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Possible Problem With DVD Decrypter

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by JXP2307, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. JXP2307

    JXP2307 Regular member

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    Hello,

    When I burn with Decrypter, I get this message.

    DeviceIoControl(FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME) failed!

    Device: [1:1:0]_NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A 1.05 (E:)(ATA)

    Unable to lock volume for exclusive access.

    Reason: Access is denied

    [Abort] [Retry] [Ignore]



    When I hit Ignore, It just burns the dvd like normal. So what does this mean? Any Ideas?
     
  2. Daemon404

    Daemon404 Regular member

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    Mabey anotehr program is tryign to access the same driev at teh same time? 'm nto sure, I don't use DVD Decrypter to burn my DVD's
     
  3. JXP2307

    JXP2307 Regular member

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    I don't have another program running.

    Just Decrypter. I have burned over 75 dvds, and this is the first time I have ever seen this message....

     
  4. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    This quote might help......


    This is most commonly caused by packet writing apps such as InCD, DLA or Drag to Disc. Part of the way they work is to keep constant access to the drive so when another burning app needs to gain exclusive access to the drive it can't and the write process will be aborted. If you have any packet writing apps, uninstall them and see if that clears up your problem.
    The three main packet writing apps are connected to burning suites.

    - Nero comes with InCD.

    - Roxio come with Drag To Disc.

    - RecordNow comes with DLA.

    All three should be found in Windows Add/Remove programs listed under said names :)

    If that doesn't work it could also be Windows built in IMAPI burning service which also likes to keep access to the drive. It's a useless app to begin with and even more so when you have dedicated burning software installed.

    IMAPI can be disabled by following these steps:

    Start >
    Control Panel >
    Administrative Tools >
    Services >

    Now scroll down to IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service and double click it.

    In the Properties window under the General tab look for the Startup Type drop down menu and select Disabled. Click OK and you're good to go.
     
  6. JXP2307

    JXP2307 Regular member

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    Thanks guys! I knew I posted here for a reason...

    I downloaded a process explorer, and discovered it was Windoze holding access to my drive.

    I disabled it in Admin Tools, and will try to burn again. Great info! Thanks.

     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    nice one!
     
  8. zippyd

    zippyd Regular member

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    yep glad to hear you've got it under control.....
     
  9. Rotary

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    Problem:
    You get an error saying 'Unable to lock volume for exclusive access'

    A.K.A. 'DeviceIoControl(FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME) Failed!'


    Answer:

    If the 'Reason' given is 'Invalid function' (or words to that effect)

    You need to update your IDE drivers. Your current ones are old and don't support this IMPORTANT feature.

    If the 'Reason' given is 'Access is denied' (or words to that effect)

    Another program is currently using the drive. You need to find out what it is and shut it down!

    The only way I know of finding out what else has a 'handle' open to the drive is by using Process Explorer from www.sysinternals.com

    Load it up and click 'Find' -> 'Find Handle...'

    The type 'cdrom' and click 'search'

    See if it comes up with any results

    If it doesnt, try searching for the drive letter of that drive - i.e. 'F:'

    If it finds something, click on it in the search window. The main window should then highlight the process / 'File' entry that contains the handle to the drive. You can right click -> close the handle if you like, or just close the entire application, it's up to you.

    You may also get error 'Unknown (34)' sometimes. Cancel the burn, press F5 and then attempt to write it again. It's just windows going mad, nothing to worry about
     
  10. JXP2307

    JXP2307 Regular member

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    I see that windows media player is also trying to use my drive, but when I end process, it just reappears!

    Any suggestions?
     

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