Nero problem - Burned CDs come out as blank

vbimport

#1

OS: WinXP Pro
Software: Nero 5.5.9.9
CD-Writer: Memorex CD-RW 2224 (2x2x24)

Ok, I burn a 666MB disc with just audio data. All files are in WAV format and burned as an audio CD. Burning takes roughly 35 minutes, and Nero claims it is a successful burn. When I eject the CD and re-insert it, both Nero and Windows claim it is blank.

Media is a TDK 48X 80min/700MB Data CD-R.

System specs which may or may not be relevant:

Intel 810 chipset
100W SFX-L Power Supply
733Mhz Intel Celeron
192MB PC100 SDRAM


#2

have u tried playing the disc in another drive or in a cd player?


#3

Yeah, a Playstation 2 and a Sony CD player…doesn’t work on either.


#4

Have you looked at it in windows explorer? What does it show the files as?


#5

Are you sure you burned the CD and not only did a simulation?!


#6

nmpaulcp: It shows nothing when I choose to explore the CD drive.

solaris12: Yes, not a simulation.


#7

Update: Upgraded to Nero 5.5.10.20, and now it tells me that the CD-R I’m using is not large enough to hold the data. I cut down my files to 627MB, and these are 700MB discs I’m using.


#8

cant you look at the bottom and see how much data you are actually putting on there? And I suppose lead-in and lead-out
needs a certain amount of data area on disk.


#9

Plenty of space.


#10

I would suggest using the cdspeed test in nero. And post the image of the results. It’s in the Nero tool kit


#11

http://aleron235.net/stuff/cdspeed.png

Coaster?


#12

I didn’t realise the burner you had was pretty old. I looked at the Memorex site and it isn’t even listed in their discontinued data base!:eek:
I don’t know if you are familiar with firmware but you could
go to http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php and look for “download firmware”. Find your model of burner ( it’s there, I checked) and download and install the new firmware. If it doesn’t work I would just invest in a new LiteOn!:wink: . Post back though i’m curious if it works!


#13

Found my firmware, but it’s only installable under 95/98/ME. Maybe I’ll try to flash it on my dad’s box…