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  1. http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/ here's a program that if you rightclick on a vob file, it will tell if you made a ntsc dvd or a pal one since you are in ntsc land? computers play both
  2. that sounds more like a weak power supply, interacting with worn dirty fans starting up a computer needs the strongest power and is also needed for proper functioning of a dvd burner
  3. try to burn no faster than 8x if the new firmware worked, also might think about better media like verbatim or taiyo yuden's
  4. http://codeguys.rpc1.org/dvdrw_overview.html this is an easy question to answer, if you read up at these sites, you find that the drives are the same, just with different firmware releases I assume it's a marketing gimmick, name the drive something higher, 1653 vs 1633, and start a new firmware series What we are trying to do is get the latest firmware with the best write strategies and the best support for newer mid codes. With these patched firmware flashers it's important to use the right ones, there's no excuses or room for error, many people kill their drives by trying to flash outside their family, if the hardware is not identical you'll probably kill the drive. I don't reccomend crossflashs on newer working drives, just old antiques, the exception being a hard to find Benq or something.
  5. there's something rotten in Denmark? http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia?dvdmedia...h+or+List+Media (Disc ID: MCC 03RG20) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x) must be a Dell computer, it's not a laptop drive so why doesn't the firmware show 16X http://www.the-predator.com/dell/firmware.html#5-1-6 might be worthwhile to crossflash I wonder if the files/iso are even dvd compliant tho, might be worthwhile to doublecheck rather than trust Sonic.
  6. chewy

    I/O Error

    newer drive with buggy early firmware DH20A3H YP5U was out in sept?
  7. there's quite a few models with different configuration and our old favorite jmicron controlling a sata or 2 http://event.asus.com/2006/mb/P5B/models.html
  8. http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/ntfs/archMFT-c.html it's a lot more complexe than I even imagined, nice system ntfs et all I try to keep over 10% free on data partitions and 50% free on smalller system partition that hard drive looks like it's almost hosed, getting ready for a slow ntfs format
  9. try to back up data by burning to dvd or cd or even an external hard drive then delete the copy on your regular hard drive after confirming it transfered you need to shut down screen savers etc when doing a long defrag I try not to ever defrag much data, takes too long, that's one of the reasons I burn at 8X, not faster
  10. even the latest liteon firmware for that drive family doesn't support that mid code
  11. hard drives don't have to be full when working with sets of 4+gig files to be badly fragmented do an analysis and see all the red
  12. Those golden rules don't mention "iffy" dvd burners, which from what I have seen all over the web, is a very significant factor, if not the most significant. Granted, firmware and quality media usually enable those problematic burners to enjoy some success, but conversely we all have seen better dvd burners break all the other rules.
  13. http://codeworks.cdfreaks.com/cgmirror/ read up on crossflashing and unpacking rar's this is rocket science/mountainering 101 no hand holding tho, if you want to burn dvd's, got to get your feet wet http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=5452&hl= go slow and read everything
  14. in addition to that complete burn log, what's the chipset controlling the southbridge ide controller? nforce?
  15. they do? Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info Basic Information Disc type: : CD-R Manufacturer: : CMC Magnetics MID : 97m26s66f Write speeds: : 4 X - 8 X - 16 X - 24 X - 32 X - 40 X Capacity: : 79:59.71 : 703 MB Extended Information Usage : General Disc Status : Empty HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B A106 (ATA) Current Profile: CD-R Disc Information: Status: Empty Erasable: No Free Sectors: 359,844 Free Space: 736,960,512 bytes Free Time: 79:59:69 (MM:SS:FF) ATIP Information: Start Time of LeadIn (MID): 97m26s66f Last Possible Start Time of LeadOut: 79m59s71f kind of a funny mid well I set it to burn at 16x anyway
  16. I guess in brazil you can't burn a good cd faster than 8X? wonder how the mid thing in imgburn works with cd's I always burn critical cd's at 16X with good verbatim or sony and a newer dvd burner http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=biglinux
  17. with non-verbatim dual layer, the motto is try try again just don't buy anymore
  18. http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/firmware.htm#710 it might help, but if it works you'd be better off with verbatim dula layer disks, the 2.4x
  19. One of the best slimline's was the nec 6550 read the bottom of this page http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/NEC-ND-6650A/ I rest my case
  20. http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtop...p;hl=SOHW-1633S It's a small world or this was the week for old liteon drives http://codeguys.rpc1.org/dvdrw_overview.html take a little while to read up on your drive and crossflashing
  21. It takes something extraordinary going wrong for a drive to go into pio mode, especially with sp2 not a good sign
  22. and don't make a very good couple
  23. In pio mode the cpu is trying to handle the whole work load for the burn, the southbridge chipset does no work Pio mode should still work theoretically but most people's computers are so messed up the cpu can't handle it all
  24. why are you using that old dell oem nec to burn dual layer with? when you have a new LG?
  25. keep trying, even at 4x, maybe you'll run into a good blank if your burner is still working fine you might post a filter driver load order(under tools)
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