Problem with Disk Burn Utility

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  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       #1

    Problem with Disk Burn Utility


    Since upgrading to Windows 10, I have been unable to burn iso files to disk, sometimes I get an error message, saying this could be due to disk utility burn speed. Most of the time just a message, an error occurred.
    With this same computer, I never had a problem with Windows 8, I also have Linux Mint, dual-booted on this laptop, and it will burn images to disk.
    Is there some way to tweak the disk burn utility? Has anyone else experienced this?
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  2. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #2

    You will have a lot of people offering you their favourite iso image burning programs.
    It's up to you to chose which one suits you best.

    I personally use Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...-download-tool

    I use it since the early days of Win 7, and I have been using it to burn Win 10 iso to bootable DVDs.
    I chose it because of its simplicity. Practically ANYONE can use it without problem.
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  3. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you, That would have been my next question, if there was third party utilities available for windows. :)
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  4. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    There are plenty available. BurnAware and CDBurnerXP are two that I have used personally. I prefer CDBurnerXP out of the two, but they are definitely not your only options.
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  5. Posts : 2,502
    Win 11 Pro
       #5

    Imgburn is very popular on these boards. I have Nero, but I use Imgburn for ISO's (CD or DVD).

    The Official ImgBurn Website
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  6. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
       #6

    Whichever program[s] you decide to use, see if settings can found for write or burn speed. If so, set it to 8x or 16x for readability by many older and recent cd and dvd players, boomboxes, car players, computer cd/dvd writers. It seems 8x and 16x burn better, more reliably, than faster write or burn speeds.
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  7. Posts : 2,502
    Win 11 Pro
       #7

    DVD burn speeds are limited by the burn speed capability of the DVD blank. If you have, for example, 8X blanks then that will be the maximum burn speed you can use.
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  8. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
       #8

    fireberd said:
    DVD burn speeds are limited by the burn speed capability of the DVD blank. If you have, for example, 8X blanks then that will be the maximum burn speed you can use.
    You're correct; however, I've found DVD and CD blanks that often give a range of speeds possible, low to high, in those cases, I pick the slowest one listed.
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  9. Posts : 191
    Windows XP, 10; Knoppix [Debian] linux
       #9

    The useable DVD burn speeds are determined by the writing strategy used by the burner for the particular blank you are using. This usually based on a media capability table within the firmware of the drive, which then attempts to match the media identifier (MID) read from the blank itself, with the internal media table. If there is a match, then the drive's conception of what burn speeds are acceptable are then transmitted to Imgburn (or whatever you are using) and an appropriate menu of possible burn speed choices is displayed.

    In some cases, a high quality drive may be capable (based upon in-house testing by the manufacturer) of burning reliably at a higher speed than the printed rating on the disk's package. This is reflected in what speed choices the drive communicates back to the burning software. Other drives (Benq, Plextor, Lite-On) can "learn" the characteristics of discs on the fly, and make more reliable speed choices based upon real-time feedback rather than predetermined tables alone. I regularly burn older high quality "8X" rated discs at 12X or faster if the drive feels it can reliably do so.

    Media defects and quality issues aside, most failed burns are due to a burner-media mismatch. The drive is using the wrong writing strategy, or has **NO** strategy for that MID and is using a generic formula which may or may not work acceptably. If your software says that the "16X" discs can only be burned at 4X, this is a hallmark of that phenomenon.

    In general, burning 1 or 2 speed increments lower than the labelled speed of the media can give useable results if faster burns fail. The key is to use software (such as mentioned in this thread) which gives you full control over what you are doing, and feedback on what happens.
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  10. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Thank you to everyone. After trying a different app, without success, I think my problem has more to do with my DVD's than the burn app. I think I will take the laptop in to the Geeks at Best Buy and see if they can determine which media I should be using.
    Edit: I tried both NCH-IMGBurn and ExpressBurn, Along with The Windows Disk Burner. None of these gave me an option to change the burning speed (unless I missed something) I could not see anything that indicated what the
    default burning speed was. The burn speed indicated on my blank DVD's is 16X. All three utilities give the same error message ie; the burn speed of the media is not supported by the burn speeds supported by the device.
    Regarding the following reply; Quote.

    "In general, burning 1 or 2 speed increments lower than the labelled speed of the media can give useable results if faster burns fail. The key is to use software (such as mentioned in this thread) which gives you full control over what you are doing, and feedback on what happens."

    Where do I find this software, that gives this control? The ones I tried don't appear to have that function.

    Edit; I have just tried to download BurnAware. This utility appears to have the most tools, it looks promising however after installation, I cannot find it in my apps, to set as default, although it does appear in the start menu.
    Very puzzling.
    Last edited by dorian mode; 29 Jan 2016 at 12:31.
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