Can't Figure Out How To Burn An Audio CD, HALP!

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I just got a new (think used/refurbished) computer with a burner (never had one before). I am trying to figure out how to use it but keep getting the same error.

Here is what im doing:

-Throw in CD-R (700mb, 52x speed)
-Nero Express pops up asking what I want to do (version 6.3.1.26)
-I select make audio CD
-I select the mp3’s I want
-Click next to final page

Now here is where it gets messed. I have the option to choose the write speed. They are 2x-16x. I have selected each write speed but always get this error message

“Burn Process Failed At 8x”

I have tried all write speeds available but I get the same message.

I went into the FAQ and looked thru “making first cd” and when I saw the write speed on there it showed 32x so I was thinking wtf?

I also notice at the speeds from 2x-12x the drive doesnt spin very much but at 16x the drive spins much faster but still fails… like its not fast enough. Is that what the problem is? How can I get a higher write speed option?

Is there any other programs I could try using? What could be going wrong?

Also, after that error is that CD-R then useless? My burner is a LG CD-RW CED-8120B

Here is the log from a try at 8x

[B]XP User
Home

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 22/07/2004 4:33:44 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.26 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LG CD-RW CED-8120B> Version: 1.09 - HA 3 TA 1 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 3
Drive buffer : 8192kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B>Version: 0015 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 3

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST340016A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : LG CD-RW CED-8120B atapi Port 3 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162 D: CDRom0
LG CD-RW CED-8120B F: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1022MB (1047276kB)
Free physical memory: 626MB (641512kB)
Memory in use : 38 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

20.1.2009
Audio CD
11:36:44 PM #1 CDADOC -1 File Cdadoc.cpp, Line 1508
Audio item log info:
Audio document burn settings:
=============================
Burn mode: DAO,
CD Text: On,
Cache disk or network files: No,
Cache small files: No,
Cache files smaller than 65536 bytes.
Audio Multisession: No
List of audio tracks:
=====================
Track 01: Length: 04:16.52, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Exodus - 01- Raze.mp3’.
Track 02: Length: 08:31.10, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Exodus - 02- Deathamphetamine.mp3’.
Track 03: Length: 04:15.02, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Exodus - 03- Karmas Messenger.mp3’.
Track 04: Length: 04:49.01, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Exodus - 04- Shudder To Think.mp3’.
Track 05: Length: 03:25.00, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Exodus - 05- I Am Abomination.mp3’.
Track 06: Length: 07:36.54, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Exodus - 06- Altered Boy.mp3’.
Track 07: Length: 04:59.29, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Exodus - 07- Going Going Gone.mp3’.
Track 08: Length: 05:11.10, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Exodus - 08- Now Thy Death Day Come.mp3’.
Track 09: Length: 06:56.43, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Exodus - 09- 44 Magnum Opus.mp3’.
Track 10: Length: 02:56.38, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Exodus - 10- Shovel Headed Kill Machine.mp3’.
Total size: 53:17.14

11:36:44 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

11:36:44 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer LG CD-RW CED-8120B running

11:36:44 PM #4 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 817
DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
DRM: Beginning burn process.

11:36:44 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3152
Turn on Disc-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

11:37:05 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 247
Last possible write address on media: 359845 ( 79:59.70)
Last address to be written: 239638 ( 53:17.13)

11:37:05 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

11:37:05 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2162
Recorder: LG CD-RW CED-8120B;
CDR code: 00 97 26 66; OSJ entry from: CMC Magnetics Corporation
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 98, 2: 61 1A 42 (LI 97:26.66), 3: 4F 3B 47 (LO 79:59.71)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)

11:37:05 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 420
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================
Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: Unknown. Medium required by compilation: CD-R/RW.)

11:37:05 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Exodus - 01- Raze.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 19252 (19252) = #19252/4:16.52
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 19252 blocks [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ]
1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Exodus - 02- Deathamphetamine.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 38335 (38335) = #38335/8:31.10
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 38335 blocks [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ]
2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Exodus - 03- Karmas Messenger.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 19127 (19127) = #19127/4:15.2
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 19127 blocks [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ]
3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Exodus - 04- Shudder To Think.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 21676 (21676) = #21676/4:49.1
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 21676 blocks [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ]
4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Exodus - 05- I Am Abomination.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 15375 (15375) = #15375/3:25.0
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 15375 blocks [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ]
5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Exodus - 06- Altered Boy.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 34254 (34254) = #34254/7:36.54
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 34254 blocks [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ]
6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Exodus - 07- Going Going Gone.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 22454 (22454) = #22454/4:59.29
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 22454 blocks [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ]
7: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Exodus - 08- Now Thy Death Day Come.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 23335 (23335) = #23335/5:11.10
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 23335 blocks [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ]
8: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Exodus - 09- 44 Magnum Opus.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 31243 (31243) = #31243/6:56.43
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 31243 blocks [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ]
9: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Exodus - 10- Shovel Headed Kill Machine.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 13238 (13238) = #13238/2:56.38
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 13238 blocks [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:37:05 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
Prepare recorder [LG CD-RW CED-8120B ] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 10:
1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 0 352800 45633504, ISRC ""
2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 45633504 45986304 136150224, ISRC ""
3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 136150224 136503024 181489728, ISRC ""
4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 181489728 181842528 232824480, ISRC ""
5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 232824480 233177280 269339280, ISRC ""
6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 269339280 269692080 350257488, ISRC ""
7: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 350257488 350610288 403422096, ISRC ""
8: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 403422096 403774896 458658816, ISRC ""
9: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 458658816 459011616 532495152, ISRC ""
10: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 532495152 532847952 563983728, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x01
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x21
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x21
19252 | 2 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x21
19402 | 2 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x21
57737 | 3 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x21
57887 | 3 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x21
77014 | 4 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x21
77164 | 4 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x21
98840 | 5 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x21
98990 | 5 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x21
114365 | 6 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x21
114515 | 6 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x21
148769 | 7 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x21
148919 | 7 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x21
171373 | 8 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x21
171523 | 8 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x21
194858 | 9 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x21
195008 | 9 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x21
226251 | 10 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x21
226401 | 10 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x21
239639 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x01

11:37:05 PM #12 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Burn process started at 8x (1,200 KB/s)

11:37:05 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:37:05 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 1 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #19402

11:37:05 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 2 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #57887

11:37:05 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 3 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #77164

11:37:05 PM #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 4 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #98990

11:37:05 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 5 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #114515

11:37:05 PM #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 6 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #148919

11:37:05 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 7 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #171523

11:37:05 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 8 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #195008

11:37:05 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 9 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #226401

11:37:05 PM #23 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 16086
StartDAO : CD-Text - On

11:37:05 PM #24 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 16375
CueData, Len=176
21 00 00 41 00 00 00 00
21 01 00 00 00 00 00 00
21 01 01 00 00 00 02 00
21 02 00 00 00 04 12 34
21 02 01 00 00 04 14 34
21 03 00 00 00 0c 33 3e
21 03 01 00 00 0c 35 3e
21 04 00 00 00 11 08 40
21 04 01 00 00 11 0a 40
21 05 00 00 00 15 3b 41
21 05 01 00 00 16 01 41
21 06 00 00 00 19 1a 41
21 06 01 00 00 19 1c 41
21 07 00 00 00 21 05 2c
21 07 01 00 00 21 07 2c
21 08 00 00 00 26 06 49
21 08 01 00 00 26 08 49
21 09 00 00 00 2b 14 08
21 09 01 00 00 2b 16 08
21 0a 00 00 00 32 12 33
21 0a 01 00 00 32 14 33
01 aa 01 01 00 35 11 0e

11:37:23 PM #25 SCSI -1119 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1445
SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x0AC10000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x09
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0xFF 0xFF 0xD2 0x8E 0x00 0x02 0xAA 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x09 0x00

11:37:23 PM #26 CDR -1119 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Track following error

11:37:24 PM #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:37:24 PM #28 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

11:37:24 PM #29 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

11:37:24 PM #30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Burn process failed at 8x (1,200 KB/s)

11:37:24 PM #31 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 828
DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

11:37:24 PM #32 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 857
DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 03/08/2004 10:59:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

I don’t use Nero but if you want to try a different program check out Burrn, http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Audio-CD-DVD-Burning/Burrrn.shtml. I would post the link to the official burn site but apparently they’re having bandwidth problems at the moment and you can’t get to it. If Burrn doesn’t work, then there might be a problem with your burner. And yes, I believe you have ‘coasters’ from the failed burns. Try just burning a cd at 16X.

I just noticed your log file I’ll see if there is anything obvious, but I hate reading these things.

[QUOTE=Whappo;2202578]I don’t use Nero but if you want to try a different program check out Burrn, http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Audio-CD-DVD-Burning/Burrrn.shtml. I would post the link to the official burn site but apparently they’re having bandwidth problems at the moment and you can’t get to it. If Burrn doesn’t work, then there might be a problem with your burner. And yes, I believe you have ‘coasters’ from the failed burns. Try just burning a cd at 16X.

I just noticed your log file I’ll see if there is anything obvious, but I hate reading these things.[/QUOTE]

yeah I actually just tried burrrn but still no luck. but dam… that means i got 7 coaster already. good thing i bought a 50 pack, lol.

im getting pretty frustrated cuz the only reason i bought this was for the burner. I guess i’ll just have to say fuck it for now and phone the computer shop tomorrow.

CMC Magnetics Corporation(Philips)…Try better media…

According to log,
(Medium in drive: Unknown. Medium required by compilation: CD-R/RW.)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)

[QUOTE=t0nee1;2202620]CMC Magnetics Corporation(Philips)…[B]Try better media[/B]…

According to log,
(Medium in drive: Unknown. Medium required by compilation: CD-R/RW.)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)[/QUOTE]

What are the better brands/types for making CD’s?