Cant write audio to a CD

K, i have a dell inspiron e1505. It came with a Sony something or another optical drive. For some odd reason it could burn video and data, but not audio. After talking to dell they sent me a NEC ND 6650A drive.

Well, i still cant burn audio. Everyone says that its either a driver problem, or something else (that really helps).

These are the drivers i currently have on my laptop:

Filter Driver Load Order http://www.bustrace.com

Upper Device Filter: redbook
Device Object: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A
Lower Class Filter: SSCDBHK5
Lower Class Filter: DRVMCDB
Lower Class Filter: PXHELP20
Lower Class Filter: AFS2K
Lower Device Filter: imapi

     Driver Name:  redbook.sys
   File Location:  c:\windows\system32\drivers
File Description:  Redbook Audio Filter Driver
    File Version:  5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) [5.1.2600.2180]
    Product Name:  Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
 Product Version:  5.1.2600.2180 [5.1.2600.2180]
    Company Name:  Microsoft Corporation

     Driver Name:  sscdbhk5.sys
   File Location:  c:\windows\system32\drivers
File Description:  Shared Driver Component
    File Version:  1.10.90a [1.10.90.0]
    Product Name:  
 Product Version:   [1.0.0.1]
    Company Name:  Sonic Solutions

     Driver Name:  drvmcdb.sys
   File Location:  c:\windows\system32\drivers
File Description:  Device Driver
    File Version:  3.22.13a [3.22.13.0]
    Product Name:  
 Product Version:   [1.0.0.1]
    Company Name:  Sonic Solutions

     Driver Name:  pxhelp20.sys
   File Location:  c:\windows\system32\drivers
File Description:  Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
    File Version:  2.03.32a [2.3.32.0]
    Product Name:  PxHelp20
 Product Version:   [2.0.0.0]
    Company Name:  Sonic Solutions

     Driver Name:  afs2k.sys
   File Location:  c:\windows\system32\drivers
File Description:  Audio File System
    File Version:  3.1.21.1103 [3.1.21.0]
    Product Name:  AFS
 Product Version:  3.1.21.2(1103) [3.1.21.0]
    Company Name:  Oak Technology Inc.

     Driver Name:  imapi.sys
   File Location:  c:\windows\system32\drivers
File Description:  IMAPI Kernel Driver
    File Version:  5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) [5.1.2600.2180]
    Product Name:  Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
 Product Version:  5.1.2600.2180 [5.1.2600.2180]
    Company Name:  Microsoft Corporation

Any idea what i should do to make it so that i can burn audio CD’s? I was told uninstalling the faulty drivers would fix it, but that its hard to tell which one is faulty until you uninstall it, and uninstalling it is a complex process in itself.

Thanks in advance.

oh, and here is the error code from Sonic if it helps:

Sense: 05 ASC: 21 ASCQ: 02 (Command 2A)

Px.dll: 2.4.43.500
pxdrv.dll: 1.1.51.0
PxMas.dll: 2.4.43.500
PxSFS.DLL: 2.2.45.500
PxWave.dll: 2.4.43.500
pxwma.dll: 1.0.0.3

Do you have any Sonic software installed? If so, you might want to try uninstalling it (I see three references to Sonic Solutions in that list). :slight_smile:

Edit: I see you do from your second post.

If that’s still no go, Burrrn is a small freeware program that will burn audio from most types of music file.

Try Burrrn (www.burrrn.net) . It’s a free , simple Audio CD burner that’ll generally work where others fail as it doesn’t use all these drivers.

K, installed Burrrn, its working nicely (i just dont know what speed to use. Disc says 52x, but the drive says 8x?)

I dont have a disk with the drivers on it, so i had dell send me one so i can reinstall the ones that were ok after i figure out which are the bad ones. So ill uninstall sonic when the disc gets here.

Thanks :clap: , and ill let you know the final outcome. :smiley:

You might want to keep Sonic for data and file burning to DVD. FREEWARE burnatonce http://burnatonce.net/ will handle that chore for CDs. And Burrrn is indeed nice for audio CDs. If you have the OEM disc for Sonic maybe an uninstall/reinstall would work…

Glad Burrrn is working for you :clap:…I like to burn audio at 16x, but that’s a personal preference. :slight_smile:

Well, i finally got my sonic disk in the mail. Uninstalled it, reinstalled it, and now it works! Its a slightly different version of Sonic though. I think my original version was “especially for dell’s mediadirect thing”. At least this one works!

Thanks again guys!

Excellent - good to hear :bigsmile: