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Having created a bootable XP iso which allows unattended installation I find Imgburn will not burn it with my NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A to a BASF 4x CD-RW. It produces a disc with errors.


The image burns fine to the same disc with DVD Decrypter, CDBurnerXP and Prassi Ones.

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Can you be a bit more specific. Did it give any errors during the burn ? Does the disc verify successfully after burning ? Were you using your system for anything else at the same time as burning ? Have you tried again with ImgBurn or only the once ?


Suggest posting your log also.

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I've managed to burn one successfully now.


I 14:22:05 ImgBurn Version started!
I 14:22:05 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 14:22:05 Initialising SPTI...
I 14:22:05 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 14:22:05 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD?RW!
I 14:22:56 Operation Started!
I 14:22:56 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\WinLite.iso
I 14:22:56 Source File Sectors: 221,448 (MODE1/2048)
I 14:22:56 Source File Size: 453,525,504 bytes
I 14:22:56 Destination Device: [1:0:0] _NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A 1.01 (E:) (ATA)
I 14:22:57 Destination Media Type: None!
I 14:22:57 Destination Media Sectors: 335,098
I 14:22:57 Write Mode: CD
I 14:22:57 Write Speed: 4x
I 14:22:57 Test Mode: No
I 14:22:57 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 14:22:57 Filling Buffer...
I 14:22:58 Writing LeadIn...
I 14:23:47 Writing Image...
I 14:36:03 Synchronising Cache...
I 14:36:36 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:13:40
I 14:36:36 Average Write Rate: 601 KB/s (4.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 628 KB/s (4.2x)


It takes a while for the disc to be read correctly by Explorer though.

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Glad to hear you got it working.


I note you have a rather slow write speed. If you have to write this slow to get it to work, then it may be an indication that you need to step up to some higher quality disc's. Also, I don't see any verification in your log after the burn. It's a good idea to have ImgBurn verify the disc after the burn as it will check every sector has burnt properly - particularly beneficial if using lower quality media.

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They are using 4 speed CDRW.



Does you xp install disc work, With you saying explorer takes a while to open the disc, It may be that your nec does not like the BASF cdrw your using..


If you have trouble ie slow install using your nec to boot the xp cd install, if you have another cdrom drive in your computer try booting from that one instead of the NEC.


Or burn a cdr using imgburn and the same xp install iso and see if that goes any better, as in will explorer open this cdr better than the cdrw you used, you will then know if it is just a case of the media or the burner etc.

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