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Hello. I am using imgburn 1.1 and I am burning DV-Disks That's Tayio yuden 8x, in a drive BenQ 1240.

I am burning large .img files (about 4GB full DVD movie), which I got from the web.

 

I have been recently advised to replace old installation of DVDDecrypter by imgburn, and I have read around the web in reviews that my drive (BenQ 1240) is one of the best around and the disks I am using are also top ranked.

 

However if I don?t set the burn speed to 2x, the burning is not successful at least half of the times. I mean that even if I set it to burn speed 4x, half of the times the burning progress stops at 70-80%

 

I am defragging every night my PC (with O&O soft) and also I am cleaning System Registry and Junk Files with Ace Optimizer Utilities.

 

Also the burning of *.wav, *.mp3 and *.avi files to CD or DVD are always successful, even at max speed, as well as the simple copy procedure (two identical disks on the fly).

 

I thought that you may know what could be wrong and direct me accordingly. I guess that it could be the quality of img file I have downloaded (corrupted) but I am not sure; is there any way that I can verify this?

 

Thanks.

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Here is my log. Please note that I set the speed at ?MAX?.

 

Also as I explained if I set the speed at ?2x? it won?t fail. I am not experienced in burning but from the facts I am sure the error related to a possible corrupted file because it always occurs after 75% completion of burning procedure.

 

So it is either hardware incompatibility or software bug. Therefore I bought the Benq 1640 two weeks ago, but the problem continues. Finally I don?t have any problem with Imgburn, I will keep using it; I don?t mind so much about low speeds.

 

I 20:32:06 ImgBurn Version 1.1.0.0 started!
I 20:32:06 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 20:32:06 Initialising SPTI...
I 20:32:06 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 20:32:06 Found 2 DVD?RWs!
I 20:32:30 Operation Started!
I 20:32:30 Source File: C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\MIKE\DESKTOP\MPTDVD-HMC-DVDR.IMG
I 20:32:30 Source File Sectors: 2,295,905 (MODE1/2048)
I 20:32:30 Source File Size: 4,702,013,440 bytes
I 20:32:30 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 20:32:30 Source File Implementation Identifier: mkisofs
I 20:32:30 Destination Device: [0:3:0] BENQ DVD DD DW1640 BSHB (E:) (ATA)
I 20:32:30 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: TYG02) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x)
I 20:32:30 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 20:32:30 Write Mode: DVD
I 20:32:30 Write Type: DAO
I 20:32:30 Write Speed: MAX
I 20:32:30 Link Size: Auto
I 20:32:30 Test Mode: No
I 20:32:30 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 20:32:30 Filling Buffer...
I 20:32:31 Writing LeadIn...
I 20:33:22 Writing Image...
W 20:44:35 Failed to Write Sectors 1725472 - 1725503 - Write Error
W 20:44:35 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:44:36 Writing Image...
W 20:45:23 Failed to Write Sectors 1770816 - 1770847 - Write Error
W 20:45:23 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:45:23 Writing Image...
W 20:46:08 Failed to Write Sectors 1810304 - 1810335 - Write Error
W 20:46:08 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:46:08 Writing Image...
W 20:46:22 Failed to Write Sectors 1820704 - 1820735 - Write Error
W 20:46:22 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:46:22 Writing Image...
W 20:47:22 Failed to Write Sectors 1850816 - 1850847 - Write Error
W 20:47:22 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:47:23 Writing Image...
W 20:47:38 Failed to Write Sectors 1855648 - 1855679 - Write Error
W 20:47:38 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:47:38 Writing Image...
W 20:48:48 Failed to Write Sectors 1876416 - 1876447 - Write Error
W 20:48:48 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:48:48 Writing Image...
W 20:48:57 Failed to Write Sectors 1878272 - 1878303 - Write Error
W 20:48:57 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:48:58 Writing Image...
W 20:49:05 Failed to Write Sectors 1878976 - 1879007 - Write Error
W 20:49:05 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:49:05 Writing Image...
W 20:49:21 Failed to Write Sectors 1885184 - 1885215 - Write Error
W 20:49:21 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:49:21 Writing Image...
W 20:50:26 Failed to Write Sectors 1887936 - 1887967 - Write Error
W 20:50:26 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:50:33 Writing Image...
W 20:51:49 Failed to Write Sectors 1888256 - 1888287 - Write Error
W 20:51:49 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:51:55 Writing Image...
W 20:52:37 Failed to Write Sectors 1888576 - 1888607 - Write Error
W 20:52:37 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:52:52 Writing Image...
W 20:53:46 Failed to Write Sectors 1888896 - 1888927 - Write Error
W 20:53:46 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:53:51 Writing Image...
W 20:54:57 Failed to Write Sectors 1889216 - 1889247 - Write Error
W 20:54:57 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:55:00 Writing Image...
I 20:55:45 Abort Request Acknowledged
W 20:55:56 Failed to Write Sectors 1889536 - 1889567 - Write Error
W 20:55:56 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 20:55:56 Synchronising Cache...
E 20:55:57 Failed to Write Image!
E 20:55:58 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:23:27
I 20:55:58 Average Write Rate: 2,791 KB/s (2.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,582 KB/s (4.0x)

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The content of the file is irrelevant. The drive just sees it as data, it doesn't know/care what it is.

 

The program itself works fine with the drive, I have a 1640 myself that I perform testing with - that said, I'm running BSOB firmware.

 

So... update your firmware and try again.

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Please tell me how to update the firmware.

 

The windows XP are fully updated and last weekend I downloaded/updated my BIOS with the latest beta update. I thought that I don?t update the drives ? only the BIOS.

Firmware is what controls your drive and contains commands that allow programmers like Lightning_UK! to "talk" to the drive. Updating

your firmware ensures that the latest commands supported by your drive may be accessed as well as ironing out possible bugs

in the drive itself. (The Pioneer 120 is a good example of a shit drive with shit firmware).

 

Updating is pretty easy.

 

1. Open ImgBurn

 

 

 

 

firmware1.jpg

 

 

 

 

2. Right click on your drive and select "Check for firmware updates" from the menu

 

 

 

 

firmware2.jpg

 

 

 

 

3. Take note of the firmware version in the requester. In my case it's v1.58

 

 

 

 

firmware3.jpg

 

 

 

 

4. Check the results against the available firmware for your drive. Ignore hacked firmware for the time being

. As you can see where I've badly circled below, v1.58 is the latest firmware version for this drive.

 

 

firmware5.jpg

 

 

 

 

If your firmware is older than what is displayed, save the firmware file and then run it. If it's the same or newer, don't bother. Hope it helps.

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Presently I am at the office and I only have a CD-RW here. I did a test to update firmware of the CD-RW, as you indicated and I got an error, that the specified string could not be found.

 

Of course I will try it from home PC in the afternoon, where the Benq1640 is and I will revert.

 

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Look at the 'Supported Write Speeds' bit in the information panel on the right.

 

Your drive/firmware/media combination is the limiting factor.

 

The program will always try to set the drives speed to the one you tell it to. It's up to the drive to use that speed or one that it DOES actually support.

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I downloaded latest update (dated 23/12) from the link above.

 

Unfortunately I got the same error.

 

Please have a look at my log and the error popup window, to see if you can help me.

 

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I 20:18:22 ImgBurn Version 1.1.0.0 started!

I 20:18:22 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

I 20:18:22 Initialising SPTI...

I 20:18:22 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 20:18:22 Found 2 DVD?RWs!

I 20:18:27 Operation Started!

I 20:18:27 Source File: C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\MIKE\DESKTOP\MPTDVD-HMC-DVDR.IMG

I 20:18:27 Source File Sectors: 2,295,905 (MODE1/2048)

I 20:18:27 Source File Size: 4,702,013,440 bytes

I 20:18:27 Source File Application Identifier: MKISOFS ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM BUILDER & CDRECORD CD-R/DVD CREATOR © 1993 E.YOUNGDALE © 1997 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING

I 20:18:27 Source File Implementation Identifier: mkisofs

I 20:18:27 Destination Device: [0:3:0]BENQ DVD DD DW1640 BSNB (E:) (ATA)

I 20:18:27 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: TYG02) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x)

I 20:18:27 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496

I 20:18:27 Write Mode: DVD

I 20:18:27 Write Type: DAO

I 20:18:27 Write Speed: MAX

I 20:18:27 Link Size: Auto

I 20:18:27 Test Mode: No

I 20:18:27 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 20:18:27 Filling Buffer...

I 20:18:28 Writing LeadIn...

I 20:19:19 Writing Image...

W 20:30:28 Failed to Write Sectors 1715072 - 1715103 - Write Error

W 20:30:28 Retrying (1 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (2 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (3 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (4 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (5 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (6 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (7 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (8 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (9 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (10 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (11 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (12 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (13 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (14 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (15 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (16 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (17 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (18 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (19 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write

W 20:30:28 Retrying (20 of 20)...

W 20:30:28 Retry Failed! - Invalid Address For Write

E 20:42:49 Failed to Write Sectors 1715072 - 1715103 - Write Error

I 20:42:49 Synchronising Cache...

E 20:42:50 Failed to Write Image!

E 20:42:51 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:24:23

I 20:42:51 Average Write Rate: 2,432 KB/s (1.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,557 KB/s (4.0x)

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Maybe they're fake TY discs?!

 

I can't imagine the real thing bombing out on you all the time like that.

 

I'll raid my cupboard and see if I've got any with that media id, and then try burning a few of them myself.

 

To tell you the true, I was ready to ask this. I got these disks about 2 months ago, from the only official Taiyo Yuden reseller in Athens.

 

I used to buy white-color DVDs but last time I got the yellow ones because they were cheaper. I don?t have any on me now, but I will take a pix of the disk when I am at home and I will upload it here.

 

Because I am really curious about this I am going to buy the previous disks soon to test.

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