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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 7:05:18 PM

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Hi all,

After I updated to sp2 and other updates via auto update and went to WMP 10,
I noticed that the new DVD+RW's I bought the other day are not excepting a
format or allowing me to erase them. Out of the box they are initially
recognized by XP Pro, then when formating with nero they lock up during
finalizing and I have to reboot. At this point the disk, after reboot is not
recognized and seems to be in an endless loop or check mode state. I have, I
think , 6 damaged so far. I am afraid to experiment and thought RW disks
could be at least erased and reused but XP can't see the RW media and this
does not let me use any other app to erase or reformat. Any ideas or registry
fixes out there?

J ;-)

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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 9:13:57 PM

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Basis question: Do you have a DVD writer installed?

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Jaymon" wrote:

| Hi all,
|
| After I updated to sp2 and other updates via auto update and went to WMP 10,
| I noticed that the new DVD+RW's I bought the other day are not excepting a
| format or allowing me to erase them. Out of the box they are initially
| recognized by XP Pro, then when formating with nero they lock up during
| finalizing and I have to reboot. At this point the disk, after reboot is not
| recognized and seems to be in an endless loop or check mode state. I have, I
| think , 6 damaged so far. I am afraid to experiment and thought RW disks
| could be at least erased and reused but XP can't see the RW media and this
| does not let me use any other app to erase or reformat. Any ideas or registry
| fixes out there?
|
| J ;-)
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 9:13:58 PM

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Yes, Hi-VAL dual format 4x DVD Rewitable drive, I installed it last year and
it worked fine.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Basis question: Do you have a DVD writer installed?
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Jaymon" wrote:
>
> | Hi all,
> |
> | After I updated to sp2 and other updates via auto update and went to WMP 10,
> | I noticed that the new DVD+RW's I bought the other day are not excepting a
> | format or allowing me to erase them. Out of the box they are initially
> | recognized by XP Pro, then when formating with nero they lock up during
> | finalizing and I have to reboot. At this point the disk, after reboot is not
> | recognized and seems to be in an endless loop or check mode state. I have, I
> | think , 6 damaged so far. I am afraid to experiment and thought RW disks
> | could be at least erased and reused but XP can't see the RW media and this
> | does not let me use any other app to erase or reformat. Any ideas or registry
> | fixes out there?
> |
> | J ;-)
>
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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 9:13:58 PM

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Any additional thoughts would be welcome..

Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Basis question: Do you have a DVD writer installed?
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Jaymon" wrote:
>
> | Hi all,
> |
> | After I updated to sp2 and other updates via auto update and went to WMP 10,
> | I noticed that the new DVD+RW's I bought the other day are not excepting a
> | format or allowing me to erase them. Out of the box they are initially
> | recognized by XP Pro, then when formating with nero they lock up during
> | finalizing and I have to reboot. At this point the disk, after reboot is not
> | recognized and seems to be in an endless loop or check mode state. I have, I
> | think , 6 damaged so far. I am afraid to experiment and thought RW disks
> | could be at least erased and reused but XP can't see the RW media and this
> | does not let me use any other app to erase or reformat. Any ideas or registry
> | fixes out there?
> |
> | J ;-)
>
July 10, 2005 10:23:53 PM

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"Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0338ECA7-AD01-4AF1-9716-8696A62AA6B9@microsoft.com...
> Hi all,
>
> After I updated to sp2 and other updates via auto update and went to WMP
> 10,
> I noticed that the new DVD+RW's I bought the other day are not excepting
> a
> format or allowing me to erase them. Out of the box they are initially
> recognized by XP Pro, then when formating with nero they lock up during
> finalizing and I have to reboot. At this point the disk, after reboot is
> not
> recognized and seems to be in an endless loop or check mode state. I have,
> I
> think , 6 damaged so far. I am afraid to experiment and thought RW disks
> could be at least erased and reused but XP can't see the RW media and
> this
> does not let me use any other app to erase or reformat. Any ideas or
> registry
> fixes out there?
>
> J ;-

Have you also updated Nero? There are problems with nero and SP2 on earlier
versions. Look on their site.
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 10:23:54 PM

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No, nero 5 came with the recorder and has been updated as far as they will
let me go for that version, I need to get 6 or the trial 6 version. but will
that solve or make xp see the damaged disks?

"bud" wrote:

>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0338ECA7-AD01-4AF1-9716-8696A62AA6B9@microsoft.com...
> > Hi all,
> >
> > After I updated to sp2 and other updates via auto update and went to WMP
> > 10,
> > I noticed that the new DVD+RW's I bought the other day are not excepting
> > a
> > format or allowing me to erase them. Out of the box they are initially
> > recognized by XP Pro, then when formating with nero they lock up during
> > finalizing and I have to reboot. At this point the disk, after reboot is
> > not
> > recognized and seems to be in an endless loop or check mode state. I have,
> > I
> > think , 6 damaged so far. I am afraid to experiment and thought RW disks
> > could be at least erased and reused but XP can't see the RW media and
> > this
> > does not let me use any other app to erase or reformat. Any ideas or
> > registry
> > fixes out there?
> >
> > J ;-
>
> Have you also updated Nero? There are problems with nero and SP2 on earlier
> versions. Look on their site.
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 1:43:00 PM

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Nero 5 is not fully compatbile with XP SP2 regardless they put it in their
KB or not.
Also try updating your DVD firmware. I had cases where updated f/w will
upgrade the compatibility of the drive to other media model.

=bob=

"Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0338ECA7-AD01-4AF1-9716-8696A62AA6B9@microsoft.com...
> Hi all,
>
> After I updated to sp2 and other updates via auto update and went to WMP
> 10,
> I noticed that the new DVD+RW's I bought the other day are not excepting
> a
> format or allowing me to erase them. Out of the box they are initially
> recognized by XP Pro, then when formating with nero they lock up during
> finalizing and I have to reboot. At this point the disk, after reboot is
> not
> recognized and seems to be in an endless loop or check mode state. I have,
> I
> think , 6 damaged so far. I am afraid to experiment and thought RW disks
> could be at least erased and reused but XP can't see the RW media and
> this
> does not let me use any other app to erase or reformat. Any ideas or
> registry
> fixes out there?
>
> J ;-)
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 1:43:01 PM

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Thanks,

The firmware is not available as far as I have search the Company site
(hi-val) and rpc1.org's firmware page with no results. I have upgraded my dvd
decoder form ATI for my radeon 9600 and will try the trial nero ver 6 and
hope that might solve the problem. I would like to be able to erase or repair
the 6 rw disc's that seem wasted, though..

"[BnH]" wrote:

> Nero 5 is not fully compatible with XP SP2 regardless they put it in their
> KB or not.
> Also try updating your DVD firmware. I had cases where updated f/w will
> upgrade the compatibility of the drive to other media model.
>
> =bob=
>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0338ECA7-AD01-4AF1-9716-8696A62AA6B9@microsoft.com...
> > Hi all,
> >
> > After I updated to sp2 and other updates via auto update and went to WMP
> > 10,
> > I noticed that the new DVD+RW's I bought the other day are not excepting
> > a
> > format or allowing me to erase them. Out of the box they are initially
> > recognized by XP Pro, then when formating with nero they lock up during
> > finalizing and I have to reboot. At this point the disk, after reboot is
> > not
> > recognized and seems to be in an endless loop or check mode state. I have,
> > I
> > think , 6 damaged so far. I am afraid to experiment and thought RW disks
> > could be at least erased and reused but XP can't see the RW media and
> > this
> > does not let me use any other app to erase or reformat. Any ideas or
> > registry
> > fixes out there?
> >
> > J ;-)
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 1:55:01 PM

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Hey,

Just to recap, I was finally able to get a firmware update for the dvd
recorder via HI-VAL's live chat option on there site. Turns out it is
actually an IOMagic drive firmware ver 2.17. I updated to 2.60 and that seems
to have solved the problem with formating the memorex media, though they
recommended TDK, maxell ,Verbatim, Pioneer, Ritek or Princo media. As far as
the disks that were screwed up before the update they still just seem to be
stuck in an endless loop. I am also still using Nero 5.5 without any trouble
now, so go figure..

I just wanted to thank you for your post it really helped..

J;-)

"[BnH]" wrote:

> Nero 5 is not fully compatible with XP SP2 regardless they put it in their
> KB or not.
> Also try updating your DVD firmware. I had cases where updated f/w will
> upgrade the compatibility of the drive to other media model.
>
> =bob=
>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0338ECA7-AD01-4AF1-9716-8696A62AA6B9@microsoft.com...
> > Hi all,
> >
> > After I updated to sp2 and other updates via auto update and went to WMP
> > 10,
> > I noticed that the new DVD+RW's I bought the other day are not excepting
> > a
> > format or allowing me to erase them. Out of the box they are initially
> > recognized by XP Pro, then when formating with nero they lock up during
> > finalizing and I have to reboot. At this point the disk, after reboot is
> > not
> > recognized and seems to be in an endless loop or check mode state. I have,
> > I
> > think , 6 damaged so far. I am afraid to experiment and thought RW disks
> > could be at least erased and reused but XP can't see the RW media and
> > this
> > does not let me use any other app to erase or reformat. Any ideas or
> > registry
> > fixes out there?
> >
> > J ;-)
>
>
>
!