I need help with my NEC DVD writer

First, let me thank whomever considers my problem. I’m not a newbie as far as computers go but I am a newbie here and I can’t fix my problem so far so I guess I’m somewhere around Newbie with that too. If some moderator thinks this belongs in another location I would appreciate the transfer and apologize for the oversight.

I have an NEC ND 4551A external burner. I bought this thing because it was going to be so easy to be up and running. I downloaded the 18t driver and I downloaded the 4551-121 and now I have downloaded the 1x3_rpc1 which I haven’t installed. When I uninstalled the device and then looked for new hardware XP recognized it and said it was ready to use. That’s where I am now.

Here are the messages I got in the two software programs I use
CDRwin 4.0F=
“Error: ‘WRITE’ command failed on device 5:1:0 Read/Write error or bad medium detected (04h 00h 02h 03h 73h 03h)”

Nero 6.6=
"Louis Ming
The Devic Realm
Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32 PM 

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 6.6.1.15
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 15
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <_NEC DVD_RW ND-4551A>    Version: 1-8T - HA 1 TA 6 - 6.6.1.15
 Adapter driver:      <USB 2.0>                 HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      set to ATAPI (3) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <TEAC     DV-516GA        >Version: G4S3 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.15
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD1500ADFD-00NLR1            atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD3200YS-01PGB0              atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD3200YS-01PGB0              atapi Port 3 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : TEAC    DV-516GA        G4S3     JRAID Port 4 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TEAC DV-516GA              P:   CDRom0
_NEC DVD_RW ND-4551A       Q:   CDRom6
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 2046MB (2095532kB)
Free physical memory: 1530MB (1567420kB)
Memory in use       : 25 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

13.7.2007
Audio CD
3:03:13 PM	#1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 403
	LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	
3:03:13 PM	#2 CDADOC -1 File Cdadoc.cpp, Line 1456
	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: 04:18.60, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 1, Name: 'I Need More Light.wav'.
	Track 02: Length: 04:05.52, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 1, Name: 'gone too far in front.WAV'.
	Track 03: Length: 04:07.54, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 1, Name: 'Down the Roads.wav'.
	Track 04: Length: 04:47.49, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 1, Name: 'brotherhood.wav'.
	Track 05: Length: 03:50.00, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 1, Name: 'I Love Country Music2.WAV'.
	Track 06: Length: 04:09.05, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 1, Name: 'Every Fairytale.wav'.
	Track 07: Length: 04:52.02, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 1, Name: 'Imaginary Queen.wav'.
	Track 08: Length: 05:10.00, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 1, Name: 'Vanity2.WAV'.
	Track 09: Length: 04:41.10, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 1, Name: 'I am alive.wav'.
	Total size: 40:20.07
	
3:03:13 PM	#3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3014
	_NEC DVD_RW ND-4551A
	Buffer underrun protection activated
	
3:03:13 PM	#4 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
	DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:2)
	DRM: Beginning burn process.
	
3:03:13 PM	#5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3316
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media
	
3:03:13 PM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
	Last possible write address on media:   359848 ( 79:59.73)
	Last address to be written:             181356 ( 40:20.06)
	
3:03:13 PM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 293
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
3:03:13 PM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2616
	Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-4551A;
	   CDR code: 00 97 26 66; OSJ entry from: CMC Magnetics Corporation
	   ATIP Data:
	     Special    Info [hex] 1: D0 00 A0, 2: 61 1A 42 (LI 97:26.66), 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)
	
3:03:13 PM	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 459
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
3:03:13 PM	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 814
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (I Need More Light.wav)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 19410 (19410) = #19410/4:18.60
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 19410 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-4551A ]
	 1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (gone too far in front.WAV)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 18427 (18427) = #18427/4:5.52
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 18427 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-4551A ]
	 2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Down the Roads.wav)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 18579 (18579) = #18579/4:7.54
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 18579 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-4551A ]
	 3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (brotherhood.wav)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 21574 (21574) = #21574/4:47.49
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 21574 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-4551A ]
	 4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (I Love Country Music2.WAV)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 17250 (17250) = #17250/3:50.0
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 17250 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-4551A ]
	 5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Every Fairytale.wav)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 18680 (18680) = #18680/4:9.5
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 18680 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-4551A ]
	 6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Imaginary Queen.wav)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 21902 (21902) = #21902/4:52.2
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 21902 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-4551A ]
	 7: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Vanity2.WAV)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 23250 (23250) = #23250/5:10.0
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 23250 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-4551A ]
	 8: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (I am alive.wav)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 21085 (21085) = #21085/4:41.10
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 21085 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-4551A ]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
3:03:13 PM	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1013
	Prepare recorder [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-4551A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 9:
	   1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos             0        352800      46005120, ISRC ""
	   2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos      46005120      46357920      89698224, ISRC ""
	   3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos      89698224      90051024     133748832, ISRC ""
	   4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     133748832     134101632     184843680, ISRC ""
	   5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     184843680     185196480     225768480, ISRC ""
	   6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     225768480     226121280     270056640, ISRC ""
	   7: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     270056640     270409440     321922944, ISRC ""
	   8: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     321922944     322275744     376959744, ISRC ""
	   9: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     376959744     377312544     426904464, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	    -150 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x01 | 0x00
	    -150 |        1 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   19410 |        2 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   19560 |        2 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   37987 |        3 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   38137 |        3 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   56716 |        4 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   56866 |        4 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   78440 |        5 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   78590 |        5 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   95840 |        6 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   95990 |        6 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  114670 |        7 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  114820 |        7 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  136722 |        8 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  136872 |        8 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  160122 |        9 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  160272 |        9 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  181357 | lead-out |   1 |    0x01 | 0x00
	
3:03:15 PM	#12 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 208
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
3:03:15 PM	#13 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
	Burn process started at 40x (6,000 KB/s)
	
3:03:15 PM	#14 SPTI -1189 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 178
	CdRom6: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1189)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x02
	CDB Data:   0xAD 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF 40 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 02 
	Buffer x03004a40: Len x4000
	
3:03:15 PM	#15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
3:03:15 PM	#16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
	Verifying disc position of item 1 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #19560
	
3:03:15 PM	#17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
	Verifying disc position of item 2 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #38137
	
3:03:15 PM	#18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
	Verifying disc position of item 3 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #56866
	
3:03:15 PM	#19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
	Verifying disc position of item 4 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #78590
	
3:03:15 PM	#20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
	Verifying disc position of item 5 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #95990
	
3:03:15 PM	#21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
	Verifying disc position of item 6 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #114820
	
3:03:15 PM	#22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
	Verifying disc position of item 7 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #136872
	
3:03:15 PM	#23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
	Verifying disc position of item 8 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #160272
	
3:03:15 PM	#24 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 17492
	StartDAO : CD-Text - On
	
3:03:15 PM	#25 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 22143
	Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON 
	
3:03:15 PM	#26 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 17722
	CueData, Len=160
	21 00 00 41 00 00 00 00 
	21 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	21 01 01 00 00 00 02 00 
	21 02 00 00 00 04 14 3c 
	21 02 01 00 00 04 16 3c 
	21 03 00 00 00 08 1c 25 
	21 03 01 00 00 08 1e 25 
	21 04 00 00 00 0c 26 10 
	21 04 01 00 00 0c 28 10 
	21 05 00 00 00 11 1b 41 
	21 05 01 00 00 11 1d 41 
	21 06 00 00 00 15 13 41 
	21 06 01 00 00 15 15 41 
	21 07 00 00 00 19 1e 46 
	21 07 01 00 00 19 20 46 
	21 08 00 00 00 1e 18 48 
	21 08 01 00 00 1e 1a 48 
	21 09 00 00 00 23 24 48 
	21 09 01 00 00 23 26 48 
	01 aa 01 01 00 28 14 07 
	
3:03:33 PM	#27 SPTI -1106 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 178
	CdRom6: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1106)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x73
	Sense Qual: 0x03
	CDB Data:   0x2A 00 FF FF D2 8E 00 02 AA 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03 
	Buffer x08222900: Len xffc0
	0x20 00 00 00 00 05 0D 21 1B 17 01 2C 19 17 08 00 
	0x12 12 01 0E 19 1D 1E 13 20 00 04 01 01 06 15 24 
	0x08 04 35 2F 1C 26 14 20 13 06 25 27 1A 0E 0B 22 
	
3:03:33 PM	#28 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 281
	Power calibration error
	Q: _NEC DVD_RW ND-4551A
	
3:03:33 PM	#29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
	Burn process failed at 40x (6,000 KB/s)
	
3:03:33 PM	#30 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
	DRM: DRM burn session terminated.
	
3:03:33 PM	#31 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
	DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.
	
3:03:34 PM	#32 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 253
	SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
	
3:03:37 PM	#33 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9945
	DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed
	
3:03:37 PM	#34 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 403
	UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	

Existing drivers:
File 'WNASPINT.DLL': Ver=v1.31c, size=86016 bytes, created 6/25/2007 10:30:30 PM 

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

Wow! I didnt realize that was so long. Anyway, I can’t burn anything successfully. I did manage to burn a CD about 3 times. When I clicked on properties it showed the CD was full and containing 0 bytes. It wouldn’t open or show it’s contents and it wouldn’t play. Another time, this was in CDRwin it burned the CD and it showed the contents and it played static.

So that is where I am now, looking for help. I often come by here to read about what CD freaks is the best on the web about but I’ve never joined until today.

Well, I look forward to hearing from someone.

Regards,

Les Visible

Is this going to show up in Google now when I do my name search like the time I went to a forum and asked for help on buying a mixer and it still comes up and haunts me?

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

You don’t say whether your burner is USB1.1, USB2.0, or FireWire. I have the same burner but it’s fitted internally, and is one of the best I own for burning audio CDRs.

The brand of discs you’re using would be good too.

Since you’re burning audio, I’d recommend lowering the speed to 16x, and possibly trying a different brand of CDR.

Maybe other members will pick up on other stuff. :slight_smile:

Hi
I have this drive and had it running as an external using a dual enclosure (USB2 + Firewire).
I use it mainly through the firewire interface and never had recording failures.
I cann’t really talk about speads because I tend to use it a speeds well bellow the maximum, but for this the importance lies more on the enclosure’s chipset that on the drive.
I use it with a series of dif media: CDr/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW (Verbatim, TDK, Memorex, Sony) and DVD-RAM (Panasonic and Primedisc), and had no compatibility problems.
I didn’t play around with firmware or region codes. To check if you used the proper ones and did thinks the correct way it’s probably advisabe to visit the NEC hardware forum and Liggy’s and Dee’s page at:http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=86
and
http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/

HI, thanks for your advice. I don’t have a firewire connection to the case, just USB. I’m looking to find out why CDRwin and Nero are refusing to burn. I haven’t run into this before. Usually things work fine. I’m thinking it must be a driver problem.

I have a high end Core duo computer with 2.0 USB. The case has no firewire connect. I’m using Tevion discs. I suppose I could just take it out of the case and install it. It would be the slave right. My other drive is the TEAC DV 516GA SCSI CDrom device. It’s supposed to be very good. it certainly cost enough. I still don’t understand why. I almost always burn at lower speeds. I’m a songwriter and I’ve come to realize that burning music it is best not to go at max.

Thank you so much for your time.

Regards,

visible

Yep, I agree, especially for audio, lower speed = lower jitter, as I said I find 16x to be the sweet spot :slight_smile: (I mentioned the burn speed because according to the log it was 40x)

Tevion aren’t a terrific brand, so it could well be the discs (as indicated by the (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)).

Verbatim (or any Made in Japan discs) are about the best you’ll find in regular stores, so if all else fails, I’d grab some of those.

Yes, the reason it was at forty was because I was burning coasters and didn’t expect I was going to get anything else, so I was monkeying around with other elements. yeah, I usually do 16 too. I’ve never had problems with discs before. I am sorry that I bought this tempermental thing now. As good as it is supposed to be if it is so anal retentive that it won’t burn ordinary discs like all of my other units did, well…v I’m in Europe, Germany at the moment. I guess I’ll look around for discs but I’m thinking of just throwing this away or beating it with a hammer so that I can get some satisfaction and then buy something that doesn’t have one of those yuppie flu disorders.