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    Error Updating DVR-108 Firware

    I'm attempting to update the firmware on a Pioneer DVR-108 from 1.10 to 1.20b and keep receiving the error: "Failed to move to the kernel mode" Any way to get around this? This machine is running NT4.0 SP6 and is as up to date as can be. The drive works fine as is, so I may just leave it alone if nobody has any ideas. I was just hoping to maybe get faster burns. Thanks!
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    Error Updating DVR-108 Firware

    I understand the reason for burning at lower speeds for lower error, higher quality burns, but when you have a client waiting for four test copies of a full DL disc, sometimes a little extra speed helps. Besides, the quality of burns I get from ImgBurn are so much higher than from other burning programs, I can burn faster and still end up with great discs The discs I burn aren't for long term storage, but just an approval step before going to DLT for replication. Most of them are discarded within a month or two. Seems like a waste, but that's the way the business works.
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    Error Updating DVR-108 Firware

    dontasciime, I have the 108/A08 version below. The whole tray with door opens. This is NOT firewire. Sorry to confuse the issue, I was just mentioning I had other drives on another system connected differently without problems. This is via IDE on a NT4.0 system. Very old, but stable and a real workhorse. I appreciate all the extra effort posting the pics just to make sure.
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    Error Updating DVR-108 Firware

    The file I downloaded from the pioneerelectronics site is named: 256249518DVR108_FW120B.zip It came from: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pio/pe/i...R108_FW120B.zip To make this even more interesting, I just tried this on an almost duplicate PC, DVR108 FW1.14 and got the same issue. Maybe it's an NT thing? Possibly IDE? I can update my DVR109 drives on Win2k connected via Firewire with no problems. I thank you all again. I think I'm about as far as I'm going to go with this. Dad always said "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
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    Error Updating DVR-108 Firware

    So DVR-Flash gave me the same results. Switching drive to Kernel mode: Key failure. Trying Universal key. Could not set Kernel mode (Sense: 04 08 01) I'm not sure what that means, but I think it's laughing at me now. I don't even care about the speed increase anymore, it's now personal! I'm not going to let this drive beat me. Actually, I'll probably obsess about it for a day or two, then once something more interesting comes along I'll forget all about it. Stupid short attention span.... OOOO shiny lights!
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    Error Updating DVR-108 Firware

    Here it is! PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 1.10 Current Profile: DVD+R DL Disc Information: Status: Empty Erasable: No Free Sectors: 4,173,824 Free Space: 8,547,991,552 bytes Free Time: 927:32:74 (MM:SS:FF) Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x, 4x DVD?R DL Boundary Information: L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,086,912 Changeable: Yes Physical Format Information (ADIP): Disc ID: MKM-001-00 Book Type: DVD+R DL Part Version: 1 Disc Size: 120mm Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified Number of Layers: 2 Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP) Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit Track Density: 0.74 um/track First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608 Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,607 Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,283,519 Physical Format Information (Last Recorded): Disc ID: MKM-001-00 Book Type: DVD+R DL Part Version: 1 Disc Size: 120mm Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified Number of Layers: 2 Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP) Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit Track Density: 0.74 um/track First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608 Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,607 Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,283,519 I've updated many of my other drives including 108's and 109's with no issues. This one is just giving me problems for some reason. This is not an OEM drive as far as I know. This system was built here and the drive was added later. I will try DVR-Flash and see if that gives me any better results. Continued thanks!
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    Error Updating DVR-108 Firware

    I primarily use ImgBurn for DL burns. With the current firmware and Verbatim +DL discs I can burn at 2.4x and 4x. I would like to get to 6x if possible with this drive. I never burn anything on any drive faster than 8x. I've used this update on other systems with no problems. I just don't really know what that error means or how to fix it. Thanks for any advice!
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    Labels in build mode

    YYYYMMDD_HHMM makes the most sense to me. This makes alphabetizing simpler since your most signigicant time is to the left, and least signigicant is on the right. This is how I normally label folders that contain versions of projects.
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    dual burners

    Good Enough for me! Thanks for listening.
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    Australia

    I'm sorry to hear that the US isn't the only one making stupid copyright laws. How many more eight year olds need to be sued before they figure out this doesn't work? What's next, making it illegal to have recordable discs because it shows intent to make illegal copies? Even if this bill were to pass, it would prove to be completely unenforcable and would be quickly ammended. So be it, live and learn... or not!
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    dual burners

    I agree that it would be a great feature to burn the same image to multiple drives simultaneously. NOT for pirating but for making test DVD-R's of projects for client approval. It is however possible to open multiple instances of ImgBurn, open the same ISO and assign different drives to each and let them all go at the same time. I'm able to burn six discs at once at 4x speeds using Pioneer A109's in external firewire cases on Verbatim +DL discs. I can only manage up to four at once if pulling across the network from another worksation. It would be very useful for me to be able to burn multiples at the same time with only one instance of the app, but I understand if this is too much work for the few of us that would be doing this legally. Thanks again.. Back to the grind!
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    PTP Burning

    Thanks blutach, I wasn't aware that that the media was OTP specific. I just checked the packaging (Verbatim DVD+R DL) and couldn't find anything that mentioned track path or anything similar. Just out of my own curiosity, does anyone happen to know what makes the media OTP only? I always assumed (yeah, I know, don't assume) that there was no difference in the physical structure of the disc between the two options, and it was only the way the data was written on the disc. Any info is greatly appreciated! Reply to self: Nevermind, I managed to figure this out. It all makes perfect sense now... The media needs to be different for OTP-PTP because the disc only spins in one direction. Therefore the Layer 1 the track path needs to spiral in opposite directions depending on which direction the laser reads. Leave it to physics to make me look silly....AGAIN! Thanks again, keep up the good work.
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    PTP Burning

    A function that I would like to see implemented is the ability to switch Dual Layer burning direction. Currently it seems that only OTP (Opposite Track Path) is supported and it would great to see PTP (Parallel Track Path) as an option. I sometimes author DL discs that have L1 slightly larger than L0 and can't burn them with the correct LB. Thanks for the great software. I just switched from DVD Decrypter (one of my favorites) to ImgBurn. I'm glad that you've decided to continue a great product. I've had better playback compatibility from Decrypter than any other burning software. Thanks!
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