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    Problem burning ISO files with ImgBurn

    I seem to be in the coaster business. I have a couple wii iso files I am trying to burn to a disc. It seems simple enough, but for some reason I can't get it to work. I am using ImgBurn to write the iso to disc. I am using Verbatim DVD-R and burning at 4x. I select the iso to burn and start the write process. It appears to be working, says the file size is 4,699,996,776. It verify's after burning. When I look at what is on the disk you can't see any files except desktop.ini but the disc appears to be full in the ImgBurn program.

    Anybody got any ideas?

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    Does it work when u put it in the wii?

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    This is normal from my experience. The disc should still work in the Wii even if it doesn't pick up on your computer. I believe this is because only a select few types of drives can read Wii discs, and after you burn the ISO, that's what it becomes.

    My second disc (after my first DVD+R attempt failed) burned (DVD-R 4x) just fine, verified, then after I put it back in the drive it said it had 4.37gb of free space, so I was even more freaked than you were. But I popped it in the Wii, and it worked fine.

    My suggestion: try it in the Wii before you burn more copies.

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    Ya, what cloud said. Very few drives in the PC can actually read a Wii formatted disc. So no need to panic.

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    Just so you know, very rarely are ANY games natively read (meaning without extra programs/mods) by a PC, so far the only game systems I know of where you can just pop a game in the computer and view its files are PS1/PS2 discs. Both xbox and xbox 360 discs will fake themselves as DVDs and not show anything else. Wii I'm guessing just uses a different file system then windows can use (not that unusual xbox used fatx)

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    First, thanks to everyone for their input.

    The wii does not read it either. The thing that puzzles me most is I have a couple downloaded iso files I'm trying. I can view the file on my computer. Basically all that is happenning is the software is copying the file from my computer to a disc. You are just burning an image right? If it shows up on my computer as an iso shouldn't it be seen on the disc as an iso, or does it get changed to another type of file or files that become unreadable ? I tried to burn the iso files on another computer and ran into the same problem. Wii won't recognize the disc either. You think maybe it's just a bad iso file. If it's not against the rules, can someone suggest a reliable source for files.
    Last edited by gary9; 06-13-2010 at 12:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary9 View Post
    First, thanks to everyone for their input.

    The wii does not read it either. The thing that puzzles me most is I have a couple downloaded iso files I'm trying. I can view the file on my computer. Basically all that is happenning is the software is copying the file from my computer to a disc. You are just burning an image right? If it shows up on my computer as an iso shouldn't it be seen on the disc as an iso, or does it get changed to another type of file or files that become unreadable ? I tried to burn the iso files on another computer and ran into the same problem. Wii won't recognize the disc either. You think maybe it's just a bad iso file. If it's not against the rules, can someone suggest a reliable source for files.
    Not sure whats going here but you should try a another type of blank disc, Verbatim will work fine but I have gotten a full spindle of coasters due to whatever was wrong with them, I called up the company and they sent me the same brand and type back, and they worked perfect.

    Also you wont see the ISO on the disc but rather the files within the ISO, (if you could see them). It does sound like a BAD ISO, if you can try a different ISO a known working one to weed out the problem. There are plenty of torrent sites out there and I dont know if its against the rules to post it so just try and use the most popular one, not that hard to find

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    kind of, but remember an ISO is an actually file made up of a collection of files, so it could be a misread somewhere, make sure all your drivers are working up to date, burn at 4x and if that doesn't work it may be a bad rip.

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    After a ton of reading and research, I think I know what is happenning. I have one of the new black wii's. From what I read, they have installed a new chip to prevent reading burnt discs. Plan B. I dragged out my old WD 500 GB My Book HDD. It was a little fickle at first, but I finally got some files loaded. I used the same iso files I was trying to burn to disc. Using Homebrew Channel and USB loader, the games work. I am still curious and would like to test my discs on an older hacked console, just to confirm that they are good burns, but I don't have access to one. Anyway, I had to go a different route, but I was able to accomplish the mission. The iso files I had were acquired. I will now attempt to create my own using rawdump then try them out on the HDD. If I have success with this I will be able to backup everything and preserve the originals.

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    Bingo, you got it, lol. Black wiis = external hard drive loading only. Good luck. If you need any help with usb loading check out the guide in my signature.

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