RPM (?) going slower and slower with GMA-4020B

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#1

Disclaimer: I’m a scared and clueless newbie.

Everytime I try to burn a DVD-R, my burning process just stops around 40%. “Stops” meaning Nero (newest version, downloaded yesterday) freezes for 15min and then says “burning failed”.

It looks like the computer isn’t communicating with the drive. (The drive is blinking but the computer isn’t loading anything --or so it seems)

Here’s what Nero CD-DVD Drive says, when I run a test on the DVD-R:

(thanks www.imageshack.us !)

Since I don’t really know what it could be, heres some info from the InfoTool:

Nero InfoTool 3.00

Drive Information

Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4020B
Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version : A109
Buffer Size : 1312 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number : P3C014927
Vendor Specific :
Drive Letter : I:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 8 X
Write Speed : 2.0 , 1.0 X

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 : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read DVD+R DL : No
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 2
Changes User : 0
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (I:)

Type : Blank DVD-R

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: Maxtor 33073U4
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On
Description : Slave: WDC WD1000JB-32CWE0
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On

Adapter 2

Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4020B
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : On
Description : Slave: SAMSUNG SV8004H
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On

Adapter 3

Description : D347PRT SCSI Controller

Driver
Description : System32\Drivers\d347prt.sys
Company :
Version : 3.47.0.0 built by: WinDDK
Description : SCSI miniport

Attached Devices

Software Information

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

Description : Nero Burning ROM
Version : 6, 6, 0, 12
Company : Ahead Software AG
Version Check : Ok

Description : Nero StartSmart
Version : 2, 0, 0, 17
Company : Ahead Software AG

Description : NeroVision
Version : 3,1,0,0
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero ShowTime
Version : 2, 0, 0, 22
Company : Ahead software AG

Description : Nero Recode 2
Version : 2, 2, 6, 11
Company : Ahead Software AG

Description : Cover Designer
Version : 2, 3, 0, 39
Company : Nero AG

Description : Nero BackItUp Application
Version : 1, 2, 0, 49
Company : Ahead Software AG

Hardware Information

CPU : AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 1917 MHz
Bus Speed : 166 MHz
Motherboard : K7S8X.
System : AMI Uknown
BIOS : AMI P1.40
Memory : 512 MB
Sound : C-Media Wave Device
Video : RADEON 9000 SERIES

ASPI Information

System ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 4.60 (1021) 45056 bytes September 10, 1999
ASPI32.SYS : 4.60 (1021) 25244 bytes September 10, 1999
WINASPI.DLL : 4.60 (1021) 5600 bytes September 10, 1999
WOWPOST.EXE : 4.60 (1021) 4672 bytes September 10, 1999

Nero ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 2.0.1.74 164112 bytes October 26, 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 : Yes
(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 : Yes
(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 : Yes
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error : No

Do I need to update my firmware? If so, how (preferably not in DOS :frowning: )?
Is it a driver problem?
Could it be the DVD-R even if I tried different ones?
Am I screwed?

Thanks for reading and posting :slight_smile:


#2

I think there is no problem

this is CLV strategy burning :wink:


#3

Wow, you still have GMA-4020B!