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Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format

Discussion in 'DVD±R for newbies' started by mjcollins, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. mjcollins

    mjcollins Member

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    This is from my log - for some reason DVD Decrypter was working fine then it stopped. I uninstalled and re-installed and it still didn't work - any ideas??

    W 21:12:10 Retry Failed! - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    E 21:12:11 Failed to Write Sectors 292960 - 292991 - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    I 21:12:11 Synchronising Cache...
    E 21:12:11 Failed to Write Image!
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  3. l8nights

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    hello mj might be better able to help you if you posted the complete log is this a new media you are trying please post the whole log as there are a lot of possibilities here and this might point at where to start or eliminate certain common prob's that could cause this error
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    W 21:12:09 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format

    this was the only error prior to what was posted. (just repeated 20 times)

    Yes this is new media I am trying to burn a DVD shrinked movie to.
  5. l8nights

    l8nights Guest

    try this free app to identify your drives capability and media's true identity (compatable?) pay attention to the media id post any question's or updates good or bad here good luck and spread the knowledge peace
    here is the link
    http://www.vso-software.fr/inspector.htm
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  6. l8nights

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    also you might try this just to make sure firmwae is up to date in write mode right click on your drive and towards the bottom of the box select check for firmware update as this might make your drive compatable w/ your new media
  7. arniebear

    arniebear Active member

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    @mjcollins

    Just go into Decrypter to tools, drive and then capabilities this will tell you what your drive is and its current firmware. Also if you just put the disk into the drive and then go to iso write mode and have your drive selected it will tell you what your media is, hopefully since your drive does not seem to like it at this time. Also, in Decrypter in tools you will find a firmware locater and update.
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  8. mjcollins

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    W 17:41:47 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 17:41:47 Retrying (7 of 20)...
    W 17:41:48 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 17:41:48 Retrying (8 of 20)...
    W 17:41:48 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 17:41:48 Retrying (9 of 20)...
    W 17:41:48 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 17:41:48 Retrying (10 of 20)...
    W 17:41:48 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 17:41:48 Retrying (11 of 20)...
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    W 17:41:49 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
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    W 17:41:49 Retrying (19 of 20)...
    W 17:41:49 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 17:41:49 Retrying (20 of 20)...
    W 17:41:49 Retry Failed! - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:08 Failed to Write Sectors 1088 - 1119 - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:08 Retrying (1 of 20)...
    W 18:05:08 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:08 Retrying (2 of 20)...
    W 18:05:08 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:08 Retrying (3 of 20)...
    W 18:05:08 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:08 Retrying (4 of 20)...
    W 18:05:08 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:08 Retrying (5 of 20)...
    W 18:05:08 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:08 Retrying (6 of 20)...
    W 18:05:09 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:09 Retrying (7 of 20)...
    W 18:05:09 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:09 Retrying (8 of 20)...
    W 18:05:09 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
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    W 18:05:09 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:09 Retrying (11 of 20)...
    W 18:05:09 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:09 Retrying (12 of 20)...
    W 18:05:09 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:09 Retrying (13 of 20)...
    W 18:05:09 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:09 Retrying (14 of 20)...
    W 18:05:09 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:09 Retrying (15 of 20)...
    W 18:05:09 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:09 Retrying (16 of 20)...
    W 18:05:10 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:10 Retrying (17 of 20)...
    W 18:05:10 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:10 Retrying (18 of 20)...
    W 18:05:10 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:10 Retrying (19 of 20)...
    W 18:05:10 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 18:05:10 Retrying (20 of 20)...
    W 18:05:10 Retry Failed! - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    E 18:05:12 Failed to Write Sectors 1088 - 1119 - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    I 18:05:12 Synchronising Cache...
    E 18:05:12 Failed to Write Image!


    Here is the entire log - I do have current firmware - checked that already
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    Your burner is not happy with this media, whatever it is. What speed were you trying to burn at, and what brand of media were you using?
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    I am using 4x and tao yuden.
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    Okay, is this a problem that has happens with every movie you try to do, or is it just one? Check and make sure your drive cables are secure? Are you ripping to your hard drive and then using Shrink and burning with Decrypter, or ripping in iso read/write mode?
  12. mjcollins

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    It happens with every movie I try. I am using dVDD to write to my hard drive, then shrink in iso then write to my dvd usind DVDD.

    I am trying a movie small enough that doesn't require shrink so I will let you know how that goes.
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    Still having problems - slowing up the speed didn't help.
  14. l8nights

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    just shooting in the dark did you try new media/compatability this seems to be a media prob even though you are using top grade media check speed,format ie..-/+r dl etc..for compatabilty between writer,media, and application still saying your drive is not playing nice w/ it's new friends what make &model drive are you burning w/
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Just to throw in my 2 cents on top of arniebear's and 18nights good advice make sure you have geniune TY's. What's the code on the inner hub? It should begin with GG, GD, GH.



  16. mjcollins

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    The code begins with GG -
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    Okay good - they would be genuine TY.
    Did you try the above advice? If still having problems post back the model of your drive.
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    like was mentioned before are you sure your burner can burn the format discs you are trying to burn? I mean -R or +R.
  19. mjcollins

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    It can write all the formats ie -R and +R - I had previously checked it. I am going to try Verbatim DVDs since it seemed to solve someone else's problem.

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