Ahhhhhh. DVD Clone..Problems ,please help




I rebooted my computer and did not back up the old version of dvd clone. The new version does not like it when I use DVD decypter to decypt and then my Sony DVD RW DRU-700A. I have used the old dvd clone method countless time with no problems

I did have some luck when updated my firmware from Sony and the DVD decypter then Clone DVD 2 method worked…But the next disc I used failed to work witha media error coming up when the disc was ready to be written.

Can someone please give me some advise on this as I suspect that the old version of DVD clone will work with no problems.

The link that was posted on another posting just hooks you up to the latest version of Clone DVD 2.

Please help me…


Sounds like bad media if it happens when you start to burn a disc. Have you tried a different media?


@ jimmer7826,

Suggest visiting Elaborate Bytes (http://www.elby.de) or SlySoft (http://www.slysoft.com) and insure that you are using the latest version of CloneDVD. The latest version of CloneDVD has a proven track record and is very stable and error free.

I agree with Forum member strachan that the problem you reporting is usually caused by DVD media incompatibility between your DVD burner and the particular DVD media you are using. Even though you have used the particular DVD media previously without problems does not rule out the DVD media incompatibility issue. DVD media manufactures are continually updating and tweaking the dyes in their DVD media and if you are experiencing difficulty with your DVD media it is prudent to insure that your DVD burner has the latest firmware available installed.

To determine the current firmware of your DVD burner use a software utility similar to DVDInfo Pro (http://www.dvdinfopro.com/).

Suggest visiting the Recording Hardware Forum at CD Freaks located at (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=61) and ensure that you have the latest firmware available installed on your DVD burner. The folks at the CD Freaks Hardware Forum are very knowledgeable and have developed various firmwares that optimize the full potential of your DVD burner.

A little help in deciding which DVD media to use.

Suggest visiting the CD Freaks DVD Recorder Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=61) for your particular DVD Burner and see which DVD Media other Forum members have reported that work for them.

Suggest visiting the CD Freaks Media Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=33) and see which DVD Media other Forum members have reported as good reliable DVD media.

Suggest visiting the Video Help DVD Media List (http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia) and see what other users have reported about particular DVD Media.

Concerning the quality of DVD media. The saying “You Only Get What You Pay For” fully applies to DVD media. If the price is cheap the quality is also probably cheap. Remember most dropouts, freezing, skipping and other related problems can be traced to cheap, inferior, substandard DVD media.

Some problems caused by poor DVD media can be overcome by taking a couple actions. Slow down your burning speed. Limit all background activity while Burning DVDs including Ant-Virus programs. Defragment your Hard Drive (Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Defragmenter). Check for Spyware by running Spybot-Search & Destroy (http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html)

Best Regards,


thanks for all your help…I will try the above and keep my fingers crossed.