PX-W8432 doesnt write CD-RW

Hello,

Although I updated to the latest firmware and ASPI drivers, my drive still doesnt want to write cd-rw… :frowning:

Can anyone please help me?

Here is part of Alcohol 120 log file, in case of:

########################### System Information ###########################
Windows 2000 Professional 5.0 Service Pack 4 (Build 2195)
Processor info: AMD Athlon™ XP 2600+ (1916MHz)
Memory Available to Windows: 523.808 KB

########################### 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: Yes
RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) Emulation: Yes
BAD Sectors Emulation: Yes
Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: Yes
Laserlock Emulation: Yes
Current Language: French

############################ Device(s) List ############################
L: ATAPI CD-ROM 50X (atapi, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
M: PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W8432T (atapi, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0)
N: Generic DVD-ROM (st3shark, Port 3, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
O: AXV CD/DVD-ROM (somescsi, Port 4, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
M: PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W8432T(2:1) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: PLEXTOR
Product Identification: CD-R PX-W8432T
Production Revision Level: 1.09
Location: atapi, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW DAO(96), 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. -
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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: 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: 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: No
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: 97m10s00f
ATIP Last possible start time of Lead-out: 79m59s74f (LBA: 359999)
Disc Manufacturer: Disc cannot be identified
Disc Dye: Phase Change(Agin/SD/TE,Ge/SD/TE)
Disc type: CD-RW
Media Sub-Type: 01h
Indicative Target Write Power: 02h
Reference Speed: 00h
Unrestricated Use Disc(URU): 00h
A1 Value: 241AD0h
Lowset Usable CLV Recording Speed: 02h
Highest Usable CLV Recording Speed: 04h
Power Mutilication Factor P: 01h
Target y value the Modulation power function: 01h
Recommanded Erase/Write power ratio: 0Dh
A2 Value: 000000h
A3 Value: 000000h
Maximum Read Speed Supported (with current disc): 32X (4800 Ko/Sec)
Maximum Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 4X (600 Ko/Sec)
Current Read Speed Supported (with current Disc): 32X (4800 Ko/Sec)
Current Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 2X (300 Ko/Sec)

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
14:05:04 Infos processeur : AMD Athlon™ XP 2600+ (1916MHz)
14:05:04 Mémoire disponible pour Windows :523.808 KB
14:05:04 Taille de la mémoire tampon : 128 MB
Recording Options: Use Overburning technology
14:05:04 Début de la correction des erreurs EFM
14:05:05 Source Info : Session: 1, Piste: 1, Nombre de secteurs: 675.1 MB / 076:48:35
14:05:11 M: PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W8432T(2:1): Méthode d’écriture / Vitesse
14:05:11 Simulation d’écriture - RAW DAO - 2X (300 Ko/Sec)
M: PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W8432T(2:1): RAW DAO Write Mode - RAW-PW(96)
14:05:11 M: PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W8432T(2:1) - [Write Lead-In area ERROR]: -12900 - -151
S:KEY - 05/27/00 - “Undocumented Error Message!”
14:05:11 M: PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W8432T(2:1): Gravure échouée !
14:05:11 Message d’erreur [05/27/00] - Undocumented Error Message!
14:05:11 M: PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W8432T(2:1): Simulation d’écriture échouée !
14:05:11 Lecture du fichier image annulée !
##############################################################################

Thanks for your help!

bump

Plextor PX 8432 do not not support raw dao and simulation.

Just write the image without simulation and you should have no problem.

What media are you using? The 8432 only writes to older 1-4x media. It will not write to 4-10x media.

See http://www.plextor.com/english/support/faqs/G00020.htm

Thanks all for your answers :smiley:

And bob you’re right, my discs are 4x-12x and that should be the problem!