Can't burn double layer disk.

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by jetjock, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    I have a .mdf/.mds file that requires burning to a DL DVD. I first tried burning it with Alcohol 120% but got a failure notice at the 50% completion level which leads me to believe it failed to transition the the second layer. I then installed ImgBurn and tried it. After 1 hour 26 min. of hard drive thrashing and occasional DVD drive spinning, I got this failure: Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Failed! - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full

    I Googled for that and most of the answers involved imapi which Win 7 doesn't use or firmware updates. Since I can't find any place on Liteon's Website to download anything, I can't do that either. I tried burning a single layer CD-RW with ImgBurn and it worked fine. I have also tried both of my identical burners which are supposedly DVD+RW DL capable and am using Memorex disks. Does anyone have any other ideas? Would it work to just extract the files from the .mdf using 7zip and just burn those files to disk?
     
  2. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    .mds file, that not part of some copy protection mechanism?
     
  3. evlad

    evlad MDL Member

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    this is disk image ...

    did you try simulation ? (imgburn -> write image to disc -> thick box test mode)

    maybe you can try with another program for: .mdf / .mds
    -alcohol 120
    -imgburn (dvd decryptor)
    -deamon tools
    -cdburnerxp
     
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  4. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    No, that is like a .cue file for .mdf files.
     
  5. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    Guess you missed the part where I said the first thing I used was Alcohol 120%. :) I also tried a test burn, but ImgBurn only supports testing with DVD-RW, not +RW disks. I'll check out the other programs you suggested. Thanks.
     
  6. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    If anyone is interested, the problem appears to be with my Liteon burners or computer. I tried my wife's computer with a generic burner and the DVD burned just fine using ImgBurn.
     
  7. sam8917

    sam8917 MDL Novice

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    How about dvd shrink?
     
  8. glow

    glow MDL Novice

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    "burners which are supposedly DVD+RW DL capable and am using Memorex disks."

    Some burners say they do DL but actually can't. You can get a Sony Optiac replacement for < $20-- today that will burn DL.

    Memorex is a recipe for coasters. Stick with Verbatim DL which are now < $1-- each.

    Use Nero & Burn at 1X speed with data verification.
     
  9. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Burnaware or Imgburn will do the job.
     
  10. shashikumar bhat

    shashikumar bhat MDL Junior Member

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    Replace your burner's data cable. I had a similar experience and after many a trial and error methods I found out the culprit was data cable.