08-09-2008 12:54 AM
1) Went to Device Manger, Suprisely I have two primary IDE channels and one secondary IDE channels, even though I only have two dvd drives. I checked all three IDE channels to make sure they were set up for DMA and they are.
2) I have tried cleaning the lense, no luck.
3) I updated my firmware to the latest, no luck.
4) I clean my registry again, no luck.
5) I have tried burning it with two separate media, one dvd-r and the other dvd-ram, both were unable to be detected.
6) Tried burning with Nero on both dvd-r and dvd ram, no luck.
7) Tried burning again changing the speed to 2x on both dvd-r and dvd ram, no luck.
8) Tried burning with two seperate programs (1clickokay and clone dvd) for each dvd, no luck.
And I believe that's it, below is a copy of the logs I saved for burning it with nero. Just in case it might help.
Windows XP 5.1
Nero Version: 18.104.22.168
Internal Version: 8, 0, 3, 0
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default
=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : HP DVD Writer 840b atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : IDE-DVD DROM6216 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3250823AS atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
IDE-DVD DROM6216 F: CdRom1
HP DVD Writer 840b E: CdRom3
AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2097151kB)
Free physical memory: 2047MB (2097151kB)
Memory in use : 26 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)
5:06:23 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
5:06:23 PM #2 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files reallocation started
5:06:23 PM #3 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)
5:06:23 PM #4 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6668
UDF document burn settings
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
UDF Mode : UDF/ISO bridge
UDF Options : automatic
UDF Revision : 1.02
UDF Partition Type : physical
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE
5:06:24 PM #5 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files sorted
5:06:24 PM #6 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3345
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
5:06:24 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3345
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
5:06:24 PM #8 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3520
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
5:07:39 PM #9 Phase 40 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Aborted by user
5:07:39 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
5:07:39 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2972
Recorder: HP DVD Writer 840b
Medium not present
5:07:39 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: Unknown. Medium required by compilation: DVD R/RW, DVD R DL, DVD-RAM.)
5:07:39 PM #13 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)
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03-23-2009 11:12 AM
I have had some on-line chat sessions that have created me more problems than what I had to begin with. I am happy to report that I am now back to having just one problem. "Recordable media was not detected in DVD Writer 840b. Any help short of System Recovery ideas? I take it by reading some of the submissions that even that was not a solution.
01-17-2011 04:03 AM
Solution: First put a CD into the drive, it gets detected automatically. Now put the DVD by replacing the CD, the DVD gets detected!!!
Haven't tried Burning DVD for long... will check and revert...