Nero Suddenly Much Slower

I have been burning with no problems using Nero for the past 4 months. Suddenly on Saturday, all of my burn attempts failed. I have two burners (both Sony). One internal and one external. I made 10 coasters with multiple source material and all ten died at 3% during the burn process. I use only Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim media.

After a butt load of searching I found something that indicated the PXHELP20.SYS driver could cause problems. I renamed that driver and rebooted. Now I can burn again, but it is MUCH SLOWER. The driver date indicated it was installed Feb 23rd, yet I had no problems with it until Saturday. Very odd.

Now I can burn again but it burns to 3% and it sits there for about 2-3 minutes then it continues.

Here is a log. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? It does this with both my internal and external DVD burners.

Thanks…


Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 9/10/1999 8:06:00 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 6.6.1.4
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 4d

Recorder: <SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A> Version: UDS2 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A >Version: UDS2 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200BEVS-75LAT0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 0
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1014MB (1038712kB)
Free physical memory: 220MB (225788kB)
Memory in use : 78
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

27.3.2007
UDF/ISO compilation
9:45:28 PM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
DVD-Video files reallocation started

9:45:28 PM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

9:45:28 PM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6475
UDF document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
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

9:45:28 PM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
DVD-Video files sorted

9:45:28 PM #5 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory

9:45:28 PM #6 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

9:45:28 PM #7 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A running

9:45:28 PM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:45:28 PM #9 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:45:29 PM #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3305
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

9:45:29 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2286095 (508:01.20, 4465MB)

9:45:29 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 293
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

9:45:29 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2612
Recorder: SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: MCC 02 - RG20
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

9:45:29 PM #14 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 459
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

9:45:29 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2286096 (2286096) = #2286096/508:1.21
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286096 blocks [SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

9:45:29 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4681924608, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2286096 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

9:45:29 PM #17 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 38
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

9:45:29 PM #18 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 83
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

9:45:29 PM #19 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Caching of files started

9:45:30 PM #20 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4145
Cache writing successful.

9:45:30 PM #21 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Caching of files completed

9:45:30 PM #22 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

9:45:30 PM #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

9:45:30 PM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2707
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

9:45:30 PM #25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2863
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

9:45:30 PM #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8647
---- 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: 0.0 (0)
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: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

9:46:25 PM #27 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1200
21:46:25.906 - E: SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A : Queue again later

9:59:27 PM #28 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2286096 (22E210h), lenght 0 blocks

9:59:27 PM #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

9:59:27 PM #30 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3103
EndDAO: Last written address was 2286095

9:59:57 PM #31 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process completed successfully at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 8/17/2001 3:07:32 PM
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 9/10/1999 8:06:00 AM

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

====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======
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(Edited out)*

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 9/10/1999 8:06:00 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 6.6.1.4
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 4d

Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A> Version: YYC1 - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <USB 2.0> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : set to ATAPI (3) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A >Version: UDS2 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200BEVS-75LAT0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD±RW DW-Q58A E: CDRom0
SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A F: CDRom1

AutoRun : 0
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1014MB (1038712kB)
Free physical memory: 186MB (190820kB)
Memory in use : 81
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

28.3.2007
UDF/ISO compilation
6:46:06 AM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
DVD-Video files reallocation started

6:46:06 AM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

6:46:06 AM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6475
UDF document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
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

6:46:06 AM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
DVD-Video files sorted

6:46:06 AM #5 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory

6:46:06 AM #6 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

6:46:06 AM #7 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A running

6:46:06 AM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

6:46:06 AM #9 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

6:46:07 AM #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3305
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

6:46:07 AM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2257471 (501:39.46, 4409MB)

6:46:07 AM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 293
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

6:46:07 AM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2612
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: MCC 02 - RG20
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

6:46:07 AM #14 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 459
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

6:46:07 AM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2257472 (2257472) = #2257472/501:39.47
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2257472 blocks [SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

6:46:07 AM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4623302656, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2257472 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

6:46:07 AM #17 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 38
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

6:46:07 AM #18 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 83
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

6:46:07 AM #19 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Caching of files started

6:46:07 AM #20 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4145
Cache writing successful.

6:46:07 AM #21 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Caching of files completed

6:46:07 AM #22 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

6:46:07 AM #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

6:46:07 AM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2707
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

6:46:07 AM #25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2863
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

6:46:07 AM #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8647
---- 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: 0.0 (0)
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: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

6:47:31 AM #27 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1200
06:47:31.828 - F: SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A : Queue again later

6:55:10 AM #28 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2257472 (227240h), lenght 0 blocks

6:55:10 AM #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

6:55:10 AM #30 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3103
EndDAO: Last written address was 2257471

6:55:30 AM #31 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process completed successfully at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 8/17/2001 3:07:32 PM
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 9/10/1999 8:06:00 AM

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

====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======

theres a common factor in these 2 logs

Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

see thats not normal , usally the media code apperars here , but it doesnt …

are you using some virtual drive software? (like clonecd/alcohol for example) and its set to hide atip data , this prevent the burnning software (nero in this case) to correctly identify the media which is why it cant burn to it , might wanna get that checked…

Try to restore your systems windows registry to 2 weeks behind last Saturday reboot and try to burn again see if that solves your problem.

The second burn took 9mins which is good for an 8x burn so I’m not sure what you see as the problem.

Yes - I am using anydvd. I have been for some time, but maybe that is the culprit. I will kill that.


Since I got this laptop my 8x burns have taken no longer then 8 minutes. Since Saturday the fastest burn I got was 9 minutes with most taking 10 minutes or longer.

A 2 min. increase when it was taking about 8 is pretty significant…

Thanks for the responses all!!!