Blank CD-R not recognized as "writeable"

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#1

Hi,

HELP please !

The problem I am reporting has already been adressed many times.
However none of those threads have offered useful solutions for my configuration.

Here is my problem (see also 2 files attached):

When I try to burn (even simulate a burn) a blank CD-R using

  1. Nero 6.3.1.4 TEAC version
  2. TEAC DVD-burner W58GA
  3. Windows 98 1st Edition

Nero says:
“Disc not writeable. Insert writeable disc.
(Medium in drive: CD-R. Medium required by compilation: CD-R/RW.)”

However, when I click on the menu item “recorder->disc info”, it reports:

  • blank
  • CD-Recordable
  • Total capacity: 00:00.00 0 MB
  • Available capacity: 79:57.74 703 MB
  • Sessions 0
  • Track 0
    – the disc is empty –

I have tried 3 different CD-R brands
(Primeon 870MB, TDK metallic 700MB and unbranded/brand unknown)

This is the burning simulation log (infotool log afterwards):

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ROY

1A22-020A-0530-1366-1232-7178*

Windows 98 4.10
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0001), size=45056 bytes, created 06/05/02 11:01:18
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\PROGRAMME\AHEAD\NERO\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 16/12/03 19:18:04
Nero version: 6.3.1.4
Recorder: <TEAC DV-W58G-A> Version: U4S2 - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.3.1.4
Adapter driver: <amdeide> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> SCSI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <ASUS CD-S500/A >Version: 3.3H - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.4
Adapter driver: <amdeide> HA 1
ASUS CD-S500/A (Target 0, D:): Autoinsert Off, DMA On, Disconnect On, SyncDataXfer Off
TEAC DV-W58G-A (Target 1, E:): Autoinsert Off, DMA ?, Disconnect On, SyncDataXfer Off
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 24117248 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 127MB (130396kB)
Free physical memory: 31MB (32716kB)
Memory in use : 75 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

12.5.2004
CD-ROM (ISO)
08:50:02 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6038
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : TRUE
Write : FALSE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : TAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 2 (Max. of 31 chars)
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

08:50:02 #2 Phase 90 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1807
Buffer Underrun Protection activated

08:50:02 #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

08:50:02 #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3898
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

08:50:02 #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3188
Turn on Track-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

08:50:05 #6 Phase 40 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1807
Aborted by user

08:50:05 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 244
Disc check failed: Medium not writable (Wrong CD)

08:50:05 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 249
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

08:50:05 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2107
Recorder: TEAC DV-W58G-A
Medium not present

08:50:05 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 410
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================
Disc not writeable. Insert writeable disc.
(Medium in drive: CD-R. Medium required by compilation: CD-R/RW.)

Existing drivers:
File ‘IoSubSys\SCSI1HLP.VXD’: Ver=4.10.1998, size=19270 bytes, created 15/05/98 20:01:00
File ‘IoSubsys\NEROCD95.VXD’: Ver=4.5.0.14, size=39882 bytes, created 11/03/02 10:55:38
File ‘IoSubsys\CDFS.VXD’: Ver=4.10.1998, size=59133 bytes, created 15/05/98 20:01:00
File ‘IoSubsys\ESDI_506.PDR’: Ver=4.10.1998, size=24406 bytes, created 15/05/98 20:01:00
File ‘…\System\Vmm32\Ios.vxd’: Ver=4.10.1998, size=69450 bytes, created 15/05/98 20:01:00
File ‘IoSubsys\Disktsd.vxd’: Ver=4.10.1998, size=18805 bytes, created 15/05/98 20:01:00
File ‘IoSubsys\amdeide.mpd’: Ver=1.22 RC, size=30720 bytes, created 08/09/99 13:18:06 (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:

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End log.

And this is the Nero infotool log:

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Nero InfoTool 2.07

Drive Information

Drive : ASUS CD-S500/A
Type : CD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version : 3.3H
Buffer Size : 128 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number : ?
Vendor Specific : @ýg‡
Drive Letter : D:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 50, 49, 48, 47, 46, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 X
Write Speed : n/a

Read CD Text : No
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : No
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : No
Read DVD-RW : No
Read DVD+R : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : No
Write CD-RW : No
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : n/a

Disc Information (D:)

Type : Data CD (Mode 1)
Capacity : 79:34.74 (699 MB)
Tracks : 1
Sessions : 1

File System : ISO9660, Joliet
Title : N-NE6314
Date : 9 March 2004
Publisher : AHEAD_SOFTWARE_AG
Application : NERO___BURNING_ROM

Drive Information

Drive : TEAC DV-W58G-A
Type : DVD-R/RW Combo Drive
Firmware Version : U4S2
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 2004-02-04
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : 2004/02/04 21:43
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 1:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 12, 10, 4 X
Write Speed : 40, 32, 24, 16, 8 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : None
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (E:)

Type : Blank CD-R
CD-R(W) Info : unknown (code 96m43s37f), CD-R, 79:59.74

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : unknown

Driver
Description : amdeide.mpd
Company : AMD Corporation
Version : 1.22 RC
Description : AMD IDE Miniport Driver

Attached Devices
Description : IBM-DJNA -371350
Type : Disk Drive
Description : ASUS CD-S500/A
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : Off
Description : TEAC DV-W58G-A
Type : CD-Rom Drive
Autorun : Off

Software Information

Operating System : Windows 98
DirectX : DirectX 9.0a

Description : Nero Burning ROM
Version : 6, 3, 1, 4
Company : Ahead Software AG
Version Check : Ok

Hardware Information

CPU : AMD-K7 500 MHz
Bus Speed : 100 MHz
Motherboard : MICRO-STAR MS-6167 (AMD751)
System : MS-6167
BIOS : Award 6.0 PG
Memory : 128 MB (10ns)
Sound : SB AudioPCI-Wiedergabe
Video : Matrox Millennium G400 DualHead - Deutsch

Driver Information

Driver : ESDI_506
Description : ESDI_506 Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : HSFLOP
Description : HSFLOP Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RMM
Description : Virtuelles Gerät RMM (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : SCSIPORT
Description : SCSIPORT Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ATAPCHNG
Description : ATAPCHNG Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CDFS
Description : CDFS Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CDTSD
Description : CDTSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CDVSD
Description : CDVSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : DISKTSD
Description : DiskTSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : DISKVSD
Description : DiskVSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NECATAPI
Description : NECATAPI Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : SCSI1HLP
Description : scsi1hlp Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : TORISAN3
Description : TORISAN3 Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : VOLTRACK
Description : Virtuelles Gerät Voltrack (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : APIX
Description : Adaptec APIX Virtual Device
Version : 4.71 (0001)
Company : Adaptec

Driver : Amdidepm
Description : AMD IDE Power Management VxD
Version : V1.21 RC
Company : Advanced Micro Devices

Driver : amdeide
Description : AMD IDE Miniport Driver
Version : 1.22 RC
Company : AMD Corporation

Driver : ENSQIO
Description : ENSQIO VxD
Version : 4.06.1154
Company : Creative Technology Ltd.

Driver : nerocd95
Description : Nero CD driver for Windows 95/98/ME
Version : 4.5.0.14
Company : ahead software gmbh

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e-mail: info@nero.com

Driver : MSVCRT.DLL
Version : 6.10.8924.0

Driver : MSVCIRT.DLL
Version : 6.10.8637.0

Driver : MFC42.DLL
Version : 6.00.8447.0

Driver : MFC42LOC.DLL
Version : 6.00.8168.0

Driver : MSVCP60.DLL
Version : 6.00.8972.0

Driver : OLE32.DLL
Version : 4.71.3328

Driver : OLEPRO32.DLL
Version : 5.0.4518

Driver : OLEDLG.DLL
Version : 1.0

Driver : ADVAPI32.DLL
Version : 4.80.1675

Driver : COMCTL32.DLL
Version : 5.81

Driver : SETUPAPI.DLL
Version : 5.00.1671.1

Lower Filters

Upper Filters

Video Codecs

Cinepak Codec von Radius : 1.10.0.6
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Microsoft Video 1 : 4.10.1998
Microsoft RLE : 4.10.1998
Indeo® video 5.06 : R.5.06.15.2.44
Intel Indeo® Video 4.4 : 4.41.16.02
Intel Indeo® Video Raw R1.2
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX

Audio Codecs

Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio-CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft CCITT G.711, CODEC-Normen A und u : 4.00.0.0
DSP Group TrueSpeech™ Software-CODEC : 1.00.0.0
Indeo® audio software : 2.05.0.52
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced) : 1.09.1.49
Windows Media Audio : 4.02.0.0
Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec : 3.02.0.0
Microsoft PCM-Konvertierungsprogramm : 4.03.0.0

ASPI Information

System ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 4.71 (0001) 45056 bytes May 06, 2002
APIX.VXD : 4.71 (0001) 27723 bytes May 06, 2002

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End infotool log.

Since I have seen problem reports of this kind with different burners but always with Nero, I intensely suspect, the problem is not related to the TEAC device or it’s firmware, for which I cannot get an update currently anyway.

ASPI is more or less current.

Maybe there is an incompatibility between Nero and other software components.

However I have no other burning software installed.

P. S. When you click on the files attached, the pop up may show an image too small to read. When you maximize the popup window, the image will be legible.


#2

Try Burnatonce (free) and see if it burns. It may help you determine if it’s a system or Nero problem.

http://www.burnatonce.com/


#3

I have the same problem. Every time I try to burn an audio cd off the hard drive it says medium empty. I tried 3 different brands of CD-R and RW. Have you had any luck figuring out the problem?