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my HP dvd 4x burner stopped burning @4x - now only at 2.4x!!

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  1. bongo2004

    bongo2004 Member

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    Please forgive as it my first post so i hope it is in the right area....

    geeze, i'm going nuts.

    all of a sudden my hp 420n (d/l firmware 1.27 from HP) 8x dvd + burner will only burn at 2.4x.(tried in nero/roxio) also, weirdly - some discs it does burn WILL NOT be read by the hp burner, but it WILL be read by my other dvd player in my PC (XP os)..and it will read in my dvd player standalone.

    HELP.

    I've tried:

    -uninstall and reinstall the driver/dvd burner
    -uninstall reinstall Nero burning s/w (latest vers)
    -upgraded to latest firmware by hp
    -uninstalled the ASPI (forced vers. 4.6) and reinstalled
    (ASPI32.SYS 4.71.2....WOWPOST.EXE 4.6 (1021)....WINASPI.DLL 4.6 (1021).....WNASPI32.DLL (from nero) 2.0.1 (45)...
    -borrowed my roomie's 8x HP burner!!! and SAME PROBLEM...only burn at 2.4x
    -tried different brands of dvd discs...maxwell, fuji, tdk
    --did a virus check and all fine.
    ---looked in system settings (IDE ATA ATAPI cntrolrs) and see that DMA (2ndry IDE channel) is both enabled as "Ultra 2" (HP 420n is slave; Sony DVD is master)

    No joy anywhere...can someone help before i toss it out the window!

    thanks
    chris


     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2004
  2. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    bongo2004,

    First ... [bold]No e-mail addresses[/bold]

    Now have you tried re-installing Nero? Also is there a reason why you need both Nero and Roxio? Nero and Roxio at times don't get along. You should also make your burner your master and your dvd-rom your slave.

    What media are you using? And what is the max write speed of those discs?
     
  3. bongo2004

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    tdk, fuji, an maxell..all 4x rated

    will try switching modes...
     
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    i did a dvd ident info lookup (recording speeds of media shows 4x):

    ** INFO : An Empty Writable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
    ** INFO : Drive = HP DVD Writer 420n [FW 1.27]
    ** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-R DVD-RW
    ** INFO : Disc = [DVD+R:NO_ID_PRESENT-001-000]
    ** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

    ** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
    Descriptor #1 = 3245 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

    ** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
    Descriptor #1 = 5645 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
    Descriptor #2 = 4234 KBPS ( 3.06x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] - [Invalid Entry]
    Descriptor #3 = 3528 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
    Descriptor #4 = 2822 KBPS ( 2.04x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] - [Invalid Entry]
    Descriptor #5 = 1411 KBPS ( 1.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
    Descriptor #6 = 706 KBPS ( 0.51x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] - [Invalid Entry]
    ** WARNING : Drive May Have Returned Incorrect Descriptors
     
  5. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    I would uninstall both Roxio and Nero. Choose one and re-install. I recommend going with Nero.
     

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