1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

infinite burning stuck at 99% for 8+hrs (help please)

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by lurksalot, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. lurksalot

    lurksalot Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2005
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    first of all i want to thank everyone that has helped me with no input on my part thru this forum. as you can tell from the name, i lurk,... a lot. (just never bothered to register to say thanx)
    second, help!!! please!!! over the course of burning dvd's occasionally i'd get a disc that would screw up (don't we all) but recently my burner has began to get stuck at different %'s completed (most comonly 99%)and it doesn't seem to notice, it just keeps going, and going, and going, (you get the idea) sometimes i'll put a disc in and walk away, forget it's in there, come back 8+hrs later and i swear i can smell plastic burning a.k.a ozone smell (maybe just my imagination) to get it to stop i must turn off power to the burner, use ctl+alt+delete to end the burning program, turn on power to burner, hit eject. it wasn't a big deal the first time (hey, computers glitch sometimes right?) but now out of a pack of 100 verbatim dvd-r's i have 15+ coasters (quit counting at 15) the weird part is, it never seems to happen twice in a row. i get used to it working right then bam 4hr burn.

    i also seem to get a lot of cyclical redundancy errors on the ones that do work

    help please getting ticked off

    system specs

    win xp
    pentium 4 3Ghz
    2Gig ram
    toshiba 16x dl burner (pacific digital)
    dvd decryptor, dvd shrink or nero (does it for both)

    doesn't just happen on back-ups, also happens with data disc's

    thanx in advance for any help
     
  2. scf_au

    scf_au Regular member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    2,951
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    You may try:
    1) change the media
    2) do not use up all the disc space (4.1-4.2 gb).
     
  3. lurksalot

    lurksalot Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2005
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    tried both, even tried three different burners
    still happens :(
    thanx anyway
     
  4. wild77

    wild77 Guest

    Where are you having the problems?what program is open when it stops?
    [bold]Ripping[/bold]
    [bold]compressing/encoding[/bold]
    [bold]Burning[/bold]

    Shrink pushes your CPU pretty hard you may have a heat issue have you checked your temps during the Encoding.
     
  5. squizzle

    squizzle Active member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,867
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    When I first started burning I used DVD X Copy and the version I used did that on quite a few movies. Then I updated and it stopped doing that. I know you said you use other software, but do you have the most current versions?
     
  6. scf_au

    scf_au Regular member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    2,951
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    O.K., sorry about the coasters, remember to use RWs from now on until things get right again. Further suggestions:

    1) completely uninstall and reinstall the said softwares.

    2) check the hardware and software set up with something like Nero Info Tools.

    3) post a log here

    Good luck!
     
  7. lurksalot

    lurksalot Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2005
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    wild77 Where are you having the problems?what program is open when it stops?

    answer: burning (endlessly burning)

    squizzle When I first started burning I used DVD X Copy and the version I used did that on quite a few movies. Then I updated and it stopped doing that. I know you said you use other software, but do you have the most current versions?

    answer: I also started w/ dvdxcopy. then i found out that it got old and had a fit trying to find a replacement (before i discovered this forum) but now because of that, i'm obsessive over having the current version of my various softwares. short answer, yes i think so. :)

    scf_au
    1) completely uninstall and reinstall the said softwares.

    i haven't tried it yet (not enough time lately) but i hope to soon (maybe the weekend)

    2) check the hardware and software set up with something like Nero Info Tools.

    excuse my ignorance, but what am i supposed to learn from this? it just seemed to tell me what i already know, my system specs and that i'm using nero. am i looking for anything in particular? :(

    3) post a log here

    it doesn't make a log file. it doesn't even offer to make one. it has with other types of errors, however since the program never actually has an "error" i don't think it registers that it screwed up. this problem just happened again today, 03/30/05 (7 hours and 23 minutes spinning away at 99%), and the date on the last log file was three months ago. this current problem has happened several times, recently.

    thank you all for trying to help i really appriciate it :)
     
  8. wild77

    wild77 Guest

    You need to check your [bold]ASPI Layer[/bold] and [bold]DMA settings[/bold] in Windows device manager.Use Nero Info Tools to check your ASPI settings.

    I take it you are usind Nero to burn,what version are you using.

    Take a look at this thread it covers ASPI and DMA as well as some other basic things you need to check.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/123312
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 30, 2005
  9. Rotary

    Rotary Senior member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2003
    Messages:
    8,353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    1. Running Programs

    Make sure you quit all running background programs, such as anti-virus software.

    Windows 95 Users
    Use the Ctrl-Alt-Del function to quit all the programs using the Task Manager, EXCEPT for the Explorer, systray, and your recording software

    Windows 98/ME Users
    Select [Start] -> [Run], then input "msconfig". Disable everything under the [Startup] tab, except "system tray'.

    Windows 2000/XP Users
    Open the Task Manager, then select the program/s under the [Application] tab, then click [End Task].

    2. Drive Connection

    Other devices may be interfering with the CD-R/RW drive. Disconnect all other removable devices, then try recording again. If there is still a problem, try the following.

    Optimal Hardware Configuration

    All hard drives are placed on the Primary IDE, check that the drives are correctly set as master/slave. CD-ROM/CD-R/RW drives are placed on the Secondary IDE, set the recording drive as the "master". If you are using a USB or IEEE devices, disconnect them.

    Update your chipset

    Windows 95/98/ME Users
    Right click on [My Computer] and select [Properties] from the menu. Click on [Device Manager], then click to open [Hard Disk Controllers]. You will find: the Primary IDE Channel controller, the Secondary IDE Channel controller and a brand name controller, e.g. Intel, SIS, VIA, etc. The brand name controller is what needs to be updated. Please visit their website to obtain these updates.

    Windows NT/2000/XP Users
    Right click on [My Computer] and select [Properties] from the menu. Click [Device Manager] on the [Hardware] tab, then click to open the [IDE ATA/ATAPI (hard disk) controllers] section. You will find: the Primary IDE Channel controller, Secondary IDE Channel controller, and a brand name controller, e.g. Intel, SIS, VIA, etc. The brand name controller is what needs to be updated. Please visit their website to obtain these updates.

    Configure Windows
    Make sure that your operating system has been fully updated. Visit the Microsoft website to acquire these updates.

    3. ASPI Manager

    Check your ASPI layer configuration. Your recording program is likely to use the standard windows ASPI layer, which has been replaced by another ASPI layer of yet another recording program. Make sure you have the original windows ASPI layer in use and retry. If the problem persists, contact the drive maker.

    4. DMA Settings

    Setting DMA mode:

    Windows 95/98/ME Users

    Right click on [My Computer] and select [Properties] from the menu. Click on [Device Manager], then click on [CD-ROM]. This will expand to show the CD drives on your system. Right click on a drive and select [Properties] from the menu. Click on the [Settings] tab and check that the [DMA] option is enabled. Repeat this procedure for the remaining CD drives.

    Win NT/2000/XP Users

    Right click on [My Computer] and select [Properties] from the menu. Click [Device Manager] on the [Hardware] tab, then click to open the [IDE ATA/ATAPI (hard disk) controllers] section. You will find: the Primary IDE Channel controller, Secondary IDE Channel controller. Complete the following procedure:

    Right click on the Primary IDE controller and select [Properties] from the menu.
    Select the [Advanced Settings] tab. Check that the [Transfer Mode] for both devices is set to [DMA if available].
    Repeat this for Secondary IDE controller.

    Note: In some cases older CD-ROM drives will not support DMA mode. In that case please set both devices to PIO mode.

    5. Disc

    Recording errors often occur when the disc is dirty, or has fingerprints or scratches. If an error occurred during test simulation (before actual recording), clean the disc. If you are getting recording errors, try the following.
    Use a different blank, recordable disc.
    Use a different manufacturer's disc.
    Ensure the disc is clean before recording:
    Remove all fingerprints, dirt, and dust from the shiny side of your disc using a nonabrasive cloth with a mild, nonabrasive soap solution.
    Wipe the disc from the center to the edge of the disc.
    Dry the disc completely.

    Error during file verification
    If an error occurred when the files were being verified, record the same files again using a different disc.

    Read error when copying a disc
    When copying a disc, if an error occurred while reading data from the original disc, the original disc may be scratched or dirty.
    Try cleaning the disc.
    Remove all fingerprints, dirt, and dust from the shiny side of your disc using a nonabrasive cloth with a mild, nonabrasive soap solution.
    Wipe the disc from the center to the edge of the disc.
    Dry the disc completely.
    Try using a different source drive.
    To change the drive you use to read your disc, click the Change button when asked to insert a source disc into your drive tray.
    Select the drive you wish to use from the drop-down menu.
    Insert your disc into the new drive.
    Try using copying the disc using one drive as both the source and destination drive.
    When you use your recorder to both read and write to your disc, B's Recorder GOLD creates an image file of the entire disc to your hard drive and then copies that temporary file onto your blank disc. This can be helpful if the drive you are using to read your original disc is slow or unreliable.

    If the problem persists, contact the drive maker.

    6. Drive

    If you have tried Actions 1 through 5 above, there may be a problem with your drive. Contact the drive maker with details of the error code. If the 5th and 6th digit of the error code is 80 through FF, then the error code is maker unique. The descriptions of these error codes differ depending on the maker.

     
  10. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Messages:
    31,683
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    lurksalot - if it's Nero log you're after, it's here (well for me anyhow) - D:\Program Files\ahead\Nero\NeroHistory.log
     

Share This Page