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Fatal driver error

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Jaker, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. Jaker

    Jaker Member

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    Well after several months of non use I tried to burn a DVD using DVDxCopy and I am now getting a series of messages. The first was:

    DVD XCopy
    write op. was not successful. Selection timeout occurred. Check cables and power.
    The disc is not succesfully recorded.
    Click OK

    Second was:
    Fatal SCSI driver error. Lower bytes of "SCSI error" give driver error code.
    click OK

    The only thing that has occured on this machine since my last copied disc was the installation of Adobe Photoshop 4.0 and CS
    That is the only thing different since last successful copy. Any ideas??? Also, and this was after these errors, I installed the Windows SP2.
    I am running Dell Dimension 8250 with a NEC DVD burner and using Verbatim media.

    Would it be better to use newer software and dump Xcopy? Does the newer software make an exact copy like Xcopy did/does?

    Thank you
    Jake
     
  2. ScubaPete

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    Hi Jake,

    It sure would be. There are many proggys better than XCopy out there :)

    DVD XCopy doesn't make an exact copy UNLESS you are refering to splitting the DVD between 2 discs.

    When in "Movie only," the majority of the times, DVD XCopy isn't producing a 1:1 copy. So much for truth in advertising (Lol).

    It just so happens that there are 2 FREE programs that do a much superior job than did DVD XCopy.

    They are DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter.

    Here's a guide to use -

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/2/74599

    Cheers Jake -

    Pete

    Don't forget, do EVERYTHING it says, you miss a step, and don't think it matters ? It does, don't come back until you do it as it was written -

     
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    Oooohh, Jake -

    In case you want to try and work with your XCopy, here's a start - correct everything on the DVD XCopy "Black List -

    Black List for DVD XCopy

    by Brobear
    The following programs can cause problems while using 321 Studios software:
    1. B's Clip: This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove Programs, then reboot to remove it.
    For more information, visit the B's website at http://www.bhacorp.com.
    2. Direct CD or Drag to Disk: These are applications from Easy CD Creator from Roxio. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. To remove them you need to go to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. There you can select Easy CD Creator to Change - not Remove. Then you click next until it gives you the option to Modify. Then either Direct CD or Drag to Disk should be selected and changed to "make this option not available". Then click Next. While the program may look like it is installing, it is actually removing those options.
    For more information, please visit Roxio's website at http://www.roxio.com/en/support.index.jhtml
    3. GoBack: This is backup software that constantly runs in the background (Terminate and Stay Ready) which not only needs to be turned off, but disabled. Unfortunately, this may cause some restore points to vanish, but it will free up a lot of hard drive space.
    For more information visit Symantec's web site for GoBack at http://www.symantec.com/goback/index.html
    4. DLA: Also HP-DLA, Veritas DLA, and others. DLA stands for Disk Letter Assignment. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove Programs, then reboot to remove it.
    5. InCD: This is packet writing software that comes bundled with Ahead Nero Burning Rom. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start Windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove programs, then reboot to remove it.
    For more information go to Nero's website at http://www.nero.com/en/
    6. Interactual Player and PC Friendly Player: These programs are DVD software viewers that often come on DVD movie discs, and will try to install themselves everytime you watch a movie on your computer. Please make sure to NOT let these install. Both programs interfere with all 321 Studios software and should be un-installed from Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel when found. In some cases, you will need to uninstall and reinstall our software to restore functionality after removing one of these.
    For more information about both players, visit http://player.interactual.com/
    7. McAfee Anti-Virus: This is anti-virus software that when running, can cause errors. It needs to be disabled by right clicking on the icon in the lower right side of the task bar. The 321 Studios software then needs to be restarted. Whenever you are using our software, McAfee needs to be disabled to ensure unrestricted access to your drive.
    For more info go to McAfee's website at http://us.mcafee.com/default.asp
    8. Norton Anti-Virus: This is anti-virus software that when running, can cause errors. It needs to be disabled by right clicking on the icon in the lower right side of the task bar and the automatic updates should be disabled. The 321 Studios software then needs to be restarted. Whenever you are using our software, Norton needs to be disabled to ensure unrestricted access to your drive.
    The Norton Website is http://www.symantec.com/
    9. StopZilla: StopZilla can hinder required portions of our installer, causing the software to fail. Please completely disable StopZilla, then install our software. Once our software is installed, you may safely enable it again. If you have any difficulty using our software at a later time, you may need to disable StopZilla before going to use our software. Uninstallation is not required.
    10. MyStorageGuard: This backup software can hinder certain required files from being copied during the installation. Please disable this program before installing our software, and have it disabled any time you go to use our software. Uninstallation is not required.
    11. Napster 2.0: This software includes some basic burning software that can cause burning problems if it is running. You will need to close this program completely before trying to use our software. In some rare cases, you will need to completely uninstall this package to attain full reliability, so if disabling does not solve your issue, please try uninstalling this software, and try again.
    12. Easy CD Creator 4.x: Due to the age of this package, it is no longer updated by the authors. There are bugs present in this older system that will cause NUMEROUS problems on your machine, not just with our software. Please Uninstall completely, and consider either the new 6.x version from Roxio (http://www.roxio.com) or Nero 6.x (http://www.nero.com). These packages, installed without the Packet Writing software (DirectCD/Drag to Disk/InCD), all work very well together with our software.
    13. NTI FileCD: This program has packet writing software installed with it. This package will load a packet-writing software that will constantly talk to your CD/DVD writer, and can cause a number of issues while trying to write a disc. Disabling this software is not enough, as a portion of this package is always running after you start windows. You will need to uninstall it in Add/Remove Programs, then reboot twice to fully remove it.
    For more information go to NTI FileCD's Product page at http://www.ntius.com/default.asp?p=cdmaker/filecd_main
    Spyware and Adware - some programs can install other software that can be damaging to your Operating System. Please scan for these programs with a Spyware utility. We recommend Ad-aware, available freely at www.lavasoftusa.com
    If you perform any of these changes, you may need to uninstall our software, then re-install to fix any damage left. If you find some of these packages, please shut down and reboot twice to ensure that the last pieces of the conflicting software are completely removed.
    Every version of windows requires updates. These updates correct a multitude of problems that are found, on many levels.
    To be sure your system is completely up to date go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    If you are using Windows XP please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/default.asp
    If you are using Windows 2000 please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/default.asp
    You will also want to update your Direct X control to insure full functionality of any of our programs. You will want to download, and install Direct X 9 from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads
    Certain programs running in the background can use system resources and cause our software to experience burning issues.
    To disable your start up group go to start, run, and type in msconfig and hit enter, then click on the startup tab.
    Windows XP(Home & Pro):
    If you are running Windows XP you will click the disable all button.
    Windows Me:
    If you are running Windows Me disable all items that are not Windows system processes.
    Windows 98:
    If you are running Windows 98 disable all items except for Systray, Explorer and Scanreg.
    Windows 2000:
    Windows 2000 does not have this utility please make sure to close all programs through your system tray.
    Please update your ASPI software by installing the software at this link:
    http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/su...cat=/Product/ASPI-4.70&filekey=aspi_471a2.exe
    Follow the instructions carefully, and make sure to reboot afterwards.
    Make sure you have the latest firmware update for your writer by visiting the manufacturer's website. Due to legal issues we cannot provide links for you. If you cannot find any update on their website it is recommended to contact them by phone to make sure your firmware is up to date.
    Here are some of the more common drives we know of. Please check at this location if you have the corresponding drive:
    NEC _ND-1100a - http://support.dell.com/FileLib/Format.aspx?c=us&l=en&ReleaseID=R59801
    Sony Drives - http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/index.htm
    Pioneer - http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/links/list/0,,2076_4249,00.html
    TDK - http://www.tdk.com/support/dvdburners/index.html
    LiteOn - http://www.liteonit.com/ODD/english/index-english.htm
    Toshiba 5002 / 6012 - http://sdd.toshiba.com/cda/main.asp...000003c7/8182000006d4000000010000659c0000154c
    Memorex - http://www.memorex.com/service_support/software_display.php?id=456&dl=p
    Verbatim Branded - http://www.v-pgi.com/Downloads.htm
    Hewlett-Packard - http://www.hp.com/cposupport/software.html
    BenQ - http://www.benq.com/drivers/storage_drivers.html
    OptoRite - http://www.optorite.com/support.htm
    Asus DRW-0402P/D - http://usa.asus.com/products/optical/drw-0402P-d/overview.HTM - choose Download
    Teac - http://www.teac.co.jp/dspd/download/firmware/dv-w50e/explain.html
    Plextor - http://www.plextor.com/english/support/support_downloads.html#firm
    IOMEGA - http://www.iomega.com/software/index.html

    Cheers,

    Pete
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    Pioneer 107, 8X R/W , Nec R/W ND-1300A, JLMS DVD ROM.
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  4. Jaker

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    Thanks Pete. I was referring to when X copy will use two discs if necessary. I try to keep the copies as original and perfect as possible. AS for the black list everyhting checks out. The only thing I can think of is the Adobe Photoshop CS thing. It definately is perplexing.

    Jake
     
  5. ScubaPete

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    You may get some help here, it is in fact, the best XCopy forum on the Internet -

    http://dvdxcopy.afterdawn.com/

    There are 2 other options:
    1. Although a bit expensive at this time BUT the prices are dropping daily, consider a Dual-Layer burner and Dual-Layer discs. Always a perfect backup. Exactly the same as the original.

    2. DVD Fab. A proggy that operates the same as DVD XCopy but without the "Splash Screen". It will do the movie only at or extremely near 100% in the "Movie only" mode as XCopy OR it will split the disc "automatically" just like XCopy. Just like XCopy, it's a 1 button proggy.

    and of course, the old standby I spoke of before, DVD Shrink and friend - a bit more time setting up but not complicated or difficult at all to operate - and able to split a movie between 2 discs - use it in the re-Author mode -

    Pete
     

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