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NERO + BURN = COASTER

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by cats7, May 19, 2004.

  1. cats7

    cats7 Guest

    Having some new problems lately: Using Nero (latest update) with external Iomega burner to back-up DVDs. In about 1 out of 4 discs, between 30%-70% through the burn, the writing stalls out completely - the burner keeps spinning the disc but no more writing happens. Also, I'm now sometimes getting the famous blue screen afte some successful burns when I eject the completed dvdr and start a new one.

    Any thoughts on where to start looking for the problems?? Are they related? Is it just the blank media or do I have a bigger problem with the stalling. But seems like the blue screen problem has nothing to do with blank media. Thoughts???? thanks in advance.
     
  2. mark666

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    Sounds like Nero.Do you have incd installed, un-install if you do.Try another burning program eg copytodvd.You can download a trial version.Check to make sure DMA is enabled in Device manager.
    Have you tried shutting down all other programs while burning, anti-virus,firewall etc.
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,

    Some thoughts,

    Is the burner connected to a USB 2 or USB1.1 port?

    What OS?

    Do you have the latest firmware for your burner?

    What brand/type media are you using?

    Have you defragmented your hard drive?

    Are you multitasking while burning?

    Do you have Roxio Easy CD/DVD Creator on your system?
     
  4. cats7

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    thanks for the feedback. I've uninstalled and reistalled Nero a few times already, but still dealing with the blue screen problem. am not multitasking while burning and the only other program running in the background is a firewall.

    burner is connected via USB 2 port and have the latest official firmware. How would any of this affect the blue screen since it seems to be a Nero problem? Also no Roxio, but do have Iomega's burning software installed. I guess I'l uninstall it and see what happens.

    But I'm a little miffed on the stalling thing. Could it be the media? It's Verbatim. Anyway, I have some Ritek's on the way so we'll see what happens. But my main concern is that it may be a Nero problem? If so, is there anything to do???
     
  5. fasfrank

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    Try and use Nero's clean pack, this sometimes helps me when I have a Nero problem.

    http://www.nero.com/en/631938356417810.html

    Verbatim with the purple metal azo dye is usually pretty good stuff.

    The problem I'm having with a new Sony double layer burner is similar to yours. As the burn prosess reaches 66%, the "used read buffer" drops to zero, then climbs back slowly to 100%. The burn does not proceed after that nor does the program respond. I have to end it with task manager.
    This only happens with one eposodic movie I have on my hard drive, everything else burns normally. The biggest difference betwwen these files and the other stuff I burned is the amount of compression, about 55%, everything else I'm burning is above 70%.

    What is a bit odd though is that I can burn these files at 4X if I use the Shrink/Nero auto burn combination, but I can't burn the same files with Burning ROM, unless I burn to a DVD -R/W disc.
    It may be a speed issue with these highly compressed files, the used -R/W only burns at 1X compared to 4X using a Ritek G-04 -R.

    I'll get it sorted out when I have a bit more time to play with it. New burners can be a pain.

    Cheers,
    Frank



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  6. cats7

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    Frank, thanks for the Nero clean pack. the stall problem you described is EXACTLY the same as mine. But it doesn't happen with just one specific movie - it happens randomly with every 1 out of 4 or so. BTW, I don't compress anything to less than 70%, so it can't be that.

    It's not a new burner, and this is a recent/new problem. Someone suggested updating the aspi layer, or just bypassing Nero altogether by using Shrink and Decrypter. Or use the integrated Shrink/Nero combo. Uhhh, I'm at a loss and I hate coasters!
     
  7. fasfrank

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    Nero has its own aspi: Wnaspi32.dll Version 2.0.1.59. You can go here and check:

    http://www.nero.com/en/631940733573829.html

    If you have the latest version of Nero, 6.3.1.10 then you ought to have the latest aspi as well.

    I haven't had this burner long enough to know if it is going to act up on movies besides the one I'm having problems with. Time will tell.

    What I did do is a general system clean up, delete a bunch of movies and other junk. I also deleted all my DVD Shrink analysis files. They are located under Docs and Settings/all users/application data/Shrink.

    I did a disc clean and disc defrag, a virus scan and ran registry mechanic to help sort out all the garbage.

    I'll run the clean pack and then give it another shot. I'm also going to try a slower burn speed... Like I mentioned before, an Imation DVD -RW burned well at 1X so it may be a relationship between the file compression and the burn speed.
    Heavily compressed files may not burn properly at higher speeds? I do not know.

    Do you use Nero's Infotool? Its a good way to see all your different aspi and drivers installed, it should be in the Nero toolkit that comes with Nero.

    Well I gotta go to work on this,

    Talk to ya later,
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  8. fasfrank

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    So my new Sony is working now. Completed a burn at 4X with the same disc that wouldn't complete previously.

    What I did to make it work:

    I ran Nero's clean pack. the driver cleaner noted no conflicting drivers, the registry checker found some errors and corrected them.

    Re-booted and discovered that DVD43 was no longer functioning, the registry corrections made disabled the driver for DVD43.

    I performed some system maintenance.
    I did some generic clean-up by deleting movies from my hard drive, performing a disc clean-up and disc defragmentation.
    I completed a virus scan (none found) and deleted a bunch of cookies.
    I deleted all previous DVD Shrink analysis result files. I had about 50 or so.

    I ran Registry Mechanic which found 14 errors in my registry.

    I used the Nero clean tool again, no problems noted.

    I rebooted and used Shrink to analyze and encode the movie. I then opened Nero Burning ROM and made a successful burn at 2X, using Memorex -R media. I repeated the burn at 4X. :D

    Because I did more than one thing to correct the problem, it's hard to figure out which one actually worked.
     

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