Earlier today I attempted to use DVDBurn to burn the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK – a very handy free download full of Windows deployment tools) onto a DVD. I accidentally inserted a DVD+R into my laptop’s drive – it can only burn DVD-R discs hence I created another coaster!
It’s an easy mistake to make and hence I figured it may be useful to share the error with you just in case you do the same.
Here’s a copy of the screen input and output:
D:\dvdburn d: “WAIK vista_6000.16386.061101-2205-LRMAIK_EN.iso”
Media type: DVD+R
Error reserving zone for burn
Here’s a copy of the screen input and output having inserted a DVD-R:
D:\>dvdburn d: “WAIK vista_6000.16386.061101-2205-LRMAIK_EN.iso”
Media type: DVD-R
Setting DAO mode in WriteParameters mode page… Error setting timestamp; this e
rror will be ignored, some drives can work without this
– 100.0% done
Waiting for drive to finalize disc (this may take up to 30 minutes)………….
Success: Finalizing media took 18 seconds
Error reinserting disc
Note: The “error reinserting disc” is perfectly normal – having completed the burn the disc is ejected automatically.