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I 02:08:11 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started!
I 02:08:11 Microsoft Windows 8 Core x64 Edition (6.2, Build 9200)
I 02:08:11 Total Physical Memory: 16,108,828 KiB  -  Available: 10,013,264 KiB
I 02:08:11 Initialising SPTI...
I 02:08:11 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 02:08:12 -> Drive 1 - Info: PIONEER BD-RW   BDR-212V 1.00-ID06 (F:) (USB 2.0)
I 02:08:12 Found 1 BD-RE!
I 02:08:32 Operation Started!
I 02:08:32 Source File: G:\Stuff\Roms\Dreamcast\Bomber hehhe! (Japan)[RDC].cdi
I 02:08:32 Source File Sectors: 358,442 (MODE2/FORM1/2336)
I 02:08:32 Source File Size: 837,320,512 bytes
I 02:08:32 Source File Volume Identifier: Bomber.hehhe-RDC
I 02:08:32 Source File Application Identifier: MKISOFS ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM BUILDER & CDRECORD CD-R/DVD CREATOR (C) 1993 E.YOUNGDALE (C) 1997 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING
I 02:08:32 Source File File System(s): ISO9660
I 02:08:32 Destination Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW   BDR-212V 1.00 (F:) (USB)
I 02:08:32 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m26s66f, CMC Magnetics Corp.)
I 02:08:32 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 10x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x
I 02:08:32 Destination Media Sectors: 359,844
I 02:08:32 Write Mode: CD
I 02:08:32 Write Type: SAO
I 02:08:32 Write Speed: 10x
I 02:08:32 Lock Volume: Yes
I 02:08:32 Test Mode: No
I 02:08:32 OPC: No
I 02:08:32 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 02:08:32 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 1,764 KB/s (10x)
I 02:08:32 Advanced Settings - Optimal Writing Speed: No
I 02:08:33 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB)
I 02:08:33 Writing LeadIn...
I 02:08:59 Writing Session 1 of 2... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 33599)
I 02:08:59 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE2/FORM1/2352, LBA: 0 - 33599)
I 02:09:43 Synchronising Cache...
I 02:09:57 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB)
I 02:09:58 Writing LeadIn...
I 02:10:04 Writing Session 2 of 2... (1 Track, LBA: 45000 - 358441)
I 02:10:04 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE2/FORM1/2352, LBA: 45000 - 358441)
 

Aaaand it never changes. It starts to write, and then at about 40% it stops forever. I tried completely different files. Thing is, it was working fine before. What gives?

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If it stops, it generally means there's some sort of communications issue between your computer and the drive. ImgBurn will have sent a command to it for processing and is simply waiting for a response.

Does it have enough power? Try another USB cable / port perhaps.

When it appears to be stuck, if you unplug the burner, your system should error out.

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Your issue is probably this:

 

I 02:08:32 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m26s66f, CMC Magnetics Corp.)

 

CMC Magnetics makes the worst optical media out there.  Over half the problems we see on this board are caused by it and generally miraculously cleared up when you don't use the junk media.  I would guess some kind write issue occurred and the communication was dropped.  This particularly happens with errors over USB.  Write rate simply drops to 0 and nothing ever happens after that over USB.

 

Your cheapest best is to try changing the USB cables and/or use a different port.  The next thing I'd try is using better quality media.  Try the AZO/DataLife Plus CD-R from Verbatim.  NOT the Verbatim Life Series you find in stores.  Those are the CMC junk  You can generally only find the AZO/DataLife Plus stuff in online stores like Office Depot or Amazon.com.

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11 hours ago, LIGHTNING UK! said:

If it stops, it generally means there's some sort of communications issue between your computer and the drive. ImgBurn will have sent a command to it for processing and is simply waiting for a response.

Does it have enough power? Try another USB cable / port perhaps.

When it appears to be stuck, if you unplug the burner, your system should error out.

Previously, I had only let it go on without writing for about two hours. This time, I left it on overnight and eventually at some point it started back up again and finished. I switched outlets just in case though. I'm pretty sure it's because my disc drive is in a weird setup using a seperate power cable and a usb cable. I'm using a PC reader/writer on a laptop due to those cables. It's started to work again, so the solution is probably just giving it some time to rest.

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3 hours ago, dbminter said:

Your issue is probably this:

 

I 02:08:32 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m26s66f, CMC Magnetics Corp.)

 

CMC Magnetics makes the worst optical media out there.  Over half the problems we see on this board are caused by it and generally miraculously cleared up when you don't use the junk media.  I would guess some kind write issue occurred and the communication was dropped.  This particularly happens with errors over USB.  Write rate simply drops to 0 and nothing ever happens after that over USB.

 

Your cheapest best is to try changing the USB cables and/or use a different port.  The next thing I'd try is using better quality media.  Try the AZO/DataLife Plus CD-R from Verbatim.  NOT the Verbatim Life Series you find in stores.  Those are the CMC junk  You can generally only find the AZO/DataLife Plus stuff in online stores like Office Depot or Amazon.com.

Thanks but I know about the issues with CMC. I just wanted to use the last of them I had. I bought Taiyo Yuden discs, I heard they were good.

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Since you eventually got the burns to complete after a few hours, though that shouldn't be the case, of course, it's not a CMC media issue.  I'm surprised it eventually resumed and worked, though.

 

TY is one of the top two manufacturers out there.  The other is Verbatim when they don't farm out to CMC, even though CMC now OWNS Verbatm...  :rolleyes:

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11 hours ago, dbminter said:

TY is one of the top two manufacturers out there.  The other is Verbatim when they don't farm out to CMC, even though CMC now OWNS Verbatm...  :rolleyes:

HA HA, now CMC owns TY too.  At least the disc production line. :rolleyes:

Does anybody produce discs this days apart from CMC?

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You know?  I have to give CMC credit where it's due.  I generally only disparage CMC because they cost me like $2,000 troubleshooting issues before someone told me about them.  Plus, they make so much junk.  However, THUS far, with the DataLife Plus/AZO Verbatim and TY Pro, CMC has NOT switched manufacturing processes to maximize profit by slapping their good names on their junk media.

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