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Burning problems

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by ZebUK, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. ZebUK

    ZebUK Member

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    Hi, I've recently started having problems burning movies/data to DVDs.

    No matter what program I use whether its data/video via Nero (7 Premium) or movies using DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink or CopyToDVD (movies using last 3) the computer goes through the motions of burning but at random times the disc sometimes won't recognise on my PC, sometimes it does. The tooltip for my burner says "Used 0, Free 0"

    Sometimes these discs that aren't recognised in my PC will play in my DVD recorder (LG DR175) and sometimes they won't.

    My burner is an NEC ND-3550A

    My burner is newish and has only burnt about 50-80 discs in total since I bought it from new.

    Could this be a problem with my burner? Maybe firmware? The latest firmware is 1.06 (that I can find) and I have 1.05 installed.

    All these problems started happening since I upgraded to Nero 7 Premium and I don't want to have to go back to a previous version of Nero if I can help it (if Nero is the cause of the problem) as that would be a waste of money upgrading Nero although I will if I have to.

    Many thanks.

    EDIT: At the end of every burn it says the burn was successful.
     
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  2. LABOY

    LABOY Regular member

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    What media are you using and how fast are you burning??

    It would also be helpful if you posted a NeroLog which might reveal possible problems.

    You can find modified firmware for your NEC here though firmware may not be your problem.

    http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/
     
  3. ZebUK

    ZebUK Member

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    Doesn't matter what media I use - happens with every DVD but CDs work fine.

    This is my Nero history log.


    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 02/11/2004 13:54:32

    NT-SPTI used
    Nero Version: 7.2.7.0
    Internal Version: 7, 2, 7, 0

    Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A> Version: 1.05 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.2.7.0
    Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
    CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A >Version: 1.05 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.2.7.0
    Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : ST380011A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
    DiskPeripheral : MAXTOR STM3320820AS nvata Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
    DiskPeripheral : WDC WD400JB-00ENA0 05.0 Pnp680 Port 5 ID 0 DMA: Off
    DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6E040L0 NAR6 Pnp680 Port 5 ID 1 DMA: Off

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A D: CDRom0
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 1023MB (1048044kB)
    Free physical memory: 522MB (534656kB)
    Memory in use : 48
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    28.2.2007
    Burn DVD Image
    11:13:14 #1 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 540
    ReadBuffer-Pipe got 81920KB of Memory

    11:13:14 #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
    Reader running

    11:13:14 #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
    Writer D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A running

    11:13:14 #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3405
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

    11:13:14 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 298
    Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
    Last address to be written: 2197983 (488:26.33, 4292MB)

    11:13:14 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 310
    Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

    11:13:14 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2842
    Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A, Media type: DVD-R
    Disc Manufacturer: MCC 02 - RG20
    Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

    11:13:14 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 482
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    11:13:14 #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 848
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, ISO 9660)
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 2197984 (2197984) = #2197984/488:26.34
    not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2197834 blocks [D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    11:13:14 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1063
    Prepare recorder [D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN: ""
    TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
    Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
    1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4501471232, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    ___Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_____Size_|______NWA_|_RecDep__________
    0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 2197984 | 2197834 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 2197984 | 2197834 | 0x00
    2197984 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

    11:13:14 #11 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 39
    SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

    11:13:14 #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
    Caching of files started

    11:13:14 #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4236
    Cache writing successful.

    11:13:14 #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
    Caching of files completed

    11:13:14 #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
    Burn process started at 2x (2,770 KB/s)

    11:13:15 #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2722
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    11:13:15 #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2965
    Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

    11:13:15 #18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3121
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    11:13:15 #19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9096
    ---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
    Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 0.0 (0)
    Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
    Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
    Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
    Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
    End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26127F h
    End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
    Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
    Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
    Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
    Media Specific [16..63]:
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

    11:13:16 #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1230
    11:13:16.359 - D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A : Queue again later

    11:40:33 #21 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
    <D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2197834 (21894Ah), length 0 blocks

    11:40:34 #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
    all writers idle, stopping conversion

    11:40:34 #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3337
    EndDAO: Last written address was 2197823

    11:41:18 #24 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
    Burn process completed successfully at 2x (2,770 KB/s)


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes, created 25/08/2006 03:47:00
    File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=3.00.43J, size=36624 bytes, created 26/01/2007 01:19:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

    Registry Keys:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

    ====== *** Nero Burning ROM, History File *** ======
     
  4. 300bowler

    300bowler Regular member

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    hello,

    DMA's are off HERE is a how to get them back on

    From this log it looks like u r using great disks, r these the 8x speed verbatims,
    if so have u tried burning them at 4x or 6x?
    as 2x seems to slow for these disks.

    U have Roxio installed could have a conflict with nero
    HERE is a RoxioZAP tool to get rid of it

    You are right there is a firmware update but i wouldn't think it would help if u are using Verbatims 8x speed.

    Also that version of nero u r using might be full of bugs, wait for an AD member to suggest a better version with less bugs.
     
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  5. ZebUK

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    First, thanks for that great reply!

    The discs aren't branded as Verbatim, rather as "Mirror".

    The Maxtor STM drive is a 320GB SATA drive which is C:
    The other Maxtor and the Western Digital are via a PCI/IDE card (F: and G:)
    On my IDE adapter on my mobo I have another 80GB drive (E:) and my NC DVD RW drive (D:)

    JFI, my mobo is an abit KN9 SLI, I've got one stick of 1024MB DDR2 800 in slot 0, my gfx card is an ATI Radeon X1650 Pro 256MB GDDR3 and my CPU is an AMD Athlon x2 2.6GHz 5200 dual core.

    But I've not got Roxio installed, don't even have any install discs for it as I've no interest in it.
     
  6. 300bowler

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    This is actually a driver for Roxio, did u build ur PC or buy it built already?
    cuz it might have been preloaded on ur PC,
    anyway i would suggest running the RoxioZap tool just to get rid of that driver
    it may be conflicting with Nero.

    Well im puzzled about the MID code which is MCC which is Verbatims MID code.

    Have u tried Verbatim or Tiayo Yuden media, they are the best.

    Also since u r not using Verbatim media that firmware update might help.
     
  7. ZebUK

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    I built the PC myself.

    I'll remove the drivers and see what happens. Hopefully it'll use Windows drivers if not I'll see what I can find on the web.
     

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