I’m really hoping someone can help with this problem - I’m totally stuck! It’s a bit of a long story, I hope you can bear with me.
My computer is a Dell 9150 (new in January!), 1024 MB RAM, running Windows XP Professional, CD/DVD drive is HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GWA4164B.
I am recording audio material onto a Sony Hi-MD minidisk recorder, which comes with Sony’s SonicStage software. I’m using SonicStage to transfer tracks onto the computer, as ATRAC3 files.
I am then burning CDs from these tracks. To begin with, using SonicStage to burn the CDs, everything worked find (writing at ‘medium speed’ - not sure exactly what speed that is as it doesn’t specify). After about 20 CDs (different playlists), the last track stopped burning every so often - the error message was: ‘Error writing to disc, track or tracks could not be transferred’.
I went down to ‘minimum speed’, and once again, the burning process worked fine for about 20 CDs. Then I began to get the problem again, with the last track or several tracks not transferring. At first this happened with about 1 in 3 CDs, then it got more and more frequent and now I can’t burn any!
I’ve tried to eliminate various possibilities. The CDs are Verbatim, so I don’t think quality is the problem (and they worked fine to begin with).
I have tried using an external CD writer (writing at 4x), but the same problem happened on the second try.
I’ve tried transferring the tracks as WAV files instead, using SonicStage, and also using Nero 7 and Sonic. The result is always the same.
I’m now really desperate! I don’t know where to turn to work out what the problem is. I really need to finish these CDs for a job which is seriously overdue, and I would really, really appreciate any help anyone can give…
Sorry for the long tale. Thank you for listening…