NEC 3520A: The device, \Device\CdRom0, has a bad block

vbimport

#1

I hope that I’m posting this in the right spot.

I’m having problems as you can see in the title. This is a brand spankin’ new setup built by me.

But Before I start rambling:

(System Specs)

Abit VA-20 Mainboard (VIA KM400"A")
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Barton 333
DDR 512MB PC3200 (underclocked at 166mhz)
WD 800JD SerialATA 80gb 8mb cache
VIA integrated Graphics at 64MB
Intel 56k Modem
Enermax Whisper II EG465P-VE FMA(24p) 460w
Windows XP PRO (SP2)

NEC ND-3520A DVD+/-RW (BRAND NEW OEM from NewEgg)
Firmware: 3.04(newest)

Problem:

I’m having problems running certain CD-ROMS and CDRs. Especially when running RA2. The CD has some scratches but only at surface level. This didn’t stop my old Philips CD-RW 8x from running it flawlessly. Depend on where the certain “error” is it causes a crash to the desktop when running.

Mind you, this dosen’t happen when running a DVD or retail Audio CD. It does this with my older burned CDs too, BUT I can still access all the folders and files. I’ve searched for this error for a while now and the only answer is to go to the Microsoft website and even THAT is vague.

I got this drive YESTERDAY and I didn’t try to run the game until today. Hell, I didn’t even install burner software yet so I am cringing at the fact that it wont burn anything. Can someone shed some light on this. OR will I have to continue to use my old drive to play any scratched CD?

Here’s the event error:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Cdrom
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7
Date: 6/2/2005
Time: 3:02:43 PM
User: N/A
Description:
The device, \Device\CdRom0, has a bad block.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 03 00 68 00 01 00 b8 00 …h…¸.
0008: 00 00 00 00 07 00 04 c0 …À
0010: 00 01 00 00 9c 00 00 c0 …œ…À
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0020: 00 88 a1 00 00 00 00 00 .ˆÂ¡…
0028: f0 b8 06 00 00 00 00 00 ð¸…
0030: ff ff ff ff 00 00 00 00 ÿÿÿÿ…
0038: 40 00 00 c4 02 00 00 00 @…Ä…
0040: 00 20 0a 12 48 02 00 00 . …H…
0048: 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 …
0050: 68 3a db 00 b8 42 c5 83 h:Û.¸BÃ…ƒ
0058: 00 00 00 00 70 6e 63 83 …pncƒ
0060: 02 00 00 00 31 14 00 00 …1…
0068: 28 00 00 00 14 31 00 00 (…1…
0070: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0078: f0 00 03 00 00 14 31 0a ð…1.
0080: 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 …
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

ALSO, is there supposed to be so much HD activity when playing DVDs through WMP? Or should I find another “free” utility to play them?

Thanks!


#2

SOoooo, No one has this problem ever? 19 views and no comments?


#3

http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=7&eventno=33&source=Cdrom&phase=1


#4

I’ve seen that error reported once in a while with a variety of drives. Probably when reading a dirty or scratched disc.


#5

Yeah but my old CD-RW drive reads the disc flawlessly. Oh well, it seems that I have to find an alternative method or reinstall my old drive.