cannot obtain exclusive access

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by js1701, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. js1701

    js1701 New Member

    I am having the same issue as pucker21. I get it after 89% is done. I am trying to write the dvd files from my hard drive. The log states Writing stopped: cannot obtain exclusive access. I am logged on as an administrator member. This happened on a 2nd DVD. Prior to that it said media write error but also at 89%.

    BTW, the link in Webslinger's post maybe damaged as it gives this message: No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator

    Last edited: Mar 31, 2008
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Do not post in other's troubleshooting threads please unless you wish to assist them. Click and read fully. Thank you

    Don't. Use the original disc as the source.

    You might want to also try disabling UAC if you're using Vista.

    Here is a general outline of what you should be doing:

    1. Use Anydvd click

    You may need to reboot after installing if prompted to do so.

    2. Click the red fox icon on your toolbar. Click "default". Click "ok".

    3. If you use DVDShrink, Nero Recode, or programs that generally can't handle structural protections, right-click on the fox icon on your toolbar and select "Rip video-dvd to Hard Disk". Choose your source and destination paths. Click "Copy", and wait for Anydvd ripper to finish. You can then import that rip into whatever program you want. This is an important step if the original disc contains structural protection.

    You don't need to do this if you own Clonedvd or are planning to make a backup with Clonecd.

    4. Use Clonedvd beta: click

    5. Follow the steps from this link in order: click (follow them step by step)

    If you're using +R DL blank discs, I recommend using Clonecd: click

    6. If you still have problems, then . . .

    a) Ensure Anydvd is running.
    b) Put the problematic original movie dvd in your burner. Wait for Anydvd to scan the disc.
    c) Right click the red fox icon on your toolbar.
    d) Select "Create Logfile"
    e) Wait for Anydvd to create a log file.
    f) A pop-up screen will appear. Take note of the location where Anydvd created the logfile and the logfile's name. Click "ok".
    g) Go to your My Documents folder
    h) You will see a zip file called "" (or something similar; see step f)
    i) When replying or posting in the Slysoft forums, look for the icon that looks like [​IMG] (in other words, look for the paperclip after clicking "quote" or when creating a new thread)
    j) If you don't see that paperclip icon, click the "go advanced" button. You should see that icon now. Click the paperclip.
    k) A small pop-up screen should appear (if it doesn't please ensure your browser is enabled to allow pop-ups from the Slysoft forums)
    l) Click the "Browse" button, and locate and select the .zip file you created.
    m) click "upload"
    n) Close the window. When you submit reply, or submit a new thread, the .zip file will be attached automatically for us to take a look at

    B) State the full a)error message(s) you encountered (click "details"), b)tell us what program(s) you were using when you received the error message(s), and c) describe in detail what you were doing when you received the error message(s). What problem are you having exactly?

    C) Click to see if your question has already been answered