Firmware upgrade issue - NEC 3520A

Hello all!

I have a NEC drive 3520A. Today, I decided to install the newest firmare (official 3.0.6). The flashing went fine, apparently. I restarted the system, tried Nero Info tool, and everything worked great.

Then I tried to burn some audio CD from an mp3 file, and it always stops immediately when I click the “burn” button. The error reported by Nero is “cannot start Disc at once”. What can I do?

Thanks!

I tried downgrading to 3.0.5, same issue. Here is the error report:


Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Programmi\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 18.35.34 
Nero Version: 6.6.0.16
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 16b
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3520AW>   Version: 3.05 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.16
 Adapter driver:      <>                        HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3520AW>Version: 3.05 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.16
 Adapter driver:      <>                        HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : Maxtor 6Y080L0                nvatabus Port 0 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520AW         nvatabus Port 0 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3520AW      D:   CDRom0
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (83886080) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 692MB (709528kB)
Memory in use       : 32 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

25.11.2005
Audio CD
18.47.26	#1 CDADOC -1 File Cdadoc.cpp, Line 1465
	Audio item log info:
	Audio document burn settings:
	=============================
	Burn mode: DAO,
	CD Text: On,
	Cache disk or network files: No,
	Cache small files: No,
	Cache files smaller than 65536 bytes.
	Audio Multisession: No
	List of audio tracks:
	=====================
	Track 01: Length: 93:01.39, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: '2-Act_II.mp3'.
	Total size: 93:03.39
	
18.47.26	#2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 2948
	_NEC DVD_RW ND-3520AW
	Buffer underrun protection activated
	
18.47.26	#3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
	
18.47.26	#4 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
	DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
	DRM: Beginning burn process.
	
18.47.26	#5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media
	
18.47.27	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 270
	Last possible write address on media:   544424 (121:00.74), real:  79:59.73
	Last address to be written:             418613 ( 93:03.38)
	
18.47.27	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 282
	Write in overburning mode: YES (enabled: CD DVD)
	
18.47.27	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2483
	Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520AW;
	   CDR code: 00 97 27 18; OSJ entry from: Plasmon Data systems Ltd.
	   ATIP Data:
	     Special    Info [hex] 1: D0 00 A0, 2: 61 1B 12 (LI 97:27.18), 3: 4F 3B 4A (LO 79:59.74)
	     Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)
	
18.47.27	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 448
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	Not enough free discspace.
		(Medium in drive: CD-R. Medium required by compilation: CD-R/RW.)
	
18.47.27	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (2-Act_II.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 418614 (418614) = #418614/93:1.39
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 418614 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3520AW]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
18.47.27	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
	Prepare recorder [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3520AW] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:
	   1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos             0        352800     984932928, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	    -150 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x01 | 0x00
	    -150 |        1 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  418614 | lead-out |   1 |    0x01 | 0x00
	
18.47.28	#12 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Simulation started at 32x (4.800 KB/s)
	
18.47.28	#13 SCSI -1189 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1180
	SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03A95800
	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: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x02
	CDB Data:   0xAD 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xFF 0x40 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x02 
	
18.47.28	#14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2654
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
18.47.28	#15 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 16922
	StartDAO : CD-Text - On
	
18.47.28	#16 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21708
	Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON 
	
18.47.28	#17 SCSI -1067 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1180
	SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03A94C00
	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: 0x26
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x5D 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x00 
	
18.47.28	#18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 17211
	CueData, Len=32
	21 00 00 41 00 00 00 00 
	21 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	21 01 01 00 00 00 02 00 
	01 aa 01 01 00 5d 03 27 
	
18.47.28	#19 CDR -1067 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1771
	Invalid field in parameter
	
18.47.28	#20 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1771
	Could not perform start of Disc-at-once
	
18.47.28	#21 Phase 34 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Simulation failed at 32x (4.800 KB/s)
	
18.47.28	#22 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
	DRM: DRM burn session terminated.
	
18.47.28	#23 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
	DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 28/10/2003 11.02.00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File 'Drivers\InCDfs.SYS': Ver=4, 3, 11, 1, size=99456 bytes, created 03/01/2005 10.33.44 (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File 'Drivers\InCDpass.SYS': Ver=4, 3, 11, 1, size=28928 bytes, created 03/01/2005 10.33.24 (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File 'Drivers\InCDrec.SYS': Ver=4, 3, 11, 1, size=8704 bytes, created 03/01/2005 10.33.46 (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)

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


I just found out that the problem occurs just when I try to overburn CDs. Why? I have done it with previous firmwares! The text overburn feature in the info tool reports no errors.

Please, anyone?

Noticed you are using Plasmon cd’s. I have some of those and I don’t like them too much. Have you used them before?

If i’m reading this correctly you’re burning 1 track of 93 min. and 1 sec.?