Drive is in use by another application

Hi!I have a problem with using my cd-writer.I have a SONY CD-RW CRX225E and I use Nero6.When the burning should start, i get this message that says “the drive is in use by another application”. This message appears since i once encountered a problem from inserting a cd for a pc game that would’t respond and would just make the screen flicker.I then ejected the cd,although i read after,never to eject the cd when the game is still running.Could that be the problem why i can not burn cd-s? However the device reads both music and video cd-s,but would not burn. I uninstalled the game as well, and still nothing.I have Windows XP Professional. I attached the nero error report. Thank u!

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.56, size=163910 bytes, created 4/2/2003 8:13:44 AM
Nero version: 6.0.0.0 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <SONY CD-RW CRX225E> Version: QYB2 - HA 0 TA 1 - 6.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8520B>Version: 1.00 - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6E040L0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY CD-RW CRX225E atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8520B atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: Off

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 40894464 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 255MB (261616kB)
Free physical memory: 101MB (103984kB)
Memory in use : 60 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

5.2.2004
CD-ROM (ISO)
9:11:07 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 5451
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
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

9:11:07 AM #2 Phase 96 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Buffer underrun error protection activated

9:11:07 AM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

9:11:07 AM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3814
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:11:07 AM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3081
Turn on Track-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

9:11:09 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 224
Last possible write address on media: 359848 (79:59.73)
Last address to be written: 354813 (78:52.63)

9:11:09 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 229
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

9:11:09 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1688
Recorder: SONY CD-RW CRX225E;
CDR code: 00 97 22 67; OSJ entry from: Daxon Technology, Inc.
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 A0, 2: 61 16 43 (LI 97:22.67), 3: 4F 3B 4A (LO 79:59.74)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 80 00 (invalid), 3: 00 80 80 (invalid)

9:11:09 AM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 757
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original CD pos #0 + 354814 (354814) = #354814/78:50.64
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 354812 blocks [SONY CD-RW CRX225E ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

9:11:09 AM #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3318
Recorder and media-info

=======================

Burning to SONY CD-RW  CRX225E on a CD-R media

9:11:09 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 910
Prepare recorder SONY CD-RW CRX225E for write in TAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN:
TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x0, ISRC “”, FilePos 0 307200 726966272

9:11:09 AM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 938
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1.

9:11:09 AM #13 Phase 156 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Drive is in use by another application

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 8/29/2002 1:27:50 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 1 (Security Option)

i’m having exactly the same problem with with phillips dvdrw416, any help would be greatly appreciated, spankthemonkey84@hotmail.com is my email address

Well, I foudn out in my case, it is because the recording isnt enabled. Before the record tab could be found in properties of the dvd drive, but now it isn’t there to either disable or enable it, so I guess its at the default of disable, as XP cant read that it can record. I am currently trying to get the record tab back on, and unfortunaly I cant find any drivers that would encourage XP to read its capabilities. I am going to play about with the ID cables, and the master switch, because i’m out of ideas.

i’ve managed to enable recording, but nero still claims the drive is being used by another application, ignore my previous posts.

I finally conceeded and took my computer to a computer shop, after they were scavaging over it like neandthrals, they explained that if you use the origianl nero that came with your computer initally, it wont read the alternative cd drive you’ve bought after. I made sure that my slave and master switches were in correct positions,formated windows, used a legitimate version of nero, and now works great!
Hope that helps.

I had the same problem. I went to my XP device manager, selected the DVD drive, and its properties. I disabled the DVD drive, then I re-enabled it. From that point, Nero gave no more in-use conflicts.

This problem is caused by Windows Media Center, using XP’s built in burner program. You can disable it by opening the Media Center, go to "Tools’ then “Options” click on the “Devices” tab, and select your burner in the window, then below that, click on the “Properties” button. Click on the “Recording” tab, and uncheck “Enable CD recording on this drive”. By default Windows Media Center sets itself up as primary burning software.

Hope this helps!!

i’m having the same problem and i can see photolady’s suggestion working.

Problem is, when i click properties, within that menu there is no “recording” tab. All I have is an “audio” tab.

BTW, I’m using 9.00.00.3075

please go to

start menu
control panel
admin tools
component services
look for IMAPI CD Burning Com
double click -
click on disable in the options box
remember to then click STOP
close down as normal your drive shold now record as normal

regards :bigsmile:

Hi i have the same Recorder SONY CD-RW CRX225E but i have a different type of problem. Say one day i was recording a cd for a PwrPnt presentation and the next thing i now is that when i wanted to bur an mp3 compilation gave me an error, so i tried with another burner (i use nero 6) as CloneCD, Blindwritre, Alcohol 120% but still have the same error… well i will post the error that alohol120% gave me, it’s the most complete one (BTW sorry for my english, i’m from Chile SouthAmerica, and it’s a buit rusty…:P) greetings to all and BTW also i might ask for the drivers of this recorder coz i don’t find 'em no matter where i looked for them. I searched the whole web! also Latinamercia Sony Website and it seems that they don’t exist! well thanx a lot and now the error:

########################### System Information ###########################
Windows XP Professional 5.1 Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
Processor info: AMD Athlon™ XP 2200+ (1803MHz)
Memory Available to Windows: 261.616 KB

############################ Program Information ###########################
File Name: E:\Alcohol\Alcohol 120\alcohol.exe
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol 120%
Original: alcohol.exe
Product: Alcohol 120%
Trademarks: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2003 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 1.4.8 ( Build 1222 )
Date: 2003/12/22
Size: 1413632 Bytes
Hash: 1a0803e0bfd53ef914d22deb45ef9404
File Name: E:\Alcohol\Alcohol 120\alcoholx.dll
Description: Alcohol virtual device control library
Original: alcoholx.dll
Copyright: Copyright © 2000-2003
Version: 3.44.0 ( Build 0 )
Date: 2003/12/20
Size: 72704 Bytes
Hash: fb1934b1a3a49efc761dadd9791ead2e
File Name: E:\Alcohol\Alcohol 120\devsupp.dll
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Original: devsupp.dll
Product: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2003 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 2.3.3 ( Build 1220 )
Date: 2003/12/20
Size: 37376 Bytes
Hash: 24f137366a06a90b004d8da378370d9b

########################### User Information ###########################
User Name: UN-REGISTERED
Company Name: UN-REGISTERED
Registered User ID: UN-REGISTERED

########################### Options Setting ###########################
Devices control interface: Default Driver Control Interface
CPU Priority Level: High
Memory Buffer Size (MB): 102
Examine the accuracy of data read from physical device: Yes
Turn off “Auto-Select best write speed” function if possible: No
Overburn disc(s): Yes
Fill memory buffer before recording discs: Yes
Ignore Media Type: Yes
RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) Emulation: No
BAD Sectors Emulation: No
Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: No
Laserlock Emulation: No
Current Language: Spanish

############################ Device(s) List ############################
(G:) SONY CD-RW CRX225E (nvidesm, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
(F:) ATAPI DVD-ROM 16XMax (nvidesm, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0)
(H:) ELBY DVD-ROM (ElbyVCD, Port 0, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
(J:) AXV CD/DVD-ROM (xmasscsi, Port 3, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
(I:) Generic STEALTH DVD (st3wolf, Port 4, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
################## Detailed Information of Device(s) ##################

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
(G:) SONY CD-RW CRX225E(1:0) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: SONY
Product Identification: CD-RW CRX225E
Production Revision Level: QYB2
Location: nvidesm, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, RAW DAO(96), TAO
BURN-Free Technology: Power-Burn
Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
Response Data Format: 02h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: Yes
DVD-ROM Read: No
DVD-R Read/Write: No/No
DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: Yes
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: Yes
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
C2 Pointers Support: Yes
ISRC Supported: Yes
UPC Supported: Yes
Read Bar Code: No
Lock media into the drive: Yes
Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
Prevent Jumper: No
Eject Command: Yes
Separate volume levels: Yes
Separate channel mute: Yes
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: Yes
Maximum Read Speed Supported (with current disc): 52X (7800 KB/seg)
Maximum Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 52X (7800 KB/seg)
Current Read Speed Supported (with current Disc): 12X (1800 KB/seg)
Current Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 40X (6000 KB/seg)
###################### Source Disc/Image Information ######################
Tipo: Archivo de Imagen Hojas CUE
Vía: E:\TEMPP\GAMES\SpiderMan 2 [www.elmejorwarez.org]
Nombre: SpiderMan 2 [www.elmejorwarez.org].cue
SpiderMan 2 [www.elmejorwarez.org].bin
Archivo: 617.72 MB
Sesiones: 1
Pistas: 1

Sesión 01:
Pista 01: Mode 1, Longitud: 275395(537.9 MB), Dirección: 000000
#############################################################################

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
16:20:26 Info Processor : AMD Athlon™ XP 2200+ (1803MHz)
16:20:26 Mem disponible for Windows: 261.616 KB
16:20:26 No hay Memoria suficiente! Asjust memory buffer to 49 MB.
Recording Options: Use Overburning technology
16:20:27 Cargando Archivo de Imagen: E:\TEMPP\GAMES\SpiderMan 2 [www.elmejorwarez.org]\SpiderMan 2 [www.elmejorwarez.org].cue
16:20:27 Info origin : Session: 1, Track: 1, Long: 537.9 MB / 061:11:70
16:20:33 (G:) SONY CD-RW CRX225E(1:0): Recording: Method/Speed
16:20:33 Grabando - DAO / SAO - 40X (6000 KB/seg)
16:20:34 (G:) SONY CD-RW CRX225E(1:0): “BURN-Free” enabled
16:20:47 (G:) SONY CD-RW CRX225E(1:0) - [Write PREGAP area ERROR]: -150 - 0
S:KEY - 06/28/00 - “Not Ready To Ready Change, Medium May Have Changed”
16:20:47 (G:) SONY CD-RW CRX225E(1:0): Grabación falló!
16:20:47 Mensage error : [06/28/00] - Not Ready To Ready Change, Medium May Have Changed
16:20:47 (G:) SONY CD-RW CRX225E(1:0): Burning Failed!
16:20:47 Image File Canceled!
16:20:49 An error ocurred in burning process! Please look at the Historic Report and inform of any error to Tech Sup.
##############################################################################

I tried this, but i couldn’t fnd the IMACPI CD BURN Com

This is what you are looking for, as I can’t see it not being there.

It seems my system it’s not using it, since i searched where the pic shows, and nothing, still i have the application somewhere but it’s not running propperly i think, i heard a reinstall of windows could help but i will loose all my unsaved stuff =( and they are GB’s of mp3 and my website =/
thnx for any further help

i have the same problem i have a philips cdd3610 cd-r/rw
i cant find the addmin tools can someone help me pleassse
im useing windowsxp office

Hi, I have the same problem, I’m trying this method right now.

please go to

start menu
control panel
admin tools
component services
look for IMAPI CD Burning Com
double click -
click on disable in the options box
remember to then click STOP
close down as normal your drive shold now record as normal

regards

I’m Burning a DVD right now, but I wanted to ask if someone who has tried this method if it worked for them?

please go to

start menu
control panel
admin tools
component services
services
look for IMAPI CD Burning Com
double click -
click on disable in the options box
remember to then click STOP
close down as normal your drive shold now record as normal

IMAPI CD burning rom is under the services category in component services

:disagree: that worked!thanku. i will certainly come back to u for more doubts…