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  1. Well, replaced the drive with a new LiteOn LH-18A1P and low and behold, the problem remained - so I guess my son has finally got himself a DVD burner for his PC.

     

    Good news is I finally got everything working again fine after removing all burning software (Alcohol 120%, Nero, and ImgBurn), uninstalling all optical drives, rebooting and installing only ImgBurn. All I can guess is that something got screwed in O/S during a recent crash and uninstalling Alcohol or Nero has reset it (I'd already uninstalled and reinstalled ImgBurn as it was the only burning app that had been used or changed recently - upgrading to 2.2.0.0). I proved to myself that the O/S wasnt hiccuping at ImgBurn though by installing 2.1.0.0, making a successful burn on DVD+RW, then installing 2.2.0.0 and successfully burning another DVD+RW.

     

    There should be an upside to this - my wife's LiteOn scans DL discs immensely better than the old Pioneer so I have high hopes for this one.


  2. I get a "This disc is not empty" message box with OK being the only button to click. On clicking this ImgBurn greys out the write button and the current profile shows as DVD-ROM in the device tab (where is previously showed as a DVD+RW). Doesn't matter whether I try build mode or iso write mode - same result.

     

    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 1.20 (ATA)

    Current Profile: DVD-ROM <----------------------------- was DVD-RW before write attempt

     

    Disc Information:

    Status: Complete

    Erasable: No

    Sessions: 1

    Sectors: 2,295,104

    Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes

    Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

    Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x, 4x

     

    TOC Information:

    Session 1...

    -> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 2295103)

    -> LeadOut (LBA: 2295104)

     

    Physical Format Information (ADIP):

    Disc ID: OPTODISC-OP4-01

    Book Type: DVD+RW

    Part Version: 2

    Disc Size: 120mm

    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

    Number of Layers: 1

    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)

    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

    Track Density: 0.74 um/track

    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711

    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

     

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):

    Book Type: DVD-ROM

    Part Version: 1

    Disc Size: 120mm

    Maximum Read Rate: 10.08Mbps

    Number of Layers: 1

    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)

    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

    Track Density: 0.74 um/track

    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711

    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

     

    Current Format Capacity:

    Sectors: 2,295,104

    Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes

    Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

     

    Preferred Format Capacity:

    Sectors: 2,295,104

    Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes

    Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

     

    Maximum Format Capacity:

    Sectors: 2,295,104

    Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes

    Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

     

    The log doesn't appear to show anything useful

     

    I 08:32:18 ImgBurn Version 2.2.0.0 started!

    I 08:32:18 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

    I 08:32:18 Total Physical Memory: 1,048,048 KB - Available: 634,032 KB

    W 08:32:18 Drive C:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.

    W 08:32:18 Drive D:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.

    I 08:32:18 Initialising SPTI...

    I 08:32:18 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

    I 08:32:38 Found 1 CD-RW, 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD?RW!

    I 08:33:02 Operation Started!

    I 08:33:02 Building Image Tree...

    I 08:33:02 Checking Directory Depth...

    I 08:33:02 Calculating Totals...

    I 08:33:02 Preparing Image...

    I 08:33:02 Checking Path Length...

    I 08:33:02 Image Size: 4,431,314,944 bytes

    I 08:33:02 Image Sectors: 2,163,728

    I 08:33:02 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

     

    Late night shopping tonight, so might go pick up a replacement and get it over and done with.


  3. While I think I know the answer will be ("relocate the drive to the round recepticle on the floor next to corner of your desk") I'll ask just in case.

     

    My Pioneer 108D has started playing funny buggers with DVD+RW discs. It won't let me burn to the discs because it thinks they aren't empty. If I format them it thinks it's worked, but then won't burn to them because it still thinks they aren't empty. If I format them on another burner (LiteOn on another PC), the Pioneer still reports it as containing data. It seems to be stuck on reporting the same session information regardless of which DVD+RW disc I put in.

     

    e.g. A Blank & Formatted Disc - I'm almost certain never otherwise burnt to:

     

    In Pioneer

     

    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 1.20 (ATA)

    Current Profile: DVD+RW

     

    Disc Information:

    Status: Complete

    Erasable: Yes

    Formatted: Yes

    Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x, 4x

     

    TOC Information:

    Session 1...

    -> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 2295103)

    -> LeadOut (LBA: 2295104)

     

    Physical Format Information (ADIP):

    Disc ID: MKM-A02-00

    Book Type: DVD+RW

    Part Version: 2

    Disc Size: 120mm

    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

    Number of Layers: 1

    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)

    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

    Track Density: 0.74 um/track

    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711

    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

     

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):

    Book Type: DVD-ROM

    Part Version: 1

    Disc Size: 120mm

    Maximum Read Rate: 10.08Mbps

    Number of Layers: 1

    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)

    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

    Track Density: 0.74 um/track

    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711

    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

     

    Current Format Capacity:

    Sectors: 2,295,104

    Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes

    Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

     

    Preferred Format Capacity:

    Sectors: 2,295,104

    Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes

    Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

     

    Maximum Format Capacity:

    Sectors: 2,295,104

    Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes

    Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

     

    In LiteOn

     

    LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-1635S YS0F (ATA)

    Current Profile: DVD+RW

     

    Disc Information:

    Status: Complete

    Erasable: Yes

    Formatted: Yes

    Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x, 4x

     

    Physical Format Information (ADIP):

    Disc ID: MKM-A02-00

    Book Type: DVD+RW

    Part Version: 2

    Disc Size: 120mm

    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

    Number of Layers: 1

    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)

    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

    Track Density: 0.74 um/track

    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711

    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

     

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):

    Disc ID: MKM-A02-00

    Book Type: DVD+RW

    Part Version: 2

    Disc Size: 120mm

    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

    Number of Layers: 1

    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)

    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

    Track Density: 0.74 um/track

    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711

    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

     

    Current Format Capacity:

    Sectors: 2,295,104

    Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes

    Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

     

    Maximum Format Capacity:

    Sectors: 2,295,104

    Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes

    Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

     

    Other DVD+RW discs that I've formatted, burnt to successfully, and re-formatted on the LiteOn report as containing data as above on the Pioneer (only the DISC ID is different). I've tried reflashing with various versions of genuine pioneer, piodata and gradius hacked firmware all with the same result. There seems to be no problems with DVD+R's currently and DVD+R DL's worked fine last week (none on hand atm). Drive itself is reporting as follows (DVD-ROM is virtual drive):

     

    I 18:33:15 ImgBurn Version 2.2.0.0 started!

    I 18:33:15 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

    I 18:33:15 Total Physical Memory: 1,048,048 KB - Available: 636,980 KB

    W 18:33:15 Drive C:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.

    W 18:33:15 Drive D:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.

    I 18:33:15 Initialising SPTI...

    I 18:33:15 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

    I 18:33:16 Found 1 CD-RW, 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD?RW!

     

    I tried uninstalling drive through Device Manager and having XP reinstall it during reboot - without any change to problem.

     

    Filter driver check contained some additional lower class filters which I removed (nice addition to program btw LUK) - for the life of me I can't remember what they were now though.

     

    ===============================================

    Filter Driver Load Order - ImgBurn v2.2.0.0

    ===============================================

     

    Upper Device Filter: redbook

    Upper Class Filter: [None Found]

    Device: CD/DVD-ROM Device

    Lower Class Filter: [None Found]

    Lower Device Filter: imapi

     

    Filter Name: redbook

    File Name: G:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys

    File Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

    File Description: Redbook Audio Filter Driver

    Product Name: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System

    Product Version: 5.1.2600.2180

    Company Name: Microsoft Corporation

    Copyright: ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

     

    Filter Name: imapi

    File Name: G:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys

    File Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

    File Description: IMAPI Kernel Driver

    Product Name: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System

    Product Version: 5.1.2600.2180

    Company Name: Microsoft Corporation

    Copyright: ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

     

    Is there anything else (Registry entries ?) that I could try deleting etc before I bin the drive ?


  4. Hey Zacos, if you want to give me a prezzy, send me a link where I can get the whole clip for your old sig..... :thumbup:

     

    Loved that everytime I saw it...looked for your posts just for that.. :whistling:

    Sorry Dave...no video :( . It was made from a series of stills that I came across on one of the humour sites - just google "argentinian cheerleaders" and you'll get a number of links to them. Some are better quality than others due to being edited jpg of edited jpg of edited jpg .....

     

    I just love how numerous of those sites embed their site name in the graphics that have obviously been ripped off other sites :doh:


  5. While VCR's are still sold at pretty much all local electronics stores here, very few stores actually carry pre-recorded VCR tapes. I imagine they're really only used for temporary TV recording for those who can't afford / justify the purchase of a DVD / Hard Drive Recorder.

     

    Having never been one to buy big expensive TV's (rather spend the money elsewhere), there's no real benefit to me of HD-DVD / Blue-Ray. Probably only get one if prices are comparable when my existing PC writer / Standalone player dies. Can't see too many titles being released exclusively on the new formats for quite a long time to come.


  6. "A reality TV show has shamed our country in the eyes of the world," concluded the Daily Express.
    Isn't that what reality shows are designed to do ?

    How many people really would hold up to the rest of the world a reality show as a proud example of their country and people ?

     

    Seems like a bit of an over-reaction on both sides. But what would I know - I come from a country where you can't become a citizen unless you can speak English. So I guess that makes all Australians racist :rolleyes:

     

    3. English Language Requirement

     

    You should be able to speak and understand basic English

     

    You may be exempt from this requirement if:

    * you are a person aged 50 years or over

    * a person whose ability is affected by a physical or intellectual impairment

    * if you provide evidence of having completed the English language tuition with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and you can respond in simple English on aspects of the application.


  7. To state it a different way, ImgBurn reads data from HD into it's buffer, from where it's passed along to the the drive buffer, where it's then burnt to the disc - all done on a FIFO (first in first out) basis.

     

    Hard Drive --> ImgBurn Buffer --> Device Buffer --> Disc

     

    Or think of it as a series of buckets that are filled from the top but drain out at the bottom into the next bucket. So as the device buffer empties into the Disc, the ImgBurn Buffer tops up the Device Buffer again. It's not the overflow from the device buffer that goes to the Disc.

     

    |		   |
    |		   |  (Hard Drive)
    --------| |--
    	| |
    
     |				|
     |				|  (ImgBurn Buffer)
     |				|
     |				|
     ---------| |------
    	   | |
    
       |		   |
       |		   |  (Device Buffer)
       --------| |--
    		   | |
    
    		   DISC

    Hopefully this doesn't make it more confusing :)


  8. zacoz, I always burn just under the rated speed. ESPECIALLY in this case since I was having problems.

    You should however burn at a speed which is supported by your drive/media combination. I can understand your thinking, and if your drive supported 2.4x and 4x then I'd say sure, burn at the lower supported speed.


  9. I 14:18:36 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-003-00) (Speeds: 2.4x)

    I 14:18:36 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824

    I 14:18:36 Write Mode: DVD

    I 14:18:36 Write Type: DAO

    I 14:18:36 Write Speed: 2x

     

    Shouldn't you be choosing 2.4x as the write speed also ??

     

    Edit: can't spell


  10. thankyou.gif

     

    Thanks guys ... nice relaxing day, watch a bit of cricket, throw back some coldies and unwrap the prezzies. 36_1_11.gif

     

    We didn't all come over on the first fleet LFC :whistling: Actually Blu's probably not that old, Firey wouldn't have given him a second look otherwise would she :wub:

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