Problem with CloneDVD

I put the original dvd and everything was fine. Then I put the dvd to copy on it. It did 10 % and then nothing. Like it was jammed. I had to do an End Task. And even with that, I had to close my computer. The dvd would not come out.

It did that to me 3 times. What is the problem? Do I have to reinstall clone dvd?

thank you


Medium used? Burner? Version of ClonDVD2? etc.

The version of CloneDVD2 is

The burner is Philips DVD±RW DVD8631

When you say Medium used, do you mean which movie?


I had a program that was running on my computer : TFSWCTRL.EXE

I did a search on the net and it says that it’s a SPYWARE. Maybe that is the problem. What do you think of that? And how can I do to remove it?

thank you


To check for spyware go to run that and do a full system scan - that should find most nasties.

Just have a look on line and it says that file is for DirectCD or similar packet writting software - do you have this running on your system? If you don’t use packet writting just uninstall what ever packet writting software you are using.

I have DirectCD on my computer. That was installed by DELL. I don’t use it.

So if I don’t use it, I can uninstall it without making any more problems?

Yep - if you don’t use packet writting get rid of it - personally I have always have strange problems with packet writting software - maybe it is just me though :slight_smile:

@ boomette1,

Olli, the author of CloneDVD/CloneCD and instrumental in the development has asked on many occasions if DirectCD or similar packet writing software was installed on the computer. It appears that these software programs can effect the operation of AnyDVD-CloneDVD. See the below Forum postings for his comments. I personally would remove any and all packet writing software programs.

Suggest visiting SlySoft ( and downloading the latest versions of AnyDVD-CloneDVD.

The problem you are reporting “COULD” be caused by DVD media incompatibility between your DVD Burner and the particular DVD media you are using. If you are experiencing difficulty with your DVD media it is prudent to insure that your DVD Burner has the most current up to date firmware available for your DVD Burner installed.

To determine the current firmware of your DVD burner use a software utility similar to DVDInfo Pro (

To obtain information on obtaining the most current up to date firmware available for your DVD Burner visit the DVD Burner Forum at CD Freaks located at ( The folks at the CD Freaks DVD Burner Forum are very knowledgeable and have developed various firmwares that optimize the full potential of your DVD burner.

If after installing the most current up to date firmware available for your DVD Burner your problem still exists you need to pursue obtaining known good reliable DVD media.

A little help in deciding which DVD media to use.

Suggest visiting the CD Freaks DVD Recorder Forum ( for your particular DVD Burner and see which DVD Media other Forum members have reported that work for them.

Suggest visiting the CD Freaks Media Forum ( and see which DVD Media other Forum members have reported as good reliable DVD media.

Suggest visiting the Video Help DVD Media List ( and see what other users have reported about particular DVD Media.

Concerning the quality of DVD media. The saying “You Only Get What You Pay For” fully applies to DVD media. If the price is cheap the quality is also probably cheap. Remember most dropouts, freezing, skipping and other related problems can be traced to cheap, inferior, substandard DVD media.

Some problems caused by poor DVD media can be overcome by taking a couple actions. Slow down your burning speed. Limit all background activity while Burning DVDs including Ant-Virus programs. Defragment your Hard Drive (Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Defragmenter). Check for Spyware by running Spybot-Search & Destroy (

Best Regards,

I was sure I had DirectCD but when I look on the programmed installed, it’s not there.

But when I do a search on my computer, it says I have it but : HTML document and text document. Can I delete this?

Also I have Sonic DLA, Sonic MyDVD, Sonic RecordNow, Sonic Update Manager. I don’t use all of that. Can I delete that?


Sonic DLA is basically the same as DirectCD.

thank you. I deleted that. So maybe now I can try to burn a dvd. I hope it’s gonna work. Since I have CloneDVD I have always burned at the maximum speed. Is it ok? And even if I have dvd 4x ?

thank you


If you have 4x media, you should set CloneDVD to 4x speed.

thank you, that’s a thing I didn’t know. And If I have 8x, I set CloneDVD to 8x speed.

Sorry for all these questions, but in English sometimes it’s harder for me to understand. My native language is French.


Thank you, I was able to burn a dvd :slight_smile: Hope it still be that way for the next ones.

No, definitely not just you. NONE of the packet writing software works correctly IMO. They tend to interfere with just about everything. ESPECIALLY AnyDVD, if that’s what he’s using to rip with. This is not a fault of AnyDVD but a problem with how most packet writing software is written. In any case, I’ve never had much luck with them.

[QUOTE=Sorry for all these questions, but in English sometimes it’s harder for me to understand. My native language is French.


You are doing a great job of understanding of what was explained to you.
Wish I could say the same for myself in French, I failed it in High School.

About DirectCD, it usually comes packaged with the Roxio Software Easy CD Creator. Two ways to check if it’s there.
1 Hit control -alternate-delete in XP and will bring you to task manager, click on the processes tab and make sure it is not in there.

2 Click on start - then run
type “msconfig” , don’t type the quotation marks please.

Click on the startup tab and look for DirectCD.

Even if it is on your machine somewhere, If it is not in either place on the 2 steps given, it is not running and should not intefere with your DVD burning.