Cd burner only burns sometimes, and never at Max speed

vbimport

#1

problem came basically out of nowhere. 1 day everything was fine, and then it started messing up.

I have an ATAPI 52x Cd-RW and it refuses to burn at Max Speed. 48x capable Sony cdrs it only burns at 32x and 40x AT&T cdrs at 24x. basically 16x slower then it should be!?

But thats not even half of my troubles. The Burner doesn’t actually burn! it does, sometimes, but not everytime. according to the software the burn is sucessful, but when i try to run the CD (data, audio, doesn’t matter) it just freezes or for example if its data with 100 miles, the 1st 25 might work, if i try to access the next 20 it’ll freeze, but the last 55 also work. If i ran it from the Burner it works, but not on the regular CD-Rom. its as if the CD wasn’t Finalized.

I’ve tried basically every option in the software, and its still beyond any explanations. sometimes the CD will burn fine, and then next time it wont. i had a 50 pack of Sony cdrs and about 30 of them are in the trash, 10 still in the box. the wierd thing is i managed to sucessfully burn a cd with the “finalize cd” option UN-ticked! but the next one messed up again. The software even says the CD is fine when i do the data verification for it, but it is still messed up!

i can’t think of any significant changes i’ve made around the time this problem started happening. I did upgrade the a new Version of Nero, and i did physically unplug the Burner around that time. but it still doesn’t make any sense of why i’m having these problems. I tried different software, i tried going back to the old version of Nero, same exact result, 1 cd might burn fine, you think you solved the problem, then the next 3 will all mess up.

i also disconnected it and connected it again a bunch of times to make sure its connected the right way still the same problem.

i think i managed to narrow the problem down and i think it must be the Burner itself because i hooked it up to a different PC (XP on both) and it still wouldn’t Burn at Max speed, burned 1 cd and messed up the 2nd one. also tried different software on the 2nd PC as well. This is a ridicolous problem because if something was messed up software, hardware some driver whatever, it just shouldn’t work ALL THE TIME then, not work now and not work 10 minutes later.


#2

…ignore…this post is just to subscribe myself to the thread after changing some options in my profile.


#3

Reduced burn speed & failures are often attributed to DMA not being enabled on the burner. This can happen out of the blue.
Look at this thread


#4

Yep, even when updating a firmware. :wink:


#5

the DMA is on, atleast according to the Nero Log file.


#6

How about posting a log then, please.


#7
Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 9/10/1999 12:06:00 PM 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Burn Cd\Nero\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 5:35:34 PM 
Nero Version: 6.6.0.8
Recorder:             <ATAPI CD-RW 52XMax>      Version: 150D - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.8
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 
CD-ROM:               <JLMS     XJ-HD166S       >Version: DS14 - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.6.0.8
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : IC35L120AVV207-0                 atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : ATAPI CD-RW 52XMax               atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : JLMS XJ-HD166S                   atapi Port 1 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : NH7507L ZDT815O         1.0     dtscsi Port 2 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
ATAPI CD-RW 52XMax         D:   CDRom0
JLMS XJ-HD166S             E:   CDRom1
NH7507L ZDT815O            F:   CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 511MB (523760kB)
Free physical memory: 114MB (117656kB)
Memory in use       : 77 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

22.3.2006
CD-ROM (ISO)
11:01:13 PM	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6172
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : TRUE
	Simulate                : FALSE
	Write                   : TRUE
	Finalize CD             : TRUE
	Multisession            : FALSE
	Burning mode            : TAO
	Mode                    : 1
	ISO Level               : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
	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
	
11:01:13 PM	#2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 2868
	ATAPI CD-RW 52XMax
	BURN-Proof activated
	
11:01:13 PM	#3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
	
11:01:13 PM	#4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
	Writer ATAPI    CD-RW 52XMax     running
	
11:01:13 PM	#5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
11:01:13 PM	#6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3153
	Turn on Track-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media
	
11:01:13 PM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
	Last possible write address on media:   359848 ( 79:59.73)
	Last address to be written:             358539 ( 79:42.39)
	
11:01:13 PM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 271
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
11:01:13 PM	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2316
	Recorder: ATAPI CD-RW 52XMax;
	   CDR code: 00 97 24 16; OSJ entry from: SONY Corporation
	   ATIP Data:
	     Special    Info [hex] 1: D0 00 A0, 2: 61 18 10 (LI 97:24.16), 3: 4F 3B 4A (LO 79:59.74)
	     Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)
	
11:01:13 PM	#10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 433
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
11:01:13 PM	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 358540 (358540) = #358540/79:40.40
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 358538 blocks [ATAPI    CD-RW 52XMax]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
11:01:13 PM	#12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
	Prepare recorder [ATAPI    CD-RW 52XMax] for write in TAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0        307200     734597120, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	    -150 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	    -150 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	  358540 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
11:01:13 PM	#13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1111
	Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 358540 -> 358538.
	
11:01:13 PM	#14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files started
	
11:01:13 PM	#15 TRANSFER -15 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 1780
	Cache file too small - not all files could be cached
	
11:01:13 PM	#16 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4040
	Cache writing successful.
	
11:01:13 PM	#17 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files completed
	
11:01:13 PM	#18 Phase 28 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Speed measurement started
	
11:01:13 PM	#19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2609
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
11:02:46 PM	#20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
11:02:46 PM	#21 Phase 29 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1781
	Speed measurement completed: 55.7x (8,360 KB/s)
	
11:03:46 PM	#22 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process started at 32x (4,800 KB/s)
	
11:03:47 PM	#23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2609
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
11:03:47 PM	#24 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21235
	Set BUFE: BURN-Proof -> ON 
	
11:06:48 PM	#25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
11:06:53 PM	#26 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 15908
	<ATAPI   CD-RW 52XMax    > start Close Session
	
11:07:18 PM	#27 Phase 161 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process completed successfully with warnings
	
11:07:18 PM	#28 Phase 78 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Data verification started
	
11:07:21 PM	#29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1111
	Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 358540 -> 358538.
	
11:09:51 PM	#30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
11:09:51 PM	#31 Phase 80 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Data verification completed successfully
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 9/10/1999 12:06:00 PM 
File 'Drivers\Tpp200.sys': Ver=5.04.1150.0 , size=35541 bytes, created 10/5/2001 11:54:28 AM 
File 'Drivers\Tpp300.sys': Ver=5.04.1150.0 , size=33669 bytes, created 10/5/2001 11:54:28 AM 
File 'Drivers\Tpp725.sys': Ver=5.04.1150.0 , size=43269 bytes, created 10/5/2001 11:54:28 AM 
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 10/28/2003 5:02:00 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/4/2004 12:59:42 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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


as you may have guessed, it saying the burn was successfull as was the data verification is not true.


#8

It just could be that the burner has died & needs replacing.

To rule out Nero as being at fault there are 2 free apps that are very good for burning.
For burning any image (ISO,NRG,IMG etc) then Imgburn is about the best.
For Audio CDs try Burrrn (www.burrrn.net). This takes a wide range of input formats & creates an Audio CD.
If either of these work consistently then somehow it’s Nero at fault. However, if they fail then I’d suggest a new burner is probably required.