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  1. hamsammich

    Please help

    Hey, I'm just happy it's still working right now. I've burned about a dozen discs tonight alone. The good Verbatims and the crappy Imations are all working great. I guess my worst fear out of all this was that I might have screwed up this computer, which is roughly two weeks out of the box, by screwing something up in one of my burns. In case you can't tell, I get paranoid about things I don't totally understand, computers and DVD writers included. But you guys are still awesome for helping.
  2. hamsammich

    Please help

    I just got back from exchanging the drive at Best Buy. I've burned five discs so far, three Verbatim, two Imation, and all five have worked fine. I've set the burn speed to 8x, too. I haven't updated the firmware, but if I stick with the Verbatim MCC discs once my Imations run out, will I even need to since I know it will read them? And this may sound stupid, but for the first few days I had my drive I burned a lot, probably upwards of 10 discs a day. Was it possible that I broke the drive by using it too much? Thanks again guys. I really appreciate the help. I'm definetly sticking around this forum.
  3. hamsammich

    Please help

    Finally the firmware updated to 1.29. I've even got some Verbatim DVD+R with disc id MCC-004-00. It's still not burning properly. I've tried changing the burning speed, I've tried other medias, and it's still not burning. Imgburn will begin to write the leadin, and twice it's gone as far as writing image, but it never gets past 0%. Is there anything else I can do before I take the burner back?
  4. hamsammich

    Please help

    Thank you. So when I get the Verbatims I should go with +R and not -R? I'll also have to look for the Taiyo Yuden discs while I'm out today. And if none of those discs work, I'm going to take back the writer and exchange it. If it's not the discs, and the drive won't let me update the firmware, I think it would be pretty safe to assume it's probably the drive.
  5. hamsammich

    Please help

    I figured out that I was trying to install the internal firmware instead of the external firmware. Still doesn't work, however. It keeps telling me target unavailable. In a bit I'm going to get some Verbatim disks to try. I've never even heard of the other reccommended brand nor have any idea as to where to get them. I probably should have asked before, but what does firmware do, exactly? Why do I need it? Thanks for all your help so far.
  6. hamsammich

    Please help

    It's an external drive, I can't get it into the PC. Now it's at least running, but it's telling me it's not working because it's occuring an error. I don't get this. It was burning perfectly fine for days, and all the sudden it's stopped working. I've got more of the same discs that worked the first time, and they're not doing any good anymore (Maxell DVD-R 8x). Maybe if I took the burner back and exchanged it would I have better luck?
  7. hamsammich

    Please help

    I've tried to update my firmware but it's not working. If it will get to the internal flashing stage, it won't work and ask me if I want to retry. I click 'Retry' but the program closes. And anymore it won't even acknowledge that the DVDRW drive is there. What can I do, besides smashing the burner?
  8. hamsammich

    Please help

    I'm new to this whole process. Not knowing which discs to use, I bought several different ones to try. The first spindle was Maxell, and I had very little problems. The second was Sony, and I couldn't get half of the discs to burn. I've also got some Imation discs, and I'm still having the same problems. Here is a copy of my log. Is this a problem with the media, or is it something else? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I 23:55:13 ImgBurn Version 2.1.0.0 started! I 23:55:13 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2) I 23:55:13 Initialising SPTI... I 23:55:13 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 23:55:13 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD-ROM/CD-RW! W 23:55:23 Device Arrival Detected! I 23:55:23 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 23:55:24 Found 1 DVD-ROM, 1 DVD-ROM/CD-RW and 1 DVD?RW! I 23:56:46 Operation Started! I 23:56:46 Building Image Tree... I 23:56:46 Checking Directory Depth... I 23:56:46 Calculating Totals... I 23:56:46 Preparing Image... I 23:56:46 Checking Path Length... I 23:56:46 Image Size: 4,681,465,856 bytes I 23:56:46 Image Sectors: 2,285,872 I 23:56:46 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00 I 23:56:55 Operation Started! I 23:56:55 Building Image Tree... I 23:56:55 Checking Directory Depth... I 23:56:55 Calculating Totals... I 23:56:55 Preparing Image... I 23:56:55 Checking Path Length... I 23:56:55 Image Size: 4,681,465,856 bytes I 23:56:55 Image Sectors: 2,285,872 I 23:56:58 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:03 I 23:56:58 Operation Started! I 23:56:58 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==- I 23:56:58 Source File Sectors: 2,285,872 (MODE1/2048) I 23:56:58 Source File Size: 4,681,465,856 bytes I 23:56:58 Source File Volume Identifier: Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas I 23:56:58 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.1.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER! I 23:56:58 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn I 23:56:58 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02) I 23:56:58 Destination Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D 1.23 (F:) (USB) I 23:56:58 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: OPTODISCR016) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x) I 23:56:58 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888 I 23:56:58 Write Mode: DVD I 23:56:58 Write Type: DAO I 23:56:58 Write Speed: MAX I 23:56:58 Link Size: Auto I 23:56:58 Test Mode: No I 23:56:58 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 23:56:58 Filling Buffer... I 23:56:59 Writing LeadIn... I 23:59:01 Writing Image... W 23:59:03 Failed to Write Sectors 800 - 831 - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:03 Retrying (1 of 20)... W 23:59:05 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:05 Retrying (2 of 20)... W 23:59:07 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:07 Retrying (3 of 20)... W 23:59:09 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:09 Retrying (4 of 20)... W 23:59:11 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:11 Retrying (5 of 20)... W 23:59:13 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:13 Retrying (6 of 20)... W 23:59:16 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:16 Retrying (7 of 20)... W 23:59:18 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:18 Retrying (8 of 20)... W 23:59:20 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:20 Retrying (9 of 20)... W 23:59:22 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:22 Retrying (10 of 20)... W 23:59:24 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:24 Retrying (11 of 20)... W 23:59:26 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:26 Retrying (12 of 20)... W 23:59:28 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:28 Retrying (13 of 20)... W 23:59:30 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:30 Retrying (14 of 20)... W 23:59:32 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:32 Retrying (15 of 20)... W 23:59:34 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:34 Retrying (16 of 20)... W 23:59:36 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:36 Retrying (17 of 20)... W 23:59:38 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:38 Retrying (18 of 20)... W 23:59:40 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:40 Retrying (19 of 20)... W 23:59:42 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:42 Retrying (20 of 20)... W 23:59:44 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:47 Retrying (21)... W 23:59:49 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 23:59:53 Retrying (22)... W 23:59:55 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out W 00:00:04 Retrying (23)... W 00:00:06 Retry Failed - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out E 00:00:07 Failed to Write Sectors 800 - 831 - Logical Unit Communication Time-Out I 00:00:07 Synchronising Cache... E 00:00:08 Failed to Write Image! E 00:00:08 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:03:09 I 00:00:08 Average Write Rate: 24 KB/s (0.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 24 KB/s (0.0x) I 00:03:55 Close Request Acknowledged I 00:03:55 Closing Down... I 00:03:55 Shutting down SPTI... I 00:03:55 ImgBurn closed!
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