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DVD Writing Errors

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by brogrin, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. brogrin

    brogrin Guest

    I get writing error message "Writing Error please check error log". There is another situation where the disk starts Finalizing immediately after it begins to write the movie. This happens in the compression mode and the Split Mode. Do you know of a solution?

    Thank you,
     
  2. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    brogrin,

    Are we speaking about any particular burning software ? Perhaps a particular burner or do you have any brand of discs in mind ??

    It's a bit hard to work without any information at all.

    Pete


     
  3. brogrin

    brogrin Guest

    Pete,

    Here is the situation and more information.

    Can anyone help me with a solution for this problem. I use dvdxcopy platinum to burn dvd movie backups. More lately than not I get Platinum "Error Writing DVD! Please check the log file for more information" Sometimes I get a Reading Error message. Right now I'm more concerned with the writing error message. I cannot write a DVD because the DVD Finalizes the movie immediately after it begins to write the movie. I have corrected this situation in the past by re-installing my burner and dvdxcopy but this time that procedure didn't correct the problem. My burner is Pacific Digital and the disk are DVD+R by Verbatim which both have worked fine in the past. Here is a copy of the log message I received on my last attempt to burn.
    DVDXCopy Platinum 3.2.1
    _____________________________________________________________________

    Build Date : Oct 28 2003 15:29:02
    Current Date: Thu 11-4-2004 7:42:0 PM
    Windows Version: 5.1
    DLL Versions:
    asyncflt.dll 3.10
    bouducon.dll 1.2.1.83
    english.dll 1.0.0.0
    platinum.exe 3.2.1
    resdll.dll 1.0.0.1
    vso_hwe.dll 1.3.6.98
    xpress.exe 3.2.1
    _____________________________________________________________________

    Setting up resource for DVDAPI
    Loading Resource
    Available Drive : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B 1.02 [E] (Ide)
    Selected Drive : 16:0:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S US01 [G] (Usb)
    Using Selected Drive: 16:0:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S US01 [G] (Usb)
    Using Selected Drive Index: 1
    _____________________________________________________________________



    Generating Compression Settings for 1 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 3138 Overall Compression Pct: 100

    Titleset 1: 100 % Size: 3138
    Compressed Titleset 1: 100 % Size: 3138 (6,426,624)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 3138 (6,426,624)


    Generating Compression Settings for 2 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 242445 Overall Compression Pct: 100

    Titleset 1: 100 % Size: 3138
    Compressed Titleset 1: 100 % Size: 3138 (6,426,624)
    Titleset 2: 100 % Size: 239307
    Compressed Titleset 2: 100 % Size: 239307 (490,100,736)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 242445 (496,527,360)


    Generating Compression Settings for 3 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 2175152 Overall Compression Pct: 100

    Titleset 1: 100 % Size: 3138
    Compressed Titleset 1: 100 % Size: 3138 (6,426,624)
    Titleset 2: 100 % Size: 239307
    Compressed Titleset 2: 100 % Size: 239307 (490,100,736)
    Titleset 3: 100 % Size: 1932707
    Compressed Titleset 3: 100 % Size: 1932707 (3,958,183,936)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 2175152 (4,454,711,296)


    Generating Compression Settings for 4 titlesets.

    Total Sectors: 2185892 Overall Compression Pct: 100

    Titleset 1: 100 % Size: 3138
    Compressed Titleset 1: 100 % Size: 3138 (6,426,624)
    Titleset 2: 100 % Size: 239307
    Compressed Titleset 2: 100 % Size: 239307 (490,100,736)
    Titleset 3: 100 % Size: 1932707
    Compressed Titleset 3: 100 % Size: 1932707 (3,958,183,936)
    Titleset 4: 100 % Size: 10740
    Compressed Titleset 4: 100 % Size: 10740 (21,995,520)


    Total Compressed Sectors: 2185892 (4,476,706,816)

    -- Single Disc No Compression --
    >>> Titleset Compression 1: Size: 3138 (6,426,624)
    >>> Titleset Compression 2: Size: 239307 (490,100,736)
    >>> Titleset Compression 3: Size: 1932707 (3,958,183,936)
    >>> Titleset Compression 4: Size: 10740 (21,995,520)
    Done Reading..
    Load burn engine.
    0040B4F0: New BLANK or ERASABLE DVD media has been inserted - progress is the media change count, starting from 1:
    Writing Disc: QUEENSOFCOMEDY_1
    0040B4F0: Gathering file from the path passed
    0040B4F0: Generating image and cache
    0040B4F0: Writing Movie:0
    0040B4F0: Finished.
    0040B4F0: Writing failed (write error or process aborted):
    0040B4F0: Drive is not ready
    0040B4F0: Blank media has been removed

    Thank you,

    brogrin
     
  4. ScubaPete

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    Much, much better brogrin, now that we have some information we also have a bit of direction.

    First things first - Almost everyone here has had 321 XCopy but at some time, had problems so bad we switched to other programs. Good news ? The progams the majority of us switched to were 2 progams that work better than XCopy and those programs are not only easy but they are FREE ! ! Go figure, Huh ?

    Let's work on your XCopy - You need to go over 321's "Black List" - (Did you know that no other program has a "Black List" anywhere near this ?)

    Note: this is 321's "list" with some clairaifications and added links -

    Here Ya go -

    Black List for DVD XCopy

    by 321 & Brobear & me
    The following programs can cause problems while using 321 Studios software:
    1. B's Clip: This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove Programs, then reboot to remove it.
    For more information, visit the B's website at http://www.bhacorp.com.
    2. Direct CD or Drag to Disk: These are applications from Easy CD Creator from Roxio. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. To remove them you need to go to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. There you can select Easy CD Creator to Change - not Remove. Then you click next until it gives you the option to Modify. Then either Direct CD or Drag to Disk should be selected and changed to "make this option not available". Then click Next. While the program may look like it is installing, it is actually removing those options.
    For more information, please visit Roxio's website at http://www.roxio.com/en/support.index.jhtml
    3. GoBack: This is backup software that constantly runs in the background (Terminate and Stay Ready) which not only needs to be turned off, but disabled. Unfortunately, this may cause some restore points to vanish, but it will free up a lot of hard drive space.
    For more information visit Symantec's web site for GoBack at http://www.symantec.com/goback/index.html
    4. DLA: Also HP-DLA, Veritas DLA, and others. DLA stands for Disk Letter Assignment. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove Programs, then reboot to remove it.
    5. InCD: This is packet writing software that comes bundled with Ahead Nero Burning Rom. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove programs, then reboot to remove it.
    For more information go to Nero's website at http://www.nero.com/en/
    6. Interactual Player and PC Friendly Player: These programs are DVD software viewers that often come on DVD movie discs, and will try to install themselves everytime you watch a movie on your computer. Please make sure to NOT let these install. Both programs interfere with all 321 Studios software and should be un-installed from Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel when found. In some cases, you will need to uninstall and reinstall our software to restore functionality after removing one of these.
    For more information about both players, visit http://player.interactual.com/
    7. McAfee Anti-Virus: This is anti-virus software that when running, can cause errors. It needs to be disabled by right clicking on the icon in the lower right side of the task bar. The 321 Studios software then needs to be restarted. Whenever you are using our software, McAfee needs to be disabled to ensure unrestricted access to your drive.
    For more info go to McAfee's website at http://us.mcafee.com/default.asp
    8. Norton Anti-Virus: This is anti-virus software that when running, can cause errors. It needs to be disabled by right clicking on the icon in the lower right side of the task bar and the automatic updates should be disabled. The 321 Studios software then needs to be restarted. Whenever you are using our software, Norton needs to be disabled to ensure unrestricted access to your drive.
    The Norton Website is http://www.symantec.com/
    9. StopZilla: StopZilla can hinder required portions of our installer, causing the software to fail. Please completely disable StopZilla, then install our software. Once our software is installed, you may safely enable it again. If you have any difficulty using our software at a later time, you may need to disable StopZilla before going to use our software. Uninstallation is not required.
    10. MyStorageGuard: This backup software can hinder certain required files from being copied during the installation. Please disable this program before installing our software, and have it disabled any time you go to use our software. Uninstallation is not required.
    11. Napster 2.0: This software includes some basic burning software that can cause burning problems if it is running. You will need to close this program completely before trying to use our software. In some rare cases, you will need to completely uninstall this package to attain full reliability, so if disabling does not solve your issue, please try uninstalling this software, and try again.
    12. Easy CD Creator 4.x: Due to the age of this package, it is no longer updated by the authors. There are bugs present in this older system that will cause NUMEROUS problems on your machine, not just with our software. Please Uninstall completely, and consider either the new 6.x version from Roxio (http://www.roxio.com) or Nero 6.x (http://www.nero.com). These packages, installed without the Packet Writing software (DirectCD/Drag to Disk/InCD), all work very well together with our software.
    13. NTI FileCD: This program has packet writing software installed with it. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove Programs, then reboot twice to fully remove it.
    For more information go to NTI FileCD's Product page at http://www.ntius.com/default.asp?p=cdmaker/filecd_main
    Spyware and Adware - some programs can install other software that can be damaging to your Operating System. Please scan for these programs with a Spyware utility. We recommend Ad-aware, available freely at www.lavasoftusa.com
    If you perform any of these changes, you may need to uninstall our software, then re-install to fix any damage left. If you find some of these packages, please shut down and reboot twice to ensure that the last pieces of the conflicting software are completely removed.
    Every version of windows requires updates. These updates correct a multitude of problems that are found, on many levels.
    To be sure your system is completely up to date go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    If you are using Windows XP please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/default.asp
    If you are using Windows 2000 please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/default.asp
    You will also want to update your Direct X control to insure full functionality of any of our programs. You will want to download, and install Direct X 9 from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads
    Certain programs running in the background can use system resources and cause our software to experience burning issues.
    To disable your start up group go to start, run, and type in msconfig and hit enter, then click on the startup tab.
    Windows XP(Home & Pro):
    If you are running Windows XP you will click the disable all button.
    Windows Me:
    If you are running Windows Me disable all items that are not Windows system processes.
    Windows 98:
    If you are running Windows 98 disable all items except for Systray, Explorer and Scanreg.
    Windows 2000:
    Windows 2000 does not have this utility please make sure to close all programs through your system tray.
    Please update your ASPI software by installing the software at this link:
    http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/su...cat=/Product/ASPI-4.70&filekey=aspi_471a2.exe
    Follow the instructions carefully, and make sure to reboot afterwards.
    Make sure you have the latest firmware update for your writer by visiting the manufacturer's website. Due to legal issues we cannot provide links for you. If you cannot find any update on their website it is recommended to contact them by phone to make sure your firmware is up to date.
    Here are some of the more common drives we know of. Please check at this location if you have the corresponding drive:
    NEC _ND-1100a - http://support.dell.com/FileLib/Format.aspx?c=us&l=en&ReleaseID=R59801
    Sony Drives - http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/index.htm
    Pioneer - http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/links/list/0,,2076_4249,00.html
    TDK - http://www.tdk.com/support/dvdburners/index.html
    LiteOn - http://www.liteonit.com/ODD/english/index-english.htm
    Toshiba 5002 / 6012 - http://sdd.toshiba.com/cda/main.asp...000003c7/8182000006d4000000010000659c0000154c
    Memorex - http://www.memorex.com/service_support/software_display.php?id=456&dl=p
    Verbatim Branded - http://www.v-pgi.com/Downloads.htm
    Hewlett-Packard - http://www.hp.com/cposupport/software.html
    BenQ - http://www.benq.com/drivers/storage_drivers.html
    OptoRite - http://www.optorite.com/support.htm
    Asus DRW-0402P/D - http://usa.asus.com/products/optical/drw-0402P-d/overview.HTM - choose Download
    Teac - http://www.teac.co.jp/dspd/download/firmware/dv-w50e/explain.html
    Plextor - http://www.plextor.com/english/support/support_downloads.html#firm
    IOMEGA - http://www.iomega.com/software/index.html
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    Suggestions:

    1. Uninstall 321 XCopy, reboot to "flush it out".

    2. While Xcopy is out, go to Device Manager and uninstall your burner then reboot and allow your PC to find and install it.
    3. Check for up-to-date Firmware for your burner.

    At the bottom of the page look for "What's my firmware? - Try this little tool I found," Download this tool and check out your Firmware's health (up-to-date wise). You can probably get a current upgrade there also -
    http://flashman.rpc-1.com/

    Firmware page -
    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php

    4. Check for your ASPI Layer. If not present, get one and reinstall it, reboot to allow it to "settle in".

    ASPI Checker -
    http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/su...oduct/EZ-SCSI_5.0&filekey=aspichk.exe&sess=no

    Force 1.8 ASPI Layer -
    http://forceaspi18.w.interia.pl/

    If you've found you need an ASPI layer OR would like some additional information about it - here you go -
    http://cd-rw.org/articles/archive/aspisetup.cfm

    5. Reinstall DVD XCopy then reboot to allow it to "settle in" and see if that helps.

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    As a last resort,

    Check the guide and downloads on this guide (about the center of the page -

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/2/74599

    It just might be time to consider working with another program. It is FREE and after setup is easier to operate than DVD XCopy :)

    Let me know how things go -

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2004
  5. brogrin

    brogrin Guest

    Pete,

    Thank you so very much for the information you sent. Pete as you said; "First things first - Almost everyone here has had 321 XCopy but at some time, had problems so bad we switched to other programs. Good news ? The progams the majority of us switched to were 2 progams that work better than XCopy and those programs are not only easy but they are FREE ! ! Go figure, Huh ?" What is the name of the other 2 programs you all switched to and where can I go to get them. Pete I may just switch to the other programs. I will try the fixes for 321 XCopy or I can switch to the other programs. What's your opinion? Do the programs used together or separate?

    Thank you,

    brogrin
     
  6. ScubaPete

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    100% of all the information is in the guide.

    I checked the Guide's link and it worked perfectly -

    Did you even try it ?


    Just in case you couldn't see it (I've got absolutely no idea how that could be) I just went back and edited my post to make the type "BOLD" – maybe you can make it out now ?



     
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  7. brogrin

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    Pete,

    What guide are you speaking of?

    brogrin
     
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    The one that's up 2 posts -





    (Didn't know how you could have missed it -
     
  9. brogrin

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    Pete,

    Forgive me for not responding sooner. Thank you so very much for your help. Xcopy is working fine again. I followed your suggestions and they worked. Pete, in my haste I simply overlooked the information on the guides. Thank you for your patients. I'm going to download the other programs tonight.
     

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