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#1 ricciolo

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:04 PM

Hi,

I'm trying to burn an ISO image onto a DVD+R disc (so that I can install Windows 7), but it's not working. I used Microsoft Fix It Online to test my CD/DVD drive, and when I inserted the DVD+R disc, it reported that the media format wasn't writable. I thought that DVD+R discs could be used to burn data?

The CD/DVD drive is a TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633M ATA and, according to the device manager, is functional. Before I've been able to burn audio files to a CD using CDBurnerXP. If someone could clarify what's the issue (am I using the wrong DVD disc, is there something wrong with the CD/DVD drive, is there some other problem?), it would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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#2 caperjac

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

best/quickest thing to do is try a dvd-r in it and see what happens ,maybe borrow one if you have to , ,around here where i live we can by them ,single at a local dollar store

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:39 PM

The best ISO burning software that I have found for free is called ImgBurn.

It can be downloaded at http://imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Simply select Burn Image and select the DVD drive.

Hope this helps!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:19 PM

After loading Imgburn, being careful not to install the toolbar....

Start the program and choose "Write Files/Folder to Disc" Under Device it will tell you the capabilities of your drive as regards the disc in the drive.

[attachment=115817:Imgburn1.JPG]

In the sample attached it shows DVD+R-DL and 8.5Gbs capacity and 2.4X burn speed, Disc status (Empty) and the disc ID Disc ID: MKM-001-00
Book Type: DVD+R DL
in this case Verbatim Dual layer. The only brand I use for DVD and BD-R. Verbatim DVD not their life series junk.

The fact that it shows write speed means the disc is suported.

What does your drive show?

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#5 ricciolo

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

Sorry for the late reply, but I was able to more or less work around the issue. I was trying to burn the ISO for Windows 7 onto a DVD so that I could install it, but I ended up doing it a different way.

@revolution122, @rotor123:
Do you have any preference for IMGBurn over CDBurnerXP (the latter is what I currently have)?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:31 AM

Why not try a trial version of Nero or other paid software products?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:46 AM

I only use ImgBurn for burning. It doesn't do any conversions of course. But I like that it sets the disc type right when I switch between a data disc, a BluRay or DVD disc or am putting AVIs on to play in a layer that can play them. I gently suggests the proper type of disc and burns reliably. I also use it to check for firmware for my burners.

Some people prefer Nero but in many cases when they say burn they mean feed it a AVI and get out a DVD compliant disc.

I have never tried CDBurnerXP so I can not comment beyond that users like it too.

One thing to remember with Imgburn is to turn down the toolbar when installing it. I have seen the author over on www.videohelp.com replying in a message.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:44 AM

Well...it could be the drive, not the software.

MS Fixit, Optical Drives - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116


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