Pinpointing files where bad burn area occurs

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#1

Hi there,

first off, thanks to codeguys for the eeprom resetting utility - my burner (812S@832S) has somehow got itself into a conundrum such that if I don’t reset eeprom before every burn, it produces a bad burn from the 2nd post-reset burn onwards (PI Max 180, PIF Max 62).

However, when I reset it before a burn (and I do this everytime before burning now)…I get pretty good results imho…

Attached below is a burn after I reset the eeprom.

What I’m wondering is, the part near the end where the PIF goes up to 6, how can I (or can I) tell which of the data files on the burned disc have been burned poorly?
Is there a program I can use to pinpoint which are the burned files that raised the PI/PIF levels?

Related to this, anyone think that the PI/PIF level rising at the end is serious?

Thanks for helping.


#2

No, there’s nothing that will tell you what file that point on the disc is. It doesn’t look like anything to worry about. Just do a Nero CD-DVD Speed transfer rate test or scan disc test to make sure it doesn’t case a read error. If you get a smooth CAV scan then the disc is good. :slight_smile:


#3

@ ffn
I get those ‘tower’-type seemingly out-of-nowhere spikes sometimes when there is a spot/flaw on the disc. You might even be able to see a darker/lighter spot, near the outer edge in this case. Sometimes it can also be caused by some dust stuck on the disc before burning, or a manufacturing flaw. I am now in the habit of looking over the disc before burning. If it has outer-edge flaws, I save it for a non-full-disc burn (<4GB). Those type discs usually occur at the first or last several discs in a spindle…maybe happens from tilting/rubbing/banging against each other during shipping


#4

Thanks for your help CodeKing and Please…
what do you know! the disc is the last disc of my 50-spindle cake box!
haha

I don’t see any physical marks or smears or the disc though but I did perform a SCAN and the CAV was smooth (relatively, there were little jaggies but overall quite smooth).

cheers!
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