Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Today I burned a DVD, but when I insert it into my external DVD drive I am told that it is blank, but if I try to burn something else on it, it simply gets ejected.

The DVD in question is a -R Dual Layer, which my DVD drive has no problems in handling. The DVD drive is a Samsung SE-208AB.

Is there a way to check exactly what kind of problem this is?

share|improve this question
1  
Please update with the type of dvd disc (R+ or R-, or Dual layer), and if your external dvd drive can read those type of dvd's (the model of the dvd drive is fine if you don't know how to tell). –  BigHomie Jan 21 '13 at 0:38
    
@MDMoore313 I've updated the question with the type of disc and the drive model –  user1301428 Jan 21 '13 at 17:05
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 2 down vote accepted

If you are on Windows you could try out IsoBuster. It has features such as sector view, surface scan etc.

share|improve this answer
    
Do you happen to know a free alternative? –  user1301428 Mar 9 '13 at 16:33
    
No, sorry. But as far as I know you can use IsoBuster without registering. Some features might be disabled though. –  mrt Mar 9 '13 at 21:06
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.