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CDRW problem

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by gsridhar, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. gsridhar

    gsridhar Member

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    I wrote a few CDRW's using Pioneer's DVD writer with Windows explorer in Win XP and I am not able to write anything more on them. I was able to erase the initial contents using Nero. Later when I try to write something with Optowrite CD writer, Nero writes and I can also see that it has been written, but then explorer shows that there is nothing in the CD. Can you please tell me if there is any solution.
     
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    gsridhar,
    Does Nero show it as blank? Did you finalize the session? Which model Pioneer are you using and what brand/speed media is it? You are writing with the most current Nero and not the WinXP junk correct??

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    Nero and WinXP show it as a blank CD. But when i am trying to write onto it again, Nero says "CD not empty". Even if I finalise the CD, it doesnt work. This happens only with the CD's that I wrote using my friends' Pioneer using WinXP and all the other CDRW's that I have and written using my Optorite, work fine. I dont know which model of Pioneer he has. Please somebody help.
     
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    1. Check for an updated firmware, the early models had "issues"

    2.WindowsXP is a quirky OS when it comes to built-in burning capability. Many people claim to be able to burn fine. Many others have problems. Microsoft released an update to the IMAPI (which, FYI stands for Image Mastering Applications Programming Interface); that update can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320174 Furthermore, Microsoft has adressed other burning issues with WindowsXP, see http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324129 -- if you have WXP Home then its prolly even more finicky.

    3. Check that your ASPI is installed correctly. ASPI, Advanced SCSI Programming Interface, is the source of enough problems with anything even remotely related to an optical drive. Note that Windows2000 and WindowsXP do NOT come with ASPI installed and many users, just starting to do more than basic activities with their drives are encountering problems left and right. ASPI is one of the simplest things to check for -- it just takes one reboot. For more information regarding ASPI see http://cd-rw.org/articles/archive/aspisetup.cfm CAUTION NOTE THAT JUST BECAUSE NERO INFOTOOLS OR EVEN ASPICHECK ITSELF SAYS THAT ASPI IS INSTALLED CORRECTLY IT IS NOT INSTALLED CORRECTLY IF THE VERSION NUMBERS DO NOT MATCH UP. ALL FOUR SETS OF NUMBERS HAVE TO BE IDENTICAL. If you are having issues with ASPI and updating to the latest version doesnt help, consider ASPI 4.60 (1021) -- it's the most stable and reliable build of them all. A copy can be grabbed from http://www.angelfire.com/droid/praetorx/files/ASPI460-1021.zip
     

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