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Cannot finalize DVD in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by aSILENTfire, Apr 4, 2012.

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  1. aSILENTfire

    aSILENTfire Thread Starter

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    I just burned a DVD and there is no close session option available, in the global settings its set to close session when disc is ejected, but after it burned I can still add files to it.

    On the toolbar the only options are to Organize and Burn to disc.

    When I right click the DVD from My Computer there is no option to close the session, but I can burn to disc and format.

    Just to be clear the files ARE burnt already, they are not waiting to be written.

    My DVD burner is a "PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K17B ATA Device" on a HP Pavillion dv6000.

    Also every time I open a writing session a hidden file named "desktop" appears and is waiting to be written, I forgot the filetype but when opened with notepad it reads:

    [.ShellClassInfo]
    LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21815

    I might just use third party software to burn my DVDs but I would like to use the integrated software to close the session if possible.

    Any ideas on what might be wrong?
     
  2. aSILENTfire

    aSILENTfire Thread Starter

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    Here is a quick Everest report on the drive:

    [ F:\ PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K17B ATA Device ]


    Optical Drive Properties:


    Device Description PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K17B ATA Device


    Serial Number HADL705351WL


    Firmware Revision 1.02


    Firmware Date 3/1/2007


    Buffer Size 2000 KB


    Manufacturer Pioneer


    Device Type DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM


    Interface ATAPI


    Region Code 1


    Remaining User Changes 4


    Remaining Vendor Changes 4


    Writing Speeds:


    DVD+R9 Dual Layer 4x


    DVD+R 8x


    DVD+RW 8x


    DVD-R9 Dual Layer 4x


    DVD-R 8x


    DVD-RW 6x


    DVD-RAM 5x


    CD-R 24x


    CD-RW 24x


    Reading Speeds:


    DVD-ROM 8x


    CD-ROM 24x


    Supported Disk Types:


    BD-ROM Not Supported


    BD-R Not Supported


    BD-RE Not Supported


    HD DVD-ROM Not Supported


    HD DVD-R Not Supported


    HD DVD-RW Not Supported


    DVD-ROM Read


    DVD+R9 Dual Layer Read + Write


    DVD+R Read + Write


    DVD+RW Read + Write


    DVD-R9 Dual Layer Read + Write


    DVD-R Read + Write


    DVD-RW Read + Write


    DVD-RAM Read + Write


    CD-ROM Read


    CD-R Read + Write


    CD-RW Read + Write


    Optical Drive Features:


    Buffer Underrun Protection Supported


    C2 Error Pointers Supported


    CD+G Not Supported


    CD-Text Supported


    Hybrid Disc Not Supported


    JustLink Not Supported


    LabelFlash Not Supported


    Layer-Jump Recording Supported


    LightScribe Supported


    Mount Rainier Not Supported


    SMART Supported


    CSS Supported


    CPRM Supported


    AACS Not Supported


    VCPS Not Supported


    BD CPS Not Supported


    Device Manufacturer:


    Company Name Pioneer Corporation


    Product Information http://www.pioneer-eur.com/eur/productgroups.jsp


    Firmware Download http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/support/
     
  3. Macboatmaster

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    This is I think, the information you need

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Close-or-finalize-a-CD-or-DVD

    and in relation into the hidden file, it is a desktop ini. file so you must have show hidden files and folders checked.
    Its appearance is normal if you do so have the system configured. It will not of course be burnt.
    It is used to provide the name of the Burning folder.
    Either uncheck show hidden files and folders and check hide portected operating system files or simply ignore it.
    My advice is the former rather than the latter.
    There are many reasons why you should NEVER run the system generally with those views enabled.
     
  4. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor

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    aSILENTfire

    Just wondered if you had received my post notification and if you have managed to resolve the issue following the advice
     
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