ISO will not boot

vbimport

#1

Hi,

I have a problem burning ISO disks - they will not boot.

It seems like it’s hit or miss, sometimes a disk I burn will boot sometimes it’s a coaster and my pc skips to a normal hard drive boot.

The ISOs are linux install disks, usually live disks or base install disks. My bios boot order seems setup OK. The Drive is a Lite-On SHW-1635S (tried frimware upgrades). I used SONY CD-R CDs. I use ImgBurn w/the defaults - right click the ISO and choose “Burn using ImgBurn”, I check the MD5Sum of the files - it all checks.

Something is awry or I’m just not doing right?

Any ideas appreciated. Using XP.

Lee G.


#2

Note: After I wrote this post I searched and found:
http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Lite-On-SOHW-1653S-DVDR_RW-review

The review cites poor CD-R performance for this drive which is probably the same one I have - could this be factor?

If so, please recommend a rock solid drive…Thanks


#3

Search the manufacturers forums. There are a few good drives out there. I have not bought a drive in about a year and all of mine are BenQ and Plextor. Pioneer and Samsung have some good ones. Lite has good ones if you get the proper one.


#4

I don’t burn enough cd’s to really know, but one thing about the review. It claimed good burning with some cd’s, but poor compatibility with some media (and terrible cd-rw burning). It might be worth trying a different brand of media before buying another drive (you can always use the new cd’s with the new drive if you do wind up getting one).


#5

you never mentioned what SPEED you burn at? … i would burn no faster than 24x or so… although 16x i think is a safe bet in general :wink:

u got a 1635S, i got a 1673S drive and i have no problems with mine even on cheap generic media. (as far as CD-R’s are concerned)