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nero buffer level problem

Discussion in 'Nero discussion' started by adaddict, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. adaddict

    adaddict Member

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    Hi. I am having a problem with the buffer level in nero.
    When I burn(Pioneer DVR-108) something, the buffer level jumps from 30% to 70,80%. It wont stay high. I looked around and found this thread:
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/271824
    I went to device manager and went into IDE ATA/ATAPI controllors. I read in that thread that the dvd burner is usually the secondary IDE channel. However, my dvd burner is primary IDE channel. On the list, I have two primary IDE channels and one secondary IDE channel. For my first primary IDE channel properties, my Device0 has DMA if available and is currently in Ultra DMA Mode 5 and my Device1 in in DMA if available and is currently in Not applicable. I assume this is my regular cd-rom. For my second primary IDE channel properties, my Device0 has DMA if available and is currently in Ultra DMA Mode 2 and my Device1 in in DMA if available and is currently in PIO Mode. I assume this is my DVD burner. I was lucky once about a week ago and the unistalling the primary and secondary IDE channel steps worked. I was able to burn normally(with my buffer level high). However, now I cannot burn normally, even if I uninstall it again. I did not try to uninstall from the device manager through DVD/Cd-rom drives. I did not do this because I have two primary IDE channels. I don't know if this is bad or not.
    I have a media card reader. Maybe that is one of my IDE channels(I have no idea). If you need, I can post my Nero log.

    If having two primary IDE channels is not a problem, then I will try to uninstall through the dvd/cd-rom tab in device manager.
    I don't know if this helps, or is right, but my regual cd-rom has cable select selected and my dvd-burner has slave selected.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. adaddict

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    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.56, size=163910 bytes, created 4/2/2003 6:13:44 AM
    Nero version: 6.0.0.0
    Recorder: <PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108> Version: 1.10 - HA 0 TA 1 - 6.0.0.0
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
    Drive buffer : 2000kB
    Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
    Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
    Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
    CD-ROM: <LITE-ON CD-ROM LTN-489S >Version: 8DS2 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.0.0.0
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    CdRomPeripheral : LITE-ON CD-ROM LTN-489S atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: Off
    DiskPeripheral : ST380013AS atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM 2.7a vax347s Port 3 ID 0 DMA: ?
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    CmdQueuing : 1
    CmdNotification: 2
    WriteBufferSize: 73400320 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    EraseSpeed : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 502MB (514124kB)
    Free physical memory: 221MB (226340kB)
    Memory in use : 55 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    2.1.2006
    DVD-Video
    2:37:44 PM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
    DVD-Video files reallocation started

    2:37:44 PM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
    DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

    2:37:44 PM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 5451
    Iso document burn settings
    ------------------------------------------
    Determine maximum speed : FALSE
    Simulate : FALSE
    Write : TRUE
    Finalize CD : TRUE
    Multisession : FALSE
    Burning mode : DAO
    Mode : 1
    ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
    Character set : ISO 9660
    Joliet : TRUE
    Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
    Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
    Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

    2:37:44 PM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
    DVD-Video files sorted

    2:37:44 PM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
    Reader running

    2:37:44 PM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 127
    Writer PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 running

    2:37:44 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3814
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    2:37:44 PM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3814
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    2:37:44 PM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3081
    Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

    2:37:44 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 224
    Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45)
    Last address to be written: 2236191 (496:55.66)

    2:37:44 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 229
    Write in overburning mode: FALSE

    2:37:44 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1688
    Recorder: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108, Media type: DVD-R
    Disc Manufacturer: CMC MA - G. AE1
    Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

    2:37:44 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 757
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original CD pos #0 + 2236192 (2236192) = #2236192/496:55.67
    relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2236192 blocks [PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 ]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    2:37:44 PM #14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3318
    Recorder and media-info
    =======================
    Burning to PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 on a DVD-R media

    2:37:44 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 910
    Prepare recorder PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 for write in cue-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN:
    TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD fixated
    Tracks 1 to 1:
    TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x0, ISRC "", FilePos 0 307200 285061120

    2:37:44 PM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
    Caching of files started

    2:37:44 PM #17 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
    Caching of files completed

    2:37:44 PM #18 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
    Burn process started at 8x (11,040 KB/s)

    2:37:45 PM #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2104
    Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    2:37:45 PM #20 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1678
    Set remaining time: 6:58,625 (418625ms) -> OK

    2:37:45 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1407
    Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

    2:37:45 PM #22 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 18119
    Set BUFE: supported -> ON

    2:37:45 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1522
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    2:37:45 PM #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 7827
    ---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
    Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
    Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
    Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
    Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
    Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
    End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h
    End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
    Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
    Media Specific:
    30 00 10 20 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0...............
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

    2:37:47 PM #25 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 318
    14:37:47.953 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 : Queue again later (Intervall : 5msec)

    **************I EDITED FROM HERE: I DELETED A SECTION HERE. IT SAID THE SAME THING AS THE PRIOR 2:37:47 PM PART. EXCEPT THE TIME CHANGED A SECOND OR TWO. I WILL DO THIS EVERYWHERE IN THE LOG BECAUSE OTHERWISE THE LOG IS 570 PAGES LONG IN MICROSOFT WORD.
    ****************

    2:56:40 PM #1000 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 318
    14:56:40.343 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 : Queue again later (Intervall : 5msec)


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS': Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 8/17/2001 2:07:32 PM
    File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 10:59:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

    Registry Keys:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

    ====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======
     
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  3. GlueEater

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    When I read you're first post I saw the buffer leval prob. and I thought "turn on DMA, simple enough" then I saw you're log...wow.

    That is the VERY first version of Nero 6, did you know think that they'd update? Current is 6.6.0.18. I'm a little uncertain about your firmware however, it might be this:

    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1898

    Looks like 1.20 is the newest.

    This is your buffer problem. Turn it on, try this:

    http://www.burstcopy.com/dma/xp/

    it taht still doesn't turn is on then try this:

    ((To enable DMA back ON by "uninstalling" it's driver “for Win XP users”))

    A) on "DESKTOP" right click on "MY COMPUTER", left click on "PROPERTIES"
    B) left click on "HARDWARE", left click on "DEVICE MANAGER"
    C) left click on + sign of DVD/CD-ROM Drives
    D) double left click on your DVD burner or your dvd-rom drive
    E) left click on "DRIVER", left click on "UNINSTALL", you will see a "Warning: you are about to uninstall this device from your system", just click "OK", now "SHUTDOWN" or "restart" your computer
    F) once you restart your computer, Windows should automatically detect your DVD burner’s drive and re-install it for you. That's it...easy as smoking!!

    NOTE: do these steps only if the above process failed to bring DMA back on, or you can do exactly like the above steps, except this time you "uninstall" it from the “IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers”

    (A) left click on + sign of "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers"
    (B) double left click on either Secondary or Primary IDE Channel (burner's driver are usually "Secondary Channel")
    (C) click on "DRIVER", "UNINSTALL", "OK" and then "shutdown" or "restart" your computer. That's it... easy as smoking!!!
    ***NOTE: you have to know where your "DVD Burner" or "DVD-ROM drive" is installed to what Channel). Usually it's the "Secondary IDE Channel" because your "C: drive or Hard Drive" would be the main aka Primary IDE Channel already. If you're not sure, then you need to check it with "Nero Toolkit" first before you "uninstall" any of them. Once you verify with Nero Toolkit, then you can continue with the above steps.

    CMC is one of the worst media Co. you can but from, you probably didnt' buy from them direct but they get around. Switch to something like Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim. Sony fuji and Maxell are good if they are made in japan.

    Try 4x.





     
  4. adaddict

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    Okay. I downloaded the 1.20 firmware update. I extracted the files and I am unsure what to do now. I run the application and it says target not found. So...
    Also, I can follow the steps at burstcopy.com and do the dma thing. I just want to make sure that it is okay that my dvd burner is in my primary IDE channel and not secondary IDE channel. Also, is it okay that I have two primary IDE channels.

    The quality of the disks is something I will pay more attention to.
    Thanks for a reply.
     
  5. GlueEater

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    I think primary channels is your HD, I'm not sure though, maybe someone will come and clear that up for you.
     
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    hi, just passed by and saw you'd posted your entire logfile. i've chopped all but the last log entry out to make the thread more easy to follow.

    whenever you dig around in the logfile, you can differentiate burn log entries within the logfile via this section divider "====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======"
     
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    I've tried the steps to uninstall the dvd-rom from device manager, both from the IDE Channel list and from the Dvd/cd rom list. Still no change. In advanced settings of my burner, my Device 0 is not in Ultra DMA Mode 2. That is good. However, my Device 1 stays in PIO Mode even though the transfer mode is in DMA if available. I did not do the firmware thing yet because as far as I can tell, that will just make it region free. I am not worried about that. I simply want to fix the DMA/PIO problem.
    Thanks.
     
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    Firmware doesn't make it region free. F/w is media recognition.
     
  9. Mud77

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    Hi there. I've found this thread because I'm having the same problem that addadict. But on my CD-RW (ASUS CRW-5232AS).

    First was the buffer level jumping to dif values.
    Then, after some forum checking, I've found that the same thing is happening here...DMA is off. The transfer mode is setted at: DMA if available. But the actual shows: PIO Mode.

    After trying all the 3 steps, still the same.
    And I got the last udpated firmware (1.03) for my recorder (pretty old though). I didnt install it, but it says so ( http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1736 )

    Any ideas how can I turn DMA back on?
     
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