Media for burning Asus AI Recovery discs - Page 2
Hey again! OK, I took a look around at ImgBurn Support Forums, and the local admin there is really responsive to people. It seems like the problem could be one of several factors. Possibly the disc media you are using, firmware is out of date for the drive or isn't suited to that particular brand/dye media. Better media such as Taiyo Yuden is preferred, I have good success with them.
To get a better diagnosis, post the log from ImgBurn's last session in the ImgBurn Forum. You can find the log inside ImgBurn under Help / ImgBurn Logs. Open the file, find the time-stamp for the session which produced the error, and Copy/Paste into the support forum message.
You will find ImgBurn's Support Forum here:
They should be able to help you sort it out. I know it works well for me using Taiyo Yuden media. My drive is a Samsung SH-S203B internal desktop DVD burner. What drive do you have, is this a desktop or a laptop drive?
Personally, I've got some Verbatim +R's, have used them with some success. But I believe most drives, including your TV player, do best with -R discs. I edit video as well, using Sony Vegas, and burn the finished discs with Sony's DVD Architect. No problems with the TY -R media. Best place to get them online is here (Supermediastore.com):
My favorite, TY Watershield 16x DVD-R's.
Glad you found a winner. Sometimes you will find different brands/models of DVD burners have a preference for a certain media. Generally you have a better chance of a good burn using a slower 2.4x - 4x burn rate. A lot of discs may be rated to burn at 8x or 16x speeds, BUT, that doesn't guarantee that your hardware can keep up with that speed, and if it can't, you're going to have problems. Laptop drives sometimes can't run the higher speeds you might get away with on a desktop internal DVD burner, the desktop drives are have a more robust build and are less prone to vibrate, they're spinning quite fast and the mechanism needs to be well-isolated. Some of the desktop drives can spin at thousands of RPM, fast enough to shatter a flawed disc. Here's what happens when a disc fails at extreme speeds:
Besides having this disc for re-installing Windows, your key is on the bottom of your machine. All I needed was drivers downloaded from Asus, all went back just fine. Only thing you'll have to keep backups of is your data, and you can archive your program installer files to a USB stick etc. You may already have some of them which you installed from CD as well.
I think it will recognize a USB drive, Windows must have a basic USB installed during setup. I've attached a Word file with my install notes. I like to do this when I walk through something, keeps me from getting brain failure next time I need to remember what I did !
Windows 7 and Drivers Re-Installation.doc 19k .doc file