Help! nero express

hp pavilion
amd 2k pro
win xp
nero express
media-durabrand cd-r (I know)

Stock burner craped out. I am bought me a maddog dominator 4n1 and just got my first error. The problem is i think my hp burner gave me the same error and hp sent me a new one. Now i wondering if it’s not my computer dying. heres the errors and how i actually got it to burn. I tried the speed check in nero(just for laughs and giggles)and it worked. will some one please explain this stuff to me:sad:
thanks in advance

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 7/17/2002 9:20:56 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 1/29/2003 2:37:36 PM
Nero Version: 5.5.10.39 (Nero Express)
Recorder: < COMBO-52X16> Version: 1.83 - HA 2 TA 0 - 5.5.10.39
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <ELBY DVD-ROM> Version: 1.0 - HA 0 TA 0 - 5.5.10.39
Adapter driver: <ElbyVCD> HA 0
Bus Type : default (0) -> SCSI, detected: ?

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : ELBY DVD-ROM 1.0 ElbyVCD Port 0 ID 0 DMA: ?
DiskPeripheral : ST340012A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : COMBO-52X16 atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : DVD+R/RW DX082D atapi Port 2 ID 1 DMA: On

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 53477376 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 351MB (359916kB)
Free physical memory: 172MB (176172kB)
Memory in use : 51 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1)
Wizard: On

8.3.2004
CD-ROM (ISO)
11:43:20 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 7576
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
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

11:43:21 PM #2 Phase 89 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Super Link activated

11:43:21 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
Reader running

11:43:21 PM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 125
Writer COMBO-52X16 running

11:43:21 PM #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 4571
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:43:21 PM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3737
Turn on Track-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

11:43:22 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 + 315115 (315115) = #315115/70:1.40
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:43:22 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 225
Last possible write address on media: 359845 (79:59.70)
Last address to be written: 315114 (70:03.39)

11:43:22 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 230
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

11:43:22 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1700
Recorder: COMBO-52X16;
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 80 (invalid), 2: 00 80 00 (invalid), 3: 00 80 80 (invalid)

11:43:23 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 824
Prepare recorder COMBO-52X16 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 645662720

11:43:23 PM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 852
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1.

11:43:23 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 + 315115 (315115) = #315115/70:1.40
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 315113 blocks [ COMBO-52X16 ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:43:23 PM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files started

11:43:23 PM #15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files completed

11:43:23 PM #16 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process started at 40x (6,000 KB/s)

11:43:23 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 #0

11:43:24 PM #18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 18270
Set BUFE: Super Link -> ON

11:43:41 PM #19 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1432
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x02300000
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 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x1F 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03

11:43:41 PM #20 MMC -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 333
Power calibration error

11:43:41 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:43:41 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 216
conversion idle, stopping reader

11:43:41 PM #23 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 194
Invalid write state

11:43:41 PM #24 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 194
Could not perform EndTrack

11:43:41 PM #25 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 13268
< COMBO-52X16 > start Close Session

11:43:41 PM #26 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process failed at 40x (6,000 KB/s)

11:43:41 PM #27 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 (0002), size=16877 bytes, created 7/17/2002 8:53:02 AM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 10/28/2003 4:02:00 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1133 (xpsp2.020921-0842), size=87040 bytes, created 10/16/2002 5:31:10 PM (Adapter driver for rec)
File ‘Drivers\ElbyVCD.sys’: Ver=4, 1, 0, 0, size=21632 bytes, created 11/2/2002 2:15:29 PM (Adapter driver for src)

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

Why did this work? whats wrong with betsy?

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 7/17/2002 9:20:56 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 1/29/2003 2:37:36 PM
Nero Version: 5.5.10.39 (Nero Express)
Recorder: < COMBO-52X16> Version: 1.83 - HA 2 TA 0 - 5.5.10.39
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <ELBY DVD-ROM> Version: 1.0 - HA 0 TA 0 - 5.5.10.39
Adapter driver: <ElbyVCD> HA 0
Bus Type : default (0) -> SCSI, detected: ?

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : ELBY DVD-ROM 1.0 ElbyVCD Port 0 ID 0 DMA: ?
DiskPeripheral : ST340012A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : COMBO-52X16 atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : DVD+R/RW DX082D atapi Port 2 ID 1 DMA: On

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 53477376 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 351MB (359916kB)
Free physical memory: 183MB (188256kB)
Memory in use : 47 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1)
Wizard: On

9.3.2004
CD-ROM (ISO)
12:00:08 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 7576
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : TRUE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
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

12:00:08 AM #2 Phase 89 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Super Link activated

12:00:08 AM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
Reader running

12:00:08 AM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 125
Writer COMBO-52X16 running

12:00:08 AM #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 4571
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

12:00:09 AM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3737
Turn on Track-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

12:00:09 AM #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 + 315115 (315115) = #315115/70:1.40
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
--------------------------------------------------------------

12:00:09 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 225
Last possible write address on media: 359845 (79:59.70)
Last address to be written: 315114 (70:03.39)

12:00:09 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 230
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

12:00:09 AM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1700
Recorder: COMBO-52X16;
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 80 (invalid), 2: 00 80 00 (invalid), 3: 00 80 80 (invalid)

12:00:09 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 824
Prepare recorder COMBO-52X16 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 645662720

12:00:09 AM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 852
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1.

12:00:09 AM #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 + 315115 (315115) = #315115/70:1.40
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 315113 blocks [ COMBO-52X16 ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

12:00:09 AM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files started

12:00:09 AM #15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Caching of files completed

12:00:09 AM #16 Phase 28 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Speed measurement started

12:00:09 AM #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 #0

12:03:01 AM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
all writers idle, stopping conversion

12:03:01 AM #19 Phase 29 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1625
Speed measurement completed: 40.7x (6,105 KB/s)

12:03:01 AM #20 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4625
Can only write at 24x instead of 40x,

because speed of source data is too slow

12:03:01 AM #21 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process started at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

12:03:01 AM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1978
Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

12:03:01 AM #23 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 18270
Set BUFE: Super Link -> ON

12:06:17 AM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
all writers idle, stopping conversion

12:06:25 AM #25 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 13268
< COMBO-52X16 > start Close Session

12:06:42 AM #26 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Burn process completed successfully at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

12:06:42 AM #27 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 (0002), size=16877 bytes, created 7/17/2002 8:53:02 AM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 10/28/2003 4:02:00 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1133 (xpsp2.020921-0842), size=87040 bytes, created 10/16/2002 5:31:10 PM (Adapter driver for rec)
File ‘Drivers\ElbyVCD.sys’: Ver=4, 1, 0, 0, size=21632 bytes, created 11/2/2002 2:15:29 PM (Adapter driver for src)

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

what does speed of source data to slow mean?

“Speed of source data too slow” means that Nero has tested your hard disk and found it can’t deliver data fast enough for the write speed selected, so it reduced the speed - in this case from 40x to 24x.

Your hard disk is a Seagate ST340012A, a relatively slow 5400rpm unit (27-44MBytes/second sustained, 9.0ms seek time on read average). You may find things will work better if you defragment your hard disk, but that series of Seagate disks, the U7 series, always were a budget product that tended to be rather slow. As a comparison, my Seagate ST373453LW drives are 56.1-86.0MBytes/second sustained. 3.8ms seek time on read average - but they’re 36GB Seagate Cheetah 15K.3 drives; hugely expensive 15000rpm U320 SCSI units (around GBP300 a piece).

That said, you could improve your hard disk performance significantly, and indeed probably the overall responsiveness of your computer, with a modern 7200rpm IDE hard disk; the bonus being that you’d probably land up with a larger hard disk anyway, as 80-120GB are pretty cheap these days and 40GB definitely is entry level in the IDE hard disk market. You have to be careful going above 120GB - there’s a 137GB limit which, once passed, requires particular things of the computer to work correctly (you need everything on the computer to support 48-bit LBA).

The write error you got was Code 0x03, Key 0x73, Qual 0x03 - which is Power Calibration Area Error. Putting it simply, the burner just didn’t like the media; it couldn’t power calibrate correctly on it. I suspect your media is marginal; some discs will calibrate OK and some won’t, hence the randomness in the errors you’re getting.

I’d buy some new media; decent CD-R media isn’t expensive these days.

David

Thank you very much for all of your help. I knew I shouldn’t have bought those wal-mart special disks. I really didn’t save any money but now I have a nice set of coasters.
Thanks again

DavidW thank you for taking the time to answer in such an elaborate way

… wish nero support was that elaborate :wink:

Thanks. :o

You didn’t notice the typo - my main two hard disks are, of course, ST336753LW, the 36GB Cheetah 15K.3. ST373453LW is the 73GB variant. Of course, if someone is prepared to swap my drives for a couple of ST373453LW drives, I wouldn’t object (two ST373453LW would cost well over a thousand pounds, retail).

I’m always amazed at how much difference the main hard disk can make to the ‘feel’ of a computer. An extreme example is that I sometimes use two older machines - one a 450MHz Pentium III desktop, and the other a Celeron 900MHz laptop. Though it’s not quite a fair comparison, as the laptop is short of RAM and tends to thrash its swapfile, the desktop machine is often much more responsive than the laptop, as the laptop has an incredibly slow 15GB Fujitsu hard disk and the desktop a reasonable 7200rpm 60GB Maxtor hard disk.

A reasonable 7200rpm hard disk for a desktop computer need not cost a fortune - I recently bought a 160GB IDE disk for my main machine (for backups to disk and scratch space). I got a ST3160023A, which is a 160GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.7plus (plus means a 3 year warranty and an 8MB cache - the standard version is 1 year warranty and a 2MB cache). As a bare drive, it cost me GBP88 including VAT - the same price as I paid for a NEC ND-2500A DVD writer.

I knew my system was fine with a >137GB disk - the BIOS and motherboard are 48 bit LBA capable, and the OS is Windows XP Service Pack 1 which is also 48 bit LBA capable (you need both SP1 and the Q331958 patch from http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;331958 to ensure you have a ‘safe’ atapi.sys for 48 bit LBA operation on the machine). If you’re not sure, you may be better sticking to 120GB hard disks, or being prepared, if such a facility is offered, to set a jumper to limit the usable capacity of the disk to 137GB. If you think your system is 48 bit LBA safe and it turns out not to be, it could be that the first you’ll know of it is when something tries to write beyond 137GB and you finish up with a horribly corrupt hard disk.

David