3rd Burner, 2nd OS reinstall - need help

Hi Gang.

Specs: Xp Pro
AMD 1800
MSI K7T266 Pro2 Mobo
512 ddr ram
Digital Research 52x24 (Set as Master on 2nd IDE)
WD 120 G (Slave on 2nd IDE)
Nero 5.5.10.20
Kyphermedia (I know, I know…)

All other write-proggys uninstalled / removed from registry (alcohol 120, fireburner, incd)

IMAPI disabled in services
Autorun = off
No other programs running in background
Norton Antivirus Corporate (RealTime File protection turned off)

In the past year, had a liteon 32x (bad laser from sound of it), cendyne 48x (lead in/ lead out prblms) and this digital research 52x (lead in/ lead out prblms). I have tried using lower burn speeds - getting about one good write to 10 platters!So what gives? I’m not a total nOOb!

Here are some logs from Nero:

[deleted your serial number]

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 1/29/2003 10:37:36 PM
Nero Version: 5.5.10.20
Recorder: <ATAPI CD-RW 52X24> Version: K.HC - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.10.20
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <ATAPI CD-RW 52X24> Version: K.HC - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.10.20
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : MAXTOR 6L060J3 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JB-75CRA0 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200BB-22CAA0 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523760kB)
Free physical memory: 278MB (285204kB)
Memory in use : 45 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1)
Wizard: On

21.4.2003
CueSheet
8:08:12 PM #1 Phase 87 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Seamless Link activated

8:08:12 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
Reader running

8:08:12 PM #3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3726
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

8:08:12 PM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 125
Writer ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 running

8:08:12 PM #5 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (original item values)
0: TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1 (Cue Sheet Track)
2 indices, index0 (150) provided
original CD pos #0 + 234007 (234007) = #234007/52:0.7
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
--------------------------------------------------------------

8:08:27 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 215
Last possible write address on media: 359847 (79:59.72)
Last address to be written: 234006 (52:02.06)

8:08:27 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 220
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

8:08:27 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1657
Recorder: ATAPI CD-RW 52X24;
CDR code: 00 97 26 66; OSJ entry from: CMC Magnetics Corporation
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 90, 2: 61 1A 42 (LI 97:26.66), 3: 4F 3B 49 (LO 79:59.73)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 80 00 (invalid), 3: 00 80 80 (invalid)

8:08:27 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 824
Prepare recorder ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 for write in cue-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN:
TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1, 2352/0x0, ISRC “”, FilePos 0 352800 550737264

8:08:27 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1 (Cue Sheet Track)
2 indices, index0 (150) provided
original CD pos #0 + 234007 (234007) = #234007/52:0.7
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 234007 blocks [ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

8:08:27 PM #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files started

8:08:27 PM #12 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files completed

8:08:27 PM #13 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process started at 40x (6,000 KB/s)

8:08:27 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1978
Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, no CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

8:08:27 PM #15 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 13214
StartDAO : CD-Text - Off

8:08:27 PM #16 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 17693
Set BUFE: Seamless Link -> ON , Auto Pilot : ON

8:08:27 PM #17 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 13472
CueData, Len=32
41 00 00 14 00 00 00 00
41 01 00 11 00 00 00 00
41 01 01 11 00 00 02 00
41 aa 01 14 00 34 02 07

8:10:35 PM #18 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 115
<ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 234007 (39217h), lenght 0 blocks

8:11:10 PM #19 SCSI -1194 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1208
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x04
CDB Data: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF1 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x04

8:15:11 PM #20 CDR -1194 File Writer.cpp, Line 333
Program Memory Area update failure

8:15:11 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 219
all writers idle, stopping conversion

8:15:11 PM #22 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process failed at 40x (6,000 KB/s)

8:15:11 PM #23 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 406
SCSI not using temporary buffers
20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\Tpp200.sys’: Ver=5.04.1150.0 , size=35541 bytes, created 10/5/2001 1:54:28 PM
File ‘Drivers\Tpp300.sys’: Ver=5.04.1150.0 , size=33669 bytes, created 10/5/2001 1:54:28 PM
File ‘Drivers\Tpp725.sys’: Ver=5.04.1150.0 , size=43269 bytes, created 10/5/2001 1:54:28 PM
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 8/28/2002 4:50:10 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

and another…

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 1/29/2003 10:37:36 PM
Nero Version: 5.5.10.20
Recorder: <ATAPI CD-RW 52X24> Version: K.HC - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.10.20
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <ATAPI CD-RW 52X24> Version: K.HC - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.10.20
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : MAXTOR 6L060J3 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JB-75CRA0 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200BB-22CAA0 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

AutoRun : 0
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523760kB)
Free physical memory: 282MB (288860kB)
Memory in use : 44 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1)
Wizard: On

21.4.2003
CueSheet
8:27:15 PM #1 Phase 87 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Seamless Link activated

8:27:15 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
Reader running

8:27:15 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 125
Writer ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 running

8:27:15 PM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3726
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

8:27:15 PM #5 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (original item values)
0: TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1 (Cue Sheet Track)
2 indices, index0 (150) provided
original CD pos #0 + 234007 (234007) = #234007/52:0.7
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
--------------------------------------------------------------

8:27:15 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 215
Last possible write address on media: 359847 (79:59.72)
Last address to be written: 234006 (52:02.06)

8:27:15 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 220
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

8:27:15 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1657
Recorder: ATAPI CD-RW 52X24;
CDR code: 00 97 26 66; OSJ entry from: CMC Magnetics Corporation
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 90, 2: 61 1A 42 (LI 97:26.66), 3: 4F 3B 49 (LO 79:59.73)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 80 00 (invalid), 3: 00 80 80 (invalid)

8:27:16 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 824
Prepare recorder ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 for write in cue-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN:
TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1, 2352/0x0, ISRC “”, FilePos 0 352800 550737264

8:27:16 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1 (Cue Sheet Track)
2 indices, index0 (150) provided
original CD pos #0 + 234007 (234007) = #234007/52:0.7
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 234007 blocks [ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

8:27:16 PM #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files started

8:27:16 PM #12 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files completed

8:27:16 PM #13 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process started at 52x (7,800 KB/s)

8:27:16 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1978
Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, no CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

8:27:16 PM #15 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 13214
StartDAO : CD-Text - Off

8:27:16 PM #16 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 17693
Set BUFE: Seamless Link -> ON , Auto Pilot : ON

8:27:16 PM #17 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 13472
CueData, Len=32
41 00 00 14 00 00 00 00
41 01 00 11 00 00 00 00
41 01 01 11 00 00 02 00
41 aa 01 14 00 34 02 07

8:29:19 PM #18 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1412
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x021A0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x01 0xCB 0x00 0x00 0x1B 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF1 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00

8:29:19 PM #19 MMC -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 333
Write error

8:29:19 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 219
all writers idle, stopping conversion

8:29:20 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 213
conversion idle, stopping reader

8:29:20 PM #22 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1208
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x06
CDB Data: 0x35 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x06

8:29:20 PM #23 MMC -1046 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 163
Illegal medium

8:29:20 PM #24 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 163
Could not perform end of Disc-At-Once

8:29:20 PM #25 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process failed at 52x (7,800 KB/s)

8:29:20 PM #26 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 406
SCSI not using temporary buffers
20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\Tpp200.sys’: Ver=5.04.1150.0 , size=35541 bytes, created 10/5/2001 1:54:28 PM
File ‘Drivers\Tpp300.sys’: Ver=5.04.1150.0 , size=33669 bytes, created 10/5/2001 1:54:28 PM
File ‘Drivers\Tpp725.sys’: Ver=5.04.1150.0 , size=43269 bytes, created 10/5/2001 1:54:28 PM
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 8/28/2002 4:50:10 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Is it the ‘SCSI not using temporary buffers’ that I should be looking at?

Waiter.

Also -
Burner is slow to spin up cd in general - not just in writing process.

Don’t get solid red write light. Flashes then green. Like the laser has a hard time ‘locking on’

Last burner, the liteon, worked like a charm for about 100 burns then started spitting out platters. I thought that it had to with alcohol 120 and it’s previously installed virtual dvd drive, but both are gone and still having problems. So I installed the digital research drive (52x) and same thing…

First of all, update your motherboard BIOS. And also, what PSU are you using, make and model. Finally, have you tried different IDE cables for the burner?

Mobo BIOS is current.
Updated VIA Drivers.
Just tried new IDE cables.
Just reseated RAM.
PSU = Antec Switching Power Supply. 180w/323w max.
Unistalled Nero - tried Feurio. Didn’t ID drive.
Hmm.