Problem copying regular data cd CIRC Unrecovered but fine with Nero

Hi,

Using the 708a as the source and premium as destination I got a circ error when copying a VCD… see log below. I then chose to make an image of the cd first and the same thing happened. After 2 failures, I started Nero and copied OTF no problem.

Why did Alcohol have a problem reading from source and Nero didn’t?

########################### 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): Yes
Fill memory buffer before recording discs: Yes
Ignore Media Type: No
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 ############################
(E:) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A (IdeChnDr, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
(F:) PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM (IdeChnDr, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0)
(G:) Generic STEALTH DVD (st3wolf, Port 4, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)

##################### Installed Device Drivers List #####################
ACPI.sys, adpu160m.sys, afd.sys, agp440.sys, aslm75.sys, Aspi32.SYS,
atapi.sys, ati2dvag.dll, ati2mtag.sys, ati3d2ag.dll, atinmdxx.sys, atinpdxx.sys,
atinraxx.sys, atinrvxx.sys, atintuxx.sys, atinxsxx.sys, audstub.sys, avg7core.sys,
avg7rsw.sys, avg7rsxp.sys, Beep.SYS, BOOTVID.dll, CCDECODE.sys, Cdfs.SYS,
cdrom.sys, CDRPDACC.SYS, CLASSPNP.SYS, ctac32k.sys, ctaud2k.sys, ctoss2k.sys,
ctprxy2k.sys, ctsfm2k.sys, disk.sys, dmboot.sys, dmio.sys, dmload.sys,
drmk.sys, dump_adpu160m.sys, dump_diskdump.sys, Dxapi.sys, dxg.sys, dxgthk.sys,
ElbyCDFL.sys, ElbyCDIO.sys, ElbyDelay.sys, emupia2k.sys, Fips.SYS, Fs_Rec.SYS,
ftdisk.sys, gameenum.sys, ha10kx2k.sys, hal.dll, HIDCLASS.SYS, HIDPARSE.SYS,
hidusb.sys, i8042prt.sys, IdeBusDr.sys, IdeChnDr.sys, imapi.sys, intelide.sys,
ipsec.sys, isapnp.sys, kbdclass.sys, kbdhid.sys, KDCOM.DLL, kmixer.sys,
ks.sys, KSecDD.sys, mnmdd.SYS, mouclass.sys, mouhid.sys, MountMgr.sys,
mrxdav.sys, mrxsmb.sys, Msfs.SYS, msgpc.sys, MSPCLOCK.sys, MSPQM.sys,
MSTEE.sys, Mup.sys, MxlW2k.SYS, NDIS.sys, ndistapi.sys, ndiswan.sys,
NDProxy.SYS, netbios.sys, netbt.sys, Npfs.SYS, ntdll.dll, Ntfs.sys,
ntoskrnl.exe, Null.SYS, PartMgr.sys, pci.sys, PCIIDEX.SYS, Pcouffin.sys,
PfModNT.sys, portcls.sys, processr.sys, ptilink.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, SMC1211.SYS,
splitter.sys, srv.sys, st3wolf.sys, STREAM.SYS, stwlfbus.sys, swenum.sys,
sysaudio.sys, tcpip.sys, TDI.SYS, termdd.sys, update.sys, usbccgp.sys,
USBD.SYS, usbhub.sys, USBPORT.SYS, usbuhci.sys, vga.sys, VIDEOPRT.SYS,
VolSnap.sys, wanarp.sys, watchdog.sys, wdmaud.sys, win32k.sys, WMILIB.SYS,
x10uif.sys, xmasbus.sys, xmasscsi.sys

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

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(E:) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A(2:0) detail information.
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Vendor Identification: PLEXTOR
Product Identification: DVDR PX-708A
Production Revision Level: 1.04
Location: IdeChnDr, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, RAW DAO(96), TAO, DVD DAO
BURN-Free Technology: BURN-Proof
Auto-Select best write speed: PoweRec
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
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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: Yes
DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: Yes
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: Yes
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: Yes
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: 97m26s66f
ATIP Last possible start time of Lead-out: 79m59s73f (LBA: 359998)
Disc Manufacturer: CMC Magnetics Corporation
Disc Dye: PhthaloCyanine Material
Disc type: CD-R
Media Sub-Type: 03h
Indicative Target Write Power: 05h
Reference Speed: 00h
Unrestricated Use Disc(URU): 00h
A1 Value: 000000h
A2 Value: 000000h
A3 Value: 000000h
Maximum Read Speed Supported (with current disc): 40X (6000 KB/Sec)
Maximum Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 40X (6000 KB/Sec)
Current Read Speed Supported (with current Disc): 40X (6000 KB/Sec)
Current Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 40X (6000 KB/Sec)

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(F:) PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM(2:1) detail information.
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Vendor Identification: PLEXTOR
Product Identification: CD-R PREMIUM
Production Revision Level: 1.05
Location: IdeChnDr, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, RAW DAO(96), TAO
BURN-Free Technology: BURN-Proof
Auto-Select best write speed: PoweRec
-* 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: Yes
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: Yes
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: Yes
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
Maximum Read Speed Supported (with current disc): 40X (6000 KB/Sec)
Maximum Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 52X (7800 KB/Sec)
Current Read Speed Supported (with current Disc): 40X (6000 KB/Sec)
Current Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 52X (7800 KB/Sec)

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(G:) Generic STEALTH DVD(4:0) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: Generic
Product Identification: STEALTH DVD
Production Revision Level:
Location: st3wolf, Port 4, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ANSI X3.131:1994 (SCSI-2)
Response Data Format: 02h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/No
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: No
DVD-ROM Read: Yes
DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
DVD-RAM Read/Write: Yes/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: Yes
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: No
Separate channel mute: No
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: No
Maximum Read Speed Supported (with current disc): 32X (4800 KB/Sec)
Current Read Speed Supported (with current Disc): 32X (4800 KB/Sec)

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####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
21:39:21 Processor info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 1.70GHz (1750MHz)
21:39:21 Disc dumping: (E:) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A(2:0)
21:39:21 Reading Mode: RAW Mode
21:39:21 Source Info: Session: 1, Track: 2, Length: 610.0 MB / 069:24:41
21:39:21 Writing image file: D:\Back up\Dave\DVD Rips\Temp\VIDEOCD.mdf
21:39:36 Disc read error at: 12278
21:39:36 Disc dumping failed!
21:39:36 Error message: [03/11/06] - CIRC Unrecovered Error
21:39:36 D:\Back up\Dave\DVD Rips\Temp\VIDEOCD.mds: Image file writing aborted!
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