PowerISO errors

Ok I downloaded windows 7 from a school affiliate (all legitimate) as well as MS Visual Studios 2008. I have tried burning both of them with several different iso programs. The one i tried today was powerISO. I tried to burn the visual studio software, which is an iso file, and it has an error that says “error formatting media”.
For arguments sake I am using a dvd+rw, although I would’nt think it mattered so much which format, as long as the media had a large enough capacity.
Anyway, could someone help me please. I’m really frustrated with this situation. I am new to using any software of this type, so I’m sure maybe its something I’m doing wrong. Thanks!

For ISO burning folks around here prefer ImgBurn. Absolutely free and usually error free. You can use ImgBurn to erase and or format your R/W disk but I’d suggest using a plain +R or -R from a good brand like Verbatim.

so then this will be the fourth program I will try…lol one before powerISO was Nero9 which took almost an hour to install and 2 hours to UNINSTALL. Surely three different programs cant all be wrong and the one you suggest that much better…lol…It has to be something I’m doing wrong from the start.

I think practicing with a RW is a good idea but I’m with olyteddy on the final burn being to a + or - R .
I have never burned an OS .ISO with ImgBurn but I did a sucessful Ghost 2003 .
You need to use build mode.
It’s been a while so hopefully some member with more experience will help.
I would do a full erase of the RW you are using with ImgBurn & start from there.

ok so I downloaded imgBurn and now i’m having trouble finding how to format the dvd…lol…sheesh Im a web Designer, you’d think I would be better at this stuff wouldnt you, SO how do I format using imgburn??

error after error! so much for that

E 13:37:53 Synchronise Cache Failed! - Reason: Write Error
E 13:37:53 Synchronise Cache Failed! - Reason: Unknown (ASC: 0xA0, ASCQ: 0x80)

First do a full erase with ImgBurn.
Mode/Build/Tools/Drive/Erase Disc/Full.
I’m looking at some instruction on the IMgBurn forum & will post a link if I find what you need.

See if this helps:

ok i tried a sony dvd+r…tried to do a full erase…it asks me to specify the type media…there is no option for dvd+r
can I not just format it separately from imgburn?

No need to (or even try to) erase/format a DVD+R disc…When using Imgburn to burn an OS.iso use ‘Write’ mode…

t0nee1 thanks…see post #7…those were the errors I got when trying to burn…although i went through the build option.

Posting the Imgburn log, will help…In IMGburn->Help> Imgburn logs…Maybe try different better/reliable media, as was suggested in post #2:wink:

ok this was the latest log in ImgBurn. Again, I used a sony dvd+r and was trying to write to disk an iso file.

; //\
; ImgBurn Version - Log
; Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 15:01:10
; \
I 14:59:23 ImgBurn Version started!
I 14:59:23 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x64 Edition (6.0, Build 6002 : Service Pack 2)
I 14:59:23 Total Physical Memory: 3,928,976 KB - Available: 1,007,336 KB
W 14:59:23 SPTD can have a detrimental effect on drive performance.
I 14:59:23 Initialising SPTI…
I 14:59:23 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 14:59:23 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 15:01:06 Close Request Acknowledged
I 15:01:06 Closing Down…
I 15:01:10 Shutting down SPTI…
I 15:01:10 ImgBurn closed!

; //\
; ImgBurn Version - Log
; Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 14:39:47
; \
I 14:38:23 ImgBurn Version started!
I 14:38:23 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x64 Edition (6.0, Build 6002 : Service Pack 2)
I 14:38:23 Total Physical Memory: 3,928,976 KB - Available: 985,784 KB
W 14:38:23 SPTD can have a detrimental effect on drive performance.
I 14:38:23 Initialising SPTI…
I 14:38:23 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 14:38:24 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 14:38:57 Operation Started!
I 14:38:57 Device: [3:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T50L SC04 (E:) (ATA)
I 14:38:57 Media Type: DVD+RW
I 14:38:57 Quick Erase: No
I 14:38:57 Format Properly: Yes
I 14:38:57 Format Size: Preferred
I 14:38:57 Erasing Disc…
E 14:39:06 Failed to Erase Disc! - Reason: Logical Unit is in process of becoming ready
E 14:39:08 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:08
I 14:39:46 Close Request Acknowledged
I 14:39:46 Closing Down…
I 14:39:47 Shutting down SPTI…
I 14:39:47 ImgBurn closed!

The erase was for RW discs .You can’t erase or format a + or - R.
t0nee1 is correct if you have an .iso that is supposed to be bootable then use ImgBurn Write mode.
Here is what the ImgBurn is telling you:
You were using a Media Type: DVD+RW.
Failed to Erase Disc! - Reason: Logical Unit is in process of becoming ready.
That’s because you didn’t wait till the disc was loaded in your DVD drive.
The ImgBurn log & status bar will tell you when the Logical Unit (Drive) is ready.
So try again.
Then use Write mode & burn the .iso to your disc.

ok honestly this is ridiculous…i put a sony+r dvd in the drive…it never becomes ready…i go back and put a dvd+rw in the drive and do a full erase because imgBurn tells me to do so and i get the erase error already posted!

Then your drive has a problem or the media is bad.
Try a commercial movie DVD & see if your drive can read it.
If your drive is working correctly it should become ready.

movie works fine…maybe a bad brand new dvd+r…but why cant I erase the other dvd+rw without error…i would think the odds of two disk i radomly pick up being bad were very high.

Maybe a firmware upgrade…Maybe try different media…In Imgburn>right-click drive and 'Check for firmware updates…Never know!..

This is a log from ImgBurn from a DVD +RW I just full erased.Except for a different drive it is what yours should look like.
I’m not sure I have a bootable .iso but if I do I will try a burn with it & post the log.
ImgBurn Version - Log
; Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 16:13:24
; \****************************************//
I 15:57:02 ImgBurn Version started!
I 15:57:02 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (6.0, Build 6002 : Service Pack 2)
I 15:57:02 Total Physical Memory: 3,077,900 KB - Available: 2,250,620 KB
I 15:57:02 Initialising SPTI…
I 15:57:02 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 15:57:02 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 15:57:51 Operation Started!
I 15:57:51 Device: [0:1:0] ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P 9P59 (D:) (ATA)
I 15:57:51 Media Type: DVD+RW (Disc ID: RITEK-004-48) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x)
I 15:57:51 Quick Erase: No
I 15:57:51 Format Properly: Yes
I 15:57:51 Format Size: Preferred
I 15:57:51 Erasing Disc…
I 16:13:15 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:15:23
I 16:13:24 Close Request Acknowledged
I 16:13:24 Closing Down…
I 16:13:24 Shutting down SPTI…
I 16:13:24 ImgBurn closed!

ImgBurn is up to date