Burn errors

I keep on getting burn errors with nero and dvd decrypter work fine yesterday so i restored the pc back a week and it is still comming up with burn errors. any ideas to fix this?

Join the gang come over over to this forum Click here and we may be able to help each other out at the same time there should be more responds if theres alot of curiosity on this trivial and expensive subject

make sure the cds you are using are not dodgy. and dont be fooled by brand names… sony discs dont do shit all on my computer, but tdk ones work wonders. it may seem like stupid advice, but most problems i have ever had on my burner was because the cd was dodgy for the file i was trying to burn. i suggest you try out several brinds and see what results you get. fin.

Please mention:

  • the exact error message
  • Burner exact brand and model
  • brand and model of disc used
  • Speed selected
  • Nero version

Impossible to help without knowing at least some details…!

Nero InfoTool 2.21

Drive Information

Drive : SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-348B
Type : Combo Drive
Firmware Version : T502
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : LEG
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 48 , 1 X
Write Speed : 48 X

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

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
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 : 4
Changes User : 1
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (E:)

Type : - no disc inserted -

Drive Information

Drive : SONY DVD RW DRU-510A
Type : DVD±R/RW Recorder
Firmware Version : 1.1a
Buffer Size : 8 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : AFA90AF4
Vendor Specific : Apr20 ,2004
Drive Letter : F:
Location : 1:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 2.0 X
Write Speed : 4.0 , 2.0 , 1.0 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 DVD+R DL : No
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+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 4
Changes User : 1
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (F:)

Type : Blank DVD-R

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: WDC WD400EB-00CPF0
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On

Adapter 2

Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-348B
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : On
Description : Slave: SONY DVD RW DRU-510A
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : On

Software Information

Operating System : Windows XP Home Edition (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
DirectX : DirectX 9.0c

Description : Nero Burning ROM
Version : 6, 3, 1, 17
Company : Ahead Software AG
Version Check : Ok

Description : Nero StartSmart
Version : 1, 0, 1, 22
Company : Ahead Software AG

Description : NeroVision Express
Version : 2,0,1,15
Company : Ahead Software AG

Description : Nero ShowTime
Version : 1, 0, 1, 23
Company : Ahead software AG

Description : Cover Designer
Version : 2, 3, 0, 8
Company : Ahead Software AG

Description : Nero BackItUp Application
Version : 1, 2, 0, 18
Company : Ahead Software AG

Hardware Information

CPU : Intel Celeron 2700 MHz
Bus Speed : 100 MHz
Motherboard : MICRO-STAR Gamila/Giovani/Neon series
System : Compaq DT082A-ABG S6030AN AN410
BIOS : Phoenix 3.05
Memory : 256 MB
Sound : Realtek AC97 Audio
Video : Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller

Driver Information

Driver : Abiosdsk
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : abp480n5
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : ACPI
Description : ACPI Driver for NT
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ACPIEC
Description : ACPI Embedded Controller Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : adpu160m
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : aec
Description : Microsoft Acoustic Echo Canceller
Version : 5.1.2601.2078
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : AFS2K
Description : Audio File System
Version : 3.1.21.1103
Company : Oak Technology Inc.

Driver : Aha154x
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : aic78u2
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : aic78xx
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : alcan5ln
Description : LAN Driver
Version : 200.7.0.0
Company : THOMSON multimedia

Driver : alcaudsl
Description : WDM Driver
Version : 200.7.0.0
Company : THOMSON multimedia

Driver : ALCXWDM
Description : Realtek AC’97 Audio Driver (WDM)
Version : 5.10.5730 built by: WinDDK
Company : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Driver : AliIde
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : AmdK7
Description : Processor Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : amsint
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : AnyDVD
Description : AnyDVD Filter Driver
Version : 4.0.4.1
Company : SlySoft, Inc.

Driver : Arp1394
Description : IP/1394 Arp Client
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : asc
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : asc3350p
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : asc3550
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Aspi32
Description : ASPI for WIN32 Kernel Driver
Version : 4.70
Company : Adaptec

Driver : AsyncMac
Description : MS Remote Access serial network driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : atapi
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Atdisk
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Atmarpc
Description : IP/ATM Arp Client
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : audstub
Description : AudStub Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : cbidf2k
Description : CardBus/PCMCIA IDE Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : cd20xrnt
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Cdaudio
Description : CD-ROM Audio Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Cdfs
Description : CD-ROM File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Cdrom
Description : SCSI CD-ROM Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Changer
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : CmdIde
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Cpqarray
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : dac960nt
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Disk
Description : PnP Disk Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : dmboot
Description : NT Disk Manager Startup Driver
Version : 2600.2180.503.0
Company : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software

Driver : dmio
Description : NT Disk Manager I/O Driver
Version : 2600.2180.503.0
Company : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software

Driver : dmload
Description : NT Disk Manager Startup Driver
Version : 2600.0.503.0
Company : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software.

Driver : DMusic
Description : Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : dpti2o
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : drmkaud
Description : Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ElbyCDIO
Description : ElbyCD Windows NT/2000/XP I/O driver
Version : 4, 3, 1, 1
Company : Elaborate Bytes AG

Driver : ElbyDelay
Description : Elby Delay Lower Filter Driver
Version : 4, 3, 0, 0
Company : Elaborate Bytes

Driver : Fastfat
Description : Fast FAT File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Fdc
Description : Floppy Disk Controller Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : FETNDISB
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Flpydisk
Description : Floppy Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : FltMgr
Description : Microsoft Filesystem Filter Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ftdisk
Description : FT Disk Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : GEARAspiWDM
Description : CDRom Class Filter Driver
Version : 2.0.4.3
Company : GEAR Software Inc.

Driver : Gpc
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : HidUsb
Description : USB Miniport Driver for Input Devices
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : hpn
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : HSFHWBS2
Description : HSF_HWB2 WDM driver
Version : 6.02.05
Company : Conexant Systems, Inc.

Driver : HSF_DP
Description : HSF_DP driver
Version : 6.02.05
Company : Conexant Systems, Inc.

Driver : HTTP
Description : HTTP Protocol Stack
Version : 5.1.2600.2525 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.040919-1056)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : i2omgmt
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : i2omp
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : i8042prt
Description : i8042 Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ialm
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Imapi
Description : IMAPI Kernel Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : incdrm
Description : Ahead MRW Filter Driver
Version : 4, 0, 0, 16
Company : Ahead Software AG

Driver : ini910u
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : IntelIde
Description : Intel PCI IDE Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : intelppm
Description : Processor Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ip6fw
Description : IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IpFilterDriver
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : IpInIp
Description : IP in IP Encapsulation Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IpNat
Description : IP Network Address Translator
Version : 5.1.2600.2524 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.040919-1056)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IPSec
Description : IPSec Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IRENUM
Description : Infra-Red Bus Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : isapnp
Description : PNP ISA Bus Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : kmixer
Description : Kernel Mode Audio Mixer
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : lbrtfdc
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : MASPINT
Description : Aspi32 Driver
Version : 1.04
Company : MicroStaff Co.,Ltd.

Driver : mdmxsdk
Description : Diagnostic Interface DRIVER
Version : 1.0.2.002
Company : Conexant

Driver : Modem
Description : Modem Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : mouhid
Description : HID Mouse Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : mraid35x
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : MRxDAV
Description : Windows NT WebDav Minirdr
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MSKSSRV
Description : MS KS Server
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MSPCLOCK
Description : MS Proxy Clock
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MSPQM
Description : MS Proxy Quality Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : mssmbios
Description : System Management BIOS Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NdisTapi
Description : NDIS 3.0 connection wrapper driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ndisuio
Description : NDIS User mode I/O Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NdisWan
Description : MS PPP Framing Driver (Strong Encryption)
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NIC1394
Description : IEEE1394 Ndis Miniport and Call Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Npfs
Description : NPFS Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ntfs
Description : NT File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : nv
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : NVENET
Description : NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Driver.
Version : 4.14.01.0340
Company : NVIDIA Corporation

Driver : nv_agp
Description : NVIDIA nForce AGP Filter
Version : 4.12.01.0366
Company : NVIDIA Corporation

Driver : NwlnkFlt
Description : NWLINK2 Traffic Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NwlnkFwd
Description : NWLINK2 Forwarder Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ohci1394
Description : 1394 OpenHCI Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Parport
Description : Parallel Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PartMgr
Description : Partition Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ParVdm
Description : VDM Parallel Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PCI
Description : NT Plug and Play PCI Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PCIDump
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : PCIIde
Description : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Pcmcia
Description : PCMCIA Bus Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Pcouffin
Description : Patin-Couffin low level access layer for CD devices
Version : 1.28
Company : VSO Software

Driver : PDCOMP
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : PDFRAME
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : PDRELI
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : PDRFRAME
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : perc2
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : perc2hib
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : PptpMiniport
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Processor
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Ps2
Description : PS2 SYS
Version : 1.0.2.0
Company : Hewlett-Packard Company

Driver : PSched
Description : MS QoS Packet Scheduler
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ptilink
Description : Parallel Technologies DirectParallel IO Library
Version : 1.10 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Parallel Technologies, Inc.

Driver : PxHelp20
Description : Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version : 2.02.60a
Company : Sonic Solutions

Driver : ql1080
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Ql10wnt
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : ql12160
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : ql1240
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : ql1280
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Rasl2tp
Description : RAS L2TP mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RasPppoe
Description : RAS PPPoE mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Raspti
Description : PTI DirectParallel® mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Rdbss
Description : Redirected Drive Buffering SubSystem Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2541 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.040919-1056)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RDPCDD
Description : RDP Miniport
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RDPWD
Description : RDP Terminal Stack Driver (US/Canada Only, Not for Export)
Version : 5.1.2600.2695 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050609-1528)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : redbook
Description : Redbook Audio Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : rtl8139
Description : Realtek RTL8139 NDIS 5.0 Driver
Version : 5.398.613.2003 built by: WinDDK
Company : Realtek Semiconductor Corporation

Driver : Secdrv
Description : Macrovision SECURITY Driver
Version : 3.18.000
Company : Macrovision Europe Ltd

Driver : serenum
Description : Serial Port Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Serial
Description : Serial Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Sfloppy
Description : SCSI Floppy Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Simbad
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : SONYPVU1
Description : Sony USB Lower Filter driver
Version : 1.3.0526.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Sony Corporation

Driver : Sparrow
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : splitter
Description : Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : sr
Description : System Restore Filesystem Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Srv
Description : Server driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2673 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050509-1531)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : swenum
Description : Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : swmidi
Description : Microsoft GS Wavetable Synthesizer
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : symc810
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : symc8xx
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : sym_hi
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : sym_u3
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : sysaudio
Description : System Audio WDM Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Tcpip
Description : TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2685 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050525-1028)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : TDPIPE
Description : Named Pipe Transport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : TDTCP
Description : TCP Transport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : TermDD
Description : Terminal Server Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : TosIde
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Udfs
Description : UDF File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ultra
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Update
Description : Update Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbehci
Description : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbhub
Description : Default Hub Driver for USB
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbohci
Description : OHCI USB Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbprint
Description : USB Printer driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : USBSTOR
Description : USB Mass Storage Class Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbuhci
Description : UHCI USB Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : VgaSave
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : viaagp1
Description : VIA NT AGP Filter
Version : 5.1.0.3442 built by: VIA
Company : VIA Technologies, Inc.

Driver : viagfx
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : ViaIde
Description : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version : 1.00.01.01
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : VolSnap
Description : Volume Shadow Copy Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Wanarp
Description : MS Remote Access and Routing ARP Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : WDICA
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : wdmaud
Description : MMSYSTEM Wave/Midi API mapper
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : winachsf
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : WS2IFSL
Description : Winsock2 IFS Layer
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : {6080A529-897E-4629-A488-ABA0C29B635E}
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : {D31A0762-0CEB-444e-ACFF-B049A1F6FE91}
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : msvcrt.dll
Version : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : msvcirt.dll
Version : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : mfc42.dll
Version : 6.02.4131.0

Driver : msvcp60.dll
Version : 6.02.3104.0

Driver : msvcp70.dll
Version : 7.00.9466.0

Driver : msvcr70.dll
Version : 7.00.9466.0

Driver : ole32.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2726 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050725-1528)

Driver : olepro32.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2180

Driver : oledlg.dll
Version : 1.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)

Driver : advapi32.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : comctl32.dll
Version : 5.82 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : setupapi.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Lower Filters

Driver : PxHelp20
Description : Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version : 2.02.60a
Company : Sonic Solutions

Driver : ELBYDELAY
Description : Elby Delay Lower Filter Driver
Version : 4, 3, 0, 0
Company : Elaborate Bytes

Driver : ANYDVD
Description : AnyDVD Filter Driver
Version : 4.0.4.1
Company : SlySoft, Inc.

Driver : AFS2K
Description : Audio File System
Version : 3.1.21.1103
Company : Oak Technology Inc.

Upper Filters

Driver : incdrm
Description : Ahead MRW Filter Driver
Version : 4, 0, 0, 16
Company : Ahead Software AG

Driver : GEARAspiWDM
Description : CDRom Class Filter Driver
Version : 2.0.4.3
Company : GEAR Software Inc.

Video Codecs

Cinepak Codec by Radius : 1.10.0.11
Intel 4|2|0 Video V2.50 : 5.1.2600.2180
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Intel IYUV codec : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft RLE : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft Video 1 : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Toshiba YUV Codec : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec : 5.1.2600.2180
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec : 5.1.2600.2180
Intel Indeo® Video 4.5 : 4.51.16.03
Indeo® video 5.10 : R.5.10.15.2.55
XviD MPEG-4 Codec : n/a

Audio Codecs

Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC : 4.00.0.0
DSP Group TrueSpeech™ Software CODEC : 1.00.0.0
Microsoft G.723.1 CODEC : 1.02.0.1
Windows Media Audio : 4.02.0.0
Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec : 3.02.0.0
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced) : 1.09.1.49
Indeo® audio software : 2.05.0.53
Microsoft PCM Converter : 5.00.0.0

ASPI Information

System ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 4.70 45568 bytes December 10, 2001
ASPI32.SYS : 4.70 17101 bytes December 10, 2001
WINASPI.DLL : 4.60 (1021) 5600 bytes December 10, 2001
WOWPOST.EXE : 4.60 (1021) 4672 bytes December 10, 2001

Nero ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 2.0.1.59 160016 bytes December 16, 2003

Installed OS Patches

(Q810090) USB Update : Yes
(Q329112) Multi-Border DVD with More Than 4 GB of Data Not Readable Past First Border : Yes
(Q812415) Problems with Multiple ATA devices : No
(Q322359) Intelide.sys Is Not Used on Computers with ICH4 or ICH5 : No
(Q320174) IMAPI Update - CDs recorded have missing files or errors : Yes
(Q311542) Devices May not power up properly when resuming from standby : Yes
(Q327086) Data Added to Removable Media During Hibernation May Be Lost When You Resume Windows XP : Yes
(Q308374) Ricoh 1394 Controller May Not Work with Windows XP : Yes
(Q314634) Windows XP Does Not Detect Your New USB Device : Yes
(Q822603) USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 update : No
(Q323507) Your IEEE 1394 or USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive May Not Be Recognized in Windows XP : No
(Q815834) ‘Code 28’ Error Message and a Yellow Exclamation Mark Next to a USB Device in Device Manager After Your Computer Resumes from Hibernation : No
(Q316575) Problems When You Swap a CD-ROM During Hibernation in Windows XP : No
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error : Yes
(Q323322) Cannot Use Sony VAIO PCG-C1MRX Internal Camera with Windows Messenger After You Apply Q316397 : No
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error : Yes

So you have two burners, but you don’t mention which one you have problems with…

You still don’t mention neither the discs used, nor the exact error message, nor the writing speed selected.

Sorry I can’t help, I don’t have the time to play guessing games. Good luck :slight_smile:

Is it just me or is that a pretty old drive? I certainly hope that it’s firmware supports a lot more media than what is listed as “recomended” on sony’s web site.
http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/500mediainfo_gb_na040514.htm
What media are you using (all I could find in your post is that it was dvd-r). Download this free program, dvd identifier, and tell us what the media information is for the disks you are using.
Fyi as best as I can tell the samsung is only a dvd rom and the sony is a dvd burner. Since you mentioned dvd software, I’m assuming your burning problems are on the sony.

[19:15:45] DVD Identifier V4.2.0
[19:15:45] Initializing ASPI/SPTI Drive Interface
[19:15:45] SPTI Drive Interface Successfully Initialized
[19:15:45] 1 Supported Drive Found (Out Of 2 Available Drives)
[19:15:45] Manufacturer Database [25-SEP-05@636$87] Loaded From File : (@636$87) Entries Found
[19:15:45] Internet Version Check Postponed Since Last Check Happened Less Than 1 Hour Ago
[19:15:54] DVD-R/-RW Medium Detected. Starting Identification…
[19:15:54] ** Initiating LPP Retrieval
[19:15:54] LPP Read Completed Without Errors
[19:15:54] Disc Identification Completed Successfully
[19:16:57] DVD-R/-RW Medium Information Copied To Clipboard
[19:17:01] DVD-R/-RW Medium Information Copied To Clipboard
[19:17:03] DVD-R/-RW Medium Information Copied To Clipboard

** INFO : Drive = SONY DVD RW DRU-510A [FW 1.1a]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+RW
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-RW
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:PRINCO]
** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps
** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 2770 kBps ( 2.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 1385 kBps ( 1.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported
Descriptor #1 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 2770 kBps ( 2.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 1385 kBps ( 1.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 97 0e 0b 77 88 70 00 .@…R…w.p.
0010 : 03 50 52 49 4e 43 4f 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .PRINCO…
0020 : 05 aa a2 22 22 20 01 00 06 0b 0f 12 87 77 80 00 …"" …w…
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 01 1b 0d 10 0d 08 00 …
0040 : 09 99 0a 11 0d 6f 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 …o…
0050 : 0b 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0060 : 0d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Control Data Zone’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘CDZ’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 10h - Physical Format Information Of Control Data Zone
0000 : 25 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 12 7f 00 00 00 00 %…&…

" .PRINCO…"

That’s enough for me. Princo is landfill material, among the worst discs you can find.

Buy good discs (Verbatim, TDK, Taiyo Yuden…) and bye bye problems. :bigsmile:

would this really fix the problem because 6 months ago I had been using this media for over a year with no probs and burn speeds of 4*

As Franksoy stated - post in the actual Error Log and we can tell you.

will do give me about an hour…cheeers

Quality varies constantly from batch to batch with cheap media (and even with good media but in much lesser proportions). You can never assume that a batch will perform just like the previous did.

Just search fro “Princo” in the blank media section and you’ll quickly realise the problem.

Also read the Media Faq:slight_smile:

I 22:40:37 DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 started!
I 22:40:37 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 22:40:38 Initialising SPTI…
I 22:40:38 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 22:40:39 Found 1 DVD-ROM/CD-RW and 1 DVD±RW!
I 22:41:37 Operation Started!
I 22:41:37 Source File: C:\VIDEO_DVD.ISO
I 22:41:37 Source File Sectors: 2,285,853 (MODE1/2048)
I 22:41:37 Source File Size: 4,681,426,944 bytes
I 22:41:37 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 22:41:37 Destination Device: [1:1:0] SONY DVD RW DRU-510A 1.1a (F:) (ATA)
I 22:41:37 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: PRINCO) (Speeds: 1x, 2x, 4x)
I 22:41:37 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 22:41:37 Write Mode: DVD
I 22:41:37 Write Type: SAO
I 22:41:37 Write Speed: MAX
I 22:41:37 Link Size: Auto
I 22:41:37 Test Mode: No
I 22:41:37 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 22:41:38 Filling Buffer…
I 22:41:41 Writing LeadIn…
I 22:43:24 Writing Image…
W 22:47:33 Failed to Write Sectors 167744 - 167775 - Write Error - Recovery Failed
W 22:47:33 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed - Illegal Mode For This Track
W 22:47:33 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 22:47:33 Retry Failed! - Illegal Mode For This Track
E 22:48:06 Failed to Write Sectors 167744 - 167775 - Write Error - Recovery Failed
I 22:48:06 Synchronising Cache…
E 22:48:06 Failed to Write Image!
E 22:48:07 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:06:29
I 22:48:07 Average Write Rate: 1,189 KB/s (0.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 1,391 KB/s (1.0x)
does this help?

Princo are one of the all time worst medias out thier. Two of the main things that make a disk bad. Poor quality dye and how long they use the stamping dies. Princo has both problems. If you got a pack that was right at the begining of the production run, while still marginal in quality, they still might work just fine. If you get a pack that was towards the end of the production run they will be terible because they have used the dies too long to save money. Between the write errors in you log and the media you are using, I think it is a given that the media is to blame. Something else to keep in mind. This is a much older model 4x drive. If sony hasn’t keep up with updating the firmware, it might not work with a lot of the higher speed media out thier, even if it is good quality. Maybe someone more farmiliar with that drive could answer that. Here are the +r’s that sony recomends for this drive (I think that most if not everyone here would agree that these are good medias brands too.

*  Sony Corporation  * Disc labeled for use at 2.4x speed
* Verbatim/Mitsubishi Chemical Co., Ltd.  * Disc labeled for use at 2.4x and 4x speed
* Ricoh Co., Ltd.  * Disc labeled for use at 2.4x and 4x speed
* Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.  * Disc labeled for use at 4x speed
* Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.   * Disc labeled for use at 4x speed 

Fyi look on videohelp for user reports with this drive and various medias. It looks like most 8x medias that people tried didn’t work well at all. Thier were Only two that I found, teon branded mcc003 and philips branded cmcmagae1 (this is burning 8x media at 4x). 4x media is getting hard to find. As some people have issues with cmc, I would only recomend the mcc003 for 8x medias. Fyi mcc003 is 8x+r mitsubishi. 8x+r verbatiums will always be this media code.

THANKS FOR EVERY1’S HELP ON THIS THREAD i HAVE DECIDED TO PUT UP WITH THE SITUATION FOR 4 MONTHS UNTILL i BUY A COMPLETE COMPUTER SETUP WHAT SHOULD i LOOK FOR? IN REGARDS TO GOOD HARDWARE ONLY WANT IT FOR PERSONAL USE?