HELP!? SCSI/IDE command aborted?

Hi,

I keep getting the area message “SCSI/IDE COMMAND ABORTED” when my CDR drive starts to lead in. The files cache but soon as Nero starts to write it stops and displays the above message. Heres the log file it gives. It seems to be happening with other burning software aswell (ie, clonecd). This doesnt display the message but aborts just as it begins to write.

Any help would be appriciated.

ps, i been on nero help website. That doesnt shed any light.

I believe it might be something to do with the drivers from previous burning software. It used to work. Seems to have stopped after i installed Feurio and played with it.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.57 (1008), size=48128 bytes, created 23/12/1997 01:23:24
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 16/12/2003 19:18:06
Nero version: 6.3.0.2 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON LXR-40243> Version: US02 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.0.2
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <LITE-ON LXR-40243 >Version: US02 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.0.2
Adapter driver: <> HA 2

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHM2100AT atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U824 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U824 D: CDRom0
LITE-ON LXR-40243 E: CDRom1

AutoRun : 0
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 39845888 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 247MB (253424kB)
Free physical memory: 41MB (42236kB)
Memory in use : 83 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

28.3.2004
CD-ROM (ISO)
20:19:52 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6029
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

20:19:52 #2 Phase 90 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Buffer Underrun Protection activated

20:19:53 #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

20:19:53 #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer LITE-ON LXR-40243 running

20:19:53 #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3882
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

20:19:53 #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3101
Turn on Track-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

20:19:55 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 240
Last possible write address on media: 335924 ( 74:40.74)
Last address to be written: 1028 ( 0:15.53)

20:19:55 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

20:19:55 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2085
Recorder: LITE-ON LXR-40243;
CDRW code: 00 97 27 12; OSJ entry from: Plasmon Data systems Ltd.
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: 86 00 D7, 2: 61 1B 0C (LI 97:27.12), 3: 4A 29 00 (LO 74:41.00)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 66 00 80, 2: 38 80 00, 3: 04 C5 A8

20:19:55 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 406
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

20:19:55 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 779
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1029 (1029) = #1029/0:13.54
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1027 blocks [LITE-ON LXR-40243 ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

20:19:55 #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 948
Prepare recorder [LITE-ON LXR-40243 ] for write in TAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 307200 2414592, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
1029 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

20:19:55 #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 994
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 1029 -> 1027.

20:19:56 #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Caching of files started

20:19:56 #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4073
Cache writing successful.

20:19:56 #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Caching of files completed

20:19:56 #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Burn process started at 10x (1,500 KB/s)

20:19:56 #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2264
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

20:19:56 #19 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 19451
Set BUFE: supported -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON

20:19:59 #20 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1431
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x04650000
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

20:19:59 #21 CDR -500 File Writer.cpp, Line 301
SCSI command aborted
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

20:19:59 #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

20:20:04 #23 SCSI -1033 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1171
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x04
Sense Qual: 0x01
CDB Data: 0x35 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x04 0x01

20:20:11 #24 CDR -1033 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 193
Drive not ready
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

20:20:11 #25 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 193
Could not perform EndTrack

20:20:11 #26 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 196
Invalid write state
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

20:20:11 #27 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 196
Could not perform EndTrack

20:20:11 #28 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 14287
<LITE-ON LXR-40243 > start Close Session

20:20:11 #29 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1658
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

20:20:11 #30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Burn process failed at 10x (1,500 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.57 (1008), size=23936 bytes, created 23/12/1997 02:02:46

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

Would you (or a moderator) edit the post to remove the Nero serial number?

The abort was Key 5 (Illegal Request), Code 0x26, Qual 0x02, which is “Parameter value invalid”. Quite why that error has occurred in this context is a bit of a mystery - though it’s been seen before with troublesome external drives and it may be related to data corruption. It then looks as if the drive went offline - Key 2 (Not Ready), Code 0x04, Qual 0x01 (Logical unit is in the process of becoming ready).

There’s a couple of things I can spot that I don’t think are the problem (though just might be), but which look wrong anyway.

Firstly, it looks as if you may not have DMA enabled on your hard disk - which will be causing your machine to be really slow as well as hanging things momentarily whilst disk I/O is taking place. This could be the problem, as the machine may be waiting for disk I/O when it’s trying to service the writer.

To check this, log in as an Administrator, and open the Device Manager (which you’ll find on the System control panel, Hardware tab). Double click on the Primary IDE Channel, and look at the Advanced Settings tab. If it doesn’t say DMA in use for the primary master, that’s a problem - probably best solved by uninstalling the primary IDE channel and rebooting.

Secondly, you appear to have Adaptec ASPI 4.57 installed. This is an ancient version of ASPI, and is probably not needed on your machine (Nero is quite happy to use SPTI - if you need to burn as a non-Administrator, use Nero BurnRights to enable that).

Details of how to get rid of Adaptec ASPI can be found in my second post in this thread. Note that you may also have wowpost.exe and winaspi.dll somewhere in your Windows folder with ASPI 4.57 - they can also be deleted.

Of course - both of these changes are potentially dangerous, as is anything to do with devices. The DMA one appears safe enough, and nobody has complained about the ASPI one, but there’s always a theoretical risk of Windows tying itself in a knot. At the very least you should make a System Restore point before making any changes. A backup would be better.

Whilst it probably doesn’t make any difference in this case, upgrading to Nero 6.3.1.6 would also seem wise - that way, you’re on the latest released version of Nero.

The problem is almost certainly not filters left over from other software - there’s none identified in the log, and Feurio doesn’t install any (Feurio and Nero get on perfectly well together in any case - not least because they’re both marketed by Ahead).

Your CD-RW drive is clearly in some kind of external USB or Firewire enclosure. If nothing I’ve suggested this far gets things going, we really need more details on that enclosure and what your USB or Firewire setup is.

Is there any chance of putting the drive inside your computer, at least temporarily? You wouldn’t be the first person to have a working drive inside a duff enclosure.

David

Thanks for the reply.

As you can probably apreciate this is an extremely annoying problem.

The drive is an external USB Lite-on drive and im running it off a laptop.

I tried the things you said. The primary IDE channel transfer mode is set to “DMA if available” but the current transfer mode is “PIO mode.” I tried unitstalling but still no change. The secondary IDE channel is set to Transfer Mode “Ultra DMA Mode 2.” Would this affect my ability to burn cds?

Also Ive deleted the ASPI32 stuff. Also no change.

Just for the record I’ve already changed the drive with a new one from Dixons, just to eliminate that problem.

I know I mentioned it before but the drive was working until I started downloading different pieces of burning software. (ie EAC, Totalrecorder, Feurio, Clone CD).

Any other help would be great as Im all out of ideas.

Thanks again

Lee

PS this is a new log after the above changes.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 16/12/2003 19:18:06
Nero version: 6.3.0.2 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON LXR-40243> Version: US02 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.0.2
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <LITE-ON LXR-40243 >Version: US02 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.0.2
Adapter driver: <> HA 2

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHM2100AT atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U824 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U824 D: CDRom0
LITE-ON LXR-40243 E: CDRom1

AutoRun : 0
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 39845888 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 247MB (253424kB)
Free physical memory: 66MB (68328kB)
Memory in use : 73 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

29.3.2004
CD-ROM (ISO)
23:49:20 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6029
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

23:49:20 #2 Phase 90 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Buffer Underrun Protection activated

23:49:21 #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

23:49:21 #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer LITE-ON LXR-40243 running

23:49:21 #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3882
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

23:49:21 #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3101
Turn on Track-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

23:49:34 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 240
Last possible write address on media: 335924 ( 74:40.74)
Last address to be written: 1028 ( 0:15.53)

23:49:34 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

23:49:34 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2085
Recorder: LITE-ON LXR-40243;
CDRW code: 00 97 27 12; OSJ entry from: Plasmon Data systems Ltd.
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: 86 00 D7, 2: 61 1B 0C (LI 97:27.12), 3: 4A 29 00 (LO 74:41.00)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 66 00 80, 2: 38 80 00, 3: 04 C5 A8

23:49:34 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 406
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

23:49:34 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 779
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1029 (1029) = #1029/0:13.54
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1027 blocks [LITE-ON LXR-40243 ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

23:49:34 #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 948
Prepare recorder [LITE-ON LXR-40243 ] for write in TAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 307200 2414592, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
1029 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

23:49:34 #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 994
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 1029 -> 1027.

23:49:34 #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Caching of files started

23:49:35 #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4073
Cache writing successful.

23:49:35 #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Caching of files completed

23:49:35 #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Burn process started at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

23:49:35 #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2264
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

23:49:35 #19 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 19451
Set BUFE: supported -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON

23:49:38 #20 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1431
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x045A0000
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

23:49:38 #21 CDR -500 File Writer.cpp, Line 301
SCSI command aborted
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

23:49:38 #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

23:49:42 #23 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1171
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x35 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

23:49:54 #24 CDR -500 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 193
SCSI command aborted
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

23:49:54 #25 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 193
Could not perform EndTrack

23:49:54 #26 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 196
Invalid write state
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

23:49:54 #27 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 196
Could not perform EndTrack

23:49:54 #28 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 14287
<LITE-ON LXR-40243 > start Close Session

23:49:54 #29 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1658
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

23:49:54 #30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Burn process failed at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

Existing drivers:

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

The new log shows the same problem.

The hard disk being in PIO mode is definitely a problem, even if it’s not the root cause of the CD writing problem. Does the computer not feel rather sluggish?

As uninstalling the Primary IDE channel didn’t solve it, then the next thing to do is check your BIOS settings to see if UDMA is enabled for the drive (you may then have to uninstall the Primary IDE channel again). If you can’t find anything there, I’d change the IDE cable if there is one (though I appreciate that this is a laptop - there may not actually be one).

Running your hard disk in PIO mode is a significant performance problem - more than sufficient to cause problems with CD writing. If removing Adaptec ASPI has not obviously broken anything, then your system is better off without it.

David

ok. cheers for the reply again.

Looked in BIOS and the disk doesnt seem to have an option to select DMA mode. It has an option for selecting 0-4 in PIO mode. I cant, as far as im aware, change the cable itself, it being a laptop. (I could be wrong, probably am!)

The thing about all this is, like I’ve already mentioned, the CD writer was working at christmas. It only stopped working when I started messing with settings in other software, namely Feurio and EAC. I apreciate that this problerly isn’t the problem, as theres no mention of either program in the log, or any other for that matter.

Unfortunately, doing all the stuff you’ve already suggested has had no effect. Have you any more ideas, or has anyone else got any, im desperate!?!?!?! :confused: :slight_smile:

Have a look around in the BIOS for an Ultra DMA enable option or similar - it may not be with the other hard disk options.

Other than that, I’m afraid I’m somewhat out of ideas. You could try removing the IDE controller rather than just the IDE channel - I don’t know if that’ll help or indeed if it might cause problems.

Have a go with the search page on the forums - there’s lots been written previously about getting DMA enabled on recalcitrant IDE devices.

David

Ive managed to update my IDE controller which has enabled me to set the Primary IDE controller transfer mode to UDMA2.

This has had no effect on my ability to burn.

Ive also updated Nero on my computer, also, no good has come of this.

I know it has been mentioned that Nero and Feurio work seamlessly together. If this is true then how is it that Nero supports my Lite-on External USB CDRW drive, and Feurio does not.
As I have mentioned previously, Nero used to work until I installed Feurio and tried to get it to recognize my drive. It seems strange, does it not, that one minute Nero worked, and the next, BAM, failure!

I am seriously at a loss!?!?!

Any help would be good.

ps ive combed the earth for a solution to this. There doesnt seem to be anybody with the same problem as me. Can it be that I am totally unique??? :confused:

I’m glad that you’ve managed to solve the UDMA issue - that has solved a major performance problem with the laptop. Sadly it hasn’t helped your burning issue. :sad:

Have you tried uninstalling Nero 6.3.0.2, rebooting and installing 6.3.1.6?

Am I right in assuming that this is a drive bought as a Lite On external, rather than an internal drive being put in an enclosure by someone else? (I think it’s a Lite On External, I’m just checking). If so, it seems unwise to blame the enclosure.

What do you see in Device Manager about the USB controller(s), and have you installed XP Service Pack 1 or not?

Another log may be helpful from 6.3.1.6 (as always, remove your name and serial number from the top).

Sorry it’s just more frustration for you,

David

The laptop does seem a lot quicker than before. Ive no idea how long its been like this.

I haven’t tried uninstalling nero fully, at least I dont think I have (Ive tried so much I forget), but I will try it first thing tomorrow. The wife will get sad if I’m on here for too long.

You’re right in your assumption. This is an Liteon Ext drive. It cannot be fitted inside a computer. It is a permenant ext usb drive. Lite on LXR-40243A. I have already been to Dixons to one-for-one it with a new one. Getting a new one has made no difference what so ever.

I haven’t installed the XP service pack. The thing is, it was working before and I didnt have SP1 . I cant understand how this could happen.

I have tried uninstalling the usb controllers. This also has no effect. Also my digi camera works through the USB (this proberly doesnt have any connection at all but i thought id mention it).

The drive can read data cds.

The device manager has the following entries for USB:

Sis 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
Sis 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

When the CDRW drive is connected (it isnt at the moment) the device manager also says

USB Mass Storage Device

Any ideas would be VERY appreciated!

Thanks for your time David.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 16/12/2003 19:18:06
Nero version: 6.3.1.6 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON LXR-40243> Version: US02 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.6
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U824>Version: 3.05 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.6
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHM2100AT atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U824 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U824 D: CDRom0
LITE-ON LXR-40243 E: CDRom2

AutoRun : 0
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 39845888 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 247MB (253424kB)
Free physical memory: 69MB (71452kB)
Memory in use : 71 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

3.4.2004
CD-ROM (ISO)
22:05:09 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6062
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

22:05:09 #2 Phase 90 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Buffer Underrun Protection activated

22:05:10 #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

22:05:10 #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer LITE-ON LXR-40243 running

22:05:10 #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3898
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

22:05:11 #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3198
Turn on Track-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

22:05:14 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 244
Last possible write address on media: 335924 ( 74:40.74)
Last address to be written: 14306 ( 3:12.56)

22:05:14 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 249
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

22:05:15 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2107
Recorder: LITE-ON LXR-40243;
CDRW code: 00 97 27 12; OSJ entry from: Plasmon Data systems Ltd.
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: 86 00 D7, 2: 61 1B 0C (LI 97:27.12), 3: 4A 29 00 (LO 74:41.00)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 66 00 80, 2: 38 80 00, 3: 04 C5 A8

22:05:15 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 410
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

22:05:15 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 14307 (14307) = #14307/3:10.57
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 14305 blocks [LITE-ON LXR-40243 ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

22:05:15 #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 982
Prepare recorder [LITE-ON LXR-40243 ] for write in TAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 307200 29607936, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
14307 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

22:05:15 #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1028
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 14307 -> 14305.

22:05:16 #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Caching of files started

22:05:16 #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4214
Cache writing successful.

22:05:16 #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Caching of files completed

22:05:16 #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Burn process started at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

22:05:17 #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2342
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

22:05:17 #19 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 19864
Set BUFE: supported -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON

22:05:25 #20 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1437
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x04BA0000
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

22:05:25 #21 CDR -500 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
SCSI command aborted
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

22:05:25 #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

22:05:29 #23 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1183
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x35 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

22:05:46 #24 CDR -500 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 193
SCSI command aborted
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

22:05:46 #25 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 193
Could not perform EndTrack

22:05:46 #26 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 196
Invalid write state
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

22:05:46 #27 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 196
Could not perform EndTrack

22:05:46 #28 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 14708
<LITE-ON LXR-40243 > start Close Session

22:05:46 #29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Burn process failed at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148), size=86656 bytes, created 18/08/2001 12:00:00 (Adapter driver for src)

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

My suspicion centres on your laptop’s USB controllers - the SiS 7001 has a terrible reputation (see especially this page).

In any case, you don’t have USB 2.0 support, which is going to make reliable high speed CD-RW operation impossible. 24x CD-R (3600KBytes/second) is way beyond the speed possible on USB 1.1 (a maximum of 12MBits/second - which is 1500KBytes/second ignoring protocol overhead).

The reason for asking about Windows XP Service Pack 1 is that SP1 includes support for EHCI controllers (USB 2.0 controllers). However, I can’t think there’s an EHCI controller lurking inside your machine, especially as you don’t mention anything with a yellow exclamation mark next to it in the USB section.

I think your only option to get this working properly is to use a Cardbus USB 2.0 card - assuming that your laptop has one or more Cardbus slots. You will need to upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 1, then you could consider something like this own-brand product or this branded product.

Note - I have no experience of either of these products - though I have used eBuyer in the past.

As a test, what happens if you try to limit the write speed to 8x - which is about all USB 1.1 will support?

David

Originally posted by lee666
If this is true then how is it that Nero supports my Lite-on External USB CDRW drive, and Feurio does not.

Because Nero supports many more drives than Feurio. :stuck_out_tongue:

The only way I know that Feurio can affect other burning programs is if you touch the options that appear when Feurio CD-Writer -> Extras -> System Diagnosis, is executed.

The 1st time you open Feurio this will be shown and you can disable drivers that can cause problems (only if you choose it).

Otherwise, Feurio doesn’t install any driver in the system, and everything is stored in its own folder.
http://www.feurio.de/English/faq/faq_otherburnprg.shtml
http://www.feurio.de/English/faq/faq_writer_otherport.shtml

CloneCD installs some of this drivers that can cause problems. (These drivers won’t be loaded until you restart Windows).
USB drives might need special drivers that maybe no longer work…

Also, did your drive work at any time with Nero 6.3.0.2?
maybe the ASPI version in it doesn’t work with your drive now… ?

Thanks again for the help

I have tried burning at all manner of speeds. It has also been made clear to me that Nero stops the burning process just as the drive starts to write. It seems that it has trouble sending the data to the drive. ie. like you said, a problem with the usb controller.

Im in the process of following the guidelines in the link you posted (USB man). Maybe this will do something.

Also, to Minix, thanks for the input.

The drive was working originally with the Nero express software which came packaged with the goods. Then I updated to nero 6302. As far as I can remember, it worked with this also. I can’t be 100% sure as it was last year when I was fiddling with all the different types of software. I then went away with work for a few months. As I’m sure you’re aware, if you’re away from the computer for any long period of time, you tend to forget even the most simple stuff.

Also Nero Info Tool reports that Nero ASPI is working fine. Although I’m having problems with the tool itself. I cannot save a log when the tool is complete. Also sometimes the tool will freeze mid-scan ( on the hardware scan) and I’ll have to alt-F4 it. Have you seen this before? Dodgy software perhaps?

I feel now, with the help from you guys, that i’m starting to get on top of the problem.

I’ll keep you updated. Any more help would be great.

Lee

UPDATE:

I’m on the brink of frustration overload!!!

I’ve done everything that I thought would help, and some stuff that I’m sure wouldn’t. Everything on USBman hasn’t worked. I’ve completely uninstalled Nero using their own cleaning tools and reinstalled. Still nothing.

I’m sure theres something there just stopping the transfer of data.

How can it work one minute and not the next?

I realize that the obvious solution is to buy a usb 2.0 card.

The thing is I would like to know what the hell is wrong with my computer. It seems to doing it’s own thing!

I know I’m repeating myself but it worked at christmas, then it didn’t. There must a process what I can do to find out what the problem is.

Another thing is the log looks different this time so I’ve attached the most recent log from Nero 6316. This is a fresh install of Nero with no other burning software.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 16/12/2003 19:18:06
Nero version: 6.3.1.6
Recorder: <LITE-ON LXR-40243> Version: US02 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.6
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U824>Version: 3.05 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.6
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHM2100AT atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U824 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U824 D: CDRom0
LITE-ON LXR-40243 E: CDRom1

AutoRun : 0
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 39845888 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 247MB (253424kB)
Free physical memory: 68MB (69700kB)
Memory in use : 72 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

6.4.2004
CD-ROM (ISO)
15:09:17 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6062
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
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

15:09:17 #2 Phase 90 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Buffer Underrun Protection activated

15:09:17 #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

15:09:17 #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer LITE-ON LXR-40243 running

15:09:17 #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3898
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

15:09:18 #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3198
Turn on Track-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

15:09:18 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 244
Last possible write address on media: 359848 ( 79:59.73)
Last address to be written: 159220 ( 35:24.70)

15:09:18 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 249
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

15:09:18 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2107
Recorder: LITE-ON LXR-40243;
CDRW code: 00 97 10 00; CD manufacturer unknown
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: D1 00 C6, 2: 61 0A 00 (LI 97:10.00), 3: 4F 3B 4A (LO 79:59.74)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 02 4A B0, 2: 5C C6 26, 3: 00 80 80 (invalid)

15:09:18 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 410
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

15:09:18 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 159221 (159221) = #159221/35:22.71
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 159219 blocks [LITE-ON LXR-40243 ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

15:09:18 #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 982
Prepare recorder [LITE-ON LXR-40243 ] for write in TAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 307200 326391808, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
159221 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

15:09:18 #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1028
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 159221 -> 159219.

15:09:18 #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Caching of files started

15:09:18 #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4214
Cache writing successful.

15:09:18 #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Caching of files completed

15:09:18 #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Burn process started at 4x (600 KB/s)

15:09:18 #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2342
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

15:09:18 #19 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 19864
Set BUFE: supported -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON

15:09:24 #20 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1437
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x04A00000
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

15:09:24 #21 CDR -500 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
SCSI command aborted
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

15:09:24 #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

15:09:25 #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

15:09:29 #24 SCSI -1033 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1183
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x04
Sense Qual: 0x01
CDB Data: 0x35 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x04 0x01

15:09:35 #25 CDR -1033 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 193
Drive not ready
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

15:09:35 #26 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 193
Could not perform EndTrack

15:09:35 #27 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 196
Invalid write state
LITE-ON LXR-40243\H2 T0

15:09:35 #28 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 196
Could not perform EndTrack

15:09:36 #29 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 14708
<LITE-ON LXR-40243 > start Close Session

15:09:36 #30 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1699
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

15:09:36 #31 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Burn process failed at 4x (600 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148), size=86656 bytes, created 18/08/2001 12:00:00 (Adapter driver for src)

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

I’m afraid the only good idea I have is that something has somehow ‘excited’ the seemingly known instability of your SiS 7001 USB controller.

I appreciate, though, that it’s frustrating when it was working previously and now won’t work under any circumstances.

If you installed a USB 2.0 card and the drive then works properly, that isolates the problem as something to do with the laptop’s built in USB controller (either hardware, drivers, or both). If a USB 2.0 card doesn’t solve the problem, then we’ll just have to keep looking for a solution.

David

Ok, I don’t know what I did to make it work, but it’s working.

I followed all the instructions off the USBman website. This seemed to do nothing but for some reason all my Windows updates had dissappeared. They seemed to have uninstalled themselves.

Any way, I then had nearly 60 Mb of updates to download which I was sure wouldn’t do anything. I did it anyway for good measure. This was last night.

I then tried the writer this morning, well prepared for another error message, and there wasn’t one! It wrote right through to the end, and works like a dream. I haven’t tested it fully yet but all seems good.

This is quite annoying as I don’t actually know what caused the problem or what fixed it. This is unlikely to help anyone else, although at least they’ll know what to try.

Thanks for all you time David, and Minix. I’m sure you know how grateful I am.

Speak again.
Lee :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Just to let you know, it isn’t working again!!!

This has seriously pi**ed me off.

I haven’t done anything other than installed winamp, and restarted the laptop. I really can’t remember doing anything other than this.

Im going to try fix it over the week end, if i cant then im giving up!!!

Lee

I think it’s simply that the USB controller built into your laptop is very marginal - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

As instability is a known issue on that USB chipset, I suspect spending 15 pounds or so for a Cardbus USB 2.0 card will solve the problems - and save your sanity! As I’ve said previously, USB 2.0 is required to use the writer at full speed anyway.

David

I think I´ve fixed that error of a simple way
(my english isn´t good, I´m from Brazil ok?) :smiley:

MB Soyo Dragon Ultra Platinum KT400
USB external case Hi-Speed USB 2.0
DVD-RW LG GSA-4081b
Nero Burning Rom (newest)
Windows XP corporate SP1 integrated

I bougth my DVD-RW LG 4081B in the last week, and since then I´ve burned more than 20 DVD with sucess. I don´t ruined no one.
In the last Sunday, I had to leave my PC to other place and when I putted it back again in the old place my problems begun.

The first DVD I tried to burn simply stopped in the 10% or 20%. Since then I dont got to burn any DVD-R successfully. My DVDrom could read and send data to my PC (I copied a entire DVD to my HD) but when I try to burn a DVD or even a CD, the error appeared: “SCSI command aborted”.
The nero buffer monitor simply appears blank, it dont begin to work (green and showing percents).
When I try just to simulate a burning, sometimes gives the error message again and sometimes not. Sometimes I can burn a CD and sometimes not. But a DVD ever is ruined before the 1%. (even a CD when is ruined it´s happens before 1% for a full CD).

Tomorrow I led my 4081b to the seller and he gave me another. But … f*#k … the error continued.

I try everything, since installing/update ASPI drivers to desinstall my Nvidia video driver.

I lost 8 DVD-R and 6 CDR in less than 4 hours.
In the same time I got to burn sucessfully only 1 CDR

Ok.

Today, in the morning I try to change the USB connector for another port, the port aside that I was using. And… all simulations was perfects!!
Then, I changed again to the port I was using, and tried to burn a CDR. The error came again, and i lost other CDR.
Then, I changed again to the port aside and … BINGO… two CDR burned perfectly.

I couldn´t try with DVD-R because I lost all I had and I´ll buy more tomorrow and I´ll try the ultimate test, but I think I found the solution.

The problem, I think, can be a failling/ruined/deffect USB port. When I led my PC for other place, I had to unplugged all connector, and when I putted back I can to connect in other USB port and not that I was using before and all was going perfectly.

Well, I ´ll see really if it´s working well tomorrow. Until there, I´m very confident.

See you later.

Originally posted by lee666
[B]Just to let you know, it isn’t working again!!!

This has seriously pi**ed me off.

I haven’t done anything other than installed winamp, and restarted the laptop. I really can’t remember doing anything other than this.

Im going to try fix it over the week end, if i cant then im giving up!!!

Lee [/B]

if you want to ensure that the recorder is in good condition find a friends computer and do some simulations and burnings(using rw discs) in his computer.
If you eliminate this possibility then something is going wrong with laptop or laptop configuration. If you can get a usb 2.0 card then do it, it would be usefull.It might be the usb controller integrated on laptop afterall.
If the recorder has external power supply check it and see that it doesnt get too hot.
Disable antivirus if any and any background applications.

I’d agree with DGK30’s answer - consider a USB 2.0 PCI card of a reputable brand. It isn’t likely to cost very much and should solve the problems.

David