Keep getting error msg

Failure to read from memory…
using cd mate or nero…(others too, i presume)
in xp and me…
is my poor drive dead ??

if could be that one of your ram sticks is bad

try swaping them about put ram stick slot 1 in slot 2 and put ram stick 2 in slot 1

try that >…

Only got 1 stick, 265 ddr(2100)
t-bird 1.4.
No other problems in system…

Please explain exactly what you are trying to do. Are you copying a CD on-the-fly?

Tried to do image file to cd…failed.
Tried to simply write data…failed

Nero log file…(partial)…

4:34:37 PM #19 MMC -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 330
Write error

4:34:37 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
all writers idle, stopping conversion

4:34:38 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 216
conversion idle, stopping reader

4:34:38 PM #22 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 187
Invalid writestate

4:34:38 PM #23 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 187
Could not perform EndTrack

4:34:54 PM #24 SCSI -1176 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1202
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: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x72
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x72 0x00

4:34:54 PM #25 MMC -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 226
Session fixation error

4:34:54 PM #26 TRANSFER -19 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 226
Could not perform Fixation

4:34:54 PM #27 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 235
falling back to disc fixation

4:34:55 PM #28 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1560
Burn process failed at 32x (4,800 KB/s)

Most of the time this type of error is caused by bad/incompatible media. Try a different high quality brand(s) rated for at least the speed at which you will be burning.

If a change of media doesn’t fix the error, the burner may causing the problem. If it’s a burner that has seen plenty of use and is out of warranty, sometimes a careful cleaning will revive it.