MSI MS-8348 CD RW - playback noise after burn

Any help or advice gratefully recieved. :confused:
I’ve got a problem with my MSI MS-8348 CD RW.
It copies ok and plays back fine until it gets to towards the last couple of tracks on the CDR and then the audio disappears into static.

I’ve tried CD-Rs from different manufacturers but I am still getting loud crackling and static on several songs on these CDs after they are burned.

I’ve also tried using Nero and the latest versions of Windows Media player and Realplayer with the same result.

Think my drive is equivalent to MSI CR48-A as MSI CR48-A2 must have come out after I purchased the computer in 2002 …
System information:

Drive F:
Description CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded No
Media Type CD-ROM
Name MSI CD-RW MS-8348
Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status OK
Transfer Rate Not Available
SCSI Target ID 1
PNP Device ID IDE\CDROMMSI_CD-RW_MS-8348_______________________120D____\5&3093031C&0&0.1.0
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), 48.38 KB (49,536 bytes), 17/08/2001 14:52)

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Manufacturer Micro-Star Inc.
System Model MS-6398
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2405 Mhz

BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V3.0, 26/11/2001
SMBIOS Version 2.3

Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 52.11 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 618.20 MB

Hi and Welcome!

the errors you are experiencing, always occur at the end of the disc?
What speed are you burning these discs at?

To help troubleshooting, please get Nero CD/DVD Speed, copy it into a folder on your harddrive, insert one of these discs and run the benchmark test. Klick on the Floppy Icon in the upper right corner to generate a screenshot and it here.


Some additions:

Your drive should be this one here:
Newer Firmware should be found here:

If you don’t want to flash your drive under plain DOS, then search the web for Optorite CW4802 or CW5201 firmware. (There is no official Optorite website anymore) These Archives contain a Windows flasher, which is more convenient and even allows flashing USB connected drives :slight_smile: