Which is the best media?

So far, I’ve been using Memorex CDRs, and CDRWs, and Maxell CDRWs…
I can’t seem to burn on ANY of these media cds. I have burned a few Memorex CDRs in the past, but now I can’t.

Drive?
Firmware?
Software & version?
Actual manufacturer of the CDR/RW discs?
Nero CD-DVD Speed -> Extra -> Disc info

Also, are you using Data CDR’s in a “digital audio” CDR Burner? That won’t work. Look at your discs. Data will pretty much just say “CDR” . The Digital Audio ones will say Digital Audio CDR. When the Aliens come they will put an end to these senseless format wars.

It’s hard to go wrong with Taiyo Yuden. :wink:

These CD’s don’t say a thing. The Maxell CDRWs say CD-RW 650MB, the Memorex CDRWs say CD-RW 700MB 80min 8x-12x High Speed, and the Memorex CDRs say 700MB 80min CD-R.

My InfoTool:

Nero InfoTool 3.00

Drive Information

Drive : CyberDrv CW078D CD-R/RW
Type : CD-RW Recorder
Firmware Version : 150E
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : CN0000000Q
Vendor Specific : OEM078D
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 0:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 12 , 8 , 4 X
Write Speed : 4 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : No
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : No
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : No
Read DVD-RW : No
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 : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
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

Disc Information (E:)

Type : Blank CD-RW
CD-R(W) Info : Plasmon, 4 X CD-RW, 74:41.00

Drive Information

Drive : COMPAQ CRD-8322B
Type : CD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version : 1.07
Buffer Size : 128 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : @ý
Drive Letter : D:
Location : 0:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 32 X
Write Speed : n/a

Read CD Text : No
Return C2 Pointers : No
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : No
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : No
Read DVD-RW : No
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 : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : No
Write CD-RW : No
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : n/a

Disc Information (D:)

Type : - no disc inserted -

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : ESDI_506.pdr
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 4.10.2222
Description : ESDI_506 Virtual Device (Version 4.0)

Attached Devices
Description : GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE01
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : Off

Adapter 2

Description : unknown

Driver
Description : ESDI_506.pdr
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 4.10.2222
Description : ESDI_506 Virtual Device (Version 4.0)

Attached Devices
Description : CyberDrv CW078D CD-R/RW
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : Off
Autorun : On
Description : COMPAQ CRD-8322B
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : Off
Autorun : On

Software Information

Operating System : Windows 98 SE
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 : Cover Designer
Version : 2, 3, 0, 39
Company : Nero AG

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

Description : InCD CD-RW UDF Tools
Version : 3.39.0
Company : Copyright © ahead software gmbh and its licensors

Hardware Information

CPU : 500 MHz
Bus Speed : 100 MHz
Motherboard : Compaq 041Ch
System : Compaq Deskpro EP/SB Series
BIOS : Compaq 686T2
Memory : 320 MB
Sound : SB16 Wave Out [220]
Video : RADEON 7000 SERIES

Driver Information

Driver : ESDI_506
Description : ESDI_506 Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.2222
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : HSFLOP
Description : HSFLOP Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.2222
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RMM
Description : RMM Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : SCSIPORT
Description : SCSIPORT Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.2222
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : APIX
Description : APIX Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.00.952
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ATAPCHNG
Description : ATAPCHNG Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CDFS
Description : CDFS Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CDTSD
Description : CDTSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CDVSD
Description : CDVSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.2222
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : DISKTSD
Description : DiskTSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.2222
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : DISKVSD
Description : DiskVSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : DRVSPACX
Description : DRVSPACX Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.70.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NECATAPI
Description : NECATAPI Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : SCSI1HLP
Description : scsi1hlp Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : TORISAN3
Description : TORISAN3 Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : VOLTRACK
Description : voltrack Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : bsudf
Description : UDF File System Driver
Version : 3.39.0
Company : B.H.A Co.,ltd.

Driver : nerocd95
Description : Nero CD driver for Windows 95/98/ME
Version : 4.5.0.14
Company : ahead software gmbh

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Driver : CDRBSVSD
Description : CDR device specific driver for Windows95
Version : 1.1.1
Company : B.H.A Co.,ltd.

Driver : imagedrv
Description : NERO IMAGEDRIVE SCSI miniport
Version : 2.27.0.0 built by: WinDDK
Company : Ahead Software AG

Driver : MSVCRT.DLL
Version : 6.10.8924.0

Driver : MSVCIRT.DLL
Version : 6.00.8168.0

Driver : MFC42.DLL
Version : 6.00.8665.0

Driver : Msvcp60.dll
Version : 6.00.8972.0

Driver : msvcp70.dll
Version : 7.00.9466.0

Driver : msvcr70.dll
Version : 7.00.9466.0

Driver : OLE32.DLL
Version : 4.71.2900

Driver : OLEPRO32.DLL
Version : 5.0.4518

Driver : OLEDLG.DLL
Version : 1.0

Driver : ADVAPI32.DLL
Version : 4.80.1675

Driver : COMCTL32.DLL
Version : 5.81

Driver : SETUPAPI.DLL
Version : 5.00.1671.1

Driver : NeroCBUI.dll
Version : 1, 2, 1, 16

Driver : MultiChannel.dll
Version : 1.0.0.2

Driver : NeroIPP.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeroMediaCon.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : DriveLocker.dll
Version : 1, 0, 0, 17

Driver : apreg.dll
Version : 2, 0, 0, 7

Driver : AdvrCntr.dll
Version : 1,2,2, 2286

Driver : specialoffer.exe
Version : 1, 0, 0, 1

Driver : aacenc32.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : Aiff.dll
Version : 2, 0, 1, 0

Driver : DefConvertor.dll
Version : 2, 0, 2, 0

Driver : msa.dll
Version : 2, 0, 9, 34

Driver : wav.dll
Version : 2, 0, 2, 0

Driver : Aac.dll
Version : 2, 5, 9, 991

Driver : ogg.dll
Version : 1, 0, 0, 6

Driver : mp3PP.dll
Version : 1, 0, 0, 9

Driver : mp3PRO.dll
Version : 2, 0, 3, 0

Driver : mp3PRO_dmo.dll
Version : 2, 0, 0, 16

Driver : mp3PRO_hlp.dll
Version : 2, 0, 0, 16

Driver : lame_enc.dll
Version : 3, 93, 1, 0

Driver : aacplus.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : dvddisc.dll
Version : 2.89

Driver : em2v.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : gdiplus.dll
Version : 5.1.3102.1360 (xpsp2.040109-1800)

Driver : NDParser.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeAcEnc.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeAMR.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeAudCD.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeAudio.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeAudioConv.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeCapture.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeDVD.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeDVSplitter.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeEm2a.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeFileSourceAsync.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeFileSrc.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeFSource.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeNDAud.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeNDGui.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeNDMux.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeNDVid.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NePhotoSource.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NePSMuxer.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeQTDec.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeRender.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : neroadb.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : neroapl.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeroFormatConv.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeroVideoProc.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeSceneDetector.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeSplitter.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeVcd.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeVCR.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeVcr.dll
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeVideo.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Driver : NeVideoAnalyzer.ax
Version : 3, 2, 0, 7

Lower Filters

Upper Filters

Video Codecs

VDOnet VDOWave : 2, 1, 1, 2
Cinepak Codec by Radius : 1.10.0.6
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Microsoft Video 1 : 4.10.1998
Microsoft RLE : 4.10.1998
Indeo® video 5.04 : R.5.04.15.2.41
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX

Audio Codecs

Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Lernout & Hauspie CODECs : 1.00.0.1
Indeo® audio software : 2.05.0.50
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
DSP Group TrueSpeech™ Software CODEC : 1.00.0.0
Microsoft PCM Converter : 4.03.0.0
Windows Media Audio : 4.02.0.0
Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec : 3.02.0.0
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced) : 1.09.1.49
Ogg Vorbis Audio CODEC : 4.00.0.0

ASPI Information

System ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 1, 0, 0, 0 36864 bytes April 23, 1999
APIX.VXD : 4.00.952 29497 bytes April 23, 1999
WINASPI.DLL : 1.00 3536 bytes April 23, 1999

Nero ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 2.0.1.74 164112 bytes October 26, 2004

Installed OS Patches

(Q241134) USB driver update : No
(Q265314) Error Message ‘No Valid Drive/Disc Found’ Playing Audio CD After Using Data CD-ROM : No
(Q274370) Error Message on a Blue Screen When You Try to Play Digital CD Audio : No
(Q240075) USB Devices may not work : No
(Q241134) USB Enumeration Problems : No
(Q253697) USB Enumeration Problems with OpenHCI Controller on Fast Computers : No
(Q243174) MS Digital Video May Lose IEEE 1394 Device Audio : No
(Q252958) High Bandwith patch installed : No
(Q239694) Large Writes to Removable Media May Result in Data Loss : No
(Q242937) Windows Driver Model Audio Update : No
(Q242975) FireWire Support patch installed : No
(Q252183) 1394 Host Controller Driver Does Not Retry Busy Devices Properly : No
(Q284837) 1394 Audio/Video Control Device Stops Working Unexpectedly : No
(Q290831) SRB_FUNCTION_SHUTDOWN Requests Not Sent to SCSI Miniports During Shutdown : No
(Q284837) 1394 Audio/Video Control Device Stops Working Unexpectedly : No