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Is it possible to burn an iso image to a DVD using cmd in Windows 7 or 8?

Is that possible to burn an .iso file to a DVD using command prompt in Windows 7 or 8? If yes, how would I do that?
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XfBurner doesn't recognize USB stick

I want to make my USB stick bootable so I can install Ununtu but the USB stick doesn't appear in the drop down box in the "burn image" window of XfBurner. The stick is visible in Thunar file manager. ...
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Is it possible to burn a Linux DVD on 2 CD discs?

I'm on windows 7 right now. Here's the situation, I'm trying to boot Linux mint Debian Cinnamon. It's too big to fit on 1 CD, and i don't have DVDs right now. I tried booting using usb but for some ...
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Does the writing speed when burning a CD or DVD affect the integrity of the data?

I recently burned a few cd's and dvd's, mostly documents for clients. So you always get to choose the burning speed, ranging from 2x to 48x normally. So how does this influence the integrity of the ...
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Write or burn a bootable cd/dvd from a virtual machine in Virtual Box?

I have a virtual machine (Ubuntu 11) running on VirtualBox and have some of my projects in it, I want to burn it on a cd/dvd so that when I insert the cd/dvd onto some other system I can boot and ...
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Windows 7 seeing DVD burner as CD-ROM drive

This is driving me crazy. This is a homebuilt system that's been running for about 6 months. I've got a lite-on IHAS124-04 DVD burner that up until now I haven't used to burn DVD's. Never needed to ...
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How to check quality of CD/DVD before burning?

I recently bought a couple of DVDs to burn but majority of them turned as faulty DVDs. I came to know when the DVDs were not able to burn the data into them. Hence Is there a way by which I can check (...
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Using rock ridge extension on Windows XP

I needed to back-up on DVD a directory with a huge mess of files and symlinks. I don't have write access to that directory. I have created the DVD image from GNU/Linux enabling rock-ridge and joliet ...
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How to find out when a disc (DVD) has been written/burned?

Is there a way/tool to determine the date and time when a disc has been written/burned with high certainty? This is about data forensics and should be a solid proof. I already tried IsoBuster, but it ...
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Will there ever be faster CD and DVD discs and writers?

I was thinking about the fact that in the last years I have never seen CDs and DVDs supporting writing/reading speeds higher than 52X and 16X, respectively. Is this a commercial choice (i.e. ...
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Is there any difference between installing from a burned .iso and installing from the decompressed .iso?

I have a .iso file which installs a program. Do I need to burn it / mount it on a virtual drive? Or does decompressing it work as well?
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How to check if a blank DVD is damaged?

Today I burned a DVD, but when I insert it into my external DVD drive I am told that it is blank, but if I try to burn something else on it, it simply gets ejected. The DVD in question is a -R Dual ...
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DVD blank after burn

Here is my situation: I burn a DVD using the Live File System (which allows it to act like a flash drive). Burns without problem. Then I close the session, and all the files are still on the DVD. Then ...
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Creating an audio CD that also opens a video presentation on a PC

I've seen this before with commercial CDs: they sound like regular a audio CD when inserted into a music player or stereo, but when inserted into a PC they instead open up a Flash presentation (.exe) ...
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Copying CD directly from one disk to another

In programs such as imgburn it appears that there is no option to copy a disk, one must create an image of it first then write it. When intending to copy an audio or data disk is there any difference ...
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How to burn .img linux file to DVD?

I would like to install Chrome os ( vanilla http://chromeos.hexxeh.net ) on my old Toshiba laptop. I tried to burn the .img file to my USB. But My toshiba doesn't have any USB option in Startup Bios. ...
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Why isnt the ISO I burned to a DVD bootable?

I downloaded an ISO of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit From Digital River to try to restore a laptop. I downloaded the ISO and burned it to a Memorex DVD and tried to boot the laptop from it using the ...
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Disable CD/DVD Burner but keep CD/DVD reader in Windows

I have a laptop with Win7 installed on it. I am running it with separate accounts, and I manage the only administrator account. I would like to disable the ability to burn CDs/DVDs - as that can be ...
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Burning / copying CD to improve playback

I want someone to explain to me why burning/copying some scratched CDs to a new disk, can improve the new disk's playback. Situation Borrowed a public CD with songs for playback, was scratched, and ...
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win7 PC can't read CD-Rs?

I have a win7 64-bit system that cannot read burnt CD-R's (even ones it burnt itself!). How can I troubleshoot and correct this?
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Can a car cd player read CD-RW? [closed]

I bought a CD-RW to burn down some podcasts to listen to while I'm driving. The car stereo doesn't want to read this CD. It can read all other audio CDs and MP3 CDs (CD-R), but not this one CD-RW. I ...
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Full Control Over CD/DVD burning [closed]

Suppose I want to burn just the 6000th byte(if thats not possible say the 10th sector) on a CDR without touching anyother region. Sounds possible but is there any tool to accomplish this. Yeah sure, ...
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Do I need a special burner to burn a 3D Blu Ray?

I was browsing an online shop and found the Asus BW-12B1ST burner. Both in the shopping site's page and Asus's website they claim that "with its technology, the Asus burner can burn 3D Blu Rays, ...
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CDBurner XP does not recognize HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 Blu-Ray burner

I've got an LG HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 Blu-Ray burner and want to use it with CDBurner XP on Windows 7. Unfortunately it does not like this device. It says "No compatible devices" in its drive list. ...
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2012: Is Burrrn still the best freeware Audio CD burning software for Windows? [closed]

It's been ages since Burrrn has been updated - 2006 was the date of last revision, and I wonder if there's anything now to supplant it as the recommended freeware windows burner. Personally I've had ...
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How can I make a backup of my Microsoft Office CD 2007 CD?

I have a legal CD of Microsoft Office 2007, and I am trying to make a backup copy CD of this. On Mac, with Disco, the burner says the CD is encrypted. In Linux, with brasero, it reads the disk for ...
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Is the ISO burning capability of Windows 7 bootable aware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Bootable CD from ISO Can I burn bootable dvds with Windows 7's burner? If not, what should I use?
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How do I close DVDs when burning on Windows 7?

When I burn DVDs using Explorer on Windows 7, there is no option of closing the DVD. This results in some MBs of free space after the DVD has been written (multisession). How do I close the DVD on ...
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Blu-Ray writer cancels writing when buffer is underrun

Recently I've installed ASUS BW-12B1LT BD Writer (SATA). After multiple trials I've still 0% of success in writing BD Data Discs. [I had not such problems with ATA DVD writer connected to this system] ...
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How to burn a .cdr file using Fedora?

My Macbook crashed so I don't have access to DiskUtility to burn an OSX .CDR dvd. I have booted into Fedora with a LiveCD, but I cannot seem to find anything that will allow me to burn the cdr file ...
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Why do 700 MB blank discs only fit what iTunes says is about 150 MB of songs?

Why do 700 MB blank discs only fit what iTunes says is about 150 MB of songs? I've always assumed that it writes the songs in a different way than they're stored on the computer's hard drive. Is ...
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Why don't I need to format and partition a CD or DVD before writing files to it?

Every time that I need to use a Flash USB drive, SD card or a HDD I must format it and create a partition before using it, such as NTFS, FAT, FAT32, etc. So this makes me raise some doubts: Why don'...
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Possible to burn a music CD with additional files?

I've decided to burn a music CD, and was supposed to print out a paper, but the printer was empty on black ink. So I tried the obvious, to just drag 'n drop the .docx file over to the music CD. As I ...
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How to write a video DVD on Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recommended DVD Creator A friend of mine has a few .avi and .flv files (of mixed resolution and frame rate), and he'd like to convert them and burn a video DVD (VIDEO_TS ...
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is there any on-the-fly (that doesn't store intermediate iso file in the process) command line burning software for windows xp?

I have some folders with my project with about 8G of data in each of them. Once a day I create backup to DL DVDs. It would be easier for me to do it by creating a *.CMD script in every of such folder ...
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How can I create a standard Blu-Ray video (not data) disc from multiple MKVs?

I have multiple video files in the MKV format. I want to turn these into a Blu-Ray disc that would play on a PS3 or PC with PowerDVD. The easier the better; I don't want to mess with bitrate and ...
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What's the best way to make copies of a PMCD in a regular desktop?

I need to make ~500 copies of a PMCD using two regular desktop computers. One of them is running Windows 7 and the other Ubuntu 10.04. What I want is a reliable tool that let me burn the cd and also ...
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Count total file size of many files in Windows

When I want to burn a CD R with lots of files, I have to make sure the total file size in my folder doesn't exceed the capacity of the disc (680MB). In Windows are there possibilities to check the ...
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Burn blue-ray (data disc), very unstable results with both nero and imgburn, suggestions?

I'm not sure if this is hw or software but the burner is new and should work. I have tested both imgburn and nero, so far I trashed one 50gb and one 25. They are not cheap. One succeeded with nero, ...
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How are commercial DVD's burned? [closed]

I'm not talking about the DVD-R's here. When you buy retail software and DVD movies from the store for example, how is that DVD burned onto the original disc? What would I need if I want to burn those ...
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Burning multiple CDs simultaneously

I want to burn multiple CDs at the same time, but I don't want to pay the big bucks for a replicator. Can I hook up multiple sata cd burners, and burn multiple CDs that way?
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Linux: Copy DVD ISO to empty hard disk / partition and boot as if it is a DVD?

I have a broken DVD drive and no others available right now to burn a DVD iso to so I'd like to use a empty hard disk instead. I've tried Unetbootin but that only copies a few megabytes of files - ...
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Writing Encrypted Data on DVD [closed]

I've tried Nero SecurDisc for writing Copy Protected, Password Protected files on DVD which requires Nero SecurDisc Viewer to decrypt them. But It doesn't seem to have an option to protect/encrypt ...
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Nero ask to save an image file

Whenever i burn a CD with Nero Burning ROM / Nero express, as soon as i click "Burn" the save dialog box opens that prompt me to save the project as an image file. Plus if i burn the CD, the CD is ...
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Data verify errors on DVD after burning

I have been using an external HP dvd1035i DVD Writer for burning mostly DVD-Videos for about 2 years using Nero Burning ROM. Today, I had to burn some large data files with their CRC check which I've ...
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DVD burning verification finished with warnings

I tried DVD-ISO burn compilation to burn some files which finished with warnings on data verification #34 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11816 Sector 1080125 on disc has different content to ...
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Is there any way to burn into disc that is not empty?

My DVD failed at 1% during the burn process due to a power failure. Can I burn that disc again, or do I need new one?
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Linux: CDBurner XP like software

I'm looking for some CD burning software that's like CDBurner XP or Nero. I like how they both show how many bytes are remaining when I burn a data DVD. Additionally, CDBurner XP can refresh a ...
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How is a hard-drive a bottleneck when burning a CD or DVD?

I have always wondered why people keep blaming hard-drives for causing buffer underruns when burning a CD or DVD. I’ve read many people saying to use a faster hard-drive or to make sure to defragment ...
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Burning Snow Leopard 10.6 DMG always fails

I'm trying to burn my Snow Leopard 10.6, a 6.5GB dmg file but it always fails with Burn, I don't have toast so I would like to fine a free way, how can I do? Can I use the disk utility directly? I'm ...