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    Post How to avoid bad burns with ImgBurn

    This guide might solve problems when you get "Open Tray", "Play DVD" (Xbox Logo), incomplete Hard Drive game install with "Can't read this disc/This disc is unreadable", or random freezes using burnt discs that is untouched and have no scratches, and even pass ABGX/ImgBurn verification.

    Other error messages you may experience in Imgburn:
    - Failed to write sectors/Lead-In
    - L-EC Uncorrectable Error (error at 50% layerbreak)
    - Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Failed
    - Power Calibration error
    - ABGX Game CRC errors between 40-50% or Splitvid errors.



    Then do this...

    Download the latest http://www.imgburn.com/ first. (Leave the default settings untouched or restore to factory defaults)...

    1. Update firmware for DVD drive (recommended).

    2. Disable SPTD in Device Manager (optional). Also, make sure to re-enable important Windows services.

    3. Disable or close programs in the notification area that take up CPU. Check which process is currently using up CPU in Windows Task Manager, and kill the process or disable it. If you don't do this, you will have buffering problems when burning, and the burning will stop until the hard disk activity quiets down or reaches its threshold. Also, defragment the folder that your ISO file is in using Game Booster, Defraggler or WinContig - you don't want your hard drive to keep reading and stopping while burning, it must be constant. You can also burn while in limited services/processes mode, if you have a slow computer. Another thing you can do is store the ISOs on different locations of the hard drive, or simply have an external hard drive that has only ISOs on it.

    4. Use Verbatims. http://ixtreme.net/dont-waste-that-disc ... t2961.html

    5. Sometimes you might get lucky and the burning will still be successful even after pausing during the burning process. Verify your disc with ABGX or ImgBurn to make sure. If no errors were found, a successful backup!


    NOTE #1:
    If the 360 will not play the disc, install to hard drive or freeze during a certain chapter, even when ABGX/ImgBurn says there is no CRC corruption, then the burner that was used to burn the disc is not doing so strong enough for a 360 drive to read it properly. It might be your media brand that has bad surfaces in some of its discs. Sometimes it may work if you clean it, or if you retry the burning process on another disc.

    NOTE #2: Some 360 drives can't tolerate certain media and the way the disc is written onto it, because the laser is not strong enough for that type of disc. Get Verbatims/Maxells to make sure and/or buy a better burner. Memorex/Nexxtech discs are not recommended even though they cost less.

    NOTE #3: Make sure the Source ISO is OK first before burning. Use your .dvd file to burn with layerbreak 1913760 automatically, or just manually create one. You can burn at maximum speed if you want.

    NOTE #4: If the game you are trying to verify is not on the ABGX database yet, ImgBurn can verify the game data for you. Load up ImgBurn, click "Verify disc", and then click "Verify Against Image File". Confirm that no error messages are in the log, and that there are 0 Miscompares and 0 Read Errors. Don't forget that you can install the game to the hard drive to see if it 100% finishes.

    NOTE #5: If you are getting a lot of error messages or a certain part in the ImgBurn log is taking a long time to complete during the burning process, then that specific blank disc has a bad surface. Get a better disc like Verbatims/Maxell. You might even be able to burn at 6x.

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    Re: How to avoid bad burns with ImgBurn

    This should be a three step guide:

    1. Make sure the layer break is 1913760.

    2. Make sure the book type is DVD-ROM

    3. If encountering any errors, use a different dvd burner.
    Unreadable discs, writing errors, discs not playing after lightly marked. These are ALL the result of poor burning quality.

    In fact, I burned 3 TDK's today with three different burners. The first from my lite-on burner didn't play. The second burned clean as a whistle. The third was also perfect.

    The disc that didn't work had a stall when writing the finalisation part, retried once and worked.


    What's interesting is that I've noticed with all bad burns encountered on friends or my dvds ....THE DISC SURFACE BURNS WARPED.

    Look at your purple in the light ...good burns are mirrors with no reflection skewing. Bad burns have weird reflectional qualities that resemble puddles in a perfectly still purple landscape. Puddles of fail and bad burners.
    Essential links

    Jungleflasher guide. Always consult the guide.
    http://jungleflasher.net/files/JungleFlasher.pdf

    ABGX360 - Check and patch your games
    http://www.abgx360.net/

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    Re: How to avoid bad burns with ImgBurn

    I also highly recommend using 2x speed only.

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    Re: How to avoid bad burns with ImgBurn

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi-xboxer
    I also highly recommend using 2x speed only.
    Does the burning speed really matter?

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    Re: How to avoid bad burns with ImgBurn

    No, if the media/disc supports up to 8x speed, then you can burn at 8x if you burner supports it for faster burning. I would recommend burning only at 2.4x-6x. To be safe on Xbox Live, use a disc that only supports 2.4x speeds and burn at 2.4x (doesn't really matter).

    And after doing research, the best media is Verbatim and Maxell. With those, they say you will never get burning error messages and unreadable discs. There could be more brands, but I do know that Memorex and Nexxtech brands aren't really good.

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    Re: How to avoid bad burns with ImgBurn

    What about brands like Sony, Samsung or Moserbaer? Are they reliable? Please Help out!

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    Re: How to avoid bad burns with ImgBurn

    ^Naw I wouldn't use those, they use crappy suppliers/manufacturers and just slap their name on the cover, especially Sony. Verbatim's have always been good, and most TDK's too.

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    Re: How to avoid bad burns with ImgBurn

    I've been using memorex just fine. I did have 1 or 2 discs not burn the second layer (just 1 I think) but at 50 discs for $30 I'm happy to lose a couple to burn failure.

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    Re: How to avoid bad burns with ImgBurn

    Hi guys,
    i have got yesterday many times this error:
    I/O Error!

    Device: [0:1:0] OPTIARC BD ROM BC-5500S (E (SATA)

    ScsiStatus: 0x02
    Interpretation: Check-Condition

    CDB: 2a 00 00 00 02 20 00 00 20 00
    Interpretation: Write(10) - Sectors: 544 - 575

    Sense Area: 70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 35 2D 03 3E 0C 00 00 00 00 00
    Interpretation: Write Error
    I have the newest versions of ImgBurn(2.5) and XBox Backup Creator (2.9).

    Solution:
    Today i took the older version of XBC (2.8) and all works fine, eaven with the new ImgBurn. You have onely to ignore the "Stelth" warnings from the older version (before you have to check with abgx360).

    In my opinion, there are some bugs in the new XBox Backup Creator and NOT in ImgBurn.

    I hope it`s useful for you guys.

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    Re: How to avoid bad burns with ImgBurn

    Thought I'd update. Still using Memorex. All my DVD's I burned a while ago are still going fine, some with some scratches on them. Haven't had a bad DVD since the first 2 so I think they may have just been user error (1 I'm pretty sure wasn't my fault) Memorex's are awesome. I also install all games to ensure a good burn so that may also be why they are working fine. I've done 15-20 games out of the 50 disc spindle

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