My dvd burner is playing up. It has got progressively worse and is now rendering discs unusable
every time I try to use it.
Even with a new/valid DVD, Windows Backup gets to about 85% and then reports errors on the disc.
On loading some discs the progress bar in WinEx goes into slow motion, and Win refuses to format it.
Sometimes I can Erase a disc and then it allows me to attempt to Format. The format proceeds to "5 seconds remaining" and then "Windows was unable to complete the Format".
All these things happen across several brands and batches of discs.
Did someone say "clean the laser"? Done that, many times. No difference.
Strangely, it seems to burn CDs well enough.
So, do I need:
- New hardware?
- New software? or
- A clever fix?
Suggestions please, before I tear the remains of my hair out.
System: Acer Aspire X3812 with these hieroglyphics "ATAPI ADH16ASH; Hitachi HDT 721010 SLA360" on the DVD/CD burner; Windows 7; Nero Start Smart 9.