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I 09:22:16 ImgBurn Version 2.0.0.0 started!
I 09:22:16 Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 09:22:16 Initialising SPTI...
I 09:22:16 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 09:22:19 Found 1 DVD-ROM, 1 DVD-ROM/CD-RW and 1 DVD?RW/RAM!
I 09:23:30 Operation Started!
I 09:23:30 Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B E104 (G:) (USB)
I 09:23:30 Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: MCC 01RW11n9) (Speeds: 1x, 2x)
I 09:23:30 Quick Erase: Yes
I 09:23:30 Erasing Disc...
I 09:24:27 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:57
I 09:24:38 Operation Started!
I 09:24:38 Corrected conflicting settings for DVD Video disc.
I 09:24:38 Building Image Tree...
I 09:24:38 Checking Directory Depth...
I 09:24:38 Calculating Totals...
I 09:24:38 Preparing Image...
I 09:24:38 Checking Path Length...
I 09:24:38 Image Size: 4,695,609,344 bytes
I 09:24:38 Image Sectors: 2,292,778
I 09:24:41 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:02
I 09:24:41 Operation Started!
I 09:24:41 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 09:24:41 Source File Sectors: 2,292,778 (MODE1/2048)
I 09:24:41 Source File Size: 4,695,609,344 bytes
I 09:24:41 Source File Volume Identifier: THE_UNTOUCHABLES
I 09:24:41 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER! (C) 2006 LIGHTNING UK!
I 09:24:41 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 09:24:41 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 09:24:41 Destination Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B E104 (G:) (USB)
I 09:24:41 Destination Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: MCC 01RW11n9) (Speeds: 1x, 2x)
I 09:24:41 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 09:24:41 Write Mode: DVD
I 09:24:41 Write Type: DAO
I 09:24:41 Write Speed: MAX
I 09:24:41 Link Size: Auto
I 09:24:41 Test Mode: No
I 09:24:41 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 09:24:41 Filling Buffer...
I 09:24:42 Writing LeadIn...
W 09:24:43 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - The semaphore timeout period has expired.
W 09:24:43 Retrying (1 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Power On, Reset, or Bus Device Reset Occurred
W 09:24:43 Retrying (2 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (3 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (4 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (5 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (6 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (7 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (8 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (9 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (10 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (11 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (12 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (13 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (14 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (15 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (16 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (17 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (18 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (19 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 09:24:43 Retrying (20 of 20)...
W 09:24:43 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
E 09:24:52 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - The semaphore timeout period has expired.
I 09:24:52 Synchronising Cache...
E 09:24:53 Failed to Write Image!
E 09:24:53 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:11
I 09:24:53 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A

 

Here's the log file. I was able to burn fine the other day, but for some reason this morning I get this error when burning. Tried on two DVD-Rs, same error, then tested on a DVD-RW and same error as well. Does this mean the drive's shot? It reads files fine. :/

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We?ll be here. Come to think of it, we?re always here. :)

 

It's nice to know that. :) That is what puts ImgBurn lightyears ahead of Nero or any other burning software- a better product and the community is just great!

 

I've finished doing a full erase. Should I attempt another burn?

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Know this was Shamus's thread but yea go ahead ryan, burn again. Exactly the same settings as you did the first time when the original error occurred. Good Luck......... :thumbup::)

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ryan, a full erase completely erases the disc, a quick erase, I believe, just replaces the current info on the disc with 0's.( zeros ) . Another thing perhaps is that the RW disc wasn't properly formatted before the inital burn you did, a full erase solves this. Glad its working out for you though...... :thumbup::) Keep us posted.

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The semaphore timeout period expires because something in the USB chain overrides the timeout period I specify in the program. This is not supposed to happen but it's actually very common with usb drives / enclosures. :(

 

Basically if the drive takes too long to do anything it just gives up and resets

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And be prepared as LIGHTNING_UK said to witness this again, especially if the enclosure your using has the Ali M5621 A1 chipset.

 

This revision cannot be flashed.

 

The 3 or 4 sumvision usb2 enclosures i have that use prolific chipset do not suffer from semaphore timeout.

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Actually, it wasn't that I was fighting with it. ;) I was preforming all kinds of tests since I had one that was exhibiting the trait. So, I had become the guinea pig among the beta testers. :D Of my own choice, but, I wanted to see if there was a way around it. There wasn't. :lol: Especially if it was an ALI bridge of that series before, like Revision 5, where they added the ability to update the firmware of it. FINALLY. :rolleyes: BUT, since there were, apparently, hundreds of thousands of these faulty, unsold chips in a warehouse, ALI got rid of them on the cheap, and dozens of manufacturers were using them to save a buck. To Hell with the user. IOMega was one. In 3 external optical drives of theirs, I encountered ALI bridges in the enclosures. I wouldn't be surprised if there was in the USB HD's.

 

 

I think I will examine that one USB HD enclosure here in a bit, just for my and everyone's edification on the bridge in it. Since the drive is readily accessible right now, and the enclosure WAS easy to remove... AFTER I pried off the idiotic washer type piece of shit thing they had over the STRIPPED screw... :rolleyes: So, one of the screws does not hold the drive in place. But, 3 out of 4 is fine. :thumbup:

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