Problems with NEC AD-5170A

Help !!! my friend Built a pc for me and i have manged to sort everything out bar one thing my DVD writer.

When i put any DVD-Rw or DVD R discs it states there is no free room on the disc! But acording to Alcohol 120% system info my computer can Read/Write to DVD - so why does my computer still fail to recognise the format of the dics?

IS it my drivers for the DVD writer, is it my settings? What could it be?

Any help would be really appreciated!

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I think you may find Alcohol is the culprit, not the drive :wink:

In Alcohol’s Settings, go to Emulation, and make sure “Ignore Media Type” is not checked. Otherwise it’ll show all writable media as -ROM.

Hope that helps. :slight_smile:

gutted no joy at all same problem any other reason why? i also have Nero StartSmart as well would that be a porblem?

Cheers Kev

Ouch. And I was sure it was Alcohol’s settings :doh:

Could you run Nero InfoTool, save the result as a text file, and post it here? Remembering to remove your serial :wink:

It might help others to help too if we can see what’s going on software-wise. :slight_smile:

Is it just DVDR/RW that’s having this problem? Do pressed (store bought) DVDs play OK?

Any dvds are fine to watch, it is just recording to the actual blank dvd.
Detail from nero below appologies for the amount of data!!!

Nero InfoTool 2.27

Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : LITE-ON  DVD D LH-16D1P  
Type                       : DVD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version           : TL13
Buffer Size                : 1727 KB
Date                       : 2006-08-18
Serial Number
Vendor Specific            :  2006/08/18 20:37    
Drive Letter               : D:\
Location                   : 3:0
Mechanism                  : Tray
Read Speed                 : 8.0 , 6.0 , 4.0 , 2.0  X
Write Speed                :  n/a

Read CD Text               : Yes
Return C2 Pointers         : Yes
Read CD-R                  : Yes
Read CD-RW                 : Yes
Read DVD-ROM               : Yes
Read DVD-RAM               : No
Read DVD-R                 : Yes
Read DVD-RW                : Yes
Read DVD+R                 : Yes
Read DVD+RW                : Yes
Read DVD+R DL              : Yes
Read Digital Audio         : Yes
Read CD+G                  : No
Read VideoCD               : Yes

Write CD-R                 : No
Write CD-RW                : No
Write DVD-R                : No
Write DVD-RW               : No
Write DVD+R                : No
Write DVD+RW               : No
Write DVD+R DL             : No
Write DVD-RAM              : No
Buffer Underrun Protection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                : No
Mount Rainier              : No
Modes                      : n/a

Region Protection Control  : RPC II
Region                     : 2
Changes User               : 4
Changes Vendor             : 4

Disc Information (D:\)
-------------------
Type                   : DVD-ROM
Capacity               : 4.46 GB
Layers                 : 2
Version                : 1
Disc Size              : 12 cm

File System            : ISO9660, Joliet, UDF
Title                  : FARCRY_1
Date                   : 22 November 2005
Publisher              : n/a
Application            : n/a


Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : Optiarc  DVD RW AD-5170A 
Type                       : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version           : 1.11
Buffer Size                : 2 MB
Date                       : ?
Serial Number              : 7389993S112
Vendor Specific            :   Jul19,2006         
Drive Letter               : F:\
Location                   : 3:1
Mechanism                  : Tray
Read Speed                 : 40 , 32 , 24 , 20 , 16 , 10 , 8 , 4  X
Write Speed                : 48 , 40 , 32 , 24 , 16 , 8  X

Read CD Text               : Yes
Return C2 Pointers         : Yes
Read CD-R                  : Yes
Read CD-RW                 : Yes
Read DVD-ROM               : Yes
Read DVD-RAM               : No
Read DVD-R                 : Yes
Read DVD-RW                : Yes
Read DVD+R                 : Yes
Read DVD+RW                : Yes
Read DVD+R DL              : Yes
Read Digital Audio         : Yes
Read CD+G                  : Yes
Read VideoCD               : Yes

Write CD-R                 : Yes
Write CD-RW                : Yes
Write DVD-R                : Yes
Write DVD-RW               : Yes
Write DVD+R                : Yes
Write DVD+RW               : Yes
Write DVD+R DL             : Yes
Write DVD-RAM              : No
Buffer Underrun Protection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                : Yes
Mount Rainier              : No
Modes                      : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control  : RPC I
Region                     : All
Changes User
Changes Vendor

Disc Information (F:\)
-------------------
Type                   : Audio CD
Capacity               : 66:28.40  (670 MB)
Tracks                 : 14
Sessions               : 1

File System            : Audio
Title                  : n/a
Artist                 : n/a
Disc ID                : n/a
UPC/EAN Code           : n/a


Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : TQ2546Q  VWR809W         
Type                       : DVD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version           : 1.0 
Buffer Size                : 512 KB
Date                       : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific            :  týâ
Drive Letter               : H:\
Location                   : 4:0
Mechanism                  : Tray
Read Speed                 : 32 , 8  X
Write Speed                :  n/a

Read CD Text               : Yes
Return C2 Pointers         : Yes
Read CD-R                  : Yes
Read CD-RW                 : Yes
Read DVD-ROM               : Yes
Read DVD-RAM               : Yes
Read DVD-R                 : Yes
Read DVD-RW                : Yes
Read DVD+R                 : Yes
Read DVD+RW                : Yes
Read DVD+R DL              : No
Read Digital Audio         : Yes
Read CD+G                  : Yes
Read VideoCD               : Yes

Write CD-R                 : No
Write CD-RW                : No
Write DVD-R                : No
Write DVD-RW               : No
Write DVD+R                : No
Write DVD+RW               : No
Write DVD+R DL             : No
Write DVD-RAM              : No
Buffer Underrun Protection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                : No
Mount Rainier              : No
Modes                      : n/a

Region Protection Control  : RPC II
Region                     : None
Changes User               : 5
Changes Vendor             : 4

Disc Information (H:\)
-------------------
Type                   : - no disc inserted -


Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : AXV      CD/DVD-ROM      
Type                       : DVD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version           : 2.2a
Buffer Size                : 512 KB
Date                       : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific            :  týâ
Drive Letter               : G:\
Location                   : 5:0
Mechanism                  : Tray
Read Speed                 : 32 , 8  X
Write Speed                :  n/a

Read CD Text               : Yes
Return C2 Pointers         : Yes
Read CD-R                  : Yes
Read CD-RW                 : Yes
Read DVD-ROM               : Yes
Read DVD-RAM               : Yes
Read DVD-R                 : Yes
Read DVD-RW                : Yes
Read DVD+R                 : Yes
Read DVD+RW                : Yes
Read DVD+R DL              : No
Read Digital Audio         : Yes
Read CD+G                  : Yes
Read VideoCD               : Yes

Write CD-R                 : No
Write CD-RW                : No
Write DVD-R                : No
Write DVD-RW               : No
Write DVD+R                : No
Write DVD+RW               : No
Write DVD+R DL             : No
Write DVD-RAM              : No
Buffer Underrun Protection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                : No
Mount Rainier              : No
Modes                      : n/a

Region Protection Control  : RPC II
Region                     : None
Changes User               : 5
Changes Vendor             : 4

Disc Information (G:\)
-------------------
Type                   : - no disc inserted -


Interface Information
---------------------
Adapter 1
---------
Description           : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description           : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company               : n/a
Version               : n/a
Description           : n/a

Attached Devices
Description           : Master: ST3250820AS
Type                  : Disk Drive
DMA                   : On

Adapter 2
---------
Description           : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description           : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company               : n/a
Version               : n/a
Description           : n/a

Attached Devices

Adapter 3
---------
Description           : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description           : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company               : n/a
Version               : n/a
Description           : n/a

Attached Devices

Adapter 4
---------
Description           : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description           : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company               : n/a
Version               : n/a
Description           : n/a

Attached Devices
Description           : Master: LITE-ON DVD D LH-16D1P
Type                  : CD-Rom Drive
DMA                   : On
Autorun               : On
Description           : Slave: Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A
Type                  : CD-Rom Drive
DMA                   : On
Autorun               : On

Adapter 5
---------
Description           : Unknown Adapter

Driver
Description           : \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\dtscsi.sys
Company               : n/a
Version               : n/a
Description           : n/a

Attached Devices
Description           : ID 0 (0): TQ2546Q VWR809W         1.0 
Type                  : CD-Rom Drive
Autorun               : On

Adapter 6
---------
Description           : A347SCSI SCSI Controller

Driver
Description           : System32\Drivers\a347scsi.sys
Company               :  
Version               : 3.47.0.0 built by: WinDDK
Description           : SCSI miniport

Attached Devices
Description           : ID 0 (0): AXV     CD/DVD-ROM      2.2a
Type                  : CD-Rom Drive
Autorun               : On


Software Information
--------------------
Operating System     : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
DirectX              : DirectX 9.0c

Description          : Nero Burning ROM
Version              : 6, 3, 1, 26
Company              : Ahead Software AG
Version Check        : Ok

Description          : Nero StartSmart
Version              : 1, 0, 1, 27
Company              : Ahead Software AG

Description          : NeroVision
Version              : 2,1,2,24
Company              : Ahead Software AG

Description          : Cover Designer
Version              : 2, 3, 0, 12
Company              : Ahead Software AG

Description          : Nero BackItUp Application
Version              : 1, 2, 0, 26
Company              : Ahead Software AG

Description          : PowerDVD
Version              : 6.00.1424
Company              : CyberLink Corp.

Description          : Alcohol 120%
Version              : 1.9.2.1705
Company              : Alcohol Soft Development Team


Hardware Information
--------------------
CPU                  :  Intel  Pentium  4 CPU 3.40GHz 3400 MHz
Bus Speed            :  200 MHz
Motherboard          :    4CoreDual-VSTA
System               :  To To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS                 :  AMI P1.50
Memory               :  2048 MB
Sound                : Realtek HD Audio output
Video                : Radeon X1600 Pro / X1300XT

Driver Information
------------------
Driver             : a347bus
Description        : Plug and Play BIOS Extension
Version            : 3.47.0.0 built by: WinDDK
Company            :  

Driver             : a347scsi
Description        : SCSI miniport
Version            : 3.47.0.0 built by: WinDDK
Company            :  

Driver             : Abiosdsk
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : abp480n5
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ACPI
Description        : ACPI Driver for NT
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ACPIEC
Description        : ACPI Embedded Controller Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : adpu160m
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : aec
Description        : Microsoft Acoustic Echo Canceller
Version            : 5.1.2601.2180
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Aha154x
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : aic78u2
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : aic78xx
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : AliIde
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Amps2prt
Description        : A4Tech PS/2 Port Mouse Filter Driver
Version            : 5.10.3004.0
Company            : A4Tech Co.,Ltd.

Driver             : amsint
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : asc
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : asc3350p
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : asc3550
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : AsyncMac
Description        : MS Remote Access serial network driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : atapi
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Atdisk
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ati2mtag
Description        : ATI Radeon WindowsNT Miniport Driver
Version            : 6.14.10.6660
Company            : ATI Technologies Inc.

Driver             : Atmarpc
Description        : IP/ATM Arp Client
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : audstub
Description        : AudStub Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Avg7Core
Description        : AVG Scanning Engine
Version            : 7.5.0.476
Company            : GRISOFT, s.r.o.

Driver             : Avg7RsW
Description        : AVG Resident Shield Unload Helper
Version            : 7,0,0,340
Company            : GRISOFT, s.r.o.

Driver             : Avg7RsXP
Description        : AVG Resident Anti-Virus Shield
Version            : 7.5.0.442
Company            : GRISOFT, s.r.o.

Driver             : AvgClean
Description        : AVG7 Clean Driver
Version            : 1.0.0.14
Company            : GRISOFT, s.r.o.

Driver             : AvgTdi
Description        : AVG Network connection watcher
Version            : 7,0,0,346
Company            : GRISOFT, s.r.o.

Driver             : cbidf2k
Description        : CardBus/PCMCIA IDE Miniport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : cd20xrnt
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Cdaudio
Description        : CD-ROM Audio Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Cdfs
Description        : CD-ROM File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Cdrom
Description        : SCSI CD-ROM Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Changer
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : CmdIde
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Cpqarray
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : dac960nt
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Disk
Description        : PnP Disk Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : dmboot
Description        : NT Disk Manager Startup Driver
Version            : 2600.2180.503.0
Company            : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software

Driver             : dmio
Description        : NT Disk Manager I/O Driver
Version            : 2600.2180.503.0
Company            : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software

Driver             : dmload
Description        : NT Disk Manager Startup Driver
Version            : 2600.0.503.0
Company            : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software.

Driver             : DMusic
Description        : Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : dpti2o
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : drmkaud
Description        : Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler Filter
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : dtscsi
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Fastfat
Description        : Fast FAT File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Fdc
Description        : Floppy Disk Controller Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : FETND5BV
Description        : NDIS 5.0 miniport driver
Version            : 3.58.00.0443
Company            : VIA Technologies, Inc.              

Driver             : FETNDIS
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Flpydisk
Description        : Floppy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : FltMgr
Description        : Microsoft Filesystem Filter Manager
Version            : 5.1.2600.2978 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.060821-0039)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Ftdisk
Description        : FT Disk Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : gameenum
Description        : Game Port Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : GearAspiWDM
Description        : CDRom Class Filter Driver
Version            : 2.033
Company            : GEAR Software Inc.

Driver             : Gpc
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : HDAudBus
Description        : High Definition Audio Bus Driver v1.0a
Version            : 5.10.01.5013 built by: WinDDK
Company            : Windows (R) Server 2003 DDK provider

Driver             : hidgame
Description        : HidGame Library
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : hidusb
Description        : USB Miniport Driver for Input Devices
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : hpn
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : HTTP
Description        : HTTP Protocol Stack
Version            : 5.1.2600.2869 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.060316-1512)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : i2omgmt
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : i2omp
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : i8042prt
Description        : i8042 Port Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Imapi
Description        : IMAPI Kernel Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ini910u
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : IntcAzAudAddService
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : IntelIde
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : intelppm
Description        : Processor Device Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Ip6Fw
Description        : IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IpFilterDriver
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : IpInIp
Description        : IP in IP Encapsulation Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IpNat
Description        : IP Network Address Translator
Version            : 5.1.2600.2524 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.040919-1056)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IPSec
Description        : IPSec Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : irda
Description        : IRDA Protocol Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IRENUM
Description        : Infra-Red Bus Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : irsir
Description        : Serial Infrared Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : isapnp
Description        : PNP ISA Bus Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : kbdhid
Description        : HID Mouse Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : kmixer
Description        : Kernel Mode Audio Mixer
Version            : 5.1.2600.2929 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.060613-2359)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : lbrtfdc
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Modem
Description        : Modem Device Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : mouhid
Description        : HID Mouse Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : mraid35x
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : MRxDAV
Description        : Windows NT WebDav Minirdr
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSKSSRV
Description        : MS KS Server
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSPCLOCK
Description        : MS Proxy Clock
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSPQM
Description        : MS Proxy Quality Manager
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : mssmbios
Description        : System Management BIOS Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ms_mpu401
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : NdisTapi
Description        : NDIS 3.0 connection wrapper driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Ndisuio
Description        : NDIS User mode I/O Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : NdisWan
Description        : MS PPP Framing Driver (Strong Encryption)
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Npfs
Description        : NPFS Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Ntfs
Description        : NT File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.3081 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.070209-0028)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : NwlnkFlt
Description        : NWLINK2 Traffic Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : NwlnkFwd
Description        : NWLINK2 Forwarder Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Parport
Description        : Parallel Port Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : PartMgr
Description        : Partition Manager
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ParVdm
Description        : VDM Parallel Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : PCANDIS5
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PCI
Description        : NT Plug and Play PCI Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : PCIDump
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PCIIde
Description        : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Pcmcia
Description        : PCMCIA Bus Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : PDCOMP
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PDFRAME
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PDRELI
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PDRFRAME
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : perc2
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : perc2hib
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PptpMiniport
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PQIMount
Description        : PQIMount.sys - PQI Image Mounting Device Driver
Version            : 2.0.3.402
Company            : PowerQuest Corporation

Driver             : PQV2i
Description        : StorageCraft Volume Snap-Shot
Version            : 2.0.4.403
Company            : StorageCraft

Driver             : PSched
Description        : MS QoS Packet Scheduler
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Ptilink
Description        : Parallel Technologies DirectParallel IO Library
Version            : 1.10 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Parallel Technologies, Inc.

Driver             : ql1080
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Ql10wnt
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ql12160
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ql1240
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ql1280
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Rasirda
Description        : IrDA WAN Miniport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Rasl2tp
Description        : RAS L2TP mini-port/call-manager driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : RasPppoe
Description        : RAS PPPoE mini-port/call-manager driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Raspti
Description        : PTI DirectParallel(R) mini-port/call-manager driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Rdbss
Description        : Redirected Drive Buffering SubSystem Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2902 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.060505-0036)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : RDPCDD
Description        : RDP Miniport
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : rdpdr
Description        : Microsoft RDP Device redirector
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : RDPWD
Description        : RDP Terminal Stack Driver (US/Canada Only, Not for Export)
Version            : 5.1.2600.2695 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050609-1528)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : redbook
Description        : Redbook Audio Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : RT73
Description        : Ralink 802.11 USB Wireless Adapter Driver
Version            : 1.00.00.0000
Company            : Ralink Technology, Corp.

Driver             : Secdrv
Description        : Macrovision SECURITY Driver
Version            : 3.22.000
Company            : Macrovision Corporation, Macrovision Europe Limited, and Macrovision Japan and Asia K.K.

Driver             : serenum
Description        : Serial Port Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Serial
Description        : Serial Device Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Sfloppy
Description        : SCSI Floppy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Simbad
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Sparrow
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : splitter
Description        : Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter
Version            : 5.1.2600.2929 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.060613-2359)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : sptd
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : sr
Description        : System Restore Filesystem Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : srescan
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Srv
Description        : Server driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2974 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.060814-0101)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : swenum
Description        : Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : swmidi
Description        : Microsoft GS Wavetable Synthesizer
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : symc810
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : symc8xx
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : sym_hi
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : sym_u3
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : sysaudio
Description        : System Audio WDM Filter
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Tcpip
Description        : TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2892 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.060420-0254)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TDPIPE
Description        : Named Pipe Transport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TDTCP
Description        : TCP Transport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TermDD
Description        : Terminal Server Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TosIde
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : uagp35
Description        : MS AGPv3.5 Filter
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Udfs
Description        : UDF File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ultra
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Update
Description        : Update Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.3124 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.070423-0049)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbccgp
Description        : USB Common Class Generic Parent Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbehci
Description        : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbhub
Description        : Default Hub Driver for USB
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : USBSTOR
Description        : USB Mass Storage Class Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbuhci
Description        : UHCI USB Miniport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : VgaSave
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ViaIde
Description        : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version            : 1.00.01.01
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : videX32
Description        : VIA Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version            : 5.1.3790.140
Company            : VIA Technologies, Inc.

Driver             : VolSnap
Description        : Volume Shadow Copy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : vsdatant
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Wanarp
Description        : MS Remote Access and Routing ARP Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : WDICA
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : wdmaud
Description        : MMSYSTEM Wave/Midi API mapper
Version            : 5.1.2600.2929 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.060613-2359)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : xfilt
Description        : ATA/ATAPI devices hot-plug monitor
Version            : 5.1.3790.140
Company            : VIA Technologies,Inc

Driver             : msvcrt.dll
Version            : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver             : msvcirt.dll
Version            : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver             : mfc42.dll
Version            : 6.02.4131.0

Driver             : msvcp60.dll
Version            : 6.02.3104.0

Driver             : ole32.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.2726 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050725-1528)

Driver             : olepro32.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180

Driver             : oledlg.dll
Version            : 1.0 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.061016-0148)

Driver             : advapi32.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver             : comctl32.dll
Version            : 5.82 (xpsp.060825-0040)

Driver             : setupapi.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Lower Filters
-------------
Upper Filters
-------------
Driver             : GEARAspiWDM
Description        : CDRom Class Filter Driver
Version            : 2.033
Company            : GEAR Software Inc.

Video Codecs
------------
Cinepak Codec by Radius                      : 1.10.0.11
Intel 4|2|0 Video V2.50                      : 5.1.2600.2180
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video 4.5                       : 4.51.16.03
Intel IYUV codec                             : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft RLE                                : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft Video 1                            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Toshiba YUV Codec                            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec                  : 5.1.2600.2180
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec                  : 5.1.2600.2180
Indeo® video 5.10                            : R.5.10.15.2.55
ffdshow Video Codec                          : n/a

Audio Codecs
------------
Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC                    : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft ADPCM CODEC                        : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC  : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC               : 4.00.0.0
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM) Software CODEC      : 1.00.0.0
Microsoft G.723.1 CODEC                      : 1.02.0.1
Windows Media Audio                          : 4.02.0.0
Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec      : 3.02.0.0
Indeo® audio software                        : 2.05.0.53
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                : 1.09.1.49
MSN Messenger Audio Codec                    : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft PCM Converter                      : 5.00.0.0


ASPI Information
----------------
System ASPI      :  ASPI is not installed

Nero ASPI        :  ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL     :  2.0.1.68 160016 bytes July 22, 2004

Installed OS Patches
--------------------
(Q810090) USB Update                                                                                                                                :  Yes
(Q329112) Multi-Border DVD with More Than 4 GB of Data Not Readable Past First Border                                                               :  Yes
(Q812415) Problems with Multiple ATA devices                                                                                                        :  No
(Q322359) Intelide.sys Is Not Used on Computers with ICH4 or ICH5                                                                                   :  No
(Q320174) IMAPI Update - CDs recorded have missing files or errors                                                                                  :  Yes
(Q311542) Devices May not power up properly when resuming from standby                                                                              :  Yes
(Q327086) Data Added to Removable Media During Hibernation May Be Lost When You Resume Windows XP                                                   :  Yes
(Q308374) Ricoh 1394 Controller May Not Work with Windows XP                                                                                        :  No
(Q314634) Windows XP Does Not Detect Your New USB Device                                                                                            :  Yes
(Q822603) USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 update                                                                                                                :  No
(Q323507) Your IEEE 1394 or USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive May Not Be Recognized in Windows XP                                                         :  No
(Q815834) 'Code 28' Error Message and a Yellow Exclamation Mark Next to a USB Device in Device Manager After Your Computer Resumes from Hibernation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                :  No
(Q316575) Problems When You Swap a CD-ROM During Hibernation in Windows XP                                                                          :  No
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error                                                                                :  No
(Q323322) Cannot Use Sony VAIO PCG-C1MRX Internal Camera with Windows Messenger After You Apply Q316397                                             :  No
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error                                                                                 :  No

Many many thanks kev

Hi again Kev :slight_smile:

Thanks for the info :slight_smile: - am I mistaken, or do you have Daemon Tools installed as well?

yes i do, but every time i click onto the icon on my desktop nothing happens!

Rats…can you get into the Daemon Tools settings somehow, like clicking the link on the Start -> All Programs menu?

i have looked but but nothing even when i click on the files on my hard drives program files- nothing is it woth me uninstaling Daemon ? What is Daemon for?

Daemon Tools is emulation software, creates a virtual drive on your PC. People use it for playing games without having to put the CD in or to play games from an image, that kind of thing. This is why there are often settings in there that make writable media look like -ROM discs - so the game or whatever can’t tell it’s a backup :wink:

Before you consider uninstalling it, search Google for “complete uninstall of Daemon Tools” or something like that, as bits can be left behind, with the disc access problem still remaining even after uninstall.

would you advise trying to uninstalling Daemon or going another way as i guess demon is linked to Project64 1.6 which i aslo have

many thanks you are a massive help!!!

If it’s linked to another program you have, I’d leave it be. If you know what version of Daemon Tools you have, you could try reinstalling it over the top of your current DT install. Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel might list the version of Daemon Tools.

And you’re welcome :slight_smile:

In the Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel no version of Daemon Tools exists but Project64 1.6 does is this the source of the problem?

What is Project64 1.6?

Also, can you have a look in your sys tray (by the clock) and hover over the icons, see if Daemon Tools is running?

genius yes it is- what next!

Hehe (I remembered from a friend’s DT install that it set itself to run on Startup) :slight_smile:

Right click it, and see if you can access the settings :wink:

the options are really really limited

secure mode
automount
inuse check
autostart
tray icon

what about the emualtion options of

safedisc
securom
laser block
rmps
all options off
all options on

OK, make sure Safedisc Emulation is off.

Then cross your fingers…in fact, cross everything, and pray that was the problem. :wink:

arghhhhhh still nothing but i feel i am on the right track as this explains the 2 ghost drives that appear as rom drives, but they are not installed!!!

I have even click on disable devices and then closed down Daemon any other ideas

I’m kinda of out of ideas now :(…only things I can suggest are a clean reinstall of Windows (verifying the drive can recognise blanks and burn DVDs OK before installing Alcohol/Daemon Tools), or trying the burner in another PC.