My NEC 3550A is crashing all the time!

Hi everyone and thank you for providing such a useful forum !

Here comes my question :

I’ve got a NEC-3550A and at the beginning every thing was okay. But now 9 burn process out of 10 fail ! It is really annoying ! I have spoiled a huge amount of DVDs !

I have really no ideas about what is causing this constant failure since I have not installed any new soft or hardware on my computer. Furthermore, when I burn a DVD using DVD Shrink, I never faild a burn job what makes no sens to me !

  • I’m using NERO 7.5.7.0 and Alchol 120% - Fail on both
  • I’m using Windows XP Pro
  • Any DVD ,DVD Shrink : I’m giving you details in case it’s related.

Here is the log file from NERO :

Nico

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 6/13/2006 7:59:12 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 1:54:32 

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.5.7.0
Internal Version: 7, 5, 7, 0

Recorder:             <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A>    Version: 1.06 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.5.7.0
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <XN6747N  CTV438T         >Version: 2.0B - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.5.7.0
 Adapter driver:      <SCSI>                    HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : NVIDIA  STRIPE   138.49G        nvraid Port 0 ID 1  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A             atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR1          nvatabus Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR1          nvatabus Port 3 ID 2  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : XN6747N CTV438T         2.0B   vaxscsi Port 6 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A       D:   CDRom0
XN6747N CTV438T            H:   CDRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 2047MB (2096336kB)
Free physical memory: 1404MB (1438016kB)
Memory in use       : 31 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

29.12.2006
UDF/ISO compilation
1:38:53	#1 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 583
	LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	
1:38:53	#2 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1746
	DVD-Video files reallocation started
	
1:38:53	#3 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1746
	DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)
	
1:38:53	#4 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6508
	UDF document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	Simulate                : TRUE
	Write                   : TRUE
	Finalize CD             : TRUE
	Multisession            : FALSE
	Burning mode            : DAO
	Mode                    : 1
	UDF Mode                : UDF/ISO bridge
	UDF Options             : automatic
	UDF Revision            : 1.02
	UDF Partition Type      : physical
	ISO Level               : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
	Character set           : ISO 9660
	Joliet                  : FALSE
	Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
	Allow more than 255 characters in path  : TRUE
	Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions        : TRUE
	
1:38:53	#5 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1746
	DVD-Video files sorted
	
1:38:53	#6 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3313
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
1:38:53	#7 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3313
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
1:38:53	#8 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3435
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
1:38:53	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 301
	Last possible write address on media:  2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
	Last address to be written:            1177487 (261:39.62, 2299MB)
	
1:38:53	#10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 313
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
1:38:53	#11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2863
	Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A, Media type: DVD-R
	 Disc Manufacturer: TTH02 - 
	 Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193
	
1:38:53	#12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 485
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
1:38:53	#13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 820
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 1177488 (1177488) = #1177488/261:39.63
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1177488 blocks [Main]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
1:38:53	#14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1033
	Prepare recorder [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3550A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:                                  Idx 0         Idx 1      Next Trk
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    2411495424, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 ___Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_____Size_|______NWA_|_RecDep__________
	        0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	        0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 |  1177488 |        0 | 0x00
	        0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 |  1177488 |        0 | 0x00
	  1177488 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	
1:38:53	#15 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 41
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
1:38:53	#16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1746
	Caching of files started
	
1:38:53	#17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4262
	Cache writing successful.
	
1:38:53	#18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1746
	Caching of files completed
	
1:38:53	#19 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1746
	Simulation started at 16x (22,160 KB/s)
	
1:38:53	#20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2730
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
1:38:53	#21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3026
	Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode
	
1:38:53	#22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3182
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
1:38:53	#23 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9234
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Physical Sector Number of Data Area:      26127F h
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
	  Start sector number of the next Border-In:     2FFA0 h
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00    .`...0@P...!....
	    00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
1:38:54	#24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1290
	13:38:54.142 - D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A : Queue again later
	
1:39:51	#25 SPTI -500 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 293
	D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x00) WinError(1117) NeroError(-500)
	Sense Key:  0x00 (KEY_NO_SENSE)
	Sense Code: 0x00
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x2A 00 00 01 64 60 00 00 20 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	Buffer x066faa00: Len x10000
	0x00 00 01 BA 44 00 0F 59 DC FF 01 89 C3 F8 00 00 
	0x01 BD 07 EC 81 80 0A 21 00 03 DC F5 FF FF FF FF 
	0xFF A0 06 00 B4 13 01 80 00 00 FF FE FF FF FF FF 
	
1:39:51	#26 SPTI -1114 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 293
	D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1114)
	Sense Key:  0x06 (KEY_UNIT_ATTENTION)
	Sense Code: 0x29
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x2A 00 00 01 64 60 00 00 20 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 06 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 29 
	Buffer x067e5200: Len x10000
	0x00 00 01 BA 44 00 0F 59 DC FF 01 89 C3 F8 00 00 
	0x01 BD 07 EC 81 80 0A 21 00 03 DC F5 FF FF FF FF 
	0xFF A0 06 00 B4 13 01 80 00 00 FF FE FF FF FF FF 
	
1:39:51	#27 CDR -1114 File Writer.cpp, Line 278
	Reset occurred
	D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A
	
1:39:51	#28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3402
	EndDAO: Last written address was 91231
	
1:39:52	#29 Phase 34 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1746
	Simulation failed at 16x (22,160 KB/s)
	
1:39:52	#30 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10459
	DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed
	
1:39:52	#31 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 583
	UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 6/13/2006 7:59:12 
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 12/4/2006 10:41:49 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File 'Drivers\scsiport.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=96256 bytes, created 8/4/2004 1:00:00 (Adapter driver for src)

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

[B]Here is the log file from Alchol 120% :[/B]

########################### System Information ###########################
  Windows XP Professional 5.1 Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
  Processor info: Unknown P6 family x 2 (2666MHz)
  Memory Available to Windows: 2 096 336 KB

############################ Program Information ###########################
  File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\Alcohol.exe
    Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
    Description: Alcohol 120%
    Original: alcohol.exe
    Product: Alcohol 120%
    Trademarks: Alcohol Soft Development Team
    Copyright: Copyright(C) 2002-2006 Alcohol Soft Development Team
    Version: 1.9.5 ( Build 4327 )
    Date: 2006/07/29
    Size: 1309568 Bytes
    Hash: 19940ba7983c9095348a0f340814dc7c
    Hash(1): d1a71e6d5dcfd4ef3388f00e68bc7c14704951d94c96be575b015602596d17
    Hash(2): 9b719955e5f7b04682e12ce7e5cff88975fc02f14f2e7e385596596595d6f4
  File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\alcoholx.dll
    Company Name: Alcohol Soft Co., Ltd.
    Description: Alcohol virtual device control library
    Original: alcoholx.dll
    Product: Alcohol
    Copyright: Copyright (C) 2000-2006
    Version: 4.3.0 ( Build 0 )
    Date: 2006/01/25
    Size: 403352 Bytes
    Hash: 8c1efe717203eed1b9f91da81083ba1c
  File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\devsupp.dll
    Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
    Description: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
    Original: devsupp.dll
    Product: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
    Copyright: Copyright(C) 2002-2006 Alcohol Soft Development Team
    Version: 2.5.1 ( Build 1926 )
    Date: 2006/07/26
    Size: 46592 Bytes
    Hash: 520a7755900c5b95a0f7535c999e3b1c

########################### User Information ###########################
  Licensed to: [email]nuno@alcohol-soft.com[/email]
  Registered User ID: 0001

########################### Options Setting ###########################
  Devices control interface: Default Driver Control Interface
  CPU Priority Level: High
  Memory Buffer Size (MB): 128
  Examine the accuracy of data read from physical device: Yes
  Turn off "Auto-Select best write speed" function if possible: No
  Overburn disc(s): No
  Fill memory buffer before recording discs: Yes
  Ignore Media Type: Yes
  RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) Emulation: No
  BAD Sectors Emulation: No
  Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: No
  Laserlock Emulation: No
  Current Language: English

############################ Device(s) List ############################
  (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A      (atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
  (H:) XN6747N CTV438T           (vaxscsi, Port 6, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)

##################### Installed Device Drivers List #####################
  1394BUS.SYS   ACPI.sys      afd.sys       ALCXWDM.SYS   AnyDVD.sys
  arp1394.sys   ASACPI.sys    Aspi32.SYS    atapi.sys     audstub.sys
  avidXPserial.sys Beep.SYS      BOOTVID.dll   Cdfs.SYS      cdrom.sys
  CLASSPNP.SYS  disk.sys      dmio.sys      dmload.sys    drmk.sys
  dump_CLASSPNP.SYS dump_nvraid.sys Dxapi.sys     dxg.sys       dxgthk.sys
  ElbyCDIO.sys  ElbyDelay.sys Fastfat.SYS   fdc.sys       Fips.SYS
  flpydisk.sys  fltMgr.sys    Fs_Rec.SYS    ftdisk.sys    gameenum.sys
  GEARAspiWDM.sys hal.dll       HIDCLASS.SYS  HIDPARSE.SYS  hidusb.sys
  HTTP.sys      imapi.sys     intelppm.sys  ipnat.sys     ipsec.sys
  isapnp.sys    kbdclass.sys  kbdhid.sys    KDCOM.DLL     kmixer.sys
  ks.sys        KSecDD.sys    LMImirr.sys   LVPr2Mon.sys  mnmdd.SYS
  mouclass.sys  mouhid.sys    MountMgr.sys  mrxdav.sys    mrxsmb.sys
  Msfs.SYS      msgpc.sys     msmpu401.sys  mssmbios.sys  Mup.sys
  NDIS.sys      ndistapi.sys  ndisuio.sys   ndiswan.sys   NDProxy.SYS
  netbios.sys   netbt.sys     nic1394.sys   Npfs.SYS      ntdll.dll
  Ntfs.sys      ntoskrnl.exe  Null.SYS      nv4_disp.dll  nv4_mini.sys
  nvatabus.sys  NVENETFD.sys  nvnetbus.sys  NVNRM.SYS     nvraid.sys
  NVSNPU.SYS    ohci1394.sys  parport.sys   PartMgr.sys   ParVdm.SYS
  pci.sys       pciide.sys    PCIIDEX.SYS   Pcouffin.sys  portcls.sys
  psched.sys    ptilink.sys   PxHelp20.sys  RaInfo.sys    rasacd.sys
  rasl2tp.sys   raspppoe.sys  raspptp.sys   raspti.sys    rdbss.sys
  RDPCDD.sys    rdpdr.sys     redbook.sys   sbp2port.sys  SCSIPORT.SYS
  SENTINEL.SYS  serenum.sys   SI3132.sys    SiWinAcc.sys  SNTNLUSB.SYS
  sptd.sys      SPTD1133.SYS  sr.sys        srv.sys       SVKP.sys
  swenum.sys    sysaudio.sys  tcpip.sys     TDI.SYS       termdd.sys
  TPkd.sys      update.sys    usbccgp.sys   USBD.SYS      usbehci.sys
  usbhub.sys    usbohci.sys   USBPORT.SYS   USBSTOR.SYS   vaxscsi.sys
  vga.sys       VIDEOPRT.SYS  VolSnap.sys   wanarp.sys    watchdog.sys
  wdmaud.sys    win32k.sys    WMILIB.SYS    

################## Detailed Information of Device(s) ##################

  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A(1:0) detail information.
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Vendor Identification: _NEC
    Product Identification: DVD_RW ND-3550A
    Production Revision Level: 1.06
    Location: atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
    Support recording method: DAO, RAW DAO(96), TAO, DVD DAO
    BURN-Free Technology: BURN-Proof
    Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
  -* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. *-
  -* This software does not use this information!                                  *-
      Removable media: Yes
      Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
      Response Data Format: 02h
      CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
      CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
      Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
      Test Write: Yes
      DVD-ROM Read: Yes
      DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
      DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
      Audio Play: Yes
      Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: No
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
      Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
      Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
      Multi-Session: Yes
      BUF: Yes
      CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
      CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
      R-W Supported: Yes
      R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
      C2 Pointers Support: Yes
      ISRC Supported: Yes
      UPC Supported: Yes
      Read Bar Code: No
      Lock media into the drive: Yes
      Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
      Prevent Jumper: No
      Eject Command: Yes
      Separate volume levels: Yes
      Separate channel mute: Yes
      Changer Supports Disc Present: No
      Software slot selection: No
      Side change capable: No
      P through W in Lead-In: Yes

#######################################################################

###################### Source Disc/Image Information ######################
Type: 	Standard ISO Image file
Path: 	C:\Downloads\Nico.iso
Name: 	Nico.iso
Size:	3362.03 MB
Session: 	1
Track: 	1


Session 01: 
  Track 01: DVD, Length: 1721360(3.28 GB), Address: 000000
#############################################################################

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
********* Time stamp of this log file:  29/12/2006 15:51:43 *********
15:51:43 Processor info: Unknown P6 family x 2 (2666MHz)
15:51:43 Memory Available to Windows: 2 096 336 KB
15:51:43 Memory Buffer size: 128 MB
15:51:43 Image file loading: C:\Downloads\Nico.iso
15:51:43 DVD Source Info:  Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 3.28 GB / 382:31:35
15:51:45 (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A(1:0): Recording Method/Speed
15:51:45 Simulated recording - DVD DAO - 16.0X (22160 KB/Sec)
    (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A(1:0) - Media format: DVD-R  
15:53:20 (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A(1:0) - [Write ERROR] LBA: 302576, Length: 16
    S:KEY - 00/00/00  - "No Additional Sense Information"
15:53:20 (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A(1:0): Simulated recording failed!
15:53:20 Image file loading aborted!
15:53:22 Something is wrong with the recording procedure! Please check the log file and report any errors to Technical Support.
#########################################################

I hope my english was understandable ?

Thank you very much in advance !

Nicolas.

NEC drive 3550A is very good and relaiable drive try to restore your system registry to the date before this happened then reboot and try again see if the problem gone away.

I have the same exact issue on two system. One did a complete reinstall of XP and still the same issue. Burns great with DVD shrink but fails every Nero attempt.

One thing does stand out is I am also running anyDVD as I see your log also list, I wonder if it is an issue with anydvd?

Hello,

i also have the nd-3550a nec dvd writer
i use dvd shrink to rip/shrink the dvd to an iso file, then use dvd decrypter to burn.

good luck.

OK I disabled AnyDVD and burned one without issue. I re enabled it and have one burning now without it failing and is at 90% right now. There must be some issue with AnyDVD. Disable and give it a shot.

Ho man ! What a relief to see that i’m not the only one ! Ok so I’m gonna try to disable AnyDVD and I’ll tell you what ! But what do you exactely mean by disable it ,shall I desinstal it ? Because it’s not running when I burn a DVD so how can I disable more than that ?

Anyway thanks to all for your answrs and suggestions !

if you right click the icon in the tray there is an option to enable, just un-check it.

BTW if you look through your log you will see it was running while you were burning the disk.

Could also be a media issue… The MID visible in the Nero log is a very strange one. Sounds to me like no-name el-cheapo media.

What blanks do you use exactly (brand + model)? Please download DVDIdentifier and post the mediacode of these discs. :wink:

Welcome to the forum, [B]MDS68801[/B] and [B]Coubiak[/B] :smiley:

Thank you very much for your welcoming and all this precious pieces of info ! I’ll do what you advised me and keep you posted ! Thank you :smiley:

Here is the disc Info from [B]DVD Identifier[/B]. But the thing is that those DVDs work fine when I’m copying a DVD thanks to DVDShrink, then when it calls NERO to burn the data it all work fine so I’m not sure it comes from the media but I definitely trust your knownledge and you are right to check all the posibilities :smiley:


----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:TTH02]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Disc & Book Type :       [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name :      [TDK Corp.]
Manufacturer ID :        [TTH02]
Blank Disc Capacity :    [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hey ! Here are some updates :

  • I uninstaled AnyDVD completly ,I mean completely (Even in the Register etc…) and it’s still crashing at 13%. This thing is just crazy ! I really don’t want to format my PC cause it’s a RAID with all my software on it and except this DVD problem it’s working perfectly so I’m really looking for a fixing solution instead of an “erasing” one.

Thank you by advance,

Nico

the problem is nero sucks… update to the latest version, or an older version… something other than what you’re using now… or just use a new program, like imgburn!
good luck…

Unfortunaytely I tried it already, newer version, older version, other softwares … something is definitely wrong but I can’t figure out what it is. Anyway thanks for your post :slight_smile:

I’m sorry to insist but you guys are my best hope ,does anyone can think about another solution ?

Sorry for some reason I didn’t receive thread updates notifications.

Thanks for the DVDIdentifer report, but you don’t mention the [I]brand [/I]of these discs, please do :slight_smile:
TTH02 is variable in quality even when TDK-branded, so if you have some E-net TTH02 discs like Datawrite, Datasafe, Tuffdisc or generic (unbranded) discs it’s most probably the media that is the culprit.

You need to try writing with different, reliable discs like Verbatim, Sony, Plextor, Panasonic to rule out a media issue…

RAID? Mmmh… are you using a dedicated add-on IDE card for this? If so, it could be related. Some IDE add-on cards are troublemakers with optical drives.

Sorry ,I’ve been really long to answer. The reason is that I tried a lot of kind of DVDs those last days in order to check if it was a media issue … the answer is no… TDK, VERBATIM, SONY ,expensive one ,cheap one … it stills crash at 13% ,each time … it’s driving me crazy ! I can’t believe there is no solution ! I know there is a tiny hidden files somewhere which has decided to drive me nuts !

I keep looking on the internet for solutions but I have to admit that my hope is pretty crumbling right now …

Anyway thanks for taking time thinking about my problem, I really aprecciate that.

(About the IDE card, I have none. The Raid system is integrated in my motherboard).

Try re-seating the IDE cable at the mobo and at the drive, and/or try another (80-conductors) IDE cable.

But my guess is that the drive itself has a problem. :frowning:

Yes I think so too. I’m gonna get a new one. Thanks for the precious help Francksoy ! You’ve been great ! May I ask you what drive do you use ?

You’re welcome. :slight_smile:

May I ask you what drive do you use ?
I guess the question id “what burners do I recommend”… :wink:

All these are fine burners IMO:

NEC 7170/73
BENQ 1650
PIONEER 111D
LG-GSA H22N

Recent LiteOn drives (6S series) have a very good reputation on this board, but personally I had only issues with the units I tried so I can’t recommend them. I don’t have first-hand experience with the NEC 7170/73 but two freinds of mine have great results with the 7170.

Thank you for the tips Francksoy, i’ll keep you posted !