New problem- can not burn: nec 3500 external



yesterday all of a sudden i lost the ability to burn.
using ATi DVD-R 4.7Gb dvds.

dvd’s burned fine till yesterday.

using dvd shrink and nero, and as a backup, dvd decrypter.

when the burn phase starts,
the software stops, and i get error messages.
(two attached- dvd decrypter and log2.)

uninstalled and reinstalled all rip and burning sorftware.

still nothing.

i reflashed the nec, (v2.18)


reset booktype to dvd -r.

still nothing.

latest burn attempt of reinstalled nero
shows from the file attached “june 5.txt”

please help, i am needing detailed assistance.

am not too smart about this…

thanks in advance,


disk info: for my posted problem,


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:INFOMEDIAR20]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Infomedia Inc.]
Manufacturer ID : [INFOMEDIAR20]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3MB = 4.38GB (4.71GB)]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2x , 4x , 6x , 8x]
[6x And Higher Might Not Always Be Detectable]

[ DVD Identifier - ]


Are you able to burn DVD+R? Some revisions of ALI chipsets can only burn plus. (I am serious ;)).


haven’t tried +r discs.
have been using dvd-r since i got nec 3500 last december.
this is a first of this type problem.

research suggests it is the blank dvd disc.



tested easy dvd shrink a premium software,
and i was able to burn to a dvd-r from a video TS folder.

my problem seems to be a software problem.

please help.