DVDs I’ve burnt either read as “blank” when reinserted, or can’t complete the initial formatting.
I used to be able to burn & read both DVD formats. In fact, I have a few DVDs I burnt previously that Windows can read just fine.
With DVD +R:
Windows will go through all the steps of formatting the DVD, burning files to it, and closing the DVD with no problems… But when I reinsert the DVD, it comes up as blank, with absolutely nothing on it.
With DVD +RW:
Windows will start the DVD formatting process, then say it’s “unable to complete” it.
My DVD burner is listed as PLDS DVD+-RW DH-16A6S ATA Device according to Windows Device Manager, so it should be capable of burning/reading either DVD+ or DVD-, R or RW..
I checked for driver updates, but mine is current:
DEVICE MANAGER > (right-click device) > CHECK FOR UPDATES.
I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista Home premium, & I was using Sony DVD +R DVDs & Memorex +RWs.
In searching online for solutions, I found a few posts from people complaining of the same problem… who say the problem began after a recent Vista update. Is this true? If so, what’s the fix?
What’s the fix, even if a Vista update didn’t cause the problem?