2nd copy fails to write

I am using CopyToDVD 2.3.10

It works fine, but after making the first copy, if I put a new blank DVD in and click OK to write a 2nd disk, it fails after about 2 minutes, and the disk is ruined.

I can close the program, re-open, locate the file again, it writes OK.

What could be the problem?

Windows XP/Pioneer DVD 106

Here are the last few lines of the log - in reverse order:

08/11/2003 19:04:35 error Write failed
08/11/2003 19:04:28 info Finalizing CD …
08/11/2003 19:04:28 error WriteSector failed at sector 3040 (16) - Code 00 04 08 [No sense information.]
08/11/2003 19:03:42 info Start Write Buffer
08/11/2003 19:03:42 info Start writing…
08/11/2003 19:03:42 info Buffer under-run proof enabled
08/11/2003 19:03:42 info Writing speed selected x4.0
08/11/2003 19:03:42 info Open Image file “D:\Copy DVD Pro\Cache\COPYTODVD_11082003_184315_359.cache”
08/11/2003 19:03:42 info Detected media $0011 : DVD-R
08/11/2003 18:57:41 info Write completed
08/11/2003 18:57:33 info Finalizing CD …
08/11/2003 18:43:15 info Start Write Buffer

fyi, I’m having the same exact problem. Sometimes the log reports “No sense information”:

11/8/2003 3:22:30 PM info Finalizing CD …
11/8/2003 3:22:30 PM error WriteSector failed at sector 0 (16) - Code 00 24 00 [No sense information.]
11/8/2003 3:21:50 PM info Start Write Buffer

as when I’m using my Memorex writer:

11/9/2003 12:18:16 PM info Writing device used : 16:0:0 - Memorex DVD+R/RW 2.4x8AA 1.27 [I] (Usb)
11/9/2003 12:18:16 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.15, Internal revision 15

Other times, using my Philips writer:

11/9/2003 12:22:42 PM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - PHILIPS DVD+RW SDVD6004 0.99 [H] (Ide)

I get a "Power calibration / dirty cd error:

11/9/2003 12:23:54 PM error Write failed
11/9/2003 12:23:19 PM info Finalizing CD …
11/9/2003 12:23:19 PM error WriteSector failed at sector 0 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
11/9/2003 12:22:45 PM info Start Write Buffer

Key points:

  1. I get these errors more often than not, and have stopped using CopyToDVD until I get them figured out - blank DVD media is just too expensive.

  2. I get them on Win XP SP1 and on W2K SP3

  3. I get them on 2 different writers, both of which have been cleaned

  4. I can consistently burn DVDs using other software, e.g. data DVD’s with Roxio Easy CD Creator.


I have a NEC 1300A same problem. this problem depends on Version. I’m not sure but Version 2.2.10 worked ok.

!!! Keep your disks !!! Try them later-it works!!!

I thought that would be a Temperature problem, because burning next day on sturtup worked with the same media !?!?

I re used all my disks, worked fine.

try the latest version

Originally posted by genjai
try the latest version

That’s fixed it!


i’m glad to see you got your problem fixed :slight_smile: