only a year old, is it possible that it's dying even if it will burn cds? Thanks for all the help.
     
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, it is

    I doubt this will help, but do step 3 and 4 from here
    (step 4 requires you to post information). I may as well look at your filter information.
     
  8. westlr

    westlr Member

    I'll do those steps and post the results later on today when I get home. Thanks for the help.
     
  9. Whisperer

    Whisperer Well-Known Member

    Do those HP computers come preloaded with packet writing software??
     
  10. westlr

    westlr Member

    I'm not sure if it comes with preloaded with packet writing software.

    Here is what I got with the filter check tool.

    Filter Check Tool v3.4

    No Upper Filters found.

    A Lower Filter found is: AnyDVD
    Filterdriver properties are:
    Name: AnyDVD
    Caption: AnyDVD
    Description: AnyDVD
    AcceptPause: False
    AcceptStop: True
    DesktopInteract: False
    DisplayName: AnyDVD
    ErrorControl: Normal
    ExitCode: 0
    PathName: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\AnyDVD.sys
    Version Info: 6.1.4.3
    ServiceSpecificExitCode: 0
    ServiceType: Kernel Driver
    Started: True
    StartMode: Manual
    StartName:
    State: Running
    Status: OK
    TagId: 0


    A Lower Filter found is: ElbyDelay
    Filterdriver properties are:
    Name: ElbyDelay
    Caption: ElbyDelay
    Description: ElbyDelay
    AcceptPause: False
    AcceptStop: True
    DesktopInteract: False
    DisplayName: ElbyDelay
    ErrorControl: Normal
    ExitCode: 0
    PathName: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\ElbyDelay.sys
    Version Info: 5.1.0.1
    ServiceSpecificExitCode: 0
    ServiceType: Kernel Driver
    Started: True
    StartMode: Manual
    StartName:
    State: Running
    Status: OK
    TagId: 0


    A Lower Filter found is: PxHelp20
    Filterdriver properties are:
    Name: PxHelp20
    Caption: PxHelp20
    Description: PxHelp20
    AcceptPause: False
    AcceptStop: True
    DesktopInteract: False
    DisplayName: PxHelp20
    ErrorControl: Normal
    ExitCode: 0
    PathName: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\PxHelp20.sys
    Version Info: 2.3.32.0
    ServiceSpecificExitCode: 0
    ServiceType: Kernel Driver
    Started: True
    StartMode: Boot
    StartName:
    State: Running
    Status: OK
    TagId: 0
     
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Your filters are fine. And I would still do step 3

    Other than that the evidence you presented suggests either an issue with your choice of blank media or a dying burner (test it in another computer).
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2007
  12. westlr

    westlr Member

    Sorry forgot to mention that I did do step three before I did step four.
     
  13. MarkRacer

    MarkRacer Well-Known Member

    If I were you, I would go to newegg.com and purchase a new LiteOn burner for about $35-$40 and go from there. Just my two cents worth...

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