Problems with imgburn

Im trying to burn an ISO with img burn and im using vista to do it. Iv been using the the program for a while, with the same settings (didnt touch the settings since installed) and now I’m getting some strange errors.

My buffer wont buff correctly, and I keep getting messages under the buffer saying "waitng for harddisk to reach threshhold level:1)

Then I get an error message and shazam! a coaster. Iv done this about 6 times now and I dont want anymore coasters, oh im using maxell+dvdr and these disk have never failed me before.

Please post the log.

I didnt get a log, just and error message then it asked me to save something i isad no then it took me back to the burn process thing again.

Ok so I burnt the disk iso again (i have now 7 coasters)

And I then reinstalled imgburn and got the log:

I 13:21:45 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 13:21:46 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (6.0, Build 6001 : Service Pack 1)
I 13:21:46 Total Physical Memory: 1,038,028 KB - Available: 89,724 KB
I 13:21:46 Initialising SPTI…
I 13:21:46 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 13:21:50 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROM!
I 13:24:05 Operation Started!
I 13:24:05 Source File: C:\Users\Saad\Downloads enchu_shadow_assassinss\Tenchu_shadow_assassins_2009.iso
I 13:24:05 Source File Sectors: 2,294,912 (MODE1/2048)
I 13:24:05 Source File Size: 4,699,979,776 bytes
I 13:24:05 Source File Volume Identifier: Tenchu
I 13:24:05 Source File File System(s): None
I 13:24:05 Destination Device: [0:0:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530B NX06 (E:) (ATA)
I 13:24:06 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: RITEK-F16-01) (Speeds: 3.3x, 6x, 8x)
I 13:24:06 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 13:24:06 Write Mode: DVD
I 13:24:06 Write Type: DAO
I 13:24:06 Write Speed: 3x
I 13:24:06 DVD+R Reserve Track: No
I 13:24:06 Link Size: Auto
I 13:24:06 Test Mode: No
I 13:24:06 OPC: No
I 13:24:06 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 13:24:06 Book Type Setting: N/A
I 13:24:10 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 13:24:15 Writing LeadIn…
I 13:24:37 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2294911)
I 13:24:37 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2294911)
W 13:28:06 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 452736)
W 13:28:32 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 13:29:23 Writing Sectors…
W 13:30:59 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 638848)
W 13:33:13 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 13:36:34 Writing Sectors…
W 13:36:34 Failed to Write Sectors 638848 - 638879 - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:34 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 13:36:34 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:36:35 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 13:36:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 13:37:01 Retrying (21)…
W 13:37:02 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
E 13:37:09 Failed to Write Sectors 638848 - 638879 - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
E 13:37:09 Next Writable Address: 638752
I 13:37:09 Synchronising Cache…
W 13:37:18 User opted to skip the ‘Close Track/Session/Disc’ functions.
E 13:37:18 Failed to Write Image!
I 13:37:19 Exporting Graph Data…
I 13:37:20 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Saad\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\Optiarc_DVD_RW_AD-7530B_NX06_14-MARCH-2009_13-24_RITEK-F16-01_3x.ibg
I 13:37:20 Export Successfully Completed!
E 13:37:20 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:13:12
I 13:37:20 Average Write Rate: 1,699 KB/s (1.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 4,915 KB/s (3.5x)

and thats what I get…good luck understanding that.

Opps acidentally got two of the same post

fielong17 ;I’m not sure what the problem you have is but ImgBurn automatically keeps the last log maybe more I think I have mine set for just one.Just select Help & ImgBurn Log.

  1. Considering you started with 1GB RAM, you don’t have much available for use when ImgBurn is loaded (90mb). Everything runs faster when you don’t have 3 million other apps running.

  2. RITEK media is rubbish compared to the likes of Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden.

  3. You’re running into multiple buffer problems whereby the program can’t read the data from your hdd quickly enough to stream it to the burner. As you’re only burning at 3.3x, that’s pretty lame. Do you have other applications running that are accessing that same physical hdd? If so, shut them down.

btw, the logs are automatically saved when you close the program down. You can access them via ‘Help’ -> ‘ImgBurn Logs…’.

[QUOTE=LIGHTNING UK!;2237501]1. Considering you started with 1GB RAM, you don’t have much available for use when ImgBurn is loaded (90mb). Everything runs faster when you don’t have 3 million other apps running.

i wasnt running 3million other apps O_O I was compressing a folder, using instant messenger, torrenting, formating my mp3, thats it.

  1. RITEK media is rubbish compared to the likes of Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden.

I was using maxell buddy :stuck_out_tongue:

  1. You’re running into multiple buffer problems whereby the program can’t read the data from your hdd quickly enough to stream it to the burner. As you’re only burning at 3.3x, that’s pretty lame. Do you have other applications running that are accessing that same physical hdd? If so, shut them down.

I thought burning at the slowest speed was the best O_O
I first tried to burn the iso at the max speed, but i got the same problem then lowest speed. And I had about 8gigs free space.

btw, the logs are automatically saved when you close the program down. You can access them via ‘Help’ -> ‘ImgBurn Logs…’.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the taking your time to help me :slight_smile:

So im gonna try this one more time, but let me get this straight, free some space on my hdd close a bunch of apps, and use a higher speed setting?

what works best high or low?

Whatever you were running, you were using over 90% of your ram. Having only 90mb free isn’t going to give you decent user experience when using Vista. It’ll constantly be swapping to the hdd and of course that’ll mean the drive is random accessing when you’re trying to read from it (to burn a disc) - which in turn kills the transfer rate.

I 13:24:06 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: RITEK-F16-01) (Speeds: 3.3x, 6x, 8x)

It doesn’t matter what the brand name is, you are using a RITEK dye.

When I said you’re burning at 3.3x and it’s lame, I was referring to your hdd not being able to provide ImgBurn with a steady stream of data at that speed. If it can’t even do it at 3.3x then obviously you’ve got no chance at anything higher than that!

The best speed for burning is whatever your drive/firmware/media combo produces the best burns at - and it’s NOT always the slowest speed, it depends on how things have been ‘tweaked’.

Ok I closed a bunch of programs and have made space on my pc, my memory is showing 756mb usage in the task manager.

Is that enough for me to burn my iso? If it isnt how do I know its safe for me to burn again?

[QUOTE=fielong17;2237551]Ok I closed a bunch of programs and have made space on my pc, my memory is showing 756mb usage in the task manager.

Is that enough for me to burn my iso? If it isnt how do I know its safe for me to burn again?[/QUOTE]

To make a successful burn I’d suggest you create your own copy first. :smiley: