CloneDVD,Media write error


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Apr 4, 2007
Hi to everyone, for the past 2 days I haven't been able to copy any DVD, I'm getting this message "writing to video media was not successful", "Media write error "A write error has occurred, probably caused by a bad media". "Please replace the media and try again". "Details, WriteDVD 10 11 W2", I'm sure is not the blanks DVD, I tried to uninstall and install the SW, I'm using a HP dvd940i, I can copy anything with Nero, but not with clonedvd.
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1. Click this

Do what it says to do.

Also, check to see if there's a better ide/ata busmaster driver available for you possibly from your motherboard's support website if Microsoft's default drivers aren't working well for you.
If you're not using Microsoft's default drivers, then please do.

2. visit (thanks to Zebadee)
Use one of the programs mentioned, and list your Lowerfilters and Upperfilters in your next post.

Or for XP users only,
Click Start, Run
type regedit
Go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

We want what's listed in "LowerFilters" and "UpperFilters". List your Lowerfilters and Upperfilters in your next post.

3. Update your burner's firmware (if available)

4. Use good quality media

5. Try lowering your burn speed (not below 4x; if you have a 16x burner and 16x rated media try writing to it at 12x instead of 16x)

6. If you're using +R, +RW, or +R DL media, change the booktype to "dvd-rom" (step 3)

7. Avoid sticker labels (they tend to cause problems)

8. Try setting a custom size of 4300 in Clonedvd (but if you're using good media, you shouldn't have to)

Bad burn quality is notorious around the end of discs
and also at layer breaks when using low quality DL media (use Verbatim +R DL media, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom)
Thanks for your rapid response,
this is from the registry:
lowerFilters reg_multi_sz elbydelay anydvd pxhelp20
upperFilters reg_multi_sz icdrm incdpass gearaspiWDM
and this is from the filter driver load order:
Upper Class Filter GEARAspiWDM
Upper Class Filter InCDPass
Upper Class Filter redbook
device object HP DVD writer 940d

Lower Class Filter PxHelp20
Lower Class Filter anyDVD
Lower Class Filter ElbyDelay
Lower Device Filter imapi
Uninstall Nero's Incd. Don't use packet writing software. I would recommend you learn how to use burning software without having to drag and drop files, since packet writing software not only tends to conflict with Anydvd and other programs--but also because packet writing tends to be unstable and less secure than using dvd-ram. If you prefer dragging and dropping files, I recommend you invest in a dvd-ram burner (and use dvd-ram) instead.
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no it didn't work, I uninstall the incd, and lowered the speed to 12, but only burned about 5% of the dvd. Thanks

Ps. Where can I change to dvd-rom? clone dvd has "dvd-ram"
I'm using lightScribe dvd+R 16 and TDK dvd+r 16, first time I have any kind of problem.
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1. What kind of blank media are you using?

2. Are those entries gone from your filters? (icdrm

3. What make and model burner are you using?
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That is the one that I had been using, dvd-5, thanks.

Are icdrm and incdpas no longer listed in your filters?

Go back and read my previous replies (including upgrading your burner's firmware and using good quality blank media).
Thanks, I try that but I could not find any update for the hp 940i, I might buy another burner.Thanks again.
I'll try a different media tomorrow, I can't find any firmware for the hp940i burner, I'll let you know how it went. Thanks.