Problems with clonedvd



hi.i have had clonedvd and anydvd for some time now.i have had no problems and have backed up many of my dvds.once i got the latest version i have had similar problems as rips fine but once it asks for a blank dvd it starts setting up the erase and just runs forever.sometimes it works fine and other times it i went back to an earlier version and it still does it.i even reformatted to factory and installed the newest versions out and it worked twice fine then the third time it did the locking will copy though just takes like 2 hours.i have a hp dvd640 lightscribe burner and a hp pavilion a305w celeron i said i have backed up many dvds before but now its screwing.any help will be appreciated.thanks again


do you have the latest versions of CloneDVD2 and AnyDVD? Ive been using this combo for almost a year now along with dvddecrypter and DVDxCopy xpress and never had any problems with it. also, what media are you using?


@ bslonaker,

Suggest visiting SlySoft ( and insure that you are using the latest versions of AnyDVD and CloneDVD.

The problem that you reporting is usually caused by DVD media incompatibility between your DVD burner and the particular DVD media you are using. Even though you have used the particular DVD media previously without problems does not rule out the DVD media incompatibility issue. DVD media manufactures continually tweak the dyes in their DVD media and if you are experiencing difficulty with your DVD media it is prudent to insure that your DVD burner has the latest firmware.

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

For information concerning your DVD burner firmware visit the Recording Hardware Forum at CD Freaks located at ( The folks at the CD Freaks Hardware Forum are very knowledgeable and have developed various firmwares that optimize the full potential of your DVD burner.

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,


well thanks for the suggestions.i am using good media the same i have used for a long time.opptium.i can burn fine with dvd decrypter and dvd shrink though.its pretty weird.i really love clonedvd2 though.i guess i will fool around and keep trying.thanks for all replies.


hey just wanted to say thanks bro for your reply to my problem a few days back about clonedvd and turns out that the reason it wasnt copying right anymore was i was burning to i slowed it down and no problems now.thanks alot!!! :bow:


We will have to give bjkg the “Freak of the Week” award.:slight_smile:


Merged the two threads :wink: