Problem Burning with CopytoDVD

I have tried to make a backup using dvd shrink and copytodvd on dvd+r. The dvd shrink created the files fine(they will play in windvd). I try to burn them in copytodvd using a new Video DVD project and I get a burnt dvd that is not recognized even by the burner that just burnt it. I am using version 2.3.10 of copydvd and windows xp pro.

are you sure the media is good?
try to write at a lower speed

I am sure the media is good. I have burned successful backups using dvdxcopy express. Copytodvd is currently set to burn at max speed, which for my burner would be 4X. What would you suggest trying it at 1X, 2X? Also I see that there is a new build of copytodvd out there. Should I try it?

thanks

yes
you should try the new CopyToDVD
if it still wont work try burning at 2x and see if you still have the problem

I tried the new version of copytodvd and tried burning at 2x and the dvd still cannot be read by the drive that just burned it. It burnt a dvd +rw fine. It will play in the drive, but the dvd +r will not. Anymore suggestions?

Djperry,

Did you ever get this issue solved ? also what is your burner and can you post the error log ? it is located in my computer , c drive , program files, vso folder, and then copy2dvd folder. The file is C2CD.log. Also have you update firmware on your drive ?

gio

I will check for firmware upgrade. My drive is HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N. I am running windows XP Pro. P4 3.06 with 1 gig of RAM. DVD+RW burns fine. DVD+R can’t be read by the drive that just burnt it.

Here is the log.

11/16/2003 6:46:48 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
11/16/2003 6:46:44 PM info Write completed
11/16/2003 6:39:53 PM info Finalizing CD …
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Start Write Buffer
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Start writing…
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Writing speed selected x4.0
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Open Image file “C:\movies\VIDEO_TS\COPYTODVD_11162003_182354_437.cache”
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Detected media $001B : DVD+R
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Detected media $001B : DVD+R
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 4.34 Gb.
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Start Browsing file structures
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N 1.15 [D] (Ide)
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.16, Internal revision 16
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Checking Access layer availability
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Using DVD Video creation mode.
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info ParamStr 1 = “/dvdvideo=C:\movies\VIDEO_TS”
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info ParamStr 0 = “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Version 2.3.12.239
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info Title : CopyToDVD
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
11/16/2003 6:23:54 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
11/16/2003 5:26:55 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
11/16/2003 5:26:50 PM info Write completed
11/16/2003 5:18:51 PM info Finalizing CD …
11/16/2003 4:56:10 PM info Start Write Buffer
11/16/2003 4:56:10 PM info Start writing…
11/16/2003 4:56:10 PM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
11/16/2003 4:56:10 PM info Writing speed selected x2.4
11/16/2003 4:55:30 PM info Open Image file “C:\movies\VIDEO_TS\COPYTODVD_11162003_165529_984.cache”
11/16/2003 4:55:30 PM info Detected media $001A : DVD+RW
11/16/2003 4:55:29 PM info Detected media $001A : DVD+RW
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 4.34 Gb.
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info Start Browsing file structures
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N 1.15 [D] (Ide)
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.16, Internal revision 16
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info Checking Access layer availability
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info Using DVD Video creation mode.
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info ParamStr 1 = “/dvdvideo=C:\movies\VIDEO_TS”
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info ParamStr 0 = “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info Version 2.3.12.239
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info Title : CopyToDVD
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
11/16/2003 4:55:25 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
11/12/2003 9:47:27 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
11/12/2003 9:47:23 PM info Write completed
11/12/2003 9:39:42 PM info Finalizing CD …
11/12/2003 9:17:18 PM info Start Write Buffer
11/12/2003 9:17:18 PM info Start writing…
11/12/2003 9:17:18 PM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
11/12/2003 9:17:18 PM info Writing speed selected x2.4
11/12/2003 9:16:35 PM info Open Image file “C:\movies\Rockstar\VIDEO_TS\COPYTODVD_11122003_211635_359.cache”
11/12/2003 9:16:35 PM info Detected media $001A : DVD+RW
11/12/2003 9:16:35 PM info Detected media $001A : DVD+RW
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 4.25 Gb.
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info Start Browsing file structures
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N 1.15 [D] (Ide)
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.16, Internal revision 16
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info Checking Access layer availability
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info Using DVD Video creation mode.
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info ParamStr 1 = “/dvdvideo=C:\movies\Rockstar\VIDEO_TS”
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info ParamStr 0 = “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info Version 2.3.12.239
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info Title : CopyToDVD
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
11/12/2003 9:16:31 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
11/12/2003 9:16:30 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
11/12/2003 9:06:17 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
11/12/2003 9:06:14 PM info Write completed
11/12/2003 8:58:28 PM info Finalizing CD …
11/12/2003 8:36:04 PM info Start Write Buffer
11/12/2003 8:36:04 PM info Start writing…
11/12/2003 8:36:04 PM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
11/12/2003 8:36:04 PM info Writing speed selected x2.4
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Open Image file “C:\movies\Rockstar\VIDEO_TS\COPYTODVD_11122003_203522_468.cache”
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Detected media $001A : DVD+RW
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Detected media $001A : DVD+RW
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 4.25 Gb.
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Start Browsing file structures
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N 1.15 [D] (Ide)
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.16, Internal revision 16
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Checking Access layer availability
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Using DVD Video creation mode.
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info ParamStr 1 = “/dvdvideo=C:\movies\Rockstar\VIDEO_TS”
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info ParamStr 0 = “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Version 2.3.12.239
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info Title : CopyToDVD
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
11/12/2003 8:35:22 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
11/9/2003 5:28:34 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
11/9/2003 5:28:30 PM info Write completed
11/9/2003 5:04:42 PM info Finalizing CD …
11/9/2003 4:49:04 PM info Start Write Buffer
11/9/2003 4:49:04 PM info Start writing…
11/9/2003 4:49:04 PM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
11/9/2003 4:49:04 PM info Writing speed selected x4.0
11/9/2003 4:49:04 PM info Open Image file “C:\movies\Rockstar\COPYTODVD_11092003_164903_984.cache”
11/9/2003 4:49:04 PM info Detected media $001B : DVD+R
11/9/2003 4:49:03 PM info Detected media $001B : DVD+R
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 4.25 Gb.
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info Start Browsing file structures
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N 1.15 [D] (Ide)
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.15, Internal revision 15
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info Checking Access layer availability
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info Using DVD Video creation mode.
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info ParamStr 1 = “/dvdvideo=C:\movies\Rockstar”
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info ParamStr 0 = “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info Version 2.3.10.235
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info Title : CopyToDVD
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
11/9/2003 4:48:10 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
11/9/2003 4:48:09 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
10/15/2003 10:46:31 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
10/15/2003 10:46:27 PM info Write completed
10/15/2003 10:25:13 PM info Finalizing CD …
10/15/2003 10:10:01 PM info Start Write Buffer
10/15/2003 10:10:01 PM info Start writing…
10/15/2003 10:10:01 PM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
10/15/2003 10:10:01 PM info Writing speed selected x4.0
10/15/2003 10:10:01 PM info Open Image file “C:\movies\COPYTODVD_10152003_221000_953.cache”
10/15/2003 10:10:01 PM info Detected media $001B : DVD+R
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info Detected media $001B : DVD+R
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 3.76 Gb.
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info Start Browsing file structures
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N 1.15 [D] (Ide)
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.15, Internal revision 15
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info Checking Access layer availability
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info Using DVD Video creation mode.
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info Version 2.3.4.230
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info Title : CopyToDVD
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
10/15/2003 10:10:00 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
10/15/2003 9:12:24 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
10/15/2003 9:12:21 PM info Write completed
10/15/2003 8:48:02 PM info Finalizing CD …
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Start Write Buffer
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Start writing…
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Writing speed selected x4.0
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Open Image file “C:\movies\COPYTODVD_10152003_203207_171.cache”
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Detected media $001B : DVD+R
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Detected media $001B : DVD+R
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 4.35 Gb.
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Start Browsing file structures
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N 1.15 [D] (Ide)
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.15, Internal revision 15
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Checking Access layer availability
10/15/2003 8:32:07 PM info Using DVD Video creation mode.
10/15/2003 8:32:06 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/15/2003 8:32:06 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/15/2003 8:32:06 PM info Version 2.3.4.230
10/15/2003 8:32:06 PM info Title : CopyToDVD
10/15/2003 8:32:06 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
10/15/2003 8:32:06 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
10/15/2003 8:32:06 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
10/15/2003 8:31:51 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info Finished browsing files - Data size 4.35 Gb.
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info Start Browsing file structures
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N 1.15 [D] (Ide)
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.15, Internal revision 15
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info Checking Access layer availability
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info Using DVD Video creation mode.
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info Version 2.3.4.230
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info Title : CopyToDVD
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\vso\COPYTO~1\CopyToCd.exe”
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
10/15/2003 8:31:29 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

I hope you typed wrong . you have the LG dvd burner 4040N correct ? the firmware for 4040b is a301.

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?category=4&manufactor=16

I could not find any firmware at all for 4040n ??

According to my device manager it is 4040N. It is in a HP zd7000 laptop.

Well with your drive i would call LG electronics and ask about the firmware before i would do it . I have searched and searched and cant find anything on that drive.

gio

OEMs like HP, sometimes ask for altered code in the chipset (modified HW string for example). In this way, they can determine if the unit has been replaced or altered in some way before providing tech spt or warranty action. IF you flash, you may void the opportunity for any further support on the unit.

You are correct. It is an HP oem unit. I should have said that originally. Are you reasonably sure that the firmware is the problem? Are there any other possible solutions?

It’s not unknown for drives to be ‘buggy’ in combination with an app. I would try another app first. My Firmware upgrades are simply media catalogue updates do you could try manufacturer recommended media.

I have read all the following thread. I am having exactly the same problem as listed above. I am using a very similar system, ADVENT 7037, P4 3.06Ghz, 512Mb RAM, Windows XP. The only difference (only a slight one) is the model number for the writer. HL-DT-ST-DVD-RW GWA-4040N.
I have to say that I am very new to all this dvd backing up and really could do with all the help you have to offer. But its reassuring to see that Im not the only one. I just hope that this problem can be fixed.
I am using copytodvd version 2.3.12.239, with a copytodvd manager version 2.3.10.3
I’m using Packard Bell DVD +R, 2.4X. I am writing at 2.4X. The write is capable of 4X
Please please say that this problem is resolvable.