Thank you so much for going to the trouble to find that information and post it. I've now bookmarked it. Since I've been trying to solve this problem, I've been all over the map and as you might imagine, where I find what is now beginning to blur (grin).
This is a MOST perplexing issue. I have uninstalled Roxio (which I cannot stand anyway), I have disabled all questionable VXD's. I just cannot understand why Nero refuses to recognize the disc as writable.
Here's the latest log, and a screenshot. The screenshot is what appears just as I start to write to the disc, I've attached it. Oh, and another point, when you choose Recorder|Medium Info from the Nero menu, it shows the disc as a 750 mb blank CD.
AND, the screenshot says it needs a CD-R and the media type is a CD-R. If you notice in the log it says "(Wrong CD)" - impossible.
This completely rots - I have no idea why nero is refusing to write to ANY media I put in. Thoughts?
Windows 98 4.10
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.60 (1017), size=48128 bytes, created 11/12/98 6:06:00 AM
Nero Version: 188.8.131.52
Recorder: <PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W5224A>Version: 1.03 - HA 2 TA 0 - 184.108.40.206
Adapter driver: <amdeide> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> SCSI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W5224A>Version: 1.03 - HA 2 TA 0 - 220.127.116.11
Adapter driver: <amdeide> HA 2
Bus Type : default (0) -> SCSI, detected: ?
PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W5224A (Target 0, E:): Autoinsert Off, DMA ?, Disconnect ?, SyncDataXfer ?
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
WriteBufferSize: 49283072 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 318MB (326640kB)
Free physical memory: 23MB (23928kB)
Memory in use : 72 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1)
6:36:40 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 7604
Iso document burn settings
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : TRUE
Write : FALSE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE
6:36:40 AM #2 Phase 157 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Buffer under run proof activated
6:36:42 AM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
6:36:42 AM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 4571
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
6:36:42 AM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3769
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media
6:36:42 AM #6 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
Setup items (original item values)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original CD pos #0 + 270078 (270078) = #270078/60:1.3
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
6:37:15 AM #7 Phase 40 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
Aborted by user
6:37:15 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 229
Disc check failed: Medium not writable (Wrong CD)
6:37:15 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 234
Write in overburning mode: FALSE
6:37:15 AM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1703
Recorder: PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W5224A;
CD type reading failed
ATIP Data: ?
6:37:15 AM #11 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 406
SCSI not using temporary buffers
20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated
File 'IoSubsys\NEROCD95.VXD': Ver=18.104.22.168, size=39882 bytes, created 3/11/02 12:55:38 PM
File 'IoSubsys\CDFS.VXD': Ver=4.10.1998, size=59133 bytes, created 4/23/99 10:22:00 PM
File 'IoSubsys\ESDI_506.PDR': Ver=4.10.2222, size=24406 bytes, created 4/23/99 10:22:00 PM
File '..\System\Vmm32\Ios.vxd': Ver=4.10.2222, size=69570 bytes, created 4/23/99 10:22:00 PM
File 'IoSubsys\Disktsd.vxd': Ver=4.10.2222, size=18809 bytes, created 4/23/99 10:22:00 PM
File 'IoSubsys\AMDEIDE.MPD': Ver=1.21 RC, size=30720 bytes, created 9/6/99 3:17:28 PM (Adapter driver for rec)
By the way, thanks for your efforts so far. I don't want to become one of those PITA's, but there MUST be something I can do to be able to use Nero - I cannot believe that for as powerful an app as Nero is, that it "just falls short". Something's amiss...