Unable to get DVD to burn

  bumpkin 15:06 03 Mar 2017
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Hi all, I am trying to burn a DVD which I have done many times before on the same equipment. Win10 using imgburn. Getting a message "The semaphore timeout period has expired" which is not something I have seen before or understand, any help please. Had 3 attempts on 3 new disks all failed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:21 03 Mar 2017

How big a file are you trying to burn?

  bumpkin 17:57 03 Mar 2017

I am trying to make a W10 iso.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:22 03 Mar 2017

are you using a 32bit system?

  bumpkin 22:10 03 Mar 2017

yes and trying to write a 32bit iso for use on another pc but after another go still getting the same message. 4 disks tried now all brand new, it manages to write the finalize on them rendering them useless.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:00 03 Mar 2017

32bit doesn't like writing files bigger than 4G how bigs the iso file?

  bumpkin 09:56 04 Mar 2017

I don't know for certain but about 4G I would think.

  alanrwood 10:01 04 Mar 2017
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I'm sure the MS would not provide a file for a 32 bit Windows program that can not be written to a disk. DVD disks usually have a 4.7GB capacity anyway. Try writing at a much slower speed. It might work. Also try another disk burner ie CDBurnerXP which despite its name is Win 10 compatible. If that fails I would guess the DVD Writer has given up all together or is incompatible with the disks you are using.

  bumpkin 13:34 04 Mar 2017

The writer works OK and the disks are compatible (just tested it with a video clip to be sure) I am using 16x speed Verbatin or Memorex DVD-R disks all new and undamaged. Tried at 4x speed and still the same message appears.

  MJS WARLORD 14:10 04 Mar 2017

Hi bumpkin i found this article for you

Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

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Also note once you find a disc type your pc likes stick to that typee AND the same manufacturer.

  bumpkin 19:59 04 Mar 2017

Thanks alan, done in 5mins on first attempt using CDBurnerXP.

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