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    Default Dual Layer DvD problems

    Vista Ultimate 64
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    Asus DRW-2014L1T SATA DvD writer

    Whenever I put a burnt Dual Layer DvD into my PC to view the contents windows explorer hangs. Other programs such as firefox take ages to open.
    When I put in a blank DvD DL it's fine. I can explore the disk and nothing else hangs

    The firmware on DvD writer (dual layer capable) is up to date, I seem to have enough free space on my OS partition (30GB)

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    Default Re: Dual Layer DvD problems

    What program did you use, to burn whatever to the dvd? Nero or Vista??

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    Default Re: Dual Layer DvD problems

    Try this.
    Click on Pearl (aka start)
    - Type Device Manager in the Start Search field.
    - When Device Manager loads then go down to the DVD/CD-ROM drives selection
    - Right click on each drive in question then choose UNINSTALL
    - Reboot your PC or click on the little icon just below the help (when you put your mouse over it, it should say 'scan for hardware changes'.

    This SHOULD resolve your issue.

    Note: If you have any DVD Burning software installed or iTunes or any OLD CD burning software this will cause unwanted issues also and a CLEAN BOOT might be necessary.
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    Default Re: Dual Layer DvD problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Trev View Post
    Try this.
    Click on Pearl (aka start)
    - Type Device Manager in the Start Search field.
    - When Device Manager loads then go down to the DVD/CD-ROM drives selection
    - Right click on each drive in question then choose UNINSTALL
    - Reboot your PC or click on the little icon just below the help (when you put your mouse over it, it should say 'scan for hardware changes'.

    This SHOULD resolve your issue.

    Note: If you have any DVD Burning software installed or iTunes or any OLD CD burning software this will cause unwanted issues also and a CLEAN BOOT might be necessary.

    CLEAN BOOT?

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    Default Re: Dual Layer DvD problems

    Clean Boot Explained here
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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    Default Re: Dual Layer DvD problems

    Couldn't I just use a 3rd party app like Startup Inspector for Windows?

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    Default Re: Dual Layer DvD problems

    What happens if you try a commercial DVD , like the ones Supplied on PC World Mags - Does it still hang, or only on ones you created ??

    Is it only DL DVD's or single layer as well ??
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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    Default Re: Dual Layer DvD problems

    Is there a free alternative to the OEM Nero 8 I got with my DvD writer?
    I'm sick of Nero it constantly gives me problems and also tries to sell me more of their crappy software when I start it up.

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    Default Re: Dual Layer DvD problems

    Use cdburnerxp its free. Or Imgburn which burns ISO's / data cd's I think

    Not too sure what else it can do, I've never used it

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    Default Re: Dual Layer DvD problems

    Burn aware free is great and now has Bluray support too, does CD, DVD, Iso's and Bluray

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