dburg wrote:Pilgrim, may you kindly report your recorder model and firmware revision, and well as your playback cd-rom device model and firmware revision, and finally your media brand and model, so we might analyze wheter the recorder failed to record the disc correctly either physically or logically (the MRW structures could be corrupted), or if the player was unable to recognize the MRW track, or something else?
We have gone through this routine how many times over the past 2 years?
But just to humor you, here is the information you asked for:
Liteon LTR 52246S
Verbatim "DataLifePlus" 16X-24X
This problem isn't dependent upon the media. I've tried at least 5 other brands of varying speeds, etc., and they all fail to be read by my own CD-ROM drive or anyone else's. And as I said, 80% of the time, no other CD-RW drive can read them either, even when the machine has Nero Burning ROM/Nero Express (of various versions), InCD (various versions including the latest) or EasyWrite Reader installed. There are a few that can read my discs, however, but they share no common factors, that I can see, between them.
The same problem exists when discs are burned on my other machine that has totally different drives and using various media. We went through that too, although I doubt you remember all the e-mails sent back and forth with the logs, etc.
What remains constant is the inability to store my data, which needs to be constantly updated, overwritten, added to, etc., on CD-RW's and use those discs on other machines in any drive. And perhaps even more frustrating is the inability to read these discs in a standard CD-ROM, which if I remember correctly, you said was impossible to do anyway for various technical reasons.
Unless there is no other alternative, e.g., different packet writing software software, media, or whatever, I will not accept what appears to be my only recourse and that is to go through at least 1 CDR per day to keep things up to date. That's a waste of money, resources and time.