CD speed burning question?

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#1

Is it possible to get the Recording buffer level Low when recording to a CD-R that is 52x (Multi Speed) using a CD-Recorder that runs at 16x recording speed, thus causing the recording to fail?

I’m new at this, and I have been getting no luck recording a CD-R this past week. My computer is an hp Pavillion 750n which comes with the HP “CD-Writer cd16f” that records at 16x max. It’s been working fine until now, always being able to record at the highest recording speed of my recorder (16x poor LOL!). And the last CD-R I used that succesfully recorded at that speed was a MEMOREX Cool Colors CD-R, and the designated speed marked at 48x (I think !?! )

The program I use to burn is Nero Express (very good program). The thing is that Im a little confuse on the speed designated on the CD-Rs that I buy… Right now I’m trying to record some mixed files that take about 600MB of the 703MB of the CD-R (I’m using “MEMOREX CD-R (silver plated one) 700MB-80min-52x Multi Speed”) and it doesnt seem to finish the recording it hangs for a while, the recroding buffer level goes to 0% and it stops recording, and even the LED light on the recorder doesnt turn RED, like it should. I have included the LOG file of the error I keep getting.

What I want to know is how does this CD-R (marked at 52x) impacts on lower speed recording CD-Writers like mine. Is it possible to get this type of errors because of this or is there something wrong with my hardware? (I hope not). But still Im able to record at almost the lowest speed that my recorder can go. WIERD! Any Ideas, tips, hints, gimmics, etc that would be helpful will be appreciated! CDFREAKS RULEZ!!! :bigsmile:


#2

Here is the LOG File of my error below…
the error explanation are almost at the bottom… something about Power calibration error, conversion idle, stopping reader, Invalid write state, Could not perform EndTrack, Burn process failed at 16x (2,400 KB/s), & SCSI not using temporary–20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated

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Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 1/29/2003 4:37:36 PM
Nero Version: 5.5.10.54 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <HP CD-Writer cd16f> Version: 1.1D - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.10.54
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616F>Version: F100 - HA 1 TA 1 - 5.5.10.54
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 4D080H4 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HP CD-Writer cd16f atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616F atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523808kB)
Free physical memory: 244MB (250104kB)
Memory in use : 52 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1)
Wizard: On

25.4.2004
CD-ROM (ISO)
11:35:47 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 7604
Iso document burn settings
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Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
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

11:35:47 PM #2 Phase 90 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Buffer Underrun Protection activated

11:35:47 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
Reader running

11:35:47 PM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 125
Writer HP CD-Writer cd16f running

11:35:47 PM #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 4571
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:35:47 PM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3769
Turn on Track-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

11:35:47 PM #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (original item values)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original CD pos #0 + 265057 (265057) = #265057/58:54.7
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
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11:35:48 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 229
Last possible write address on media: 359845 (79:59.70)
Last address to be written: 277056 (61:36.06)

11:35:48 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 234
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

11:35:48 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1703
Recorder: HP CD-Writer cd16f;
CDR code: 00 97 32 19; OSJ entry from: Prodisc Technology Inc.
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: E0 00 B0, 2: 61 20 13 (LI 97:32.19), 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)

11:35:48 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 824
Prepare recorder HP CD-Writer cd16f for write in TAO
DAO infos:
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MCN:
TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD not fixated
Tracks 2 to 2:
TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x0, ISRC “”, FilePos 0 307200 543143936

11:35:48 PM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 852
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 2.

11:35:48 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original CD pos #0 + 265057 (265057) = #265057/58:54.7
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 265055 blocks [HP CD-Writer cd16f ]
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11:35:48 PM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files started

11:35:48 PM #15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files completed

11:35:48 PM #16 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process started at 16x (2,400 KB/s)

11:35:48 PM #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1978
Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #12000

11:35:48 PM #18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 19092
Set BUFE: supported -> ON

11:36:52 PM #19 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1445
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x02360000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x2E 0xE0 0x00 0x00 0x1F 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03

11:36:52 PM #20 MMC -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 333
Power calibration error

11:36:52 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:36:52 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 216
conversion idle, stopping reader

11:36:52 PM #23 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 194
Invalid write state

11:36:52 PM #24 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 194
Could not perform EndTrack

11:36:52 PM #25 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 14085
<HP CD-Writer cd16f > start Close Session

11:36:52 PM #26 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process failed at 16x (2,400 KB/s)

11:36:52 PM #27 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 406
SCSI not using temporary buffers
20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated

Existing drivers:
File ‘WNASPINT.DLL’: Ver=V1.17, size=55808 bytes, created 9/5/2002 8:50:38 AM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.50a, size=17136 bytes, created 9/5/2003 7:17:01 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 8/29/2002 4:27:50 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

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#3

The drive can’t power calibrate on the disc - that is, it can’t find the right power level to write the disc. It may be that your old 16x drive just isn’t happy on modern media - you give the impression that increasingly you can’t find media that works on the drive. It’s also possible that the drive hardware is becoming increasingly marginal.

The alternative is that the drive simply isn’t happy with the media you have - if you want to persevere with the drive, it’s probably worth trying one or two other media brands before giving up.

My personal view is that it’s probably not worth spending too much time and effort on this old drive - you can get a new 52x CD-RW for very little money so long as you’re happy enough getting out a screwdriver to change the drive.

David


#4

Thanks a lot David !!! It is more clear to me now that its probably the media I’m using… cause so far it is only having trouble recording on 52x CD-Rs; but still, I really wouldn’t mind spending a few good bucks on a new 52x CD recorder… its time for a change! I’m thinking of getting a combo drive soon… I’ll check out the forums to see what most of the people go for on those combo recorders (DVD-R +/- and CD-Writer). Thanks again, David! :slight_smile:


#5

That sounds like a good policy.

Be aware that the term ‘combo’ usually refers to a drive that’s both a DVD-ROM and CD-RW, but has no DVD writing facilities. They can be very useful - they tend to have higher CD writing speeds than a DVD writer for a start, but, obviously, they can’t write DVDs.

For a DVD writer, there’s several good choices at the moment. I’ve got a NEC ND-2500A, which I’m happy with. Dual layer writers will be with us soon - they can write 8.5GB on special dual layer DVD+R blanks, but the blanks will be expensive and in limited supply for some time. There may also be compatibility and other issues with dual layer DVD+R to start with, so I really wouldn’t worry too much about dual layer at the moment.

Have a look at the Poll: Which 8x DVD writer to buy thread for people’s views of the current crop of drives.

David