I've just bought and installed a new Optorite CD-RW CW5205 52x24x52x Re-writer from Novatech.co.uk and I am already having problems with it.
I've burnt a few audio CD's using either Nero 18.104.22.168 or Roxio Easy CD 6 and I thought that they had burnt OK, but when I came to play the CD's only the first couple of Tracks play and then I get a track which 'jumps' and the rest of the album after this track is blank (these are not dodgy RIAA mp3's btw, they are ripped from albums).
I decided to try writing the albums again, thinking mabye that I wrote them too fast (40x). So using Nero I wrote a CD again at 16x and got an error message 'burn failed'. So I tried Easy CD at 16x and got another error message 'spindle servo error'.
Now every time I try to burn a CD it will get about half-way and then stops responding (I have to restart system). I've tried uninstalling the writer and then reinstalling it, but same problems.
Is it a faulty writer? Please help!