Burning DVD with Nero

  sheila.weston 17:06 04 Oct 04

I have had a new Sony DVD-RW drive installed and am trying to copy some image files (4500mb) from a folder on the c:\ drive, without success. Everything goes according to plan until the end, when a message comes up saying that the Burn Process has failed at 2.4(3,312 kb/s). There is no other speed offered. The shop where I bought the DVD discs from tell me to disable the 'Cache small files option' in Properties. I have done this without success, followed by disabling the other cache option as well. What am I doing wrong?

A power calibration error message came up on my last attempt. The discs are 'Bulkpaq Media: General Purpose DVD+R 4.7GB'.
I am able to copy onto a CD without problems.

  Pamy 17:13 04 Oct 04

you say the drive is dv-r, but the discs are dv+, so perhaps this is the problem.


  sheila.weston 17:41 04 Oct 04

Sorry, Pamy, the Drive says DVD R/RW and also says DVD Rewritable on the front. In the properties window it says it says
SONY DVD Rewritable RW DW D22A

  pj123 17:43 04 Oct 04

Agree with Pamy. You need to buy DVD -R blank discs. I use Bulkpaq DVD blank discs but my DVD burner is multi format so I can use -R or +R.

  pj123 17:54 04 Oct 04

Just checked this drive out here click here and it seems to be a Dual Layer drive offering + and - DVD writing with buffer underrun. From these specifications I can't see why you have a problem.

  crx1600 18:38 04 Oct 04

i think 4500MB is too much for a DVD, i work it out to be 4482MB for a full DVD.

also try disabling APM in power options (if its XP) for the power calibration error.

  Pamy 18:42 04 Oct 04

Just a last thought, you have change to DVD in Nero haven,t you?


  SEASHANTY 19:40 04 Oct 04

Also think that 4.5GB of files are too much to install on a 4.7GB disc - allowing for additional info files which the DVDR must include.

  crx1600 19:47 04 Oct 04

4500MB is 4.39GB (or 4.72GB going by the 4.7GB DVD standard)

if it's 4500MB within windows, it's too big.

but some versions of nero display a MB as 1000KB (instead of 1024) in which case it will fit, cos it's then 4394MB.

confusing i know.

  keith-236785 20:04 04 Oct 04

i think crx1600 is right with the large ammount of data, i just setup a 4500mb write and it still had a small ammount of red meaning it was too big. try reducing the file size untill the bar shows no red.

good luck

  THE TERMINATOR 20:43 04 Oct 04

In my experience, a burner only fails when the disk it is to write on is no good. My advice to you is to get some more DVD disks and try them, and maybe solve your problem....TT

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