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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 ...
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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 ...
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DVD Burner becoming unresponsive?

My DVD burner is acting strange. From the moment it starts to burn, the drive is very loud. If I abort the job at say 10%, it will become unresponsive for 10-20 minutes. Once it finally comes back and ...
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Volume ID using mkisofs and cdrecord

I'm trying to specify the volume id of a cd/dvd when using mkisofs and cdrecord afterwards. I figured out that there's an option -V volumeid of mkisofs. The manpage says that 32 characters can be ...
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What disc image formats does Windows 7 Disc Image Burner support?

I've discovered that Windows 7 comes with ISO burning ability built right into Windows Explorer. It's a great addition, but I was wondering if Windows 7 supports any other formats. For example: .ccd, ...
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Vista: Making Mastered the default burning setting

I'm currently backing off a ton of data onto DVDs, but I've already lost one DVD because I forgot to select the hidden option of "Mastered" before I pressed "next". Is there a way to make this the ...
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Need Suggestions for a Good CD/DVD burner that also mounts .ISO files [closed]

I've been looking for this for a while now. I'd like a freeware program that burns all CDs and DVDs, and also mounts and runs .ISO files on virtual drives without requiring any additional software. Is ...
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When is it possible to use a DVD+/-R in instead of a CD-R?

When it comes to simple CD ISO images it is possible to burn them to a DVD+/-R, but what about the more general case? Is it possible to copy a CD with audio tracks to DVD+/-R? What about mixed mode ...
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Cannot burn .iso onto either a USB nor a rewriteable DVD

Using a Dell e6500 Latitude Laptop running Ubuntu (Maverick). I've been trying desperately using wodim, growisofs, dd, and cdrecord to try and write a Windows .iso to some sort of media (Yes, it is ...
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How to burn a cd that automatically opens a PDF upon insertion?

A friend of mine is using Nero Express. She would like to burn a cd with a pdf on it, and have the cd automatically open the pdf file when the cd is inserted into a machine running Windows. Is there ...
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Is there a way to “burn” audio to an ISO? (as an audio CD)

I have an audiobook that I've downloaded via their download manager, and it's loaded into their cutesy little audio program that they force you to use. I can play the book just fine using their ...
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How do I copy only certain parts of a DVD and burn them to a different DVD?

I have DVDs (movies and TV shows, that is) that I would like to backup for my own use but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. I've been using DVD Decrypter to get the files from the DVDs but my ...
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Add files to playable DVD Mac

I have a DVD that was created in iDVD, I don't have the source, just the DVD with the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders. When I stick it in my DVD player, I get a nice menu and can play one of 4 home ...
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Burning a 1080p slideshow onto Blu-Ray using Mac OS X

I'm trying to burn a 1080p slideshow onto a Blu-ray disc with my Mac. I've been able to make the slideshow in both iDVD and DVD Studio Pro, but neither support Blu-ray burning. With what combination ...
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Why does my DVD+R show more usage than I burned?

I burned 24 MB (4 files) to DVD+R but on disk properties in Windows it shows up 28 MB of used space. Why is so large difference? There are no hidden files. I used Windows 7 burning system in Explorer ...
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Recommendation for simple free CD copier software [closed]

I need recommendations for software to make copies of audio CDs for a person who is prone to PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair) errors. I would personally use ImgBurn or CloneCD, but ...
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Macbook superdrive got calibration problems

On intel macbook dual 2Ghz with Matshita DVD-R UJ 857 drive Trying to burn DVD with toast titanium or Mac Book's built-in software will throw: medium error, sense code = 0x73, 0x03 peripheral ...
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Making audio CDs en mass - Linux based solutions?

My mom's sings and gives away cds to people. Invariably it falls to me to have to burn cds for her, and burning 50-100 cds on a single drive is a pain. I DO have a handful of cd burners and a slightly ...