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After burning error, ImgBurn won't recognize my blank DVD-R

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I was writing an Image file to a DVD-R, like I've done many times, when this error occurred. I closed and re-opened ImgBurn, but the software won't recognize my blank DVD-R anymore. It says, "Device not Ready (Medium Not Present - Tray Closed)." What happened?

 

; //****************************************\\
;   ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 - Log
;   Friday, 30 April 2021, 12:29:26
; \\****************************************//
;
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I 12:22:18 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started!
I 12:22:18 Microsoft Windows 8 Core x64 Edition (6.2, Build 9200)
I 12:22:18 Total Physical Memory: 8,030,852 KiB  -  Available: 4,863,944 KiB
I 12:22:18 Initialising SPTI...
I 12:22:18 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 12:22:19 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GHA2N 1.00-04 (E:) (SATA)
I 12:22:19 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 12:22:37 Operation Started!
I 12:22:37 Source File: C:\Users\livingroom\Desktop\Current Stuff 2018-04-16\z misc\ISO\MALIBU_SONG.ISO
I 12:22:37 Source File Sectors: 2,227,584 (MODE1/2048)
I 12:22:37 Source File Size: 4,562,092,032 bytes
I 12:22:37 Source File Volume Identifier: Malibu Song
I 12:22:37 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 36386279
I 12:22:37 Source File Application Identifier: TOAST ISO 9660 BUILDER COPYRIGHT (C) 1997-2005 SONIC SOLUTIONS - HAVE A NICE DAY
I 12:22:37 Source File Implementation Identifier: Roxio Toast
I 12:22:37 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 12:22:37 Destination Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GHA2N 1.00 (E:) (SATA)
I 12:22:37 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3)
I 12:22:37 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 6x, 8x, 16x
I 12:22:37 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 12:22:37 Write Mode: DVD
I 12:22:37 Write Type: DAO
I 12:22:37 Write Speed: 16x
I 12:22:37 Link Size: Auto
I 12:22:37 Lock Volume: Yes
I 12:22:37 Test Mode: No
I 12:22:37 OPC: No
I 12:22:37 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 12:23:27 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 22,160 KB/s (16x)
I 12:23:29 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB)
I 12:23:30 Writing LeadIn...
I 12:24:18 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2227583)
I 12:24:18 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2227583)
W 12:27:51 Failed to Write Sectors 1487968 - 1487999 - Reason: Unknown (Internal Target Failure) (ASC: 0x44, ASCQ: 0x86)
W 12:27:51 Retrying (1 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (2 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (3 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (4 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (5 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (6 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (7 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (8 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (9 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (10 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (11 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (12 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (13 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (14 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (15 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (16 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (17 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (18 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (19 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:27:51 Retrying (20 of 20)...
W 12:27:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:28:02 Retrying (21)...
W 12:28:02 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:28:03 Retrying (22)...
W 12:28:03 Retry Failed - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
E 12:28:05 Failed to Write Sectors 1487968 - 1487999 - Reason: Unknown (Internal Target Failure) (ASC: 0x44, ASCQ: 0x86)
I 12:28:05 Synchronising Cache...
W 12:28:11 User opted to skip the 'Close Track/Session/Disc' functions.
E 12:28:11 Failed to Write Image!
I 12:28:17 Exporting Graph Data...
I 12:28:17 Graph Data File: C:\Users\livingroom\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GHA2N_1.00_FRIDAY-APRIL-30-2021_12-22_PM_CMC_MAG._AM3_16x.ibg
I 12:28:17 Export Successfully Completed!
E 12:28:17 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:05:34
I 12:28:18 Average Write Rate: 13,167 KiB/s (9.7x) - Maximum Write Rate: 18,996 KiB/s (14.0x)
I 12:29:26 Close Request Acknowledged
I 12:29:26 Closing Down...
I 12:29:26 Shutting down SPTI...
I 12:29:26 ImgBurn closed!

Edited by PCA

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This is probably your problem:

I 12:22:37 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3)

 

Have you used these same discs before back when you said you had recorded to DVD-R before?  CMC Magnetics makes the worst media out there.  Incompatible media errors and errors such as inserting a disc after burn not being recognized are common with CMC media.

 

Try powering off the PC and cycling it back on, but, next time, don't use the CMC MAG junk.  Use Verbatim DataLife Plus (NOT the Life Series you find in brick and mortar stores.  Those are CMC.) or AZO DVD-R, which you will only find in online stores.

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Yes, I'm using the same blank DVD-Rs that I always use. Are you saying the solution is that I can no longer use normal store-bought DVD-Rs? I can do that but it's very inconvenient.

Would newer store-bought DVD-Rs help (mine are 4 years old)? Would buying a DVD/CD-Rom cleaner help?

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Well, it probably won't solve the immediate problem.  If you've been using these CMC MAG's for a while without a problem, the problem is either CMC changed the formula for those discs or your drive is going bad.  However, you say these discs have been sitting around for 4 years before you used them?  I wouldn't put it past cheap CMC junk to be unusable after 4 years.  And, if these aren't new discs, you can rule out a change in disc formulation.

 

I can't guarantee it will solve your problem, but that's what I'd do first.  It's the cheapest and easiest solution.  And, if it doesn't work, at least you have quality media to use with another drive if you need to replace it.

 

Disc cleaners rarely do any good.  They're designed to be sold.  However, some people have had luck using them or blowing some compressed air into a drive.  Or, at worst, a total disassembly of the drive for a thorough cleaning.

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So drives just start "going bad," and then you have to buy a new one? My drive still recognizes professionally produced DVDs. (And my TV's DVD player still recognizes the store-bought ones... I've been burning from the same spindle of 100 blank DVD-Rs for 4 years.)

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You'd be surprised at how fast a drive can die.  Defective units, within a month or 2.  Somewhat defective ones, 4 months.  Standard 9 to 12 months.  The best I ever got out of a drive was 2 and a half years, but that was back when Pioneer made a quality product.

 

It's not an all or none situation.  When a drive goes bad, it's not uncommon for only one aspect of it to stop working.  The rest will work fine.  Plus, reads are less error prone than writes.

 

However, I am still looking at the CMC discs as the problem.  If they really have been sitting around for 4 yeas, they probably went bad.  Try some new media.

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Thank you for your prompt responses! I'm going to buy new discs now. I'm using the internal drive that came with my computer when I bought it 6 years ago. 

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I definitely wouldn't put it past a 6 year old drive to need replacing.  I have only ever seen 1 report, on this board, where someone had a drive still using it after that long.  Someone said their drive was 10 years old.

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