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DVD-RAM drive locks up computer

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August 26, 2009 7:33:21 PM

My DVD-RAM drive occasionally locks up my computer and causes it to crash. My drive keeps making weird clicking and buzzing sounds (very annoying). I am trying to burn a CD-RW right now and my computer can't even get past 8% on the erasing stage! This drive can sometimes work decently, but sometimes it really gives me trouble. Is there any reason it's doing this? Is there any way I can fix it other than replace it (typical Best Buy Geek Squad answer I have heard ;P).


Here is my log from ImgBurn from today. I tried probably about 2 or 3 times to get the drive to erase the disc as you can see:

I 15:13:26 ImgBurn Version 2.5.0.0 started!
I 15:13:26 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 15:13:26 Total Physical Memory: 2,095,596 KB - Available: 1,087,284 KB
I 15:13:26 Initialising SPTI...
I 15:13:26 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 15:13:26 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 15:13:37 Operation Started!
I 15:13:37 Device: [2:1:0] LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1L BL05 (D:)  (ATA)
I 15:13:37 Media Type: CD-RW (Disc ID: 97m25s30f, Infodisc Technology Co.) (Speeds: 4x)
I 15:13:37 Quick Erase: Yes
I 15:13:38 Erasing Disc...
W 15:16:22 Potential 'WaitImmediateIO' Deferred Error - (8%, 0/2) - Erase Failure
E 15:16:28 Failed to Erase Disc! - Reason: Erase Failure
E 15:16:28 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:02:50
I 15:19:14 Operation Started!
I 15:19:14 Device: [2:1:0] LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1L BL05 (D:)  (ATA)
I 15:19:14 Media Type: CD-RW (Disc ID: 97m25s30f, Infodisc Technology Co.) (Speeds: 4x)
I 15:19:14 Quick Erase: Yes
I 15:19:15 Erasing Disc...
W 15:21:46 Potential 'WaitImmediateIO' Deferred Error - (8%, 0/2) - Erase Failure
E 15:21:53 Failed to Erase Disc! - Reason: Erase Failure
E 15:21:53 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:02:38
I 15:22:12 Operation Started!
I 15:22:12 Device: [2:1:0] LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1L BL05 (D:)  (ATA)
I 15:22:12 Media Type: CD-RW (Disc ID: 97m25s30f, Infodisc Technology Co.) (Speeds: 4x)
I 15:22:12 Quick Erase: Yes
I 15:22:12 Erasing Disc...
W 15:24:46 Potential 'WaitImmediateIO' Deferred Error - (8%, 0/2) - Erase Failure
E 15:24:54 Failed to Erase Disc! - Reason: Erase Failure
E 15:24:54 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:02:41



Thanks in advance for any help :) 

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a b G Storage
August 26, 2009 7:53:20 PM

Try different burning software. If that doesn't work, replace the drive.

Sometimes the Geek Squad is right.

My first choice in DVD-RW drives is Samsung. Second choice is LG.
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August 26, 2009 8:09:06 PM

Which burning software do you suggest?

Nero Burning Rom 7
UltraIso



Could the buzzing and clicking really be caused by the software?
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