We got a new laptop for my wife and I had big problems trying to make the recovery disks for her. I was using Memorex DVDs (I tried both DVD-R and DVD+R). I called HP tech support and talked to a guy in India. He said I should use a "quality" DVD like Sony or Kodak. So I went out and bought some Sony DVDs. Same problem. Finally took the laptop back to Best Buy and got another of the same kind. I asked the tech guy at Best Buy about DVDs and he said he only uses Verbatim. I bought a pack of Verbatim DVDs and was able to make the recovery disks fine. But was it the DVD brand (I think not) or the different computer?
My question to you guys is: what brand of DVD do you use and why? I've always used Memorex for my home videos and never had a problem.
Also, I bought a CD/DVD burner a year or two ago with Lightscribe. Really like it but it only does black and white and now I hear that HP isn't making them anymore. It did take quite a while to burn the image onto the DVD. They didn't catch on.
Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom