SAVE Meeee - I CAN"T BURN ANYTHING :(

If anyone can help me - or even suggest somethign I could try to fix this problem:

These are the burners I have

  • Create CD Burner 40x12x48x (CD only)
  • LG DVD Burner (about 1 year old)
  • LG Dual Layer DVD Burner (2 weeks old)

I removed the CD burner now i only have the 2 dvd’s but even the CD had the same symptoms - ALL 3 of the burners read Everything burned with them or any other burner before the problem - but none of these burners will read what they burn since - This is some kind of strange problem that has passed on even after I formatted my drive and clean installed windows and Nero & also tried Deep burner (i formatted in an attempt to fix - still no dice)

Deep Burner, Nero & Sony Vegas DVD Architech - none of these programs can burn … and i doubt anything else would either.

Symptoms:

  • Reads perfectly but can’t burn
  • OR Disc reads but very slowly (or freezes folder)
  • OR Disc reads one file but apon accessing another freezes program
  • OR Disc reads as Improper Function or DVD Folder won’t load (locks up)

I presume that all the jumpers on the back of the drives are correctly set. I always use Cable Select , but if you set to Master/Slave then it’s important that the master is physically on the end of the IDE cable & the slave in the middle.

Also the DMA settings displayed are for your 2 HDDs , not the opticals.

Are the IDE cables 80wire or older 40wire ones. The H10A might need to run in Ultra DMA mode 4 which requires an 80wire cable and if it doesn’t then that can cause problems.
Also what happens with just 1 optical device installed?

Install the drives properly, then try again.

I haven’t tried with just one installed

but the thing is my older CD burner and the First LG DVD Burner were both working fine for over a year …then just recently stopped working (too much of a coincidence for 2 drives to stop working at the same time) both still read but not burn - and then the new DVD dual layer I bough (Same thing)

since then No burners are working - yes I did re-install the Old DVD burner and the NEWER LG buner (switching jumpers) but the problem started before I even bought the new DVD burner - and continues with the new burner and the old one.

I get what your saying about the 80wire 40wire, I dont konw much about IDE cables (but wouldn’t these appear the same at the connecting end?)

I"ll check on the Master and see if its properly on the end of the cable

What i dont understand is why the drive would read as installed and ‘read’ Discs flawlessly but not burn properly.

Have you installed any packet writing software recently?
Or any software to do with discs at all, ie windvd, power dvd, burning programs?

The pic with the IDE properties is showing us hdd’s connected, not ODD (optical disk drives).

Please - tell me where to go to show you ‘properly’ the ODD IDE Properties

I go into DVD/CD Drives in Device manager - and in properties I can’t see anything related to IDE properties o_0

If you are Just referring to Secondary IDE Channel Properties the Settings are exactly the same - except Current Transfer Mode is ’ Ultra DMA Mode 2 ’

yea I do have Power-DVD but i also had Power-DVD installed for like a year and it had no effect on my burners

I notice that when Nero is done burning and I click ’ Done ’ the program hangs for a very long time and the burner cycles … it hangs for more than a minute - i’m not sure what nero does there but its supposed to just close instantly.

That’s for the opticals. Those settings are fine.

^Normally Nero tries to access the just burned media/content…

Have you burned with VERIFY enabled?

Hell, I’ve even tried as they said - taking the burner out and re-installing it with the Master on the ‘END’ of the IDE Cable - I actually did have it in the wrong way with the Slave on the END - now that its fixed - No Differece. Still reads fine, doesnt’ burn

Verify Written Data?

No, sorry - how do you Verify Written Data within Nero :o ?

I dont really thinkg this is a Nero problem - there is something I’m missing here.

I just wish I knew what :sad:

Please identify your media.
.
Or better still, after it has been burned -> Nero->Nero toolkit->CD DVDspeed & then Disc Quality test ->8x speed please.

Save the results (press the little tiny disc icon at the top of the bar (on the right) and post the .png file.

Welcome to my world

This particular DVD was Memorex DVD+R … to my recollection I haven’t had a problem with this brand before - I’ve also tried a few burns on Maxell but I have the same problem - i’m guessing this isn’t a Media probly since I’ve had very few problems with various media before

I have had problems with a few brands but not very often.

It hangs alot when tryign to do things in Nero CD-DVD SPeed … CD Quality check just hangs … the Drive Light doestn’ flicker like I believe it should - its just on steadily while its froze :doh:

ANYONE WHO READS FURTHER - I THANK YOU IN ADVANCE - Thanks.

Nero InfoTool 2.07

Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B
Type                       : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version           : A102
Buffer Size                : 2 MB
Date                       : ?
Serial Number              : K3C51IM3555
Vendor Specific            :  
Drive Letter               : F:\
Location                   : 1:0
Mechanism                  : Tray
Read Speed                 : 10, 18 X
Write Speed                : 125, 94, 4 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                 : Yes
Read DVD+RW                : Yes
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                : Yes
Write DVD+RW               : Yes
Write DVD-RAM              : Yes
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                     : 1
Changes User               : 4
Changes Vendor             : 4

Disc Information (F:\)
-------------------
Type                   : DVD+R
Capacity               : -0.38 GB
Layers                 : 1
Version                : 1
Disc Size              : 12 cm


Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10A 
Type                       : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version           : JL02
Buffer Size                : 2 MB
Date                       : ?
Serial Number              : CD5D7F5B2BFF
Vendor Specific            :  
Drive Letter               : E:\
Location                   : 1:1
Mechanism                  : Tray
Read Speed                 : 48 X
Write Speed                : 48 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                 : Yes
Read DVD+RW                : Yes
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                : Yes
Write DVD+RW               : Yes
Write DVD-RAM              : Yes
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                     : 1
Changes User               : 4
Changes Vendor             : 4

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


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

Driver
Description           : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company               : Microsoft Corporation
Version               : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Description           : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description           : Master: SAMSUNG SV4002H
Type                  : Disk Drive
DMA                   : On
Description           : Slave: WDC WD800JB-00JJC0
Type                  : Disk Drive
DMA                   : On

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

Driver
Description           : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company               : Microsoft Corporation
Version               : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Description           : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description           : Master: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B
Type                  : CD-Rom Drive
DMA                   : On
Autorun               : Off
Description           : Slave: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10A
Type                  : CD-Rom Drive
DMA                   : On
Autorun               : Off


Software Information
--------------------
Operating System     : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 1)
DirectX              : DirectX 9.0b

Description          : Nero Burning ROM
Version              : 6, 3, 0, 3
Company              : Ahead Software AG
Version Check        : Ok

Description          : PowerDVD
Version              : 6.00.1424
Company              : CyberLink Corp.


Hardware Information
--------------------
CPU                  :  AMD Athlon  XP 1666 MHz
Bus Speed            :  133 MHz
Motherboard          :  Gigabyte GA-7VAX
System               :    GA-7VAX
BIOS                 :  Award F5
Memory               :  768 MB (60ns)
Sound                : SB Audigy Audio [C000]
Video                : NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IRENUM
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Description        : NDIS 5.0 driver                                                                  
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Company            : Realtek Semiconductor Corporation                                                

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

Driver             : serenum
Description        : Serial Port Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Serial
Description        : Serial Device Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Sfloppy
Description        : SCSI Floppy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
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            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : sr
Description        : System Restore Filesystem Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Srv
Description        : Server driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1683 (xpsp2.050509-1621)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : swenum
Description        : Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
Version            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
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            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Tcpip
Description        : TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1792 (xpsp2.060112-1533)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TDPIPE
Description        : Named Pipe Transport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TDTCP
Description        : TCP Transport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TermDD
Description        : Terminal Server Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : Udfs
Description        : UDF File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

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

Driver             : usbccgp
Description        : USB Common Class Generic Parent Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbhub
Description        : Default Hub Driver for USB
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbuhci
Description        : UHCI USB Miniport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : viaagp1
Description        : VIA NT AGP Filter
Version            : 5.0.0.3430 built by: VIA
Company            : VIA Technologies, Inc.

Driver             : ViaIde
Description        : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version            : 1.00.01.00
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : VIAPFD
Description        : VIA PFD driver
Version            : 5.00.2195.100
Company            : VIA Technologies. Inc.

Driver             : VolSnap
Description        : Volume Shadow Copy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Wanarp
Description        : MS Remote Access and Routing ARP Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : wdmaud
Description        : MMSYSTEM Wave/Midi API mapper
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : msvcrt.dll
Version            : 7.0.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)

Driver             : msvcirt.dll
Version            : 7.0.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)

Driver             : mfc42.dll
Version            : 6.00.8665.0

Driver             : msvcp60.dll
Version            : 6.00.8972.0

Driver             : ole32.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.1720 (xpsp2.050722-1526)

Driver             : olepro32.dll
Version            : 5.0.5014

Driver             : oledlg.dll
Version            : 1.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)

Driver             : advapi32.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)

Driver             : comctl32.dll
Version            : 5.82 (xpsp1.020828-1920)

Driver             : setupapi.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)

Lower Filters
-------------
Driver             : PxHelp20
Description        : Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version            : 2.03.28a
Company            : Sonic Solutions

Upper Filters
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Video Codecs
------------
Cinepak Codec by Radius                      : 1.10.0.6
Intel 4|2|0 Video V2.50                      : 4.4.3400
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video 4.5                       : 4.51.16.03
Intel IYUV codec                             : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft RLE                                : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Microsoft Video 1                            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Toshiba YUV Codec                            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec                  : 4.4.3400
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec                  : 4.4.3400
Indeo® video 5.10                            : R.5.10.15.2.55

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
Creative MP3 CODEC                           : 1.00.0.0
MSN Messenger Audio Codec                    : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft PCM Converter                      : 5.00.0.0


ASPI Information
----------------
System ASPI      :  ASPI installation is corrupted

WNASPI32.DLL     :  4.71 (0002) 45056 bytes July 17, 2002
ASPI32.SYS       :  4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK 16512 bytes July 17, 2002
WINASPI.DLL      :  4.60 (1021) 5600 bytes July 17, 2002
WOWPOST.EXE      :  4.60 (1021) 4672 bytes July 17, 2002

Nero ASPI        :  ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL     :  2.0.1.59 160016 bytes December 16, 2003

Installed OS Patches
--------------------
(Q810090) USB Update : No
(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 : Yes
(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

Sorry to double Post - but i’m really desperate here:

I dont really get this:

4.60 vs. 4.71.

fight on.

Just noticed the firmware you’re using - A102. This is very old & should be updated to A105 or A106 immediately.
If this drive is very recent I’m concerned why it came with A102 & not A104 or A105.

Shouldn’t worry about ASPI as so little uses it now.

Also, you have a DX engine installed.

Please ensure that you have completely uninstalled Record Now DX, or Roxio EZCD.

Neither of these have ever caused me any problems when installed alongside Nero or any other burners.

As pointed out above, your system aspi layer is a mixed bag of old and new.
Download forceaspi (version2+) and uninstall your aspi layer. If you have any programs still requiring aspi, forceaspi will reinstall it.

Your LG4163 doesn’t do quality scans, however, it will still report the media code on the quality test (just don’t run the test).

Memorex rebadge other manufacturers discs. Today it could be Taiyo Yuden (but I doubt it) and tomorrow it could be princo or the ANX disks, which are good for drink coasters. So don’t be surprised if todays batch don’t work, but next weeks work very well.

Have you tried different media?

this is all after I have just reformatted my computer too - which make it all the more annoying … The problem started before I formatted but the reformat hasn’t fixed it so I dont know

I really appreciate the help thusfar - even if I havn’t been able to fix it yet, I’l keep you guys posted.

I’ll try to uninstall my ASPI - i’ve already tried doing Force ASPI but it didnt seem to change anything…and tomorrow i’ll buy some new DVD’s and see if it makes any difference.

as far as updating the Firmware i’ll look into it, i’m not really sure where to get the new version tho?

Here’s a link for patched firmware, namely RPC1.
You’ve got the choice of A105 or A106. Either should help.