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I tested a video DVD layout on a DVD+RW disc and made some changes to the layout. Then I tried to erase the DVD to burn the new layout. Everything went well and ImgBurn starts the erase procedure. It is now 2 hours and the erase stands at 0%.


I 18:26:49 -> Drive 1 - Info: hp DVDRAM GT80N R102 (G:) (SATA)
I 18:26:49 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 18:27:51 Operation Started!
I 18:27:51 Device: [0:0:0] hp DVDRAM GT80N R102 (G:) (SATA)
I 18:27:51 Media Type: DVD+RW (Disc ID: CMC MAG-W02-00)
I 18:27:51 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x, 4x
I 18:27:52 Quick Erase: No
I 18:27:52 Format Properly: Yes
I 18:27:52 Format Size: Preferred
I 18:27:52 Erasing Disc...


ImgBurn version

Windows 10 x64 machine

HP DVD writer

Long ago I also had problems loosing a disc during the erase procedure and I did not use it again (used Toshiba's erase afterwards). This disc is new, erase once outside ImgBurn.

Any suggestions?


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Try something else other than CMC MAG discs.  CMC Magnetics is the worst optical disc manufacturer out there.  It wouldn't be a surprise if that was the culprit.  The problem is finding DVD+RW that AREN'T CMC.  Try to see if you find any from Verbatim that are DataLife Plus.  However, Verbatim was recently sold to, yes, you guessed, CMC, so it's a crap shoot what you'll get now!  :rolleyes:  You could try Ritek/Ricoh, which makes 4x and 8x DVD+RW, but it's becoming harder to find 8x DVD+RW from them.

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I will try to get another manufacturer, but it is not easy. This box was labelled HP...

I brutally terminated the ImgBurn session and erased the disc on another PC with the Windows Erase. Now I am burning it with the same version of ImgBurn on the second PC. About 75% done and looking good.

Once the QC of the disc layout is OK, I will burn the video to a DVD ROM, possibly a Verbatim if I can find some.

I liked the Verbatim discs, but will see what comes out of the stack when I get some.

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The GT80N was a replacement of the original Samsung SN-208 DVD writer in the laptop. I suspect Windows to play a part in the problems with the DVD Writer. A year or two ago I could not read or write any DVD or CD on the laptop. The drivers were the latest from Toshiba. I did not bother to investigate further and all the work on the desktop. The SN-208 was replaced by the GT80N. With this project I tried to burn the test DVDs on the laptop again as it was more convenient. And miraculously it worked until this incident.

I still had 1 Verbatim DVD/ROM . I burned it in the HP desktop with the LG Writer. I ran flawlessly and I am handing it to the person tonight. It was for a community project, so I am happy that it ended well.

Thank you for the assistance. I will keep your advice in mind when I get another pack of DVDs.


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