Re: DVD+RW says 'No Medium Present'
Andy Polyakov wrote:
But of course! Thats why I asked here, Linux users are the most
knowledgable. : )
I didn't really see it is a plaform issue for the questions I had. I was
hoping that Linux
I've got a question in regards to a 'destroyed' DVD+RW.
The behavior I'm seeing is my DVD drive (a NEC 1100A) isn't
recognizing my media, a Philips 4x DVD+RW.
The specifics are I burned a home movie to the Philips DVD using
Pinnacle Studio 9,
Keep in mind that this is a list for Unix/Linux users...
might be able to save the day.
which said it succesfully burned the DVD. But upon reinserting the
the same DVD drive, all I get is 'No medium present'
My question for you is two-fold:
1) Is there any way to recover my DVD+RW so I can use it again?
If unit says "no media," then there is hardly anything one you do. You
*might* be able to reformat it in another unit of *different* brand
Yeah, thats an interesting suggestion, since its down in the NEC
firmware/electronics where things
are failing, it sounds like.
2) What could have caused this in the first place?
Are you sure that it wasn't a media defect on that particular disk?
How many discs got wasted? One? I mean can you really confirm that
*every* time you let Pinnacle burn a DVD+RW, the disc is rendered 100%
Yeah, I burned 3 disks of a 5 pack, same problems with all of them. Took
the last 2 and used other
software, they worked fine. And then they're are the other half-dozen
users with the same
problem, all using different brands of media.
What did Pinnacle do?
If you really can reuse every particular disc multiple times *till*
Pinnacle screws it up, then only Pinnacle would be able to tell what
they did the do [or didn't] and resolve the problem.
Yeah, I was just hoping that maybe there was a short list of what could
cause this, like
'Corrupt TOC' or 'Incorrect lead-in' or somesuch. Getting Pinnacle to
is pretty tough, which is why I've been pursuing things myself. It
sounds like there are DVD devices
that can scan almost any disc, but they cost a lot of money. Is there
such a thing to setup
a virtual DVD+RW on my hard drive that I could let Pinnacle burn too,
and then examine that, maybe?
<nods> Well, thanks for your help. I think its pretty much in Pinnacle
hands, I'm just looking into
Using other programs like Nero or DVD Decrypter, I can burn fine
with the same media/DVD drive.
^^^^^ Same media *brand*, not same disk, right? That
is the question you should ask yourself. A.
things out of curiousity more than anything else.