I successfully burned my first CD yesterday using CDBurnerXP under Windows Vista. I used one of a set of Sony CD-R blanks I had on hand and the CD was 17 tracks of music which had been converted to *wav file format from *flac format. Everything seemed to work flawlessly and the burn produced a CD that was indistinguishable from the original CD. I did the burn using the defaults of CDBurnerXP (maximum write speed) and a pause between each gap.
Since that time however, I have not had a single successful additional burn. Using the same method, settings, software and CD-R Blanks that I had made my successful burn with, I started getting â€œburn errorsâ€ after about the 3rd track has been completed. The full message I receive is from CDBurnerXP:
â€œBurning error occurred while burning the disc. Most likely the disc is not useable. Usually these errors occur if the inserted media is not compatible with the drive or is of poor quality.â€ The message goes on to say â€œdevInvalidFieldinCDB â€“ Could Not Write to Discâ€.
Since I figured I might have a bad CD-R blank disc, I tried on another new blank and got the same result. I finally went and got some brand new Verbatim CD-R White Top Glossy CD-R blanks and got the same exact message on 3 different blanks from that batch.
In frustration, I finally downloaded the latest version of â€œInfrarecorderâ€ and installed it and tried burning the same source compilation to a Verbatim blank under â€œInfrarecorderâ€. I used the defaults for â€œInfrarecorderâ€, i.e. including writing using â€œsession-at-onceâ€. It wrote only one track from the compilation then ejected the CD saying the burn was finished!
I finally went back to CDBurnerXP and tried burning a different compilation to another of the brand new Verbatim blanks and got the same â€œBurning error while burning the discâ€¦…â€ message that I had received previously. Iâ€™ve now had that same message on a total of 7 different CD blanks from two different manufacturers.
I am thoroughly flummoxed at this point. I have no idea what the problem is or what to try next. I think the odds are high that I wouldnâ€™t have two different sets of bad blanks from two different manufacturers (the Verbatims being brand new this week). I also donâ€™t want to keep chewing up CD-R blanks without really knowing whatâ€™s causing the problems. The most puzzling part to me is that I did manage to get one successful burn on my first attempt but havenâ€™t been able to get one since.
Does anyone have any ideas on what might be going on here or what I can try next?
Incidentally, my computer is a brand new Dell Inspiron with a 16X DVD+/-RW Drive, 2G RAM, 2.2 GHrtz Intel Core Duo Processor and two 250 GB Hard drives and running Windows Vista Home Premium. I would also think hardware problems are unlikely although certainly possible.
Thanks for any help.