Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: cues and isos again

22 Oct 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium
cues and isos again

have just been trying to burn dts cds (it's in wav.cue format)

system refuses to burn both the images i try to burn
have had two different error messages:
"can't read file" and "cannot find image"

also now ashampoo just crashes with a windows "close program" message

any ideas/help? i'm pretty sure it's not software specific - as i've loaded 3 versions of ashampoo and also magic iso

could it be hardware? no it sounds silly but could there be drivers required for win7 to understand cue/bin files?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Hello brenski and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you had this problem before or has it just started? Are you using audio CDs? I'm not sure if Ashampoo or Windows 7 natively supports DTS burning. But you might see if this free tool works. It supposedly supports DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD bitstreaming.

ffdshow tryouts | Official Website
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Since you mention images and ISOs, I presume that you are trying to burn the ISOs into an optical media but the burning software you used failed. ( It is immaterial what the ISO contains since it is just the replica of the original.)

On this presumption, I would suggest that you defragment the ISOs using WinContig WinContig or Power Defragmenter RejZoR - Power Defragmenter 3.0 released! and then burn the defragmented ISOs.

May or may not work, but absolutely no harm in trying. ( When my multi-boot pendrive couldn't boot from a bootable ISO, the above defragmentation helped to fix it. After defragging the ISO, it booted.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Fragmented ISOs? Does such a thing even exist I've never ever seen an ISO containing a filesystem where any file was in more than one fragment.

brenski: you mention a "wav.cue" image, is this a .cue file with multiple .wav files? Or is your image a .bin/.cue set? The .cue file is actually plain readable text; if you could post it here that would be great.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

ISO itself is one single file. It can be broken and placed at different locations in segments in which case it is fragmented.

Such non-contiguous ISOs may not work/appear corrupt in certain situations like the multiboot pen drive I have mentioned previously.

WinContig or Power defragmenter can make the ISO contiguous by putting all the fragments together in one place. Defragmented.

Perfect Disk drive map of an HDD containing 13 large ISOs (no other file category) with no fragments:

cues and isos again-contiguous-isos.jpg

The same drive with one ISO fragmented:

cues and isos again-fragmentediso.jpg

WinContig and Power Defragmenter can list the fragmented files (ISOs in this case) and defragment the chosen files.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

I didn't realize you were talking about the ISO itself, I thought you meant the files within. Still, I don't think fragmentation should affect it anymore than it would affect an mp3 file or a video or a Word document. (Of course it's different if you try to burn it to a disc at high speed and the HD can't keep up with delivering the data - but that shouldn't cause actual read errors.)

But the OP's question was about a .cue/.wav image, or so he claims. We're not even dealing with .iso files here...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Yep, Corazon, normally though a fragmented ISO shouldn't matter. It is just like any other fragmented file.

Recently when I added the latest Paragon WinPE recovery CD ISO to my multiboot pendrive it wouldn't boot. As recommended by the software author, I defragmented the ISO in the flash drive with Power Defragmenter and then it booted. So under certain conditions/situations defragmenting the ISO can help. ( I am not sure whether it will help only under a Linux environment.) So where one finds some difficulty in dealing with a particular ISO, my recommendation will be to try defragmenting the ISO. It may or may not help in that particular situation, but trying it does not cost anything except the little time it takes to defragment that single ISO.

Since the OP mentioned "cues and ISOs again" as the title, I had presumed certain things as clearly stated in my first post. Yes, my presumption was wrong.:)

Let us now hear from the OP and his response to your query.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Yes, let's. But thanks for your useful information. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 cues and isos again

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Is it possible to combine Linux ISOs with Windows 7 ISO?
This may sound like a strange question, but basically what I want to do is make a DVD that's an "essential Windows reinstall kit". I do freelance computer repair and most of the computers I have worked on have had some nasty viruses that screw up Windows to the point where it's easier to just...
Installation & Setup
Can't activate Windows (used 3 different isos)
I'm trying to reformat my friend's Windows 7 laptop. He lost the cd, so I figured I would just download an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium and use the key on the laptop. It absolutely refuses to take the key though, I've used 3 different isos now, including the disk I got with my laptop from Dell. I...
Windows Updates & Activation
Two ISOs for Hindi version?
Hi folks! I've just begun downloading the Hindi version of the Windows 7 Beta 1 and the downloader is downloading two ISOs for me. 1. 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso (2.44 GB) 2. 7000.0.081212-1400_x86fre_client_LIP_hi-in-GB1CLIP_HI_DVD.iso (41.94 MB) What...
Installation & Setup
Bluray .ISOs in Windows 7
I'm trying to play bluray backups on windows 7, but daemon tools isn't compatible with it. I installed PowerISO as I read it worked with windows 7, but it doesn't recognize the .isos. I rebooted in vista, and the files play fine mounted with daemon tools. So, what program can i use to mount...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App