Clone DVD Error WRITING TO MEDIA NOT SUCCESSFUL

vbimport

#1

Hello,
I am using windows XP, and i have a external BenQ burner. I tried the clone dvd and any dvd trial version first before i purchased it, and it worked fine no problems.
I had no problems installing, and everything seemed to work fine. I have the new version.
I have no problems with the software reading my dvd, but when it finishes reading, and startes to write, it will not write.
I get a error message saying:

Writing to video media was not successfull
Media write error
A write error has occured, probably caused by bad media
Please replace the media and try again.

I have tried different dvds movies, as well as different blank dvds.
I am using DVD-R’s

I do not know what to do HELP PLEASE
Tiffany


#2

Download this free program.
http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/
It will identify the media code off your disks (the true manufacture). Post the media code so we can determine if your disks are suspect. You can read the media code off of blank disks or off of ones you have already burned. If you have used more than one brand of media, please check them all and post the media codes.


#3

I think this is what you want (Media code black)

I used the TDK Corp disks when i had the free trial version of Any Dvd and Clone Dvd, and they worked fine.
Since i purchased the software it has been really frusterating.

(BenQ DVD DD EW162I [FW 47F9]
FIRST DISK-

The Manufacteur’s Name is Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd
The Manufacteurs ID is tyg02

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Control Data Zone’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘CDZ’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 10h - Format Information Of Control Data Zone
0000 : 25 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 10 1e 00 00 00 00 %…&…

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 80 12 23 00 52 00 02 87 0d 10 66 78 80 00 .@…#.R…fx…
0010 : 03 54 59 47 30 32 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .TYG02…
0020 : 05 aa a2 22 22 20 02 00 06 08 0e 11 87 78 80 00 …"" …x…
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 06 13 0d 10 0e 07 00 …
0040 : 09 97 07 0d 0b 78 88 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 10 00 …x…
0050 : 0b 06 18 17 85 78 75 00 0c d6 89 a8 92 01 20 00 …xu… .
0060 : 0d 10 00 d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

This is the second disk:

Manufacteur’s Name TYD Corp.
Manufacteur’s ID ttg02

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Control Data Zone’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘CDZ’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 10h - Format Information Of Control Data Zone
0000 : 25 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 10 1e 00 00 00 00 %…&…

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 80 12 23 00 52 00 02 85 0d 0c 87 89 90 00 .@…#.R…
0010 : 03 54 54 47 30 32 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .TTG02…
0020 : 05 ba a3 22 32 20 02 00 06 09 0a 15 98 89 90 00 …"2 …
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 05 15 0c 0e 09 04 00 …
0040 : 09 96 05 0b 0b 78 88 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 10 00 …x…
0050 : 0b 09 18 14 97 88 85 00 0c b8 9a b8 83 00 30 00 …0.
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

THANKS VERY MUCH!!!


#4

The first disk is made by taiyo yuden (considered by many to be the best you can get) and the other tdk (haven’t used it personally but I think it is generally considered good). I doubt very much that bad media is your problem.
First thing to look at would be speed. External burners can be problamatic in this area. Is your burner firewire or usb? If it is usb, you need to make sure that you are using a usb2 port and cable. Also check your dma settings. here is how to do that
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=101616
After you check your dma settings in windows, check them in your bios. Hit the delete key while the computer is starting up to go into the bios. Look through the various options and look dma or udma and make sure that it is enabled. If you are not farmiliar with the bios and think you may have accidentally changed something, select the exit without saving option. If dma/udma was not enabled though, you will have to save after changing it to enabled. Post if you need help with that.
It has been a while since I used clone dvd but if it gives you the option, try burning one at 4x (you can use your 8x disks). If it burns at 4x but not 8x, it may be a speed issue (normally I wouldn’t put so much emphasis on speed but externals can be problamatic in that area).
Post if anything is out of the ordanary with any of that or if thier is anything you don’t understand.
The next thing I would try is diffrent software (process of elimination, if other software works, you know the problems is with clone dvd, if other software doesn’t work, you know to look for other problems).
Thier are several other programs you can try but my personal favorite is nero (with anydvd). If you get to that point and would like to try nero I can step you through how to copy a dvd with it (it’s not that hard with a little instruction). Thier is a free trial of it too (hope your not on dial up, it’s about 80 meg).
Fyi if you try nero without asking how to do it, save the log file. Nero log files can help in determining problems.