Extremely Bizarre DVD writer issue !!!

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    NikhilVerma New Member

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    I am facing a very wierd problem with my DVD writer(s) these days ...

    It goes like this .... I had a sony DVD writer ... which I used to write like 90 DVD's but then it started giving power check related errors in nero... so I sent it for repairs, they guy over there told me that the DVD writer was fine, he even wrote a DVD for me and send it back. The DVD worked fine indeed. But I still went on to buy a ASUS DVD writer... And I wrote 5 DVD's with it, ALL of them worked fine when I wrote them but after 2 days three of those five DVD's ain't working anymore ....

    What can be the problem ?

    Can it be anything related to the power consumption of my graphics card ? Because all the problems started after I got the card only. I have an Sapphire ATI X1600 Pro card ... It doesn't require any extra power connecter other than the normal PCI-E slot.

    My system config is ... ASUS K8NVM mobo, AMD Athlon 64 2800+ , 1GB RAM , Sapphire 512 MB Ati X1600 Pro, and 2 DVD writers , 1 Sony DWQ30A and the other one is of ASUS ....

    I've been constantly writing on Moser Baer DVD media....
     
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    Hmmm .. since ur using Moder Baer DVD's ... and ur DVDRW is not faulty ... i think the problem could be with Nero 7 ... try some other burning softwares like CD BurnerXP etc. etc. .. infact Nero 6 would do anyway ..
     
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    I tried it with Nero 7 and 6 both .... it still didn't work ..... but good idea about CD Burner XP ..... Would try that ....
     
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    U didn't mention ur power supply, did u? Since u have mentioned that the problem started after u purvhased ur Ati Chipset graphic card, prolly the load on ur SMPS became more than it could handle. Try exchanging ur power supply for at least a 500 watt one. If u wanna go high end, antec is the way to go, nut if u want something reasonably cheap, uy one from Zebronics, or consult Agetn001 at agent001@thinkdigit.com
    THe problem can also B 4om the use of Nero along with some other software. What I mean is, Nero is a resource hogger, it utilizes a lot of system resources while burning. THere have been cases when just using Word Processor along with Nero helped create a nice 4.3 gb coaster. SO see if u have some other writer. I would recommend Roxio if u wanna splurge. Or Power ISO if no frills is the way to go.
    (I myself use NEro 6 but when I write my DVDs, I even close down open Folders and system tray icons! Paranaoia, but that is it.)
     
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    Remove the graphics card and go back to onboard for some time. That will confirm whether the graphics card is using too much power or not.
     
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    Yeah I have 400W iball SMPS ... Guess I should upgrade it ...

    Though I think the problem was with the Moserbaer media I got ... because I burned some Writex media and they are working fine till now ...

    Thanks guys ... I will post if the problem continues
     
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    There is a lot of fake moserbaer media in the market nowdays..
     
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    ufff ... u could have mentioned the price atleast ... DVD have more fakies than cd now-a-days ... get one's like Sony or LG or even Moser Baer with 16x support .. and should cost atleast 20 bucks .. life's harsh ...
     
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    I prefer Writex Media , cheap and reliable (150 rs for 10 dvd).
     
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