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cannot burn DVD+ RW- NEC ND-3540A- 'formatting disk failed'

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  1. frodiggs

    frodiggs Member

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    Vista Ult.
    Ridata 8x dvd+rw
    NEC ND-3540A firmware 1.W5

    getting error in nero 7.10.1.2 formatting disk failed/ illegal disk.

    not sure if i need a rom update or new media.

    thanks

    ps- also tried roxio suite 10, dvd fab, dvd shrink all giving similar errors- 'cannot format disk'. DVD+-R writing is ok on this drive.
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    need to check, i think i was doing 8x (or Max) and just learned 4x is a better baseline.

    i'll try a 4x burn in Nero

    thx-
  5. tripplite

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    sounds like you may have some doggy discs:(

    try changing the source of your burn, use different files and see how that comes out, can it burn CD-R or make DATA DVDS?

    -tripplite
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    4x is the max you can burn DVD+RW media

    try imgburn instead of nero

    download here its freeware

    http://imgburn.com/
  7. tripplite

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    strange nero even let you do that.......
  8. frodiggs

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    no luck with imgburn, forgot to mention that one. 'incompatible format'

    rom is 1.W5 but i see 1.F2 as latest when 1.W5 seems it would be older. i don't have the file i flashed with awhile ago.

    cdr and DVD+R is ok, never used ridata on the drive tho, was using maxell in the past.
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    no luck with nero at forced 4x.

    got the media from meritline and was going to exchange for these perhaps?

    10 Pack Verbatim (94839) DataLifePlus 1X-4X DVD+RW 4.7GB Rewritable Blank Media Silver Branded in Slim Jewel Case, $0.99 Each Item code: 105-045-010
  10. tripplite

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    seems they recently updated the firmware, try an update and see what that gets you:)


    http://support.necam.com/optical/downloads/flashfirmware/readme.asp?ID=8

    -tripplite
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    you may have to stick with the DVD dash R format or the DVD plus R format only!
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    tripp thannks for hunting that down- will try.

    ZoSoIV - never! :)

    thanks folks for the guidance.
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    cannot flash ROM on drive, i think i have a slaved off another actually - perhaps the reason?

    i get error 'cannot find target' on modded and stock ROM
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    how old is that drive?
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    hmm maybe 2-3 years old.

    popular model from what i recall
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    may be time for a new one if you can't get it sorted out
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