Originally posted by rm rulz
i have an issue with my dvd burner in which i need help with. my computer recognises it as a DVD-RW drive but it cannot create/read dvd images when im burning something. while it is creating the image it say that reading the disk failed. it also has problems reading dvds (ex. when i put a dvd in it reads it as a cd) i hav installed nero 6 suite and installed it again when it wasnt working but it just wont fix the problems. i have checked on the manufacturers site and the drivers i found where only for windows 98 because "...Windows ME/2000/XP do not require any drivers, as they will install the USB Adapter Cable's driver automatically...". My dvd burner is a Dual Layer Liteonit SHW-1635s.
any quick help and help in general would be appreciated as i am really desperate
You are using it in a 3.5" USB 2.0 External Enclosure right? 'cause thats what it sounds like. What kinda PC are you using with said DVD burner? Is it a notebook, or a desktop? Also what operating system are you using? It might not be the software on your PC, but the enclosure itself. If its a desktop PC, I'd try and put the burner into the PC and connect it to the motherboard (if it is a desktop, why not do that anyway). If you get the same results, then I'd say its a defective drive. If it works properly, then its your External USB enclosure!
I also looked here: http://tdb.rpc1.org/
for a firmware upgrade for the burner, but there isn't one. This is a great site to download official and even beta firmwares for various optical drives!