Please help! Havent been able to burn a CD in 2 years

I bought a Plextor 40x12x40A about 2 years ago and I havent been able to burn a single thing. I have tried just about everything I can think of. I have this installed on a P4 2.4 ghz machine running windows XP Pro with Service Pack one installed. The MB is a P4S533 with sis CHIPSET.

I have tried all different burning software such as Alcohol 120%, CDRWIN, Nero etc with no luck. Most of the time the CD gets about 1/4 way through the burn and it just says there was an error and to check the log. The log really doesnt say much more other than there was an error.

I am almost 100% sure that there isnt actually a problem with the burner itself because I get the same problem with my Creative 6x4x24 installed.

If anyone can provide any help it would be greatly appreciated…I am at my wits end and my harddrive is full…

Thanks…

Please provide more specific info, like IDE channels/controllers. Have you reinstall windows?

Yes I have tried re-installing windows and still a no go…

The burner was is on IDE2…I have tried it as master with my CDROM…then a slave to the CROM and also as a master by itself on IDE2 with no luck…I dont think its a hardware problem with the burner because of the issues I am getting with my old Creative burner are the same: Here is a error log of my burn attempt with the Creative Burner:

tones

Windows XP 5.1
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 7/17/2002 9:20:56 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.50, size=131072 bytes, created 6/25/2002 5:34:54 PM
Nero Version: 5.5.9.14 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E> Version: 1.30 - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.9.14
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E> Version: 1.30 - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.9.14
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JB-75CRA0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : IBM-DTLA-307045 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048096kB)
Free physical memory: 712MB (729408kB)
Memory in use : 30 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1)
Wizard: On

1.6.2004
CueSheet
5:44:42 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

5:44:42 PM #2 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 127
Writer CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E running

5:44:42 PM #3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3588
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

5:44:42 PM #4 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 660
Setup items (original item values)
0: TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1 (Cue Sheet Track)
2 indices, index0 (150) provided
original CD pos #0 + 319711 (319711) = #319711/71:2.61
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
--------------------------------------------------------------

5:44:43 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 203
Last possible write address on media: 359844 (79:59.69)
Last address to be written: 319710 (71:04.60)

5:44:43 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 208
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

5:44:43 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1420
Recorder: CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E;
CDRW code: 00 97 15 17; OSJ entry from: Ritek Co.
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: C0 00 90, 2: 61 0F 11 (LI 97:15.17), 3: 4F 3B 46 (LO 79:59.70)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)

5:44:43 PM #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 812
Prepare recorder CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E for write in cue-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN:
TOCTYPE: 0x0 Close CD
Tracks 1 to 1:
TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1, 2352/0x0, ISRC “”, FilePos 0 352800 752313072

5:44:43 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 660
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1 (Cue Sheet Track)
2 indices, index0 (150) provided
original CD pos #0 + 319711 (319711) = #319711/71:2.61
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 319711 blocks [CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

5:44:43 PM #10 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1571
Caching of files started

5:44:43 PM #11 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1571
Caching of files completed

5:44:43 PM #12 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1571
Burn process started at 2x (300 KB/s)

5:44:43 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1948
Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, no CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

5:44:43 PM #14 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 12622
StartDAO : CD-Text - Off

5:44:43 PM #15 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 12880
CueData, Len=32
41 00 00 14 00 00 00 00
41 01 00 11 00 00 00 00
41 01 01 11 00 00 02 00
41 aa 01 14 00 47 04 3d

5:49:00 PM #16 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1381
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x02DD0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x5E 0x65 0x00 0x00 0x1B 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00

5:49:00 PM #17 MMC -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 335
Write error

5:49:00 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
all writers idle, stopping conversion

5:49:00 PM #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 216
conversion idle, stopping reader

5:49:00 PM #20 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1571
Burn process failed at 2x (300 KB/s)

5:49:00 PM #21 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 402
SCSI not using temporary buffers
20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=16877 bytes, created 7/17/2002 8:53:02 AM
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 8/29/2002 5:27:50 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Try to install drivers for your SiS chipset for winXP (SiS 651? U know the model). It’s a strange problem. Install them, try out and post back.

Tried that a couple of times…I forget what number it is but I downloaded the latest mini-driver released last August and still didnt work…Cant remember the model off hand…

Ok. If you have the same problem with 2 different drives, the possibility of both 2 drives being damaged is small. So, the problem is with your system. Steps:

  1. Check master/slave condition, place drive alone at master jumper setting (you’ve done it)
  2. Check ide cables, if cables are at good condition, try putting 80wire (more shielded) instead of 40wire cables
  3. Check cd media that you are going to write to. If media has poor quality, u can’t do nothing. U can try Tayio Yuden Proffessional Gold Ultra as a reference.
  4. Check your output voltage (through BIOS) of ±12 and ±5V.
    I can think of many things, try these and post back.

The error reported is a medium error. Have you tried different brands of discs? The Ritek should write at 2x, but the media you’re using is common to the problem.

Run MSCONFIG from start/run and disable the IMAPI service for the built-in recording engine.

Also common is the Wnaspi32.dll. You have a Nero version and Adaptec version. I’d suggest renaming one of them to .old to take it out of the picture. Maybe rename them both or remove the apps, then download and use the latest Nero.

Use Nero CD Speed and do a test burn (Create CD from the test menu). If it completes, then it is most likely an application issue. If it fails, then it probably is a driver or media issue.

I have tried a different media…although it was the same type (Memorex) but a better kind…tried it at a burn speed of 2x and that didnt work. I doubt its the media because I only have half a stack of the CD’s left…the other half I successfully burned with the Creative Burner 2 years ago.

I havent checked the voltage…but I will give that a shot.

bob11879,

I’ll also try these things you mentioned…some of those I have not tried.

I think it is something to do with the ASPI Layer because I remember I had trouble before with the Creative burner and messed around with the ASPI layers and finally got it working…now if I could only remember what I did.

Thanks for all the help guys I really appreciate it.

if you made it work 2 years ago, then you must have problems with xp aspi drivers etc. so do what bob says and report back. but try a good quality media. I’ve thrown away about 150 prodisk/smartbuys.

I tryed everything Bob said…although I had to use the same media cause I dont have any others atm…I re-installed Nero and ran the Speed Test and I got a Write Error - says:

Error!
Write Error (030C00)

Here is a log from an attempt at using Alcohol 120%…this was actually done before the suggestions made by Bob. Dont know if this will help solve the mystery or not:

########################### System Information ###########################
Windows XP Professional 5.1 Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
Processor info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 1.60GHz (2399MHz)
Memory Available to Windows: 1,048,096 KB

############################ Program Information ###########################
File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\Alcohol.exe
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol 120%
Original: alcohol.exe
Product: Alcohol 120%
Trademarks: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2004 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 1.9.2 ( Build 1705 )
Date: 2004/05/06
Size: 1378304 Bytes
Hash: 7e9552025078b455c4c3d666f57dd414
Hash(1): d1a7659659473ef648eb5a05e23b291c5580f355673fdab02d81ff332d01c5
Hash(2): 5e3cbc5c0e68bc7c14704ffb3f53bad933f799e64ef3f900475aa845b2cb00
File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\alcoholx.dll
Description: Alcohol virtual device control library
Original: alcoholx.dll
Copyright: Copyright © 2000-2004
Version: 3.47.0 ( Build 0 )
Date: 2004/04/30
Size: 74240 Bytes
Hash: c11b59c21722ca30141696c21b72578d
File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\devsupp.dll
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Original: devsupp.dll
Product: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2003 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 2.3.7 ( Build 505 )
Date: 2004/05/05
Size: 38400 Bytes
Hash: 0e6f733d3f570f3b0328261d11a2794e

########################### User Information ###########################
User Name: tones
Company Name: OAOT
Registered User ID: 61DB

########################### Options Setting ###########################
Devices control interface: Default Driver Control Interface
CPU Priority Level: High
Memory Buffer Size (MB): 128
Examine the accuracy of data read from physical device: Yes
Turn off “Auto-Select best write speed” function if possible: No
Overburn disc(s): No
Fill memory buffer before recording discs: Yes
Ignore Media Type: Yes
RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) Emulation: No
BAD Sectors Emulation: No
Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: No
Laserlock Emulation: No
Current Language: English

############################ Device(s) List ############################
(H:) CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E (atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
(I:) AXV CD/DVD-ROM (a347scsi, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)

##################### Installed Device Drivers List #####################
1394BUS.SYS a347bus.sys a347scsi.sys ACPI.sys afd.sys
AN983.sys arp1394.sys aspi32.sys audstub.sys Beep.SYS
BOOTVID.dll Cdfs.SYS cdrom.sys CLASSPNP.SYS ctac32k.sys
ctoss2k.sys ctprxy2k.sys ctsfm2k.sys disk.sys dmio.sys
dmload.sys drmk.sys dump_atapi.sys dump_WMILIB.SYS Dxapi.sys
dxg.sys dxgthk.sys e10kx2k.sys emupia2k.sys Fastfat.sys
fdc.sys Fips.SYS flpydisk.sys Fs_Rec.SYS ftdisk.sys
gameenum.sys hal.dll HIDCLASS.SYS HIDPARSE.SYS i8042prt.sys
imapi.sys ipsec.sys isapnp.sys itchfltr.sys kbdclass.sys
KDCOM.DLL kmixer.sys ks.sys KSecDD.sys LHidFlt2.Sys
LHidUsb.Sys LMouFlt2.Sys mnmdd.SYS mouclass.sys mouhid.sys
MountMgr.sys mrxdav.sys mrxsmb.sys Msfs.SYS msgpc.sys
Mup.sys NDIS.sys ndistapi.sys ndisuio.sys ndiswan.sys
NDProxy.SYS netbios.sys netbt.sys nic1394.sys Npfs.SYS
npptNT.sys ntdll.dll Ntfs.SYS ntoskrnl.exe Null.SYS
nv4_disp.dll nv4_mini.sys ohci1394.sys parport.sys PartMgr.sys
ParVdm.SYS pci.sys pciide.sys PCIIDEX.SYS PfModNT.sys
portcls.sys psched.sys ptilink.sys PxHelp20.sys rasacd.sys
rasl2tp.sys raspppoe.sys raspptp.sys raspti.sys rdbss.sys
RDPCDD.sys rdpdr.sys redbook.sys SCSIPORT.SYS secdrv.sys
serenum.sys serial.sys sisagp.sys siside.sys sisidex.sys
sisperf.sys sr.sys srv.sys swenum.sys sysaudio.sys
tcpip.sys TDI.SYS termdd.sys update.sys USBD.SYS
usbhub.sys usbohci.sys USBPORT.SYS vga.sys VIDEOPRT.SYS
VolSnap.sys wanarp.sys watchdog.sys wdmaud.sys win32k.sys
WMILIB.SYS

################## Detailed Information of Device(s) ##################

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
(H:) CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E(1:0) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: CREATIVE
Product Identification: CD-RW RW6424E
Production Revision Level: 1.30
Location: atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, TAO
BURN-Free Technology: Not Supported
Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
Response Data Format: 01h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: Yes
DVD-ROM Read: No
DVD-R Read/Write: No/No
DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: Yes
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: No
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
C2 Pointers Support: Yes
ISRC Supported: Yes
UPC Supported: Yes
Read Bar Code: No
Lock media into the drive: Yes
Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
Prevent Jumper: No
Eject Command: Yes
Separate volume levels: Yes
Separate channel mute: Yes
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: Yes
*** Disc ATIP code information ***
ATIP Start Time of Lead-in: 97m18s06f
ATIP Last possible start time of Lead-out: 79m59s74f (LBA: 359999)
Disc Manufacturer: Moser Baer India Limited
Disc Dye: PhthaloCyanine Material
Disc type: CD-R
Media Sub-Type: 02h
Indicative Target Write Power: 04h
Reference Speed: 00h
Unrestricated Use Disc(URU): 00h
A1 Value: 000000h
A2 Value: 000000h
A3 Value: 000000h
Maximum Read Speed Supported (with current disc): 24X (3600 KB/Sec)
Maximum Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 6X (900 KB/Sec)
Current Read Speed Supported (with current Disc): 24X (3600 KB/Sec)
Current Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 6X (900 KB/Sec)

#######################################################################

###################### Source Disc/Image Information ######################
Type: Cue-sheets Image file
Path: E:\Warcraft 3
Name: RZR-WC3.CUE
RZR-WC3.BIN
Size: 706.50 MB
Session: 1
Track: 1

Session 01:
Track 01: Mode 1, Length: 314975(615.2 MB), Address: 000000
#############################################################################

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
17:52:44 Processor info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 1.60GHz (2399MHz)
17:52:44 Memory Available to Windows: 1,048,096 KB
17:52:44 Memory Buffer size: 128 MB
17:52:45 Image file loading: E:\Warcraft 3\RZR-WC3.CUE
17:52:45 Source Info: Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 615.2 MB / 069:59:50
17:52:50 (H:) CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E(1:0): Recording Method/Speed
17:52:50 Simulated recording - DAO / SAO - 6X (900 KB/Sec)
17:55:12 (H:) CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E(1:0) - [Write ERROR], LBA: 50352, Length: 16
S:KEY - 03/0C/00 - “Write Error”
17:55:12 (H:) CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E(1:0): Recording failed!
17:55:12 Error message: [03/0C/00] - Write Error
17:55:12 (H:) CREATIVE CD-RW RW6424E(1:0): Simulated recording failed!
17:55:12 Image file loading aborted!
17:55:14 Something is wrong with the recording procedure!
Please check the log file and report any errors to Technical Support.
##############################################################################

03 0C 00 is a generic write error reported from the recorder. If both drives return the same error, I’d try a single (maybe a five pack) of some better quality media. If it still fails, and if you have access to another system, try either drive on that system. If it follows the drive, its the drive. If it works, then you know that the software on your system is screwed up in some way. Not much help, but at least you confirm if the drive works.

I will try some higher quality media tomorrow when i can pick up a few…I have tryed both of these drives on my girlfriends computer as well…the problem is that one is pretty much configured like this one so I guess it doesnt tell me a whole lot…one of my friends is bringing up a DVD burner tomorrow and we are going to try that…I am interested to see if I can burn anything with that.

Thanks again for the help…if you can think of anything else up up for it all.

Have you updated your P4S533’s BIOS?

This problem exists with several ASUS MB’s with a SiS chipset and might (should) be fixed in the latest BIOS.

Downloaded the 1010 BIOS version and that didn’t work…damn I was hoping that would be it…I’m just about to give up on it…:frowning:

Ok, re-installed windows…set everything back up…now I can burn to completion everytime but the disks come out corrupted…I am a little close but still not there,any suggestions?

btw…I am using the Plextor 40x12x40a now.

I’m a bit puzzled by the following line in the log file you posted:

17:52:44 Processor info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 1.60GHz (2399MHz)

Is your P4 processor really running at 2.4GHz? Normally the processor name string has the target core frequency hard coded in it. The line above suggests that the processor is a 1.6GHz part being run at 2.4GHz. Can you confirm whether your processor is over-clocked on your motherboard?

Separate from this, Microsoft has a number of hotfix patches produced after WinXP SP1 that involve updating the ATAPI.SYS driver to address various issues. For example, take a look at this Microsoft knowledge base article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;820356&Product=winxp

Other than this, my gut feel is that your problem is somehow related to the SiS chipset on your motherboard. I don’t suppose you have access to another motherboard with a different chipset (say, Intel) to compare with? Of course, if it turns out the problem is related to a chipset hardware defect, then your only solution would be to change your motherboard.

Just my random thoughts…

yes it is overclocked to 2.4 ghz.

I think your right it is the chipset…although I did try it in another ASUS board and I got the same thing with 2 different burners so I really dont have a clue what is going on here…I am going to buy some expensive media tomorrow to eliminate that for sure. Here is another log file of a burn attempt from one CD to another,pretty much the same as the other log but you guys might notice something different.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 6/17/2003 3:25:04 PM
Nero version: 6.0.0.19 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A>Version: 1.06 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.0.0.19
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 4096kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <E-IDE Creative CD4830E>Version: U20C - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.0.0.19
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JB-75CRA0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : IBM-DTLA-307045 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : E-IDE Creative CD4830E atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : AXV CD/DVD-ROM 2.2a a347scsi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A H: CDRom0
E-IDE Creative CD4830E I: CDRom1
AXV CD/DVD-ROM J: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048096kB)
Free physical memory: 723MB (740612kB)
Memory in use : 29 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

4.6.2004
CD Copy
11:01:14 PM #1 Phase 72 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
BURN-Proof activated

11:01:14 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

11:01:14 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 127
Writer PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A running

11:01:14 PM #4 Phase 48 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
Analyzing disc

11:01:14 PM #5 CDCOPY -1 File CDCopy.cpp, Line 1868
The CD is copyrighted

11:01:14 PM #6 Text 0 File CDCopy.cpp, Line 2084
Index0 Index1 PostPause __LastBlockOfTrack
Track 1: 0 0 ( 0:02.00) 350861 350860 ( 78:00.10)

11:01:14 PM #7 Text 0 File CDCopy.cpp, Line 839
Copy options: copy on-the-fly: ON
read ISRC/MCN: OFF
use jitter correction: OFF
data options
ignore read error: ON write defekt blocks OFF
read raw data: OFF read r-w subchannel data: OFF
audio options
ignore read error: ON
read indexes: OFF read r-w subchannel data: OFF
source disc does not look like CD Extra
01. 0 - 350861 = 350861, data (TRM_DATA_MODE1, block size 2048)

11:01:14 PM #8 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3198
Turn on Disc-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

11:01:14 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 230
Last possible write address on media: 359848 (79:59.73)
Last address to be written: 350860 (78:00.10)

11:01:14 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 235
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

11:01:14 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1949
Recorder: PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A;
CDR code: 00 97 18 06; CD manufacturer unknown
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: 00 00 00, 2: 00 00 00 (LI 0:00.00), 3: 00 00 00 (LO 0:00.00)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 00 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)

11:01:14 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 394
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

11:01:14 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 769
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (1 Data (mode 1))
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 350861 (350861) = #350861/77:58.11
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 350861 blocks [PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:01:14 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 938
Prepare recorder [PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A] 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 307200 718870528, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
350861 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

11:01:14 PM #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
Burn process started at 40x (6,000 KB/s)

11:01:14 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2136
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:01:14 PM #17 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 14686
StartDAO : CD-Text - Off

11:01:14 PM #18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 19195
Set BUFE: BURN-Proof -> ON

11:01:14 PM #19 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 15006
CueData, Len=32
41 00 00 14 00 00 00 00
41 01 00 10 00 00 00 00
41 01 01 10 00 00 02 00
41 aa 01 14 00 4e 00 0b

11:08:43 PM #20 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1413
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03AD0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x07
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x03 0x2C 0xA0 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x03 0x2D 0x36 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x07

11:08:43 PM #21 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 335
Write error

11:08:43 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:08:43 PM #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

11:08:43 PM #24 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

11:08:43 PM #25 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
Burn process failed at 40x (6,000 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 10/28/2003 11:02:00 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=?.?.?.?, size=86912 bytes, created 10/6/2003 3:07:26 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Have you tried burning a CD without the processor overclocking? My understanding of how overclocking works with Intel P4 processors is that besides the processor bus speed, a number of other busses and clocks also get scaled up proportionally, so even if the processor is running fine with OC, other subsystems on the motherboard may not fare as well and the system can have strange and/or intermittent problems.

The cause of the problem is really unlikely to be your burners, but if the problem also occurs with another motherboard with a different chipset, especially without overclocking, then the mystery deepens…

WoooT!!! It’s working!!!

Scan80269 it seems like you were right…I knocked my system by to default speed and it seems to be working fine…I did also change to a different bundle of CD’s at the same time (but they are the same type) so I dont think the media was the problem…im going to overclock it again later and try to burn one just to know for sure.

Thx so much everyone for all of your feedback!!

I got some burning to do!