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ImgBurn/DVD Decrypter problems.

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by EERSfan, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. EERSfan

    EERSfan Member

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    I have backed up DVDs for approx 4 years now. However, I juts started experiencing problems with bad disc errors. I ordinarily use shrink followed up by DVD Decrypter. However, I also use HDFAB to shrink to Decrypter and also AnyDVD + Shrink to DVD Decrypter. Doe to the problems that I had been having, (I am burning but getting bad discs) i switched to ImgBurn. Well, that doesn't seem to be doing the trick either. Here is my latest log from Imgburn. I use Maxell DVD+Rs.
    I am wondering if this is a hardware issue or if it is something that can be fixed with a mere software download.
    --On a side note..I am looking into getting a new PC and was curious as to whether or not a burner that writes dual layer will be signifigantly more beneficial than one that only writes single layer.
    I have backed up DVDs for 4 yaers,...but everything always worked smoothly so I am not up to date on the latest technology so any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    PS--I didn't use the retry option on this log but I have done it before numerous times. I just burned this so i could get a log to post here.




    I 22:00:15 ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 started!
    I 22:00:15 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
    I 22:00:15 Total Physical Memory: 260,096 KB - Available: 39,496 KB
    I 22:00:17 Initialising SPTI...
    I 22:00:17 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 22:00:39 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD+RW!
    I 22:00:57 Operation Started!
    I 22:00:57 Source File: C:\ISO Images\SOUTHPARK10_DISC1.ISO
    I 22:00:57 Source File Sectors: 2,285,858 (MODE1/2048)
    I 22:00:57 Source File Size: 4,681,437,184 bytes
    I 22:00:57 Source File Volume Identifier: SOUTHPARK10_DISC1
    I 22:00:57 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
    I 22:00:57 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
    I 22:00:57 Destination Device: [1:1:0] _NEC DVD+RW ND-XXXXXX XXX (E:) (ATA)
    I 22:00:57 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Speeds: 2.4x)
    I 22:00:57 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
    I 22:00:57 Write Mode: DVD
    I 22:00:57 Write Type: DAO
    I 22:00:57 Write Speed: 1x
    I 22:00:57 Link Size: Auto
    I 22:00:57 Test Mode: No
    I 22:00:57 BURN-Proof: Enabled
    I 22:01:00 Filling Buffer... (20 MB)
    I 22:01:04 Writing LeadIn...
    W 22:01:18 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Power Calibration Area Error
    W 22:01:18 Retrying (1 of 20)...
    I 22:01:27 Writing LeadIn...
    I 22:01:28 Writing Image... (LBA: 0 - 2285857)
    W 22:02:40 Waiting for buffers to recover...
    W 22:02:44 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 22:02:46 Writing Image...
    W 22:03:56 Waiting for buffers to recover...
    W 22:04:02 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 22:04:05 Writing Image...
    I 22:24:33 Synchronising Cache...
    I 22:24:35 Closing Track...
    W 22:24:46 Potential 'WaitImmediateIO' Deferred Error - (0/2) - Power Calibration Area Error
    E 22:30:51 Close Track Failed! - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
    I 22:30:51 Closing Track (Last Attempt!)...
    E 22:31:05 Close Track Failed! - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
    I 22:31:05 Finalising Disc...
    E 22:31:10 Finalise Disc Failed! - Reason: Session Fixation Error - Incomplete Track in Session
    I 22:31:10 Finalising Disc (Last Attempt!)...
    E 22:31:10 Finalise Disc Failed! - Reason: Session Fixation Error - Incomplete Track in Session
    E 22:31:10 Failed to Write Image!
    E 22:31:10 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:30:12
    I 22:31:10 Average Write Rate: 3,300 KB/s (2.4x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,675 KB/s (2.7x)
     
  2. iluvendo

    iluvendo Active member

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    Time for a firmware update?
     
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    E 22:30:51 Close Track Failed! - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

    Some possible reasons why you're getting this error:
    1)You're using poor quality media
    2)You're burning too darn fast
    3)Your drive's firmware is outdated and so doesn't correctly recognize the media
    4)The drive's lens may be dirty
    5)The drive could possibly be bad

    So..

    1)Try using verbatim disks
    2)Burn no faster than 1/2 the rated speed of the media
    3)Update the drive's firmware if one is available, check here: http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_search.php
    4)Try cleaning the lens with a cleaning CD
    5)If all fails and all burns end up with the same error, buy another drive


     
  4. EERSfan

    EERSfan Member

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    Tried the firmware update...but that didn't do the trick. However, (and i feel like a big dope for this being the reason for my problems) I cleaned the lens and presto...it works fine. I guess I started reading the log and was trying to figure out what was going on as opposed to using common sense and realizing that I have a 2 pack a day habit that is murder on optical drives.

    Thanks again for the help.
     
  5. ZoSoIV

    ZoSoIV Regular member

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    i would be more concerned about what my lungs looked liked than the optical drives lol, still remember to use good media burning no faster then 8x max
     
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  6. johnl123

    johnl123 Regular member

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    Glad to see you're burning again;)
     
  7. Deadrum33

    Deadrum33 Active member

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    2 packs that is ...LOL
     

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