So, here's the deal. I got a Plextor 708A way back in January of 2004 and have been using it mostly to backup DVD Movies - works fine, no problems until recently..
I grabbed an XBOX game I own, Halo 2 , and wanted to back it up. I found that I couldn't get the disc to the Hard Drive with CloneCD, Alcohol 120 or Nero. I settled for direct DVD->DVD copying them in Nero-- I start with DVD-RWs so I can re-try if there's a mess up.
The burning process starts up normally .. and about 30% of the way through the writing the Plextor completely craps out. Frustrated, I toss in another DVD-RW I've got laying around and flip settings, read speeds, etc. I even tried Alcohol 120. Nothing changed, same results.
I go to erase these disc's with Nero's Erase Disk tool, but I can't! The drive refuses to spin down (even after 15 mins). It sounds like it's caught in a loop, and when I try to run the erase disk the error is "BAD TOC" .
Ok, so -- BAD TOC -- who cares, erase the *^&$% Disc! How can I erase these discs ?!
" What me worry? "