Been having a lot of trouble burning dl dvd discs, please help if you can! (Pioneer DVR-K17)

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the Pioneer DVR-K17. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi there, as the title states, I have been having a lot of trouble with burning DL DVD+R’s. Let me explain my objective. I am trying to back up an XBOX360 game that I own. I am using my HP DV6000 notebook with the Pioneer DVR-K17B DVD drive, which is capable of burning DL media. The media I am using is Memorex DL DVD+R’s and the software I am using is ImgBurn. Now please don’t just say use Verbatims only, because I feel very strongly that the problem is something different, possibly just a simple setting or it could be a hardware problem. Anyhow, now to the actual problem. I load the DVD file in ImgBurn and everytime it fails at approximately 50% give or take. Now I was able to burn one game successfully back about 3 weeks ago, and I’m not sure why it succeeded as I did nothing different. Anyhow, if anyone can offer any assisstance or advice of any kind, please do your best, especially those of you who have run into this particular problem. Thanks in advance to those who can help.


#2

Failure at the 50% mark is generally a layer break error. Caused by poor media or poor compatibility of your drive with that particular media.

If you want to burn Memorex DL I suggest using a Pioneer 216 burner in a desktop. And hope you get better than 60% good burns. And check for degraded data at regular intervals.

You may feel very strongly about the problem not being media related, but long term accumulated experience with various types of dual layer media in these forums is not in your favor.


#3

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2187609]Failure at the 50% mark is generally a layer break error. Caused by poor media or poor compatibility of your drive with that particular media.

If you want to burn Memorex DL I suggest using a Pioneer 216 burner in a desktop. And hope you get better than 60% good burns. And check for degraded data at regular intervals.

You may feel very strongly about the problem not being media related, but long term accumulated experience with various types of dual layer media in these forums is not in your favor.[/QUOTE]

It just seems so, as I’ve tried various makes of media minus Verbatim which is next to try. Hypothetically speaking, if I try Verbatim’s and they don’t work, what should I try next?

Another thing I forgot to mention is I don’t have a desktop, only my notebook, so the problem will need to be resolved within my notebook.


#4

If you will be burning a lot of DL’s. it may be worth investing in a USB caddy and a Pioneer 116/216 drive to go in it.


#5

RoB RuLeZ,

It appears you are to opposed to wanting to hear that your Memorex DVD+R DL Media might be the cause of your problem. Your “Fails At Approximately 50%” problem is the typical classic textbook symptom of poor quality problematic DL Media. Suggest doing a Google Search (http://www.google.com) on Memorex DVD+R DL Media and you will see that there is rich well-documented history of Memorex DVD+R DL Media being problematic poor quality Media especially causing 50% layer break failure problems.

To consistently obtain quality error free DL Burning results use Verbatim DL MKM001/MKM003 Mitsubishi Kagaku Media. It is a well-documented fact that ALL other DL Media is considered suspect and should be avoided (not used).

Also just because you lucked out 3 weeks ago with a Memorex DVD+R DL Media disk doesn’t mean this particular Memorex DVD+R DL Media disk burn was a quality error free burn. Suggest performing a Quality Disk Scan of this particular Memorex DVD+R DL Media disk burn. I believe you will find this particular Memorex DVD+R DL Media disk burn less than desirable and most likely over time will eventually fail to play/view correctly.

Regards,
bjkg


#6

[QUOTE=bjkg;2187791]RoB RuLeZ,

It appears you are to opposed to wanting to hear that your Memorex DVD+R DL Media might be the cause of your problem. Your “Fails At Approximately 50%” problem is the typical classic textbook symptom of poor quality problematic DL Media. Suggest doing a Google Search (http://www.google.com) on Memorex DVD+R DL Media and you will see that there is rich well-documented history of Memorex DVD+R DL Media being problematic poor quality Media especially causing 50% layer break failure problems.

To consistently obtain quality error free DL Burning results use Verbatim DL MKM001/MKM003 Mitsubishi Kagaku Media. It is a well-documented fact that ALL other DL Media is considered suspect and should be avoided (not used).

Also just because you lucked out 3 weeks ago with a Memorex DVD+R DL Media disk doesn’t mean this particular Memorex DVD+R DL Media disk burn was a quality error free burn. Suggest performing a Quality Disk Scan of this particular Memorex DVD+R DL Media disk burn. I believe you will find this particular Memorex DVD+R DL Media disk burn less than desirable and most likely over time will eventually fail to play/view correctly.

Regards,
bjkg[/QUOTE]
Fine then, I shall try Verbatim’s and hope and pray that they work. Thanks to all that contributed to this thread.


#7

I’ve just taken a screen shot of the failure message from my latest attempt to burn a backup Xbox360 game:

Also, I’ve made a copy of the log from the same burn attempt:

; //****************************************\\
;   ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 - Log
;   Friday, 02 January 2009, 21:19:58
; \\****************************************//
;
;
I 19:00:10 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 19:00:10 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 19:00:10 Total Physical Memory: 2,087,276 KB  -  Available: 1,520,456 KB
I 19:00:10 Initialising SPTI...
I 19:00:10 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 19:00:10 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 19:00:11 Operation Started!
I 19:00:11 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\Rob\My Documents\Downloads\Gears.Of.War.2.NTSC.XBOX360-x360inT\x360-gears2\x360-gears2.dvd
I 19:00:11 Source File Sectors: 3,825,924 (MODE1/2048)
I 19:00:11 Source File Size: 7,835,492,352 bytes
I 19:00:11 Source File Volume Identifier: XGD2DVD_NTSC
I 19:00:11 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 34672923
I 19:00:11 Source File Implementation Identifier: Sonic Scenarist 3.1
I 19:00:11 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 19:00:11 Destination Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER DVDRW   DVR-K17B 1.02 (D:) (ATA)
I 19:00:11 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66) (Speeds: 2.4x)
I 19:00:11 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824
I 19:00:11 Write Mode: DVD
I 19:00:11 Write Type: DAO
I 19:00:11 Write Speed: 2.4x
I 19:00:11 Link Size: Auto
I 19:00:11 Test Mode: No
I 19:00:11 OPC: No
I 19:00:11 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 19:00:11 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,913,760
I 19:00:11 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
I 19:00:41 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 19:00:42 Writing LeadIn...
I 19:00:44 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3825923)
I 19:00:44 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3825923)
I 19:00:44 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 1913759)
I 19:22:00 Writing Layer 1... (LBA: 1913760 - 3825923)
W 20:46:04 Failed to Write Sectors 1914528 - 1914559 - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (1 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (2 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (3 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (4 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Device Removal Detected!
W 20:46:04 The device list will be refreshed at the next available opportunity.
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (5 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (6 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (7 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (8 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (9 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (10 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (11 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (12 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (13 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (14 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (15 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (16 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (17 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (18 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (19 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 20:46:04 Retrying (20 of 20)...
W 20:46:04 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
E 21:19:51 Failed to Write Sectors 1914528 - 1914559 - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
I 21:19:51 Synchronising Cache...
W 21:19:51 Synchronise Cache Failed! - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 21:19:51 Retrying (1 of 3)...
W 21:19:51 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 21:19:51 Retrying (2 of 3)...
W 21:19:51 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 21:19:51 Retrying (3 of 3)...
W 21:19:51 Retry Failed - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
E 21:19:53 Synchronise Cache Failed! - Reason: The specified network resource or device is no longer available.
W 21:19:55 User opted to skip the 'Close Track/Session/Disc' functions.
E 21:19:55 Failed to Write Image!
I 21:19:56 Exporting Graph Data...
I 21:19:56 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Rob\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\PIONEER_DVDRW_DVR-K17B_1.02_FRIDAY-JANUARY-02-2009_7-00_PM_RITEK-S04-66_2.4x.ibg
I 21:19:56 Export Successfully Completed!
E 21:19:56 Operation Failed! - Duration: 02:19:44
I 21:19:56 Average Write Rate: 458 KB/s (0.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,360 KB/s (2.4x)
I 21:19:56 Close Request Acknowledged
I 21:19:56 Closing Down...
E 21:19:58 CreateFile Failed! - Device: '\\.\CdRom0'
E 21:19:58 Reason: The system cannot find the file specified.
I 21:19:58 Shutting down SPTI...
I 21:19:58 ImgBurn closed!
;
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; //****************************************\\
;   ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 - Log
;   Friday, 02 January 2009, 18:59:44
; \\****************************************//
;
;
I 18:59:41 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 18:59:41 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 18:59:41 Total Physical Memory: 2,087,276 KB  -  Available: 1,526,768 KB
I 18:59:41 Initialising SPTI...
I 18:59:41 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 18:59:42 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 18:59:44 Close Request Acknowledged
I 18:59:44 Closing Down...
I 18:59:44 Shutting down SPTI...
I 18:59:44 ImgBurn closed!
;
;
; //****************************************\\
;   ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 - Log
;   Friday, 02 January 2009, 17:24:19
; \\****************************************//
;
;
I 17:06:29 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 17:06:29 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 17:06:29 Total Physical Memory: 2,087,276 KB  -  Available: 1,499,048 KB
I 17:06:29 Initialising SPTI...
I 17:06:29 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 17:06:29 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 17:24:18 Close Request Acknowledged
I 17:24:18 Closing Down...
I 17:24:18 Shutting down SPTI...
I 17:24:19 ImgBurn closed!


#8

comments removed!


#9

Laptop burners generally suck in comparison to desktop burners. That’s simply the way it is. You should only use a laptop burner for the occasional burn of some data, but otherwise, if you need reliable and consistent burning on a wide range of media, get an external 5.25" burner.


#10

@ RoB RuLeZ,

You are being less than fully truthful in your CD Freaks Forum postings. In your original Forum posting in this thread you stated, “I am trying to back up an XBOX360 game that I own”.

Your above recent #7 posting in this thread indicates that you are attempting to make a copy a Gears of War 2 XBox 360 Illegal Pirated Torrent download.

Perhaps you should closely review the Forum Rules and fully comply with them. You are asking Forum Members to assist you in copying Illegal Pirated software.

Regards,
bjkg


#11

[QUOTE=bjkg;2188454]@ RoB RuLeZ,

You are being less than fully truthful in your CD Freaks Forum postings. In your original Forum posting in this thread you stated, “I am trying to back up an XBOX360 game that I own”.

Your above recent #7 posting in this thread indicates that you are attempting to make a copy a Gears of War 2 XBox 360 Illegal Pirated Torrent download.

Perhaps you should closely review the Forum Rules and fully comply with them. You are asking Forum Members to assist you in copying Illegal Pirated software.

Regards,
bjkg[/QUOTE]
Just because it’s downloaded doesn’t mean I don’t own it. Listen, if you aren’t going to help me then don’t post.


#12

[QUOTE=negritude;2188329]Laptop burners generally suck in comparison to desktop burners. That’s simply the way it is. You should only use a laptop burner for the occasional burn of some data, but otherwise, if you need reliable and consistent burning on a wide range of media, get an external 5.25" burner.[/QUOTE]

I will look into one, any specific make and model I should look for?


#13

@ RoB RuLeZ,

The fact if you do or do not own Gears of War 2 XBox 360 still does not negate the fact that you are downloading Illegal Pirated Torrent software which is a violation of the Forum Rules (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f87/announcement-rules-forum-some-tips-guidelines.html).

I seriously doubt that any ethical Forum Members will provide any assistance to you in copying Illegal Pirated Torrent software or assist you in violating CD Freaks Forum Rules.

Perhaps you need to acquire some basic Forum etiquette. It is not your personal decision on which posting I or any other Forum Member make comments to.

Regards,
bjkg


#14

[QUOTE=RoB RuLeZ;2188753]Just because it’s downloaded doesn’t mean I don’t own it. Listen, if you aren’t going to help me then don’t post.[/QUOTE]

Even then you are NOT allowed to download copyrighted software or even that specific product.
Probably you need to read the laws in your country and also to apply the forum rules.