Can't Read Data From LS Discs Normal Media Read/Burn Fine and LS Labels Discs fine
Hi Derek !
There are several reasons I can think of off-hand
I'm using an HP Pavillion dv9825nr Notebook PC, running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1+.
I also have an HP PhotoSmart C8180 All-In-One Printer. Both have built-in LS Drives.
Everything has been running LSS fine since 4/08.
I use Memorex disks and also HP disks almost all the time, because they are the only ones I seem to find.
If I have any problems with labeling a disk, I clean the center (hub) of the disk before burning the LABEL side first.
I use the LS Template Labeler for the LABEL side and NERO 9 for the DATA side.
I had trouble with the first two spindles I bought.
One disk had a bad DATA side and another (Memorex) had to be re-cleaned in the center (hub) of the disk 3 times of 20 turns of the cleaner, but it burned successfully.
I've also fooled around a little with the LS Simple Labeler.
I've developed 259 Custom Templates (in 44 Collections + 5 Private Ones), 108 Images (in 12 Collections), 174 Icons, and 4 Test Background Images for the LS SL, and have shared them with 229 Forum Users.
Rev. 2010-05-04 1130 EDT
I use Nero 9 to burn the DATA side because I have had trouble using Vista's built-in burn feature that sounds a bit like the one you're having.
My problem turned out to be related to the closing of a session. Vista wasn't closing the disk properly all the time and the DATA couldn't be read.
I found this out by forcing (I don't remember how) the session on the disk to close and only my system could see it but could not read it correctly.