[qanda]This thread is about the Optiarc AD-7543A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]i have been trying to burn perfectly good isos of backed up games but after the burn says complete, successful, etc. the dvd is blank. I have tried Ashampoo iso burn, ImgBurn, Daemon Tools, and some others but nothing worked. I have burnt successful isos before, but that was on a desktop. I’m now on an hp laptop i just got a few weeks ago brand new, running 64-bit windows vista. It isn’t a problem with hardware because i successfully burnt an mp3 dvd. The blanks are Maxell DVD-R 4.7gb. I’d much appreciate if anyone could help me with this, thank you.
please post an ImgBurn Log.
; ImgBurn Version 22.214.171.124 - Log
; Sunday, 28 December 2008, 13:45:12
I 12:55:39 ImgBurn Version 126.96.36.199 started!
I 12:55:39 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (6.0, Build 6001 : Service Pack 1)
I 12:55:39 Total Physical Memory: 2,881,220 KB - Available: 2,153,108 KB
I 12:55:39 Initialising SPTI…
I 12:55:39 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 12:55:39 Found 1 DVDÂ±RW/RAM and 1 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROM!
I 12:56:01 Operation Started!
I 12:56:02 Source File: C:\Users\Chris\Desktop\fatal-swtfu.iso
I 12:56:02 Source File Sectors: 2,294,912 (MODE1/2048)
I 12:56:02 Source File Size: 4,699,979,776 bytes
I 12:56:02 Source File Volume Identifier: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
I 12:56:02 Source File File System(s): None
I 12:56:02 Destination Device: [2:0:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-7581S 4H02 (E:) (ATA)
I 12:56:02 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: RITEKF1) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 12:56:02 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 12:56:02 Write Mode: DVD
I 12:56:02 Write Type: DAO
I 12:56:02 Write Speed: 3x
I 12:56:02 Link Size: Auto
I 12:56:02 Test Mode: No
I 12:56:02 OPC: No
I 12:56:02 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 12:56:05 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 12:56:06 Writing LeadIn…
I 12:57:05 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2294911)
I 12:57:05 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2294911)
I 13:25:51 Synchronising Cache…
I 13:26:44 Exporting Graph Data…
I 13:26:44 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\Optiarc_DVD_RW_AD-7581S_4H02_SUNDAY-DECEMBER-28-2008_12-56_PM_RITEKF1_3x.ibg
I 13:26:44 Export Successfully Completed!
I 13:26:44 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:30:42
I 13:26:44 Average Write Rate: 2,659 KB/s (1.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 2,815 KB/s (2.0x)
I 13:26:44 Cycling Tray before Verify…
W 13:28:06 Waiting for device to become ready…
I 13:28:21 Device Ready!
I 13:28:22 Operation Started!
I 13:28:22 Source Device: [2:0:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-7581S 4H02 (E:) (ATA)
I 13:28:22 Source Media Type: DVD-R (Book Type: DVD-R) (Disc ID: RITEKF1) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 13:28:22 Image File: C:\Users\Chris\Desktop\fatal-swtfu.iso
I 13:28:22 Image File Sectors: 2,294,912 (MODE1/2048)
I 13:28:22 Image File Size: 4,699,979,776 bytes
I 13:28:22 Image File Volume Identifier: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
I 13:28:22 Image File File System(s): None
I 13:28:22 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
I 13:28:22 Verifying Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2294911)
I 13:28:22 Verifying Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2294911)
I 13:37:58 Exporting Graph Data…
I 13:37:58 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\Optiarc_DVD_RW_AD-7581S_4H02_SUNDAY-DECEMBER-28-2008_12-56_PM_RITEKF1_3x.ibg
I 13:37:58 Export Successfully Completed!
I 13:37:58 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:09:33
I 13:37:58 Average Verify Rate: 8,010 KB/s (5.8x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 11,612 KB/s (8.4x)
I 13:45:11 Close Request Acknowledged
I 13:45:11 Closing Down…
I 13:45:11 Shutting down SPTI…
I 13:45:11 ImgBurn closed!
according to the log the dvd was written successfully and the data on the dvd was verified successfully against the original data from your hard drive.
how are you checking the dvd to determine it is blank?
the bottom of the cd is still noticeably blank. And no doubt it is after i saw a successfully burned mp3 dvd that no doubt has something on it. And, when put in the system it’s a dvd read error, and i’ve even used the same dvd to burn more than once before.
Something doesn’t look right, especially when the chosen write speed is 3x (for a media that supports 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x).
i started using the 8x then when i looked stuff up to figure this problem out and saw some people say use 3x, or 2x. but i just repeated a process with each speed and everything the same
As long as you aren’t exceeding the rated speed of the media or experiencing constant buffer under-runs, there is no real need to burn slower. Slow burning can cause the same types of errors as burning to fast.
Regardless, ImgBurn is reporting a good burn and it is verifying what is written to the disc. Try testing the disc in another PC. Aside from that, since you are having issues with multiple burning apps, I’d guess it is a failing drive.