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I'm trying to burn an .ISO image for Windows 7 onto a DVD. The write operation appears to proceed normally, and at the end the log says "Operation completed successfully"; the jaunty little jingle plays. But when I go to verify the disc, it shows the status as Empty, and Explorer shows the same thing. I've tried this with multiple blank discs and after rebooting the PC. The result is always the same.


I feel like I must be missing something utterly obvious. What is this newbie doing wrong? (I read the guides and the faq and searched the forums; no joy.)


My DVD burner is a SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A UDS2 (ATA) and I'm using TDK 1~8 speed DVD-Rs made by TY.


Here's the log for the write operation:



I 15:56:59 ImgBurn Version started!

I 15:56:59 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)

I 15:56:59 Total Physical Memory: 2,095,480 KB - Available: 390,008 KB

W 15:56:59 Drive D:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.

I 15:57:00 Initialising SPTI...

I 15:57:00 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 15:57:02 Found 1 DVD±RW!

I 15:57:49 Operation Started!

I 15:57:49 Source File: C:\WIN7.iso

I 15:57:49 Source File Sectors: 1,231,939 (MODE1/2048)

I 15:57:49 Source File Size: 2,523,011,072 bytes

I 15:57:49 Source File Volume Identifier: WIN_EN_DVD

I 15:57:49 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 18570000MS UDFBridge

I 15:57:49 Source File Application Identifier: OSCDIMG 2.54 (01/01/2005 TM)

I 15:57:49 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF

I 15:57:49 Source File File System(s): ISO9660 (Bootable), UDF (1.50)

I 15:57:49 Destination Device: [1:0:0] SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A UDS2 (E:) (ATA)

I 15:57:49 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: TYG02) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x)

I 15:57:49 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888

I 15:57:49 Write Mode: DVD

I 15:57:49 Write Type: DAO

I 15:57:49 Write Speed: MAX

I 15:57:49 Link Size: Auto

I 15:57:50 Lock Volume: Yes

I 15:57:50 Test Mode: Yes

I 15:57:50 OPC: No

I 15:57:50 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 15:57:51 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)

I 15:57:53 Writing LeadIn...

I 15:58:37 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 1231938)

I 15:58:37 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 1231938)

I 16:06:13 Synchronising Cache...

I 16:06:37 Cycling Tray after Test Write...

I 16:06:40 Exporting Graph Data...

I 16:06:40 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\John\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\SONY_DVD+-RW_DW-Q58A_UDS2_MONDAY-OCTOBER-26-2009_3-57_PM_TYG02_MAX.ibg

I 16:06:40 Export Successfully Completed!

I 16:06:40 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:08:50

I 16:06:40 Average Write Rate: 5,403 KB/s (3.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 8,375 KB/s (6.0x)



And here's what's displayed in verify mode:




Current Profile: DVD-R


Disc Information:

Status: Empty

Erasable: No

Free Sectors: 2,298,496

Free Space: 4,707,319,808 bytes

Free Time: 510:48:46 (MM:SS:FF)


Pre-recorded Information:

Manufacturer ID: TYG02


Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):

Book Type: DVD-R

Part Version: 5

Disc Size: 120mm

Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

Number of Layers: 1

Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)

Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

Track Density: 0.74 um/track

First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,495,103

Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0



Thanks in advance for any help.

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