My cd-rw is retarded

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bootsy, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    I have a Memorex 52x24x52x that I bought in January. It has been working fine until about last week. It started hanging at about 11% burn on Nero and finally completing after like 15 minutes. As of yesterday, it doesn't finish burning. It either hangs there infinitely or it gives me an error:
    Power Calibration Error.
    The cd starts spinning and then stops , starts spining, then it stops..etc...

    here are the notes from the error log from Nero.
    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

    Javy

    1502-4240-1125-0482-1088-XXXX*

    Windows XP 5.1
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.50, size=131072 bytes, created 6/25/2002 11:34:54 AM
    Nero Version: 5.5.9.13
    Recorder: <Memorex 52MAXX 2452AJ> Version: 6WS3 - HA 1 TA 1 - 5.5.9.13
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
    CD-ROM: <SONY DVD-ROM DDU1621>Version: S1.5 - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.9.13
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : WDC WD800JB-00CRA1 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    DiskPeripheral : WDC WD400BB-00AUA1 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD-ROM DDU1621 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : Memorex 52MAXX 2452AJ atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    CmdQueuing : 1
    CmdNotification: 2
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    EraseSpeed : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 1023MB (1048052kB)
    Free physical memory: 743MB (761472kB)
    Memory in use : 27 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Enabled (1)
    Wizard: On

    22.4.2003
    CD Image
    10:25:03 PM #1 Phase 90 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1571
    Buffer Underrun Protection activated

    10:25:04 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
    Reader running

    10:25:04 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 134
    Writer Memorex 52MAXX 2452AJ running

    10:25:04 PM #4 IMAGEGEN -10 File ImageGen.cpp, Line 354
    Image was written as DAO.

    TINF:

    10:25:04 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3568
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

    10:25:04 PM #6 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 666
    Setup items (original item values)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (ISO9660)
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original CD pos #0 + 184766 (184766) = #184766/41:3.41
    not relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    10:25:04 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 202
    Last possible write address on media: 359848 (79:59.73)
    Last address to be written: 184765 (41:05.40)

    10:25:04 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 207
    Write in overburning mode: FALSE

    10:25:04 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1407
    Recorder: Memorex 52MAXX 2452AJ;
    CDRW code: 00 97 26 11; OSJ entry from: POSTECH Corporation
    ATIP Data:
    Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 80, 2: 61 1A 0B (LI 97:26.11), 3: 4F 3B 4A (LO 79:59.74)
    Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 80 00 (invalid), 3: 00 80 80 (invalid)

    10:25:04 PM #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3988
    Can only write at 40x instead of 52x to current disc

    10:25:04 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 818
    Prepare recorder Memorex 52MAXX 2452AJ for write in cue-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN:
    TOCTYPE: 0x0 Close CD
    Tracks 1 to 1:
    TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x0, ISRC "", FilePos 0 307200 378707968

    10:25:04 PM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 666
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (ISO9660)
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original CD pos #0 + 184766 (184766) = #184766/41:3.41
    not relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 184766 blocks [Memorex 52MAXX 2452AJ ]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    10:25:04 PM #13 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1571
    Burn process started at 40x (6,000 KB/s)

    10:25:04 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1950
    Verifying CD position of item 0 (not relocatable, no CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    10:25:04 PM #15 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 12517
    StartDAO : CD-Text - Off

    10:25:04 PM #16 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 17050
    Set BUFE: supported -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON

    10:25:04 PM #17 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 12775
    CueData, Len=32
    41 00 00 14 00 00 00 00
    41 01 00 10 00 00 00 00
    41 01 01 10 00 00 02 00
    41 aa 01 14 00 29 05 29

    10:31:58 PM #18 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1415
    SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x02460000
    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: 0x73
    Sense Qual: 0x03
    CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0x6A 0x00 0x00 0x1F 0x00 0x00 0x00
    Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
    0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03

    10:31:58 PM #19 MMC -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 342
    Power calibration error

    10:31:58 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
    all writers idle, stopping conversion

    10:31:58 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 216
    conversion idle, stopping reader

    10:32:02 PM #22 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1571
    Burn process failed at 40x (6,000 KB/s)

    10:32:02 PM #23 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 402
    SCSI not using temporary buffers
    20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 8/29/2002 2:27:50 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

    ====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======
     
  2. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    P.S. I have read in other forums that the cause might be bad media, but I have tried 5 different types of cd-r's and cd-rw's and the problem is still there.
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    sounds like its knackerd then dont it.
     
  4. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Have you tried lower speeds?

    How about trying ez cd?

    Or what about the built in XP program?

    :)
     
  5. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    used to get a similar error with my old plextor 16x (although im not 100% its the same error as it was a long time ago). burning at 8x tended to work the majority of the time... but not always.

    like Kermit said... try slower speeds.


    edit: on a 2nd read, i see "Power Calibration Error" which I got on the plextor. Burn slower and it may work fine. Also try memorex media (if not already)


    another edit: have you used it a lot?
     
  6. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    Thanx for the replies all. I've burned maybe 20 cd's with this P.O.S. and I think its f**xored. Ive tried burning at 24x but no go, same error, just takes longer. Damn it.
     
  7. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    I'm going to trey XP's integrated burning software now...I was also getting errors using fireburner so I doubt it'll work. Here goes nothing! (well a coaster)
     
  8. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    No go...damn it, thats what I get for buying a $20 burner.
     
  9. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    xp's burner is a nero burner basicaly, my idea would be to get a new one LOL i had a problem like that and after a wile it just didn work at all, couldent read or write. but you can try some of these ideas

    uninstall the burner and restart
    the IDE controler, uninstall that and restart and it should install teh basic one,
    put a cd lense cleaner cd in and try that


    other than that we dont know of anything else, except to reinstall nero
     
  10. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Yeah, i guess that is what ya get for buyin an $20 burner. I got my Asus CD-RW drive that is the same speed for about $50 and it works like a dream. gotta love computer shows:)
     
  11. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    grr this pisses me off but oh well, live and learn I gues. I'm looking into Plextor 48x24x48 speed that my friend recommended me. He's had it for like a year and no problems.
     
  12. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    you don't really have to go for a slower drive that someone else recommends. for all you know the drive u get may not be quite so lucky. Look at my POS sony vaio pc. came with a 16x CD-RW drive which rarely showed up in My Computer. if it didn't, i had to completely shut down then start pc again. that's why i got my 52x. and when i took the 16x out of the computer, it kinda looked like Sony tore it apart before putting it into the case to compensate for the idiotic little panels they have on the front to put the button for the drive on.

    All i'm trying to say is... well.... "You get what you pay for." that's basically it. 52x CD-RW's are still very new. if you pay $20 for it, there's bound to be something wrong off the start. if you can, do what i did, go to a computer show if there's one near you. even if you do go with a slower speed, if you go to a computer show you can find it a bit cheaper than you would at a retailer, and if it goes poof, well, ya didn't spend too much.
     
  13. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    xp's burning software is made by roxio, ez cd's makers,
     
  14. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    See if there is a firmware upgrade for your drive.
     
  15. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    naw theres no firmware upgrade, thats the first thing I checked. I'm going to call memorex and see if I can send it in and have it replaced or fixed.
     
  16. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

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    Before you go over-spending for that Plextor: I used to be a die-hard Plextor fan but couldn't justify the cost compared to other brands, so I gave Lite-on a try (recommended by the good people here at NTFS.org). I have burned probably about 100 discs without one coaster, and fast.

    Unless your friend cuts you a really good deal on his used burner, I suggest getting a new one, they are only about $50. Check this out: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...g=5&manufactory=1336&DEPA=1&sortby=14&order=1
     
  17. Trinity

    Trinity Guest

    I would steer clear from Memorex. My first CDRW drive was a Memorex 2X2X4X like 5 years ago (back when they cost $300+), it never worked right...mostly burned coasters, but I thought it was just me since the technology was pretty new and I was the only person in my area that had a cd burner. After about 10-11 months of mostly ok cds and a bunch of coasters the drive wouldn't burn cd's at all-I don't even remember what it did. I called Memorex and they refused to send me a replacement, so I've basically boycotted all Memorex products-except for the occassional spindle of cds. In the last couple years I got a paper about a class action lawsuit filed against Memorex for that specific drive, could've gotten $50 back but I didn't have a copy of the receipt or serial number. In my opinion Memorex CDRW's are POS's, I've had two Sony's (neither wore out I just bought faster drives) and now I have a TDK 48X they've all been great and even the two older Sony's still work-after years of use!
     
  18. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    If your PSU isn't up to the job there might not be enough power available for the cd burner, some drives do seem to use loads of juice to spin the disk.
     
  19. Clean_Rich

    Clean_Rich Guest

    My Lite-on was pretty cheap and is solid. No coasters here.