Known good drive won\'t burn in "new" Computer (NEC ND-3530A)

vbimport

#1

[qanda]This thread is about the NEC ND-3530A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi All.

I’ve been using EAC for all my Ripping and the included CDRDAO burning package with it for a bit over six months without major issues.

However in the last week my Computer died and therein lies my problem.

My old computer (the dead one) was a Pentium 300 running Win98. 512Meg of Ram

The New Computer is a Pentium4-2.6g with 2Gigs of PC3200ram
and it’s running Win2000.

On both computers I have installed as my “first” optical drive an NEC ND-3530A DVD-RWDL burner, my second it an ancient (but Reliable) LG8080B
CD-RW drive.

The problem at the moment is that EAC when Detecting drive
write features does not recognize either drive as being CD-TEXT
capable.
this is puzzling because these two drives have written literally HUNDREDS
of CD-Text discs, In other words I KNOW they are Text capable.
And they WERE recognized as supporting CD-Text
in the P3-500Win98 machine.

But how to convince EAC and my computer of this.

The NEC DVD writer will burn discs (Without Text), but if CD-TEXT
is manual selected for the drive in “Drive Options” the burn fails
claiming that a cdrdao.toc file is (the exact phrasing) is “not suitable
for this drive”

The LG drive simply won’t write at all.

As I said I’ve burned quite a few CD text discs on this very drive
I just can’t make it work installed in my “new” Win2000(SP4)
Pentium4 computer.

This little problem is really driving me nuts.
I’m not quite at the point where I want to try “washing”
my comuter in a friend’s saltwater aquarium, but I’m
getting damned close.

Anyone got any ideas?

I’ve got discs to burn and this problem is really kicking my butt.

AD


#2

As an update the Burrrn software DOES burn the CD-text info
onto the CD-R so I’m pretty sure it’s a software issue.

Any help would be appreciated… Please?

AD


#3

i had the same pb as you.
i desactivated the CDRDAO option (EAC options - Write - (don’t) Use CDRDAO), and now EAC can detect the write CD-text capability of my drive.