Defective CD-RW?

I’ve got a Medion laptop which comes with a 24x Samsung CD-RW.

According to Nero, the drive does come with a buffer-underrun protection. However, when I was doing some cd-cd copying ( well, more like cd -> hard drive -> cd), and the laptop made about 5 coasters at 24X!!

Since I only had Nero open , with my P4 2.6, even the 4200rpm drive inside the laptop should be able to sustain enough transfer rate. Therefore, I am doubting that the CD-RW is defective.

Are there programs out there that will determine the correct functionality of a CD-RW??

Thanks

SParks

Post the Nero log (minus the serial number, which is within the two few lines) - that way we can take a look to see what is happening. Without it, we’re just guessing.

Buffer underruns are not the only way that a burn can fail.

David

This section is where I was trying to copy a cd worth of music videos and stuff…

Thanks in advance!!!

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0001), size=45056 bytes, created 8/14/2002 2:03:36 PM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 1/29/2003 3:37:36 PM
Nero Version: 5.5.10.34
Recorder: <SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SN-324B>Version: U102 - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.10.34
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SN-324B>Version: U102 - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.10.34
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : TOSHIBA MK4021GAS atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SN-324B atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 509MB (521712kB)
Free physical memory: 374MB (383832kB)
Memory in use : 26 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1)
Wizard: Off

8.2.2004
===== Disc-Copy over image - 1st step : Copy to image …

5:06:29 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
Reader running

5:06:29 PM #2 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 125
Writer Image Recorder running

5:06:29 PM #3 Phase 48 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Analyzing CD

5:06:33 PM #4 CDCOPY -1 File CDCopy.cpp, Line 2203
The CD is copyrighted

5:06:35 PM #5 Text 0 File CDCopy.cpp, Line 2448
Index0 Index1 PostPause __LastBlockOfTrack
Track 1: 0 0 ( 0:02.00) 356077 356076 ( 79:09.51)

5:06:35 PM #6 Text 0 File CDCopy.cpp, Line 852
Copy options: read subcode: ON jitter correction: OFF
read ISRC/MCN: OFF ignore inv. TOC type: OFF ignore audio read error: ON
source disc does not look like CD Extra
01. 0 - 356077 = 356077, data (TRM_DATA_MODE1, block size 2048)

5:06:35 PM #7 Text 0 File CDCopy.cpp, Line 892
drive reads subcode, new audio code => scan indices

5:06:35 PM #8 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3737
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

5:06:35 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (original item values)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (1 Data (mode 1))
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original CD pos #0 + 356077 (356077) = #356077/79:7.52
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
--------------------------------------------------------------

5:06:36 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 222
Last possible write address on media: 2147483646 (477218:37.21)
Last address to be written: 356076 (79:09.51)

5:06:36 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 227
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

5:06:36 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1679
Recorder: Image Recorder;
CD type reading failed
ATIP Data: ?

5:06:36 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 824
Prepare recorder Image Recorder for write in cue-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN:
TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x0, ISRC “”, FilePos 0 307200 729552896

5:06:36 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (1 Data (mode 1))
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original CD pos #0 + 356077 (356077) = #356077/79:7.52
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 356077 blocks [ Image Recorder ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

5:06:36 PM #15 Phase 120 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Creating the image for burning

5:06:36 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1978
Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, no CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

5:11:08 PM #17 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 115
< Image Recorder > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 356077 (56EEDh), lenght 0 blocks

5:11:08 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
all writers idle, stopping conversion

5:11:09 PM #19 Phase 121 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Creating Image completed successfully

5:11:10 PM #20 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 406
SCSI not using temporary buffers
20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated

===== Disc-Copy over image - 2nd step : Burn the image …

5:11:18 PM #1 Phase 90 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Buffer Underrun Protection activated

5:11:19 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
Reader running

5:11:19 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 125
Writer SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SN-324B running

5:11:19 PM #4 IMAGEGEN -10 File ImageGen.cpp, Line 354
Image was written as DAO.

DAOI:
MediaCatalogNumber=''
TocType=0x00
Finalized=0x01
FirstTrack=0x01
LastTrack=0x01
	ISRC=''
	Blocksize=2048:
	TrackMode='TRM_DATA_MODE1'
	TrackConfig=0x00:
	FirstIndex=00:
	LastIndex=01:
	Index0FilePos=0 Index1FilePos=307200 NextTrackFilePos=729552896
CUES:
000: Ctrl=0x41 Trk=  0 (0x00) Index=00 RecDep=0x00 Start=954437:08.46 (     -150)
001: Ctrl=0x41 Trk=  1 (0x01) Index=00 RecDep=0x00 Start=954437:08.46 (     -150)
002: Ctrl=0x41 Trk=  1 (0x01) Index=01 RecDep=0x00 Start=00:00.00 (        0)
003: Ctrl=0x41 Trk=110 (0xAA) Index=01 RecDep=0x00 Start=79:07.52 (   356077)

5:11:20 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3737
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

5:11:20 PM #6 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (original item values)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CD-ROM Mode1)
2 indices, index0 (150) provided
original CD pos #0 + 356077 (356077) = #356077/79:7.52
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, patch infos
--------------------------------------------------------------

5:11:38 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 222
Last possible write address on media: 359845 (79:59.70)
Last address to be written: 356076 (79:09.51)

5:11:38 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 227
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

5:11:38 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1679
Recorder: SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SN-324B;
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 00 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)

5:11:38 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 824
Prepare recorder SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SN-324B for write in cue-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN:
TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x0, ISRC “”, FilePos 0 307200 729552896

5:11:38 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CD-ROM Mode1)
2 indices, index0 (150) provided
original CD pos #0 + 356077 (356077) = #356077/79:7.52
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 356077 blocks [SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SN-324B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

5:11:38 PM #12 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process started at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

5:11:38 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1978
Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, no CD pos, patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

5:11:38 PM #14 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 13654
StartDAO : CD-Text - Off

5:11:38 PM #15 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 18141
Set BUFE: supported -> ON

5:11:38 PM #16 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 13914
CueData, Len=32
41 00 00 14 00 00 00 00
41 01 00 10 00 00 00 00
41 01 01 10 00 00 02 00
41 aa 01 14 00 4f 09 34

5:16:28 PM #17 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1420
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x025F0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x04 0x6D 0x32 0x00 0x00 0x1F 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

5:16:28 PM #18 CDR -1013 File Writer.cpp, Line 333
Buffer underrun

5:16:28 PM #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
all writers idle, stopping conversion

5:16:30 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 216
conversion idle, stopping reader

5:16:30 PM #21 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process failed at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

5:16:31 PM #22 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 406
SCSI not using temporary buffers
20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0001), size=17005 bytes, created 8/14/2002 2:03:36 PM
File ‘WNASPINT.DLL’: Ver=V1.18, size=57344 bytes, created 9/10/2003 12:00:00 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=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 8/29/2002 3:27:50 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Before trying anything else, I’d attempt to upgrade to Nero 5.5.10.56 - that particular error can, so far as the information I can find shows, point to driver bugs in the writing application.

Nero 5.5.10.56 can be got from ftp://ftp4.nero.com/Nero551056.exe - once you’ve upgraded, do you still have a problem?

David

Ahhh…

Thanks for the reply, I will try that immediately.

My instinct tells me it wasn’t the burner since the computer is practically brand new :slight_smile:

Sparks