bad media error

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by kiper21, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. kiper21

    kiper21 New Member

    I'm trying to backup a DVD onto a DVD-R and I keep getting a failure to write, bad media message. I'm running CloneDVD and using a NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A to burn the discs. I can write a CD fine, but since the upgrade to the new CloneDVD version I'm having problems. Any suggestions?

    On a side note, I've been writing to DVD+R prior to this and everything has been working fine. I'm assuming DVD-R should work just as well. Is that a wrong assumption?
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    9. I'm getting Writedvd 10 11 W2 errors. Why?

    a) Are you using junk blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden (8x) premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer to this question is "yes". Stay far away from Memorex, Princo, Ritek, regular Maxell, Fuji, etc. that are not made in Japan.
    b) Click this and read FULLY (because the same advice applies)
    c) Do you have Musicmatch Jukebox on your system? If so, click this
    d) Remove packet writing software from your system (including Directcd, Incd, drag to disc, DLA, etc.)
    e) Click this and read
    f) Do steps 3 and 4 from here (note that step 4 requires you to post information, and this step could be the most helpful in getting your situation resolved)
  3. kiper21

    kiper21 New Member

    i missed that part of the FAQ. I chose the reinstalling the drivers step and everything seems to work fine now. thanks.
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I'm glad it worked for you.