To elaborate on what mp7 is saying, another software on your system, which also makes use of your DVD drive, may be selfishly highjacking a .dll or reg key that CloneDVD needs to use for it’s burning function.
Try simply re-installing CloneDVD over itself to see if you can reestablish CloneDVD control over your devices.
If that doesn’t work, a second suggestion, along the same line, is to completely uninstall CloneDVD. Use the uninstall routine provided by Elby under Start/Programs/Elaborate Bytes/CloneDVD/Uninstall, i.e., don’t use Windows Add/Remove Programs. When the Elby uninstall routine asks you if you “want to uninstall all registry entries” (not sure of the exact text of this message), click “yes”. Then Reboot. And then reinstall it again. Then Reboot again. Don’t cheat on the reboots! Be sure your CloneDVD Key is saved to a diskette first!
If disabling the above mentioned softwares or reinstalling CloneDVD does not resolve your issues, you’ve got to bite the bullet and start to consider that it is a media choice issue. I’ve never seen the Datawrite Red V3 4XDVD-R you mentioned on the other thread. But if they are just a run-of-the-mill, outsourced manufacturing type media, it would not be unusual that they might work under some conditions and not work under others. Users always hate to hear that they should consider changing the media they are used to, like the price of, or have not had problems with before (that one is my favorite) but the Datawrites may just be your problem. They may have changed their supplier or changed their specs but the retail packaging looks just the same. I don’t play the “check media ID” game; I don’t want to wait till I get home to find out what I bought, so I don’t know what “manufacturer Infosmart01” even means(!) other than Datawrite is not in control of their own manufacturing, they just outsource to Infosmart, I guess. I just standardize on a brand that works and uses reliable manufacturing of their own or use a reliable single manufacturer and don’t switch around. I have found that “Made in Japan” is a big plus in quality. It all boils down to whether you want to get good backups or do you want to save .20 cents a disk, maybe encounter burnining issues and also maybe have your backups on media that whose write layer will rot and not play a year from now? 90% of issues in this area of the cdf forum are resolved by changing media.
Try the Sony -R, 1x-8x, Accucore who use Taiyo Yuden as their manufacturer (must state “made in japan” on the packaging and can be found on many store shelves), or TY branded originals or Verbatim which have proven very reliable for most. Order online if your local stores don’t carry them.
Also, does anybody know about the quality of drzoom’s Aopen DUW1608ARR drive? I think it is a newish name in drives and I don’t know if they are reliable or not. Also, you said that there are alot of firmware updates for your drive on the drive maker’s support site: always choose the newest. And since I infer that the drive came with your new computer (you didn’t state the computer maker) check the computer maker’s site for any Aopen drive firmware update downloads because computer makers may have proprietary bios features that require proprietary drive firmware versions when they OEM another manufacturer’s drive into their boxes. You could also call the computer maker’s tech support line and ask them if they have made any proprietary firmware changes to the Aopen.