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I have Imgburn on Windows 7 Starter SP1.


I have previously used Imgburn without problem, to make the .iso file from a CD.


This time, when I chose to make an Image file from a CD, instead of the .iso file being made, it instead made a ".bin" file.

When I look at the file in Windows Explorer, the file has the "VLC Media Player" icon. I have looked at Default Programs in Control Panel and can see no File Association to accounf for this.


Why does it not make a .iso file but instead makes a .bin file?

How can I make the proper .iso image file?


The following is the relevant log:


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; ImgBurn Version - Log

; Tuesday, 03 April 2012, 00:16:26

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I 00:13:50 ImgBurn Version started!

I 00:13:50 Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1)

I 00:13:50 Total Physical Memory: 2,087,096 KB - Available: 1,230,300 KB

I 00:13:50 Initialising SPTI...

I 00:13:50 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 00:13:50 -> Drive 1 - Info: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-S084F TS00 (E:) (USB)

I 00:13:51 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!

I 00:14:34 Operation Started!

I 00:14:34 Source Device: [0:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-S084F TS00 (E:) (USB)

I 00:14:34 Source Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m26s66f, CMC Magnetics Corp.) (Speeds: 10x, 16x, 20x, 24x)

I 00:14:34 Source Media Sectors: 73,336

I 00:14:34 Source Media Size: 172,486,272 bytes

I 00:14:34 Source Media Volume Identifier: Repair disc Windows 7 32-bit

I 00:14:34 Source Media Volume Set Identifier: 163B0605Repair disc Windows 7 32-bit

I 00:14:34 Source Media Implementation Identifier: Microsoft IMAPI2 1.0

I 00:14:34 Source Media File System(s): ISO9660 (Bootable), Joliet, UDF (1.02)

I 00:14:34 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / 8x

I 00:14:34 Destination File: D:\Repair disc Windows 7 32-bit.bin

I 00:14:34 Destination Free Space: 44,725,223,424 Bytes (43,676,976 KB) (42,653 MB) (41 GB)

I 00:14:34 Destination File System: NTFS

I 00:14:34 File Splitting: Auto

I 00:14:56 Reading Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 73335)

I 00:14:56 Reading Track 1 of 1... (MODE2/FORM1/2352, LBA: 0 - 73335)

I 00:16:12 Exporting Graph Data...

I 00:16:12 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Robert Goodwin\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SE-S084F_TS00_03-APRIL-2012_00-14_97m26s66f.ibg

I 00:16:12 Export Successfully Completed!

I 00:16:12 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:01:37

I 00:16:12 Average Read Rate: 1,736 KB/s (10.1x) - Maximum Read Rate: 2,591 KB/s (15.0x)

I 00:16:26 Close Request Acknowledged

I 00:16:26 Closing Down...

I 00:16:26 Shutting down SPTI...

I 00:16:26 ImgBurn closed!






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Hello Lighting UK! ,


Thanks for your reply.


I need to convert the CD to an .ISO image file. Is it possible to do this please, and if so how?


Also, thank you for pointing out that I need to upgrade the application.


I look forward to your reply.





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Hello Lighting UK! ,


Thanks for your reply.


You write "manually change it".


Do you mean by changing the file format from the "Destination" button (which I overlooked attempting to do before seeking your assistance)? Otherwise, you might mean changing the file extension in "Windows Explorer".


For the method you recommend, how reliable is the resulting file, compared with a situation where the file by default would be saved in .ISO format?





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I mean manually changing the file name in the 'Destination' field within ImgBurn. If you double click the text, it'll flip to a box you can just edit quickly and swap .iso for .bin.


Mode 1 and Mode 2/Form 1 have the same 2048 byte 'user data' area... so the data part itself is 100% reliable. You're just skipping the stuff that makes up the rest of a Mode 2 sector (and would normally be included in the BIN file).



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