- Make sure the size of the image or files you are burning does
not exceed the limit of the DVD blank media. General Rule 4.3GB
for any +R or –R blank media (4.4GB MAX).
- Make sure the Firmware (FW) is the latest revision for your
drive (See download links). The FW are released periodically for
- Make sure you have the most current version of burning software
that came with your drive. You may have to upgrade/update the
DVD burning application. Once you update the FW you may need to
update your burning software for compatibility.
- Be aware that some media may not burn correctly at the maximum
rated speed on some DVDRRW burners even after the FW and applications
are updated. Select the next slowest speed to burn if you have
- Be aware that some DVD Players may not like the high speed
DVDRRW media you burned the image or files on. Select the next
slowest speed to burn if you have a problem.
- Create an image on the hard drive of the DVD/FILES you are
attempting to burn first. Then burn them to the DVD media. Some
DVD burning software will not let you do this.
- Do Not Burn a copywritten DVD. Besides the
law, most DVDs are larger than the 4.4GB the media can handle.
- When new optical drives are added to an IDE channel, reboot
the system after Windows detects and setup is complete before
using. Sometime the correct UDMA setting is not reset on first
detect causing the optical drive to malfunction.
The links below are some of the places to get Firmware and applications.
IPSG, does not accept the responsibility for the content
or the validity of the software or firmware listed and/or downloaded and installed
by the customer from any of these sites listed in this document or the contents
of the web sites and their interaction with the customer. The customer should
always reference the documentation that came with their optical DVD-R/RW burner
Links to DVDR optical drives firmware.
Other places to go for information and possible resolutions.