Write Error


I have this WinXP setup with 1 gig of Ram.

2 NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A drives running from onboard IDE controllers.
2 NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A drives running from PCI IDE controller Card

This configuration has served me well with hundreds of discs being burned. Now the 2 burners that are attached to the IDE controller card give me a write error 95% of the time I burn from them.

This is what I have done.

  1. Update firmware on drives
  2. Upgraded to latest version of Nero 8
  3. Swapped offending drives with two brand new Sony drives, error still returns
  4. Swapped out IDE controller card

The other two drives that are attached to the IDE ports on the Motherboard work fine every time.

I attached the Nero log file and an excerpt of the error. I can’t figure out what could be causing this error. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

12:31:11 PM #70 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 306
Write error

12:31:21 PM #71 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom2: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 FF FF D1 CE 00 02 AA 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 FF FF D1 CD 0A 00 00 00 00 0C
Buffer x09186180: Len xffc0
0x20 00 08 0C 03 36 3D 2F 1C 06 15 32 0B 02 01 0D
0x1A 16 0D 28 19 12 20 0F 20 00 08 0D 03 36 31 2C
0x19 12 01 0D 1B 36 39 21 1A 06 05 2E 0B 0C 20 3B

12:31:21 PM #72 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 306
Write error


You have used crap media.
Use Verbatim.

Have you changed disks

Bad disks will do it , use Sony

yeah, I forgot to mention I did try a couple memorex disks and received the same error. However the media we are normally using is ordered in bulk with no lable on the top, not sure who produceses it but my feeling is it isn’t the best media to use.

I also don’t understand why the other two burners work just fine? If it was the media wouldn’t I receive errors on those drives to?

Chef, is there something in the log that tells you it’s the media?

Mostly “Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)”. :wink: