NERO Plus NEC 3500 Driving me Krazy!

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#1

Ugggggh I think I am going to go insane! I’m so frustrated… I just purchased a New NEC 3500 dvd burner. I hopefully plugged in everything right … but when I try to click on Nero and Nero Express or any programs affiliated with Nero, Nero will freeze and the only way I can get the computer back working is to restart. I also tried to test the drive out - for instance ; I put a Windows XP CD and it read it as an Audio CD with 1kb of data on the CD! I also even tried to flash the drive but it won’t even recognize the drive. Please please any suggestions?!


#2

Is your DVD burner set up as master or slave? Make sure you have the correct jumper settings.


#3

Whats also weird is that the E drive has a funny name… Has this happen to anyone else?



#4

You were hacked :stuck_out_tongue:

Seriously, that sounds really bad. Check cables and re-install drive…it must be identified as NEC for sure.


#5

Okay! I got it to work now! Phew! I know I am a n00b… but how do I “upgrade” the firmware?


#6

I’ve had the same troubles (M’xt;r instead of Maxtor etc… in the bios) with my harddisks because I switch my ide cables rather often. Use some contact spray on all your ide connections and your problem should be solved.


#7

upgrade? go to:
http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?category=4&manufactor=23
download fw 2.18 by nec3500
After that just run the file.


#8

Thanks for the post guys! I finally burn’t my first dvd’s! But I am having trouble with I-Robot. It keeps saying that I am missing a file but when I use DVD Decrypter to see if that one file is there - it’s not there. Therefore, I cant use DVD Shrink to shrink the file sizes but I have all of the other files… How else can I burn I-Robot?



#9

@ sliq
try the guides and tutorials


#10

Well Apprently I seem to have all the files but I don’t know why DVD SHRINK won’t shrink the files… Is there anyway where I can burn the seperate 3 files (there like a gig each) to a different DVD then play it on my dvd player?


#11

Help…


#12

@ sliq
unless ‘i robot’ has some special new anti-decryption thing, following the guides should get you what you need. The files shown in your screenshot are not compressed to fit one dvd-5(4464MB) disc. Assuming you want to shrink the video to fit a single-layer disc, have you selected the ‘dvd-5’ size under the ‘edit>preferences>target dvd size’ in dvdshrink? You might need to delete all the existing files you have saved in the ‘i, robot’ folder.


#13

Thanks! I also have another problems now. Ive been getting this error on Nero…


#14

Try writing the image with DVD Decrypter (you can even change the booktype if you’re using +R/RW/R DL media) or even DVD Shrink.


#15

@ sliq
can you save and post the error log? save as a .txt file and attach using the ‘manage attachments’ button in the ;‘go advance’ reply window. Don’t forget to delete your name and nero serial number from the top of the report:).


#16

Here is my log … I hope you guys can help me fix this issue…

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/22/2004 4:33:44 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.17
Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG> Version: 2.18 - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.3.1.17
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 11
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: DVD+R9 DL recorder
CD-ROM: <PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-115 >Version: 1.14 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.17
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1600JB-00EVA0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-115 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-115 D: CDRom0
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG E: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 57671680 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 383MB (392496kB)
Free physical memory: 155MB (159628kB)
Memory in use : 59 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

23.1.2005
Burn DVD Image
9:43:30 AM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

9:43:30 AM #2 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG running

9:43:30 AM #3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3172
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

9:43:30 AM #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2286004 (508:00.04, 4464MB)

9:43:30 AM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 257
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

9:43:30 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2137
Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: Prodis - cF01
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

9:43:30 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 418
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

9:43:30 AM #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, ISO 9660)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2286005 (2286005) = #2286005/508:0.5
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286005 blocks [_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG]
--------------------------------------------------------------

9:43:30 AM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
Prepare recorder [_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4681738240, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2286005 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

9:43:30 AM #10 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching of files started

9:43:30 AM #11 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4182
Cache writing successful.

9:43:30 AM #12 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching of files completed

9:43:30 AM #13 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

9:43:30 AM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

9:43:30 AM #15 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 14:10,235 (850235ms) -> OK

9:43:30 AM #16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1876
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode for Multisession

9:43:30 AM #17 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20394
Set BUFE: supported -> ON

9:43:30 AM #18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2017
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

9:43:30 AM #19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8120
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
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
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 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
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 …

9:45:30 AM #20 SCSI -1024 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1442
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x04410000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x08
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x04 0x52 0x80 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x08 0x03

9:45:30 AM #21 CDR -1024 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Communication failure

9:45:30 AM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

9:45:30 AM #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

9:45:31 AM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2253
EndDAO: Last written address was 283263

9:45:33 AM #25 Phase 133 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Writing short lead-out

9:58:13 AM #26 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

9:58:13 AM #27 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

9:58:13 AM #28 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/4/2004 12:59:42 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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


#17

@ sliq
Is your DMA enabled to ‘Ultra DMA Mode 2’(udma2) or higher(like UDMA Mode 4)? My guess with that error(4 / 08 / 03 LOGICAL UNIT COMMUNICATION CRC ERROR (ULTRA-DMA/32)) is that your dma is enabled(nero is saying so), but not high enough(maybe at the lower mode of ‘multi-word dma mode 2’ which is NOT the same as ‘ultra dma mode 2’) or you don’t have an 80-wire ide cable for your NEC. I wouldn’t normally think it would matter since you are burning at only 4x, but that is what the error is saying. You can burn up to 8x with udma2, but you need an 80-wire cable to get to udma4 and 16x burning. Try checking that and if it is not ‘udma2’ or udma4’, try enabling the higher mode, if that fails, try a new 80-wire cable. It will not go to udma4 without an 80-wire cable, but you should get udma2 with the standard 40-wire cable. One way tell the difference between 40- and 80-wire is to count the wires/bumps on the ribbon with your fingernail, when you get halfway, you should be to 40, if you are halfway across and have counted to 20, then its a 40-wire cable.
When you get either udma2 or udma4 enabled, try another burn and post back with your results.


#18

My current settings tell me that they are set to UDMA2. Looks like I can’t seem to enable it to go higher… And Yes I do have 40 Pin cable. See the thing is - sometimes the DVD burner will work. Other times it won’t. So Strange


#19

Slig get a 80 wire cable, put your 3500 as master and defrag your hard drive and update your drive to the latest factory firmware. Once everything is working great for a couple of weeks you can try some of the modified firmwares that are out there if you want. Modified firmwares WILL VOID your warranty.


#20

I’m having the same prob w/Nero and it’s showing as a master drive. I bought it on newegg along w/an enclosure so I can connect it via USB. The drive didn’t come w/drivers for installation. Please help!