Sony DRU-800A

Hi, I have this huge problem with my dvd/cd burner…when I try to burn a cd the burner says thers no cd in the drive when i jus put one in there…but when i put in a dvd and try to burn on that it will detect it and also burn onto it…but for some reason it will not detect cd-roms or burn anything onto cd’s and i have already tried formatting my pc…help would be appreciated thankyou.

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

If you have problems only with CD but the DVD compartment is correctly working, probably the drive is damaged.

There are two separate lasers on the optical pickup, and if the CD laser is damaged, the DVD one can be still working.

To exclude a software problem, you can do a little test. Try to boot your computer from a CD-ROM. You can use anything you like. I suggest to use a Live-CD of any linux distribution. These can run an entire operative system from a CD, and will not install anything on your hard disc.

If the computer is able to boot from a CD, then there is a software that causes problems in your computer.

How would I boot my computer with a CD-ROM…and I’m not using a linux system im operating with Windows XP…

It might be something with the IDE or something like that…I saved a Log while i was trying again to burn a cd…

Shag
Sunix

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 8:35:32 AM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.14
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 14d
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DRU-800A> Version: KY04 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.6.0.14
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: < ATAPI CDROM >Version: 140M - HA 0 TA 1 - 6.6.0.14
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DRU-800A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : ATAPI CDROM atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6E040L0 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DRU-800A D: CDRom0
ATAPI CDROM E: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 607MB (622112kB)
Free physical memory: 454MB (465600kB)
Memory in use : 25 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)
4.11.2007
Audio CD
9:05:14 PM #1 CDADOC -1 File Cdadoc.cpp, Line 1465
Audio item log info:
Audio document burn settings:

Burn mode: DAO,
CD Text: On,
Cache disk or network files: No,
Cache small files: No,
Cache files smaller than 65536 bytes.
Audio Multisession: No
List of audio tracks:

Track 01: Length: 01:15.55, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Scherzo).wma’.
Total size: 01:17.55

9:05:14 PM #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 2945
SONY DVD RW DRU-800A
Power-Burn activated

9:05:14 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

9:05:14 PM #4 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
DRM: Beginning burn process.

9:05:14 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3230
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

9:06:53 PM #6 SCSI -1033 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x04
Sense Qual: 0x01
CDB Data: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x04 0x01

9:07:26 PM #7 SCSI -1033 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x04
Sense Qual: 0x01
CDB Data: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x04 0x01

9:08:04 PM #8 Phase 40 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Aborted by user

9:08:04 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

9:08:04 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2433
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DRU-800A
Medium not present

9:08:04 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 445
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: Unknown. Medium required by compilation: CD-R/RW.)

9:08:04 PM #12 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

9:08:04 PM #13 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/4/2004 12:00:00 PM (Adapter driver for rec)
Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

In my computer, Right click on drive,click properties, cick recording, enable burning CD burning on this drive. Give it a shot.

Thats already checked