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Dvd burn locking up system

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April 9, 2009 9:29:20 PM

hi guys,

Recently installed vista 64bit and have been having issues with every type of burning software I have tried.

Nero, Image burn and Even windows naitive.


Basically everything gets to 5% ish and the system freezes, BSOD then reboots.
I have tried different files everytime.

Luckily I have a dual boot with xp and no problems in xp, burns fine.

All latest drivers etc,

Dvd drive is Samsung 20xDVD -/+R/RW Dual Layer OEM Black (SH-S202J/RSBN)
I also have Samsung SH-D162C PC DVD drive

Under disk management there are no conflicts, device manager same deal. this annoyes the hell out of me.

hope you can help cheers guys.
April 10, 2009 12:33:21 PM

Might be power supply wimping out when DVD goes on full load. You have to make sure that the DVD drive is also Vista compliant.
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April 10, 2009 1:02:00 PM










I would highly suspect a bad DVDRW, if all your burning programs stop at the same point, but since it works in XP, have you checked for a firmware update for it?

How is the DVDRW connected IDE or SATA?

How much system memory are you running?

Do you really need the DVDROM drive?

Are you OCing the machine?

Listing your specs would help, helping you?
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April 10, 2009 9:08:21 PM

cheers guys,

applied latest firmware, for everything, mb etc

Sata dvd
here is a list of the specs-

CPU- Intel core 2 Q6600
Motherboard - Gigabyte Ep35 - DS3P
Memory 0-2 x 1024 corsair DDR2
HDD - Seagate 320 GB 7200 RPM (SATA)
Video - Gigabyte GF8800GS


System - Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

From memory the dvd drivers are connected through ide.

(I do need the DVDRom, its for xbox backup)
No overclocking,
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April 10, 2009 11:52:35 PM

A few possibilities.

Have you tried various burn speeds?

Even if you burn at slower burn speeds does it still quit?

UDMA is active for the drive right?

What brand media are you writing?

Have you looked at the Samsung burn report, probably on the C:\ drive somewhere and see what errors are listed?
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April 13, 2009 8:54:36 PM

slowest speed possible, still locks up.
tried a few brands, again works fine wth xp.
UDMA should be on, I havent disabled it.
cant find a log :( 
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April 18, 2009 5:13:43 AM

update!

seems to burn normal cd's without a problem, even at high speed.

just doesnt like dvds.
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May 4, 2009 8:25:05 PM

anyone have any further suggestions? this is driving me nuts
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