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AI Recovery Burner

Discussion in 'Asus' started by justnar, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. justnar

    justnar Newbie

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    recently i bought asus u80v, and i realized that there is a hidden partition for recovery...
    and after first start up some reminder showing to backup the recovery to dvds...
    after i press start, the program runs until it hit 100% then showing
    error, failed to create iso image...

    so i cant backup the recovery to dvd...
    i want to ask anyone having this problem, and how to solve it >.<
    or any other software can be used to replace the AI recovery burner...?
     
  2. hdwdlnd

    hdwdlnd Newbie

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    I have a similar problem with my new Asus M60J. It actually says that it burns to 100% and then it freezes on Checking DVD 1% after it makes a lot of loud vibration sounds. If I leave it for about 15 minutes, a message pops up and says DVD error and to insert another blank DVD to burn recovery disc 1 again. The discs that it burns look like they have data on them if I visually inspect the back of the disc but my computer won't read them when inserted. It makes the same loud vibration noises. I used Sony DVD-R 4.7 GB AccuCORE DVD's. I tried to burn the recovery disc twice with two different discs and it gave me the same error on disc 1 both times. It it because it's trying to lightscribe the discs or something? It doesn't always make the vibration sounds. Just when verifying the disc and when the burned disc is inserted after it has been burned. This does not leave a very good first impression when first starting a new laptop...
     
  3. billmcdougal

    billmcdougal Notebook Enthusiast

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    I hate to bump a thread this old, but I was about to make a post for this exact same problem and figured I'd do a search. Has any solution been found for this issue? My recovery DVD burning process also freezes at 1% of Checking DVD.
     
  4. Kalim

    Kalim Ceiling Cat Is Watching U

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    Lets look at the evidence. We know the AI Recovery software works. Others, including myself, have used it to burn discs. That leaves three possibilities. The hard drive, the Optical Disc Drive [ODD] or the disc media used.

    The easiest of the three is to test the ODD with other media. Can the drive read other discs inserted into the drive? If so, does it read the disc effortlessly or is there a lot of head thrashing?

    If it reads the disc fine, then try burning with better media. I recommend using Taiyo Yuden -R for single layer discs (something that AI Recovery doesn't do is DL discs, otherwise I would have recommend Verbatim +R).

    If the drive has trouble reading other discs you burned elsewhere or pressed discs that you know are fine or it doesn't read any media at all, then it's likely the drive is faulty. Do you have a USB ODD you could try?

    The last possibility is the hidden partition on the hard drive. I don't know how you would go about testing it for corruption.
     
  5. billmcdougal

    billmcdougal Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the help. I got it working and just wanted to post my results for anyone that might have the problem in the future. I ended up finding this post on the asus forums about similar issues.

    On that thread, 2 seperate people mentioned failing the process using VERBATIM brand. One switched to TDK and one switched to Memorex, which resolved the issues. Personally, it was SONY DVD+R discs that were failing for me, but I picked up a spindle of Memorex DVD+R discs and it worked just fine. If anyone else runs in to this issue, don't worry, just pick up some different media.
     
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    atlantic4 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I used Verbatim RW and K Classic RW successfully. I tried some generic bulk R discs and had the same failures mentioned. Nice to know it's a media problem.
     
  7. Kalim

    Kalim Ceiling Cat Is Watching U

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    For the record, those that have been using burners for a number of years will often say to use -R discs for single layer (DVD5) and and +R discs for dual layer (DVD9). For single layer discs I mentioned Taiyo Yuden (which is what I used). TY's are made in Japan and are considered a premium brand. For Dual Layer (DL) discs Verbatim +R discs are arguably the best.

    Glad you got it sorted out.
     
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