CD R-RW not burning my CDs

By bsenthilbalu
Jun 20, 2009
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  1. Hi all,
    I'm using SAMSUNG CD R-RW for the last 5- 6 years.
    Recently I tried to burn a CD wih Nero, but it went fine and in the end throwed the message Burn process completed. But nothing there is in the CD.
    The second time, when i tried, it went to 99% almost and showed as Burn process failed.

    Then i tried with Windows writer wizard, but the same result.

    Almost I have tried with 3-4 brands of blank CD's.

    Not able to figure out where the problem located CD or CD Drive? If so what to do to solve this issue?

    I hope this is the Right place to raise this question.
  2. YZFRydn

    YZFRydn Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    If you used different brands of CD I am positive you can get rid of that notion. Have you tried just moving files over to the discs? Sounds like your disc drive might be going out (Or already has) Is it making any sound it didn't before? I had my disc drive on my laptop go out. Started to sound like a jet engine taking off.
  3. bsenthilbalu

    bsenthilbalu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Nope. The Drive didnt produce any abnormal sounds.
  4. YZFRydn

    YZFRydn Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    Have you tried playing any type of disc? DVD or CD? Will it rip songs?
  5. bsenthilbalu

    bsenthilbalu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ya, its able to read the contents and can play the songs..too..no probs with reading the disc..
  6. bsenthilbalu

    bsenthilbalu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Here's the Log report
    Nero version: 6.3.1.20 (Nero Express)
    Recorder: <SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F> Version: R803 - HA 0 TA 1 - 6.3.1.20
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
    CD-ROM: <SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F >Version: R803 - HA 0 TA 1 - 6.3.1.20
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    CdRomPeripheral : SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: Off
    DiskPeripheral : ST380011A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F G: CDRom0
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 1143MB (1170928kB)
    Free physical memory: 541MB (554360kB)
    Memory in use : 52 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    20.6.2009
    CD-ROM (ISO)
    12:30:10 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6065
    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

    12:30:10 PM #2 Phase 88 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
    ExacLink activated

    12:30:10 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
    Reader running

    12:30:10 PM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
    Writer SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F running

    12:30:10 PM #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    12:30:10 PM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3173
    Turn on Track-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

    12:30:10 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 247
    Last possible write address on media: 359848 ( 79:59.73)
    Last address to be written: 15664 ( 3:30.64)

    12:30:10 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
    Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

    12:30:10 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2162
    Recorder: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F;
    CDR code: 00 97 17 06; OSJ entry from: Moser Baer India Limited
    ATIP Data:
    Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 A0, 2: 61 11 06 (LI 97:17.06), 3: 4F 3B 4A (LO 79:59.74)
    Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 00 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)

    12:30:10 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 420
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    12:30:10 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 15665 (15665) = #15665/3:28.65
    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 15663 blocks [SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F ]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    12:30:11 PM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
    Prepare recorder [SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F ] for write in TAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN: ""
    TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
    Tracks 1 to 1:
    1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 307200 32389120, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_RecDep_|_CtrlAdr_
    -150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
    -150 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
    15665 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

    12:30:11 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1030
    Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 15665 -> 15663.

    12:30:11 PM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
    Caching of files started

    12:30:11 PM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4183
    Cache writing successful.

    12:30:11 PM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
    Caching of files completed

    12:30:11 PM #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
    Burn process started at 52x (7,800 KB/s)

    12:30:11 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    12:30:11 PM #19 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20531
    Set BUFE: ExacLink -> ON

    12:30:41 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
    all writers idle, stopping conversion

    12:30:48 PM #21 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 15356
    <SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F > start Close Session

    12:34:23 PM #22 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1188
    SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 1, LUN 0
    Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
    HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
    TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
    Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
    Sense Code: 0x0C
    Sense Qual: 0x08
    CDB Data: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
    Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
    0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x08

    12:34:23 PM #23 CDR -1135 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1183
    Write error

    12:34:23 PM #24 TRANSFER -19 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1183
    Could not perform Fixation

    12:34:23 PM #25 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 15356
    <SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F > start Close Session

    12:34:43 PM #26 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
    Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

    12:34:43 PM #27 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
    Burn process failed at 52x (7,800 KB/s)


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes, created 8/28/2006 9:48:26 PM
    File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=3.00.67a, size=43872 bytes, created 8/1/2008 3:47:06 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
    File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 5:29:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

    Actually the Burn process failed during..Leadin and Leadout process
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    Optical drives can fail in different ways. They all don't have to make abnormal sounds. I agree with the idea that the drive has failed. After 5-6 years that would not be unusual.
  8. bsenthilbalu

    bsenthilbalu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    So you mean the problem lies with the drive?
  9. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Your drive is very, very old. If you have used it very much at all, it has worn out, and is the cause of all other problems. When a new drive can be had for $18 to $22, or $29 at Wal-Mar, and your time is valuable, replace the drive first. The average life of an optical drive is a year, not 5-6 years.
  10. YZFRydn

    YZFRydn Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    I agree with raybay and mailpup.
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