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Problem Writing To Cd-r Or Cd-rw

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#1 DeniseB


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Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:23 AM


I run a Pentium 4 with XP Professional. It came with Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.2 installed but I've never got around to using Roxio. I can play music CDs OK via Windows Media Player.

Realised I should be backing up my HD and tried to backup onto a CD-R with no joy so tried a CD-RW - no joy. Went and bought new CD-RWs in case the disks were at fault but still no joy.

Eventually found out that the Roxio version that I have can't be used on XP Professional so downloaded Nero 7 Demo. Still getting same messages.

When I try to copy I get a couple of different messages:
"Buffer underrun protection activated" and shows Type of disk in recorder: Empty
"Waiting for disc - Please insert disk to write to"

And previously got "Unrecognised data" and "insufficient space left" but it's a blank disk.

I've tried using Nero to do a quick erase but the Erase option isn't highlighted so can't.

I'm obviously missing something really basic ... anyone any ideas? I've attached aerror log in case this is of help.

Also, do I have to format all new disks before using and, if so, anyone know how to format using Nero 7 demo?

Many thanks.


Windows XP 5.1
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=, size=164112 bytes, created 02/11/2004 13:54:32

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version:
Internal Version: 7, 2, 0, 3
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <MATbleepA UJDA360> Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <MATbleepA UJDA360 >Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 2F020J0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : MATbleepA UJDA360 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
MATbleepA UJDA360 D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 40894464 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 253MB (260084kB)
Free physical memory: 65MB (67328kB)
Memory in use : 74 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

17:14:37 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6424
Iso document burn settings
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
Burning mode : TAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

17:14:37 #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3068
MATbleepA UJDA360
Buffer underrun protection activated

17:14:38 #3 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 39936KB of Memory

17:14:38 #4 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

17:14:38 #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

17:14:38 #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3365
Turn on Track-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

17:20:28 #7 Phase 40 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Aborted by user

17:20:28 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 301
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

17:20:28 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2715
Recorder: MATbleepA UJDA360
Medium not present

17:20:28 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 473
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
Insert the disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: Unknown. Medium required by compilation: CD-R/RW.)

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=, size=23436 bytes, created 23/06/2006 12:33:44

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

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#2 pascor22234


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Posted 27 June 2006 - 03:38 PM

Hi Denise. Roxio and Nero don't like to cohabitate (I found out the hard way). Uninstall both of them for the time being.

Download and run XP_CD-DVD-Fix.zip and unzip the contents. Run the EXE file. Reinstall Nero.

If this doesn't work you could try using an inexpensive optical drive cleaning disk available at large retailers and computer shops.
There are 2 ways to store data on a RW disk. The first way is to burn to it like it is a CD-R and then erase the whole disc to reuse it. The other way is to use Nero's InCD driver to format the CD-RW. This will allow you to treat the disc as a 500MB removeable disc in which you can add and remove files and folders in Explorer as if it was a gigantic floppy. Only computers running InCD will be able to write to the disc.

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