DVD burner problem

By thglife50 · 5 replies
Dec 7, 2010
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  1. I have been able to use my DVD burner for the last few years. I took about four months off from burning and when I tried the other day, I got this error message from Roxio Easy EZ CD & DVD Creator 6.0:
    e80041930 trackwriter error - wait failed [t7123]

    That seemed odd as I've never had any issues before. I know this is an old program but it has worked perfectly in the past. I tried burning a music cd and it worked perfectly. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling roxio to no avail. The strange thing is that I can still watch DVDs and rip them without any problems. The lenses seem to be clean. I also tried to download and run ImgBurn amd got the following error message.

    I 20:14:27 ImgBurn Version started!
    I 20:14:27 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
    I 20:14:27 Total Physical Memory: 1,965,548 KB - Available: 205,300 KB
    W 20:14:27 Drive D:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
    W 20:14:27 Drive J:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
    I 20:14:27 Initialising SPTI...
    I 20:14:27 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 20:14:28 -> Drive 1 - Info: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D 1.21 (E:) (ATA)
    I 20:14:28 Found 1 DVD±RW!
    I 20:19:00 Operation Started!
    I 20:19:00 Source File: C:\DVDs\WHAT_DOESNT.ISO
    I 20:19:00 Source File Sectors: 2,285,918 (MODE1/2048)
    I 20:19:00 Source File Size: 4,681,560,064 bytes
    I 20:19:00 Source File Volume Identifier: WHAT_DOESNT
    I 20:19:00 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 1AF0BBB8DVDSHRNK
    I 20:19:00 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
    I 20:19:00 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
    I 20:19:00 Destination Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D 1.21 (E:) (ATA)
    I 20:19:00 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MCC 03RG20) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
    I 20:19:00 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
    I 20:19:00 Write Mode: DVD
    I 20:19:00 Write Type: DAO
    I 20:19:00 Write Speed: MAX
    I 20:19:00 Link Size: Auto
    I 20:19:00 Lock Volume: Yes
    I 20:19:00 Test Mode: No

    I have no clue and the other threads that I have seen are way over my head. I hate wasting DVDs with no clue of what I'm doing. I would be grateful if anyone has any advice.

    I'm running Windows XP and the burner is a Pioneer DVR-112D
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    i don't really know. Might just be the DVD has finally failed. You can also look at stuff in link below but if that doesn't help, might be time for a new DVD drive

    See if this might apply [post=815753]CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters[/post]
  3. thglife50

    thglife50 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried installing a new dvd burner today with no success. I get the same errors. With the new burner I could I could burn CDs, watch DVDs, and rip DVDs. Still no luck with burning DVDs so I took it back to best buy. It must be something within the computer. Looks like my days of burning are behind me until I can get a new computer. :(
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,971   +2,527

    Listen, if you can't deal with Lookin's tutorial on filters, or if it doesn't help, there's always a wipe and reinstall of Windows to consider.

    I know that's a big step, but sometimes files get corrupted and such, and it might be easier to give yourself a clean slate.

    A big step true, but so is not burning DVDs until you "buy another computer".

    I don't know what you're using as ripper software, (I don't want to know either), but there's always a chance you could have picked up a random bit of malware with the download. You should retrace your actions just before this problem occurred

    Just make sure you back up your data before you do anything.
  5. thglife50

    thglife50 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks captaincranky! I definitely tried running the Microsoft Fixit and then deleting the upper and lower limits, which I did have. Still no luck. I'm not going to bother with the reinstall, only because my wife makes my life unbearable when she has to back up, save, and reinstall her sims3 game.

    I may just fork over the money and take it in to the geek squad to see if they have any other suggestions. If I can find a bright spot, this could be the best excuse to buy a new desktop in 2011.
  6. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Posts: 79

    Before you do that, have you tried repairing your registry? I use Regcure, and anytime I've had any problems burning disks, a registry fix has always cured it, good luck :)

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