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  1. I've updated the firmware to the older 1.03 from 2014 (it turns out there are two 1.03 updates on the LG website - the newer one you've mention above from 2018 (N1.03), and an older one from 2014 (1.03-A0) which I didn't notice before), and it didn't solve the problem. You wrote above that LG drives aren't good readers, so what drives ARE recommended as good readers? I'm considering creating images of a lot of my old CDs, but there's no point in such a project if my drive isn't a good reader (I'm already scared that a lot of those old CDs will anyway be problematic reading-wise, so a good reader is crucial). Side-note - UltraHD Blu-Ray is a new format from 2015, which is not compatible with older Blu-Ray drives, so I don't think it's possible for my drive to read it at all. The closest model that can read these discs is WH16NS40, but my drive is WH14NS40.
  2. Indeed IsoBuster lets me view the tracks, and it appears that there are 3 empty data track in addition to the "real" one. When using IsoBuster to search for missing files and folders in the redundant tracks, it just finds more instances of the same files as on track 1. So the answer is most likely disc deterioration, which brings me back to what I was wondering about to begin with - how can disc deterioration trigger the appearance of 3 additional tracks, instead of just the usual read errors? I guess it'll remain a mystery
  3. What I'd really like to know is, assuming there are 4 tracks on the CD, how can I check what's on each track?
  4. Corruptions I understand, but causing a detection of non-existing tracks is new to me I remember, but I don't have to, since the data on the CD is still readable and I copied most of it to my harddrive and opened some files, which worked fine. It's just some files that I burned on a CD to clear some HD space back then. AFAIK, a single-session data CD with more than one track means that the first track contains data, and the other tracks are redbook audio, and I don't think that's the case here. Daemon Tools can indeed create disc images, in several formats. I've tried using the ISO format, but it failed, and the error message said it's because it's a multisession disc, even though Daemon Tools itself detected only a single session! So, I tried creating MDX and MDF+MDS images and they both worked, and I was able to mount them with Daemon Tools just fine. And this is despite the fact that Daemon Tools also detected four tracks. I then tried to create an image from the mounted image using ImgBurn, but it never got past the analyzing tracks process so I closed it...
  5. LG actually recently released a firmware update for a 6 year old drive, wow... And yes, the disc is 18 years old, but I don't understand how that would cause a drive to falsely detect four tracks... When I burned this CD, I don't think that I knew how to burn a multi-track CD, but perhaps I somehow did it by mistake... how can I verify whether it has 4 tracks or not? And if it does have 4 tracks, how can I check what's on each track? But the most important part is, if the CD does contain 4 tracks, why would DAEMON Tools fail to load the image that ImgBurn creates?
  6. Have you ever encountered a situation where a drive reports several tracks for a single-track data CD? The CD was burned long ago but the data is readable, I was able to manually copy the data that I needed from the CD, which was about 2/3 of all data. It did take about 30 minutes though. Here it is: HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH14NS40 1.00 (SATA) Current Profile: CD-ROM Disc Information: Status: Complete State of Last Session: Complete Erasable: No Sessions: 1 Sectors: 298,133 Size: 610,576,384 bytes Time: 66:17:08 (MM:SS:FF) Supported Read Speeds: 4x, 8x, 10x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x TOC Information: Session 1... (LBA: 0 / 00:02:00) -> Track 01 (Mode 2, Form 1, LBA: 0 / 00:02:00) -> Track 02 (Mode 2, Form 1, LBA: 512 / 00:08:62) -> Track 03 (Mode 2, Form 1, LBA: 297216 / 66:04:66) -> Track 04 (Mode 2, Form 1, LBA: 297826 / 66:13:01) -> LeadOut (LBA: 298135 / 66:17:10) Track Information: Session 1... -> Track 01 (LTSA: 0, LTS: 360, LRA: 0) -> Track 02 (LTSA: 512, LTS: 296552, LRA: 0) -> Track 03 (LTSA: 297216, LTS: 458, LRA: 0) -> Track 04 (LTSA: 297826, LTS: 307, LRA: 0) ATIP Information: Disc ID: 97m32s00f Manufacturer: TDK Corp. Start Time of LeadIn: 97m32s00f Last Possible Start Time of LeadOut: 74m15s00f
  7. Hi, I've tried to create an image of a CD that was burned more than 18 years ago, and ImgBurn detected four tracks on the CD for some reason, even though there doesn't seem to be a reason for this CD to have more than one data track. Although ImgBurn didn't report any read errors when creating the image, the process took a long time (about half an hour), and DAEMON Tools failed to mount it. Is it possible that ImgBurn detected four tracks on a single-track data CD? Is there a way to see what's in each track? Thanks
  8. I got the drive, here is a screenshot of its capabilities: I knew it won't support HD DVD at all, but I was surprised to find out it doesn't support DVD+RW DL... not that I ever even seen on of those. It can read a CD-R90 just fine. Regarding CD-I, I don't know, I think a simulator is needed or something.
  9. Thanks for replying spinningwheel. I understand that the drive is not related to ImgBurn, but I was basically making a feature suggestion - detect more legacy formats in Device Capabilities (other than CD-Text which is already detected)... And I tried that support page, it forces you to choose a device model, and, even though I reached it through the specs page of the drive, I couldn't find the specific model in the options given in the form, so I couldn't file a request...
  10. Hi, I'm considering buying a new burner, LG WH14NS40, and I'd like to know what "oldschool" CD formats it supports, in addition to the basics (I was actually going to post this in the Drives forum but it's locked). The most detailed official specs I could find are here, but many old formats\features are omitted. Specifically, I'm referring to: 1. Mixed-Mode CD (data+audio) read/write 2. Multisession mode 2 CD read/write 3. Overburn CDs (CD-R90, CD-R99, etc.) read/write 4. CD-I read (I actually have a movie in this format ) 5. CD-ROM XA-ready (not sure what this is) 6. Photo-CD (Single & Multi-session) (not sure what this is) 7. CD-Extra (not sure what this is) 8. CD-Text read/write 9. SVCD read (not sure about write) 10. SecurDisc (not sure what this is, but my old LG DVD burner has it) (note - the formats I'm not familiar with were taken from a spec of an older LG drive, seen here) I was thinking of using ImgBurn's Device Capabilities screen (on a PC with this drive installed) to find out what is supported and what is not, but except for CD-Text, Device Capabilities doesn't detect any of these formats... to me, Mixed-Mode read\write and multisession read are very important, and overburn read is also somewhat important... So my questions are: 1. Is there a chance this drive supports these formats despite not being advertised? Especially the ones important to me? 2. If I have access to a computer that has this drive installed, is there some way to verify whether the drive supports these features (without individually testing everything)? 3. The main reason I posted here - can these formats be detected in Device Capabilities of future versions of ImgBurn? 4. Is there a chance this drive will read HD DVD despite not being advertised? 5. Regarding BD-R\RE versions - according to Wikipedia, the last versions of BD-R\RE (3 and 4 respectively) were defined in June 2010 - how do I know this drive fully supports the latest versions (plus backwards compatibility with older versions)? This perhaps should also be detected by future Device Capabilities screen... Thanks!
  11. Hi, I also have a question regarding the necessity of MDS files - I've created an ISO image out of an original game disc. The game comes on a single-layer pressed (I assume) DVD with around 3GB of data. It seems completely unprotected. After extracting the ISO image, an MDS file appeared, which usually doesn't appear when creating ISO images of such DVDs (single-layer, no protection, data-only). The File Sys on this DVD is ISO9660, UDF (1.02). Note: If I create an image from the mounted ISO, the MDS file is created regardless of whether I use the MDS for mounting or the ISO file directly. Also, the ISO\MDS pair in both instances is completely identical to each other and to the original pair created from the physical disc (I used MD5 for comparison).
  12. I also saw this (ImgBurn as the Imp ID) in an original game DVD that I bought, and I actually thought I bought a fake! How is it possible that this Imp ID will be on a pressed original DVD?
  13. Didn't know this fact until right now. Thanks for the info. That's what I needed to know. So I guess if the ISO image that ImgBurn created didn't completely preserve the layout of my disc, nothing will. I still don't know what property Win98 'attached' to the long-named folders that made them accessible under DOS, but I hope it's something that can be transferred to an image. Yep, that's me. Too old to change that. It has its benefits though.
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