CD-RW works but doesn't burn

I just upgraded my pc to Windows Xp form 2k and everything worked fine. Now my Optorite CW5207 burner will not burn. XP will recognize the fact it’s a burner after I reset the hardware settings. I have Nero which starts up but never, ever wants to finish burning. So I reset the cpu to get it to stop and the disc is either a coaster or blank. Please help, thanks in advance.

“reset the CPU”, what should that be??

Post a Nero logfile.

Just pressing the Reset button on the computer case. In former times, CPU was used for the whole computer.

@sdot:

Please check device manager if there are errors. Also go through this checklist: http://www.storageupdates.philips.com/en/problemburning.html

Michael

Thanks. I went thru the checklist and my settings are all correct. But it just will not burn.

Hi,

some additional questions:

  • did your drive work immediately after having upgraded to XP?
  • was this a clean install on a fresh formatted partition?

To sort out system issues:
If you have broadband internet and access to a working CD writer (maybe a friend could help there), then get the CD-ISO image of Knoppix or Kanotix and burn them to a CD-R with ImgBurn. Both are live Linux systems that run off the CD and come with K3B, a Nero style burning application. So you can try the drive there. Of course you need a second drive (CD-ROM is enough) in your system.

Michael

Michael,

I will look into that. Attatched is a Nero log. Hope this can help also.


Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 6.6.1.4
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 4d
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <OPTORITE CD-RW CW5207> Version: 140E - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <CREATIVE CD5233E-N >Version: 0.20 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD205AA-00BAA0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : CREATIVE CD5233E-N atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : OPTORITE CD-RW CW5207 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
CREATIVE CD5233E-N D: CDRom0
OPTORITE CD-RW CW5207 E: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 40894464 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 254MB (260400kB)
Free physical memory: 50MB (51236kB)
Memory in use : 80 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

25.10.2006
CD-ROM (ISO)
1:20:15 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6475
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

1:20:15 PM #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3012
OPTORITE CD-RW CW5207
BURN-Proof activated

1:20:15 PM #3 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 39936KB of Memory

1:20:15 PM #4 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

1:20:15 PM #5 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer OPTORITE CD-RW CW5207 running

1:20:15 PM #6 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

1:20:15 PM #7 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3305
Turn on Track-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

1:20:18 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Last possible write address on media: 359848 ( 79:59.73)
Last address to be written: 599 ( 0:09.74)


Sorry.

The xp was a fresh, clean install. And no, the drive did not work initially. It was not recognized as a burner at all. I was told to look here (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529/) because the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device. This was a registry change. After that I enabled recording on the drive and here I am.

Me thinks your cd-r is finished, bud.

I’m amazed at your knowledge Boogz… :Z

But sorry the problem was fixed, kind of. :cool: I had to remove the Creative cd-rom drive and install the Optorite cd-rw as the master drive. It works perfectly, except I’m down to one drive now. If anyone could help with this conflict I appearently had with the drives, I’d appreciate it. Thanks. :confused:

Replace the ide cable and check again.