New 8400 can't burn a DVD

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Four attempts end with 90% or more complete. There is a write error
message displayed by Roxio's Media Creator 7 or the system locks and
requires a power-button shutdown.

I noticed in System Properties the date on the Microsoft driver for
the Philips DVD+-RW DVD8631 is dated 7/1/2001.

I'm using Verbatim DVD+R. Is there a media problem?

Any suggestions?
--David
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Have you updated the firmware?

    <David Ellis> wrote in message
    news:ed0ev0t93v3ebjrmkvu5mbgnb710aeh4ha@4ax.com...
    > Four attempts end with 90% or more complete. There is a write error
    > message displayed by Roxio's Media Creator 7 or the system locks and
    > requires a power-button shutdown.
    >
    > I noticed in System Properties the date on the Microsoft driver for
    > the Philips DVD+-RW DVD8631 is dated 7/1/2001.
    >
    > I'm using Verbatim DVD+R. Is there a media problem?
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    > --David
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    No. I noted there's an update on Dell's site. Is that what I should do
    first?

    >Have you updated the firmware?
    >
    ><David Ellis> wrote in message
    >news:ed0ev0t93v3ebjrmkvu5mbgnb710aeh4ha@4ax.com...
    >> Four attempts end with 90% or more complete. There is a write error
    >> message displayed by Roxio's Media Creator 7 or the system locks and
    >> requires a power-button shutdown.
    >>
    >> I noticed in System Properties the date on the Microsoft driver for
    >> the Philips DVD+-RW DVD8631 is dated 7/1/2001.
    >>
    >> I'm using Verbatim DVD+R. Is there a media problem?
    >>
    >> Any suggestions?
    >> --David
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    That was easy. DVD burn now successful, thank you.

    >Have you updated the firmware?
    >
    ><David Ellis> wrote in message
    >news:ed0ev0t93v3ebjrmkvu5mbgnb710aeh4ha@4ax.com...
    >> Four attempts end with 90% or more complete. There is a write error
    >> message displayed by Roxio's Media Creator 7 or the system locks and
    >> requires a power-button shutdown.
    >>
    >> I noticed in System Properties the date on the Microsoft driver for
    >> the Philips DVD+-RW DVD8631 is dated 7/1/2001.
    >>
    >> I'm using Verbatim DVD+R. Is there a media problem?
    >>
    >> Any suggestions?
    >> --David
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    It is a known issue with this burner. Dell has heard it a million
    times.

    Did you get the update for the burner on the Dell site?

    I had the same problem and they replaced my Phillips. I updated it
    with their file and can now burn + Media in DVD and - in CD. No way
    can you burn a -dvd though.

    Good luck. Read the forum boards in Dell. It might help to find a
    solution.

    D

    >Four attempts end with 90% or more complete. There is a write error
    >message displayed by Roxio's Media Creator 7 or the system locks and
    >requires a power-button shutdown.
    >
    >I noticed in System Properties the date on the Microsoft driver for
    >the Philips DVD+-RW DVD8631 is dated 7/1/2001.
    >
    > I'm using Verbatim DVD+R. Is there a media problem?
    >
    >Any suggestions?
    >--David
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    My Philips failed completely (wouldn't read or write) and has been replaced.

    Brian


    <David Ellis> wrote in message
    news:ed0ev0t93v3ebjrmkvu5mbgnb710aeh4ha@4ax.com...
    > Four attempts end with 90% or more complete. There is a write error
    > message displayed by Roxio's Media Creator 7 or the system locks and
    > requires a power-button shutdown.
    >
    > I noticed in System Properties the date on the Microsoft driver for
    > the Philips DVD+-RW DVD8631 is dated 7/1/2001.
    >
    > I'm using Verbatim DVD+R. Is there a media problem?
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    > --David
  6. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Brian K Wrote:
    > My Philips failed completely (wouldn't read or write) and has been
    > replaced.

    I have the same problem - recently purchased Dell Dimension 4700, w/
    Philips 8631 DVD-+RW drive. I've googled for many hours now and have
    found many with the same problem. I've tried updating to both Dell's
    BD31 and CD21 firmware but still have excessive delays when trying to
    copy files from a DVD to hard drive (something like 8 minutes to copy a
    100MB file)

    Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what I should do next?
    I've read I can update it to a BenQ firmware?

    TIA


    --
    mick
  7. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Ring Dell and get a replacement.


    "mick" <mick.1k6zvn@news.computerbanter.com> wrote in message
    news:mick.1k6zvn@news.computerbanter.com...
    >
    > Brian K Wrote:
    >> My Philips failed completely (wouldn't read or write) and has been
    >> replaced.
    >
    > I have the same problem - recently purchased Dell Dimension 4700, w/
    > Philips 8631 DVD-+RW drive. I've googled for many hours now and have
    > found many with the same problem. I've tried updating to both Dell's
    > BD31 and CD21 firmware but still have excessive delays when trying to
    > copy files from a DVD to hard drive (something like 8 minutes to copy a
    > 100MB file)
    >
    > Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what I should do next?
    > I've read I can update it to a BenQ firmware?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >
    > --
    > mick
  8. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 10:40:32 +0000, mick
    <mick.1k6zvn@news.computerbanter.com> wrote:

    >
    >Brian K Wrote:
    >> My Philips failed completely (wouldn't read or write) and has been
    >> replaced.
    >
    >I have the same problem - recently purchased Dell Dimension 4700, w/
    >Philips 8631 DVD-+RW drive. I've googled for many hours now and have
    >found many with the same problem. I've tried updating to both Dell's
    >BD31 and CD21 firmware but still have excessive delays when trying to
    >copy files from a DVD to hard drive (something like 8 minutes to copy a
    >100MB file)
    >
    >Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what I should do next?
    >I've read I can update it to a BenQ firmware?
    >
    >TIA
    You can upgrade to a Benq but be aware if you do this and it fails
    Dell will not warrent your drive.

    If it were me I would request that Dell replace this drive with
    another model. They know the problem with this drive but continue to
    put it in new computers.

    Actually it is a waste of money. No wonder their stock goes down.
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