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Error using DVD+R DL


mwt1974

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Has anyone else run into the following errors during a Disk Copy:

 

"Invalid parameter." [0x00000004]

ULONG: Error Number = 00000004

STRING: Error String = Invalid Parameter

 

I am running version 8 (805B30B ENU).

 

I have a Dell Dimension D51

P4 - 3GHz

1.0 GB RAM

Win XP Home - SP2 (All Updates)

DVD Drive: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B

Firmware: E112 (Newest Available)

 

Disk Used = Verbatim DVD+R DL (MKM 001)

 

Yes, I have Defraged my drive. No, I was not running any other programs.

 

I have not had any problems with DVD +Rs..I cannot Copy on +R DL.

I can do everything else with this sofware, but burn onto a DL disk.

 

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

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I had conformed the DMA setting...Ultra DMA is set.

 

I burned the disk at 2.4 speed. That is the only option I have in Roxio.

 

I will have to give your suggestion about IMGBurn a shot. I have not had the time to do that yet.

I will get back to you when I test that.

 

As I had mentioned..I never got the drive to burn in DL. Dell just released a new formware and it did not solve the problem. My guess is that this drive is just a piece of junk and I should stop wasting my time.

 

Thanks for the replys.

 

Mike

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Disk Used = Verbatim DVD+R DL (MKM 001)

 

I have burned about 30 of these up to 6X with only one coaster in a new BenQ with bad firmware support for dual layer media. They are very good disc's.

I think it's the burner and its firmware. First check DMA mode on the IDE channel the drives on unless its USB. Make a ISO image and slow the disc burn down to 2x. You could download IMGBurn a free ISO burn tool and see if it works still 2x, there is a test mode in it.

http://www.imgburn.com/

Current version: 1.3.0.0

Released: 13th April 2006

 

 

cdanteek

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Sam: At least some of your troubles are due to using the wrong file system with your optical media.

 

You need to change it to UDF, No Bridge in order to come close to the file name/pathname limits that XP/W2K will allow.

 

Look in File – Project Settings.

 

 

 

Thanks to Digital Guru (James Hardin) for your suggestion. My project settings in Roxio 8 were set to UDF for the file system, but were on Joliet for the bridge setting. I did change the bridge setting to No Bridge as you specified, and the problem with some longer file and folder names not burning properly seems to have resolved. Thanks again!

 

Before changing the Bridge Setting to No Bridge, I had been writing my data to ISO files, then extracting those with WINRAR to a temporary folder to make sure all the files I put in the project were present and acessible. After changing to the No Bridge setting, I can no longer use WINRAR to extract the project files from an ISO image. In spite of that minor glitch, when I burn a project DVD, it is now always successful, as well as all project files on the DVD are present and accessible. If I would like to check a project ISO file, is there another program or means to extract the project files from an ISO image created using the No Bridge setting??

 

Sam7

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Has anyone else run into the following errors during a Disk Copy:

 

"Invalid parameter." [0x00000004]

ULONG: Error Number = 00000004

STRING: Error String = Invalid Parameter

 

I am running version 8 (805B30B ENU).

 

I have a Dell Dimension D51

P4 - 3GHz

1.0 GB RAM

Win XP Home - SP2 (All Updates)

DVD Drive: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B

Firmware: E112 (Newest Available)

 

Disk Used = Verbatim DVD+R DL (MKM 001)

 

Yes, I have Defraged my drive. No, I was not running any other programs.

 

I have not had any problems with DVD +Rs..I cannot Copy on +R DL.

I can do everything else with this sofware, but burn onto a DL disk.

 

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

 

 

IN SAME BOAT

I had exactly the same error messages when trying to burn about 800 mb of data to make a backup DVD. And I found one solution, though have not yet figured out the actual cause. Hope it helps you.

 

MY COMPUTER SYSTEM TYPICAL

I have a fairly powerful Dell Dimension with lots of RAM, all the other top features, and Windows XP Pro fully updated to current as of Aug 2006. A DVD ROM and DVD writer came with it and I picked up a good USB DVD writer (Plextor PX-716UF). A good system; I would imagine fairly typical compared to other users. I was using EMC 8. I have burned a lot of discs, including DL, with no problems before.

 

DETAILS OF MY PROBLEM

I ruined about 4 DVD discs trying to burn a backup data disc with about 800 mb of data. I split the data into one half that had relatively few folders and the other half that had lots of folders. I was able to burn the data half with fewer folders. Roxio EMC 8 did warn me a couple of the file names were too long and gave me an opportunity to shorten the file names, and then the disc burned with no problems. But I got the same error messages when trying to burn the data half with many folders, whether on a DVD or CD. This half of the data was a little unusual in that it had almost 10 times the number of folders than files - about 5000 files and 50,000 folders. (I had designed a filing system based on client names with about 10 subfolders to hold specialized types of information.) I did wonder if the file system for CDs and DVDs could not handle so many folders. I did not get any warning messages from Roxio EMC when it was checking the project, but did not expect any file name or folder name problems as this half of the data had fairly short names. To experiment and save actual discs, I subsequently tried writing to ISO disc image files. I got the same error messages when writing to an ISO image. Tried looking up the specific error messages listed, but could not find out what they mean either in the Roxio website or with a general web search. That was frustrating - if they have designated an error with a name (and it's only #4 - well "0x00000004", you think they could tell us what that means.

 

NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS

Just to experiment, I tried burning the same data half with Roxio EMC 6, which I bought a couple years back. Roxio EMC 6 burned the ISO image and then the disc with no problems. So at least a quick fix is to use Roxio EMC 6 rather than EMC 8. By extrapolation, I would think it likely that some other DVD/CD burning software program would burn properly and not give those error messages you received with EMC 8. I also have EMC 7, as a slight less featured version that came with a scanner, and have not yet tried EMC7 with the same data.

 

Hope this solution may help you and others with the same problem.

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