Error reserving zone for burn – DVDBurn error


DVDBurn is a handly free tool that you can download from Microsoft.com – the name’s pretty descriptive as it enables you to burn an ISO image onto a DVD.


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
Preparing media…
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
Preparing media…
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
Finished Writing
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.

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