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Hi, Just a note. I am using a disk imaging product that requires a dvd to be formatted I cant seem to find one any where would some one point it out to me . :w00t:

 

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right click on the drive and it says erase disc,

full and quick,

same as format

full is for the first time you format

quick it you have already formated the disc

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This would only be used for DVD-RW and DVD+RW. Clearly you can't format write once media!

 

In such cases, ImgBurn isn't any use to you anyway. It prepares the disc for burning images, it doesn't format it so that it can accept files via programs that do 'drop to disc' type stuff.

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This would only be used for DVD-RW and DVD+RW. Clearly you can't format write once media!

 

In such cases, ImgBurn isn't any use to you anyway. It prepares the disc for burning images, it doesn't format it so that it can accept files via programs that do 'drop to disc' type stuff.

 

Thanks for the Tips everyone, LIGHTNING UK ! you are the tops!

 

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This would only be used for DVD-RW and DVD+RW. Clearly you can't format write once media!

 

In such cases, ImgBurn isn't any use to you anyway. It prepares the disc for burning images, it doesn't format it so that it can accept files via programs that do 'drop to disc' type stuff.

 

I have tried to do a search, but when you mention "it doesn't format..." do you mean it doesn't format discs at all? The following log is after i was asked if i wanted the image formatted before it wrote the image...

What am i misunderstanding? And how can i format the disc if not with imgburn? trying to format through windows only brings up a DirectCD 5.x window...

The disc is a memorex dvd+rw.

Much thanks in advance!

 

 

 

 

 

I 11:42:09 Source File Sectors: 2,285,894 (MODE1/2048)

I 11:42:09 Source File Size: 4,681,510,912 bytes

I 11:42:09 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink

I 11:42:09 Destination Device: [1:0:0] SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A 1.8f (D:) (ATA)

I 11:42:09 Destination Media Type: DVD+RW (Disc ID: INFODISC-A10-01) (Speeds: 1x, 1x, 2x, 2x)

I 11:42:09 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104

I 11:42:09 Write Mode: DVD

I 11:42:09 Write Type: DAO

I 11:42:09 Write Speed: MAX

I 11:42:09 Link Size: Auto

I 11:42:09 Test Mode: No

I 11:42:09 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 11:42:09 Filling Buffer...

I 11:42:12 Writing LeadIn...

W 11:42:12 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (1 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (2 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (3 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (4 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (5 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (6 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (7 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (8 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (9 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (10 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (11 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (12 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (13 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (14 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (15 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (16 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (17 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (18 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (19 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:12 Retrying (20 of 20)...

W 11:42:12 Retry Failed! - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:18 Retrying (21)...

W 11:42:19 Retry Failed! - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:20 Retrying (22)...

W 11:42:20 Retry Failed! - Medium Not Formatted

W 11:42:21 Retrying (23)...

W 11:42:21 Retry Failed! - Medium Not Formatted

E 11:42:23 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Medium Not Formatted

I 11:42:23 Synchronising Cache...

I 11:42:24 Closing Session...

E 11:42:24 Failed to Write Image!

E 11:42:24 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:14

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Click Tools -> Drive -> Erase -> Full.

 

Your drive isn't reporting the media as not being formatted and so the program isn't automatically taking care of things.

 

Showing the full log may have helped - I don't remember the format operation being something that is optional - so I'm not sure how you got it to burn without first doing so.

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Showing the full log may have helped - I don't remember the format operation being something that is optional - so I'm not sure how you got it to burn without first doing so.

 

Here's the whole log after i tried to erase(full), which seemed successful, but in the lower left of the ImgBurn main window it shows "Ready (Disc Needs Formatting)", and the log hopefully shows what happened after i tried to burn the image...

thanks again, esp. for the quick response....

-C

 

 

I 13:53:04 Operation Started!

I 13:53:04 Device: [1:0:0] SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A 1.8f (D:) (ATA)

I 13:53:04 Media Type: DVD+RW

I 13:53:04 Quick Erase: No

I 13:53:04 Erasing Disc...

I 13:53:31 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:26

I 13:54:51 Operation Started!

I 13:54:51 Device: [1:0:0] SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A 1.8f (D:) (ATA)

I 13:54:51 Media Type: DVD+RW

I 13:54:51 Quick Erase: No

I 13:54:51 Erasing Disc...

I 13:55:21 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:29

I 13:55:22 Operation Started!

I 13:55:22 Source File: C:\Movies\Movie.ISO

I 13:55:22 Source File Sectors: 2,285,894 (MODE1/2048)

I 13:55:22 Source File Size: 4,681,510,912 bytes

I 13:55:22 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink

I 13:55:22 Destination Device: [1:0:0] SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A 1.8f (D:) (ATA)

I 13:55:22 Destination Media Type: DVD+RW (Disc ID: INFODISC-A10-01) (Speeds: 1x, 1x, 2x, 2x)

I 13:55:22 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104

I 13:55:22 Write Mode: DVD

I 13:55:22 Write Type: DAO

I 13:55:22 Write Speed: MAX

I 13:55:22 Link Size: Auto

I 13:55:22 Test Mode: No

I 13:55:22 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 13:55:23 Filling Buffer...

I 13:55:23 Writing LeadIn...

W 13:55:23 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (1 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (2 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (3 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (4 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (5 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (6 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (7 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (8 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (9 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (10 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (11 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (12 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:23 Retrying (13 of 20)...

W 13:55:23 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:24 Retrying (14 of 20)...

W 13:55:24 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:24 Retrying (15 of 20)...

W 13:55:24 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:24 Retrying (16 of 20)...

W 13:55:24 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:24 Retrying (17 of 20)...

W 13:55:24 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:24 Retrying (18 of 20)...

W 13:55:24 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:24 Retrying (19 of 20)...

W 13:55:24 Retry Failed - Medium Not Formatted

W 13:55:24 Retrying (20 of 20)...

W 13:55:24 Retry Failed! - Medium Not Formatted

E 13:55:35 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Medium Not Formatted

I 13:55:35 Synchronising Cache...

I 13:55:36 Closing Session...

E 13:55:36 Failed to Write Image!

E 13:55:36 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:13

I 13:55:36 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A

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Ok, in that case I would say your drive doesn't support those discs properly.

 

A firmware update max fix that - if not, get some verbatim DVD+RW discs.

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Ok, in that case I would say your drive doesn't support those discs properly.

 

A firmware update max fix that - if not, get some verbatim DVD+RW discs.

 

Saw that elsewhere, after I bought these Mem-or-NOT's....And i seriously considered the Verbatim's next to these on the shelf...kicking myself now, but glad i know now too.

 

Thanks again :)

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