Disks not burning

Recently i’ve been trying to burn data dvd’s and the burning process would always fail, due to a dma setting. I just fixed that and now im trying to burn a data dvd and it’s not letting me burn a dvd-r or a dvd+r disk.

so my question is, do you need different types of disks to burn data?
or will it be a hardware problem?

btw im using nero 7 ultra edition and my burner is a lightscribe.

Any help will be appreciated.

[QUOTE=Ayd;2120028]Recently i’ve been trying to burn data dvd’s and the burning process would always fail, due to a dma setting. I just fixed that and now im trying to burn a data dvd and it’s not letting me burn a dvd-r or a dvd+r disk.

so my question is, do you need different types of disks to burn data?
or will it be a hardware problem?

btw im using nero 7 ultra edition and my burner is a lightscribe.

Any help will be appreciated.[/QUOTE]

What kinda model is your burner and firmware? What kinda media are you using and your burn speed? How do you have your burner connected?

my firmware version is HI86/H186
the model of my burner is lightscribe
im using maxell and some other media that im not sure of
and i dont get what you mean by how do i have my burner connected

by the way its saying “can not use this disc to burn compilation”

use either: DVD R, DVD RW and some other disc

does the total file size exceed the capacity of your DVD?

no, i still have about 500mb left to spare

Replace the disc with a quality DVD+RW such as Verbatim and retry with just one small file. If it works fine the erase and burn till full.

so what seems to be the problem? my burner or my disks?

run Nero Info Tool and post results here

Drive Information

Drive : HP DVD Writer 840b
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version : HI86
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 05-09-21

Vendor Specific : 05/09/21
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 4:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 8.0 , 5.0 , 4.0 , 2.0 , 1.0 X
Write Speed : 16.0 , 12.0 , 8.0 , 4.0 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : No
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
LightScribe : Yes
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 4
Changes User : 3
Changes Vendor : 4

CSS : Yes
CPRM : Yes
AACS : No
VCPS : No

Disc Information (E:)

Type : :DVD-R
Capacity : 01:33.33 (15 MB)
Tracks : 1
Sessions : 1

File System : ISO9660, Joliet
Title : My Disc
Date : August 26, 2008
Publisher : n/a
Application : Nero Burning ROM

System Information

AllocateCdRoms : 0
Operating System : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
Country : United States
Language : English
ANSI Code Page : 1252
OEM Code Page : 437
DirectX : DirectX 9.0c
Internet Explorer : 6.0.2900.2180 (Build 62900.2180)

Interface Information

Computer

ACPI Multiprocessor PC
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.0
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : hal.inf

System devices

Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2535.0
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : acpi.inf


PCI bus
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : PCI bus
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


PCI standard host CPU bridge
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : PCI standard host CPU bridge
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


ATI SMBus
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : ATI SMBus
Company             : ATI Technologies Inc
Version             : 5.10.1000.5
Date                : 12-20-2004
File Name           : oem3.inf


Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.10.0.5010
Date                : 3-5-2004
File Name           : hdaudbus.inf


PCI standard ISA bridge
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : PCI standard ISA bridge
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


ISAPNP Read Data Port
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : ISAPNP Read Data Port
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Programmable interrupt controller
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Programmable interrupt controller
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Direct memory access controller
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Direct memory access controller
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


System timer
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : System timer
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


System CMOS/real time clock
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : System CMOS/real time clock
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


System speaker
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : System speaker
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Numeric data processor
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Numeric data processor
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Printer Port Logical Interface
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Printer Port Logical Interface
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Motherboard resources
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Motherboard resources
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Motherboard resources
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Motherboard resources
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Motherboard resources
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Motherboard resources
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Motherboard resources
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Motherboard resources
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


System board
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : System board
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


ACPI Power Button
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : ACPI Power Button
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


ACPI Fixed Feature Button
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : ACPI Fixed Feature Button
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Logical Disk Manager
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Logical Disk Manager
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Volume Manager
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Volume Manager
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Terminal Server Device Redirector
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Terminal Server Device Redirector
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Terminal Server Mouse Driver
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Terminal Server Mouse Driver
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Microcode Update Device
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Microcode Update Device
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf


Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : machine.inf

Processors

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Intel Processor
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.0
Date                : 4-1-2004
File Name           : cpu.inf


Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Intel Processor
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.0
Date                : 4-1-2004
File Name           : cpu.inf

Display adapters

NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
Company             : NVIDIA
Version             : 6.14.10.9163
Date                : 10-31-2006
File Name           : oem81.inf

Monitors

Plug and Play Monitor
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Plug and Play Monitor
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2001.0
Date                : 6-6-2001
File Name           : monitor.inf




Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : mshdc.inf


Primary IDE Channel
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Primary IDE Channel
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : mshdc.inf


Secondary IDE Channel
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Secondary IDE Channel
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : mshdc.inf


Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : mshdc.inf


Primary IDE Channel
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Primary IDE Channel
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : mshdc.inf


Secondary IDE Channel
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Secondary IDE Channel
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : mshdc.inf


Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : mshdc.inf


Primary IDE Channel
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Primary IDE Channel
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : mshdc.inf


Secondary IDE Channel
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : Secondary IDE Channel
Company             : Microsoft
Version             : 5.1.2600.2180
Date                : 7-1-2001
File Name           : mshdc.inf


pcouffin device for 32 bits systems
-----------------------------
Driver
Description         : n/a
Company             : n/a
Version             : n/a
Date                : n/a
File Name           : n/a

Looks like a software or media problem not your hardware; but I am no expert in this area.

no one else wants to help? :frowning:

Does ImgBurn [freeware] also give you issues?

Did the drive ever work ok? Try putting that drive in another pc if possible.