This program offers a reliable method of accurately identifying the disc's REAL manufacturer.
This information will also help you in determining which discs are most suitable for your DVD recorder when you compare the information from this program to what others have to say about your burner and player.
It gives you a chance to save or print out an log file. Even if you have burned several other discs with success or this is your first burning - you both have entered the same club with the name - "what to do? Just remember that the examples may very well be different than your own setup in your log file. And please - if you are new to burning - use a -RW or a RW disc. When you know that your setup is done and you have burned your first disc without problems - then you can start using -R or R discs First part of the log file from Nero Windows XP 5.1 IA32 Win Aspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 2002-07-17 ahead Win ASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=22.214.171.124, size=164112 bytes, created 2004-10-26 Nero API version: 126.96.36.199 Using interface version: 188.8.131.52 Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\ Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom Recorder: ATAPI, detected: ATAPI === Scsi-Device-Map === Disk Peripheral : IC35L080AVVA07-0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On Disk Peripheral : SAMSUNG VG36483A (6.48GB) atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On Cd Rom Peripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off Cd Rom Peripheral : JLMS XJ-HD163 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On Disk Peripheral : ST3160023A 3.06 hpt374 Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off Disk Peripheral : Maxtor 6Y120P0 YAR4 hpt374 Port 2 ID 1 DMA: Off Disk Peripheral : ST380021A 3.19 hpt374 Port 2 ID 2 DMA: Off Disk Peripheral : Maxtor 6Y120P0 YAR4 hpt374 Port 2 ID 3 DMA: Off Other Peripheral : HPT RCM DEVICE hpt374 Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off Other Peripheral : HPT RCM DEVICE hpt374 Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off === CDRom-Device-Map === _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A G: CDRom0 JLMS XJ-HD163 F: CDRom1 ======================= Disk Peripheral : IC35L080AVVA07-0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On Disk Peripheral : SAMSUNG VG36483A (6.48GB) atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On Cd Rom Peripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off Cd Rom Peripheral : JLMS XJ-HD163 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On On IDE channel # 1 and as a master is a hard disk connected On IDE channel # 1 and as a slave is is a hard disk connected On IDE channel # 2 and as a master is a DVD burner connected On IDE channel # 2 and as a slave is a DVD-ROM reader connected The problem here is that the burner don't have DMA enabled - it's shows up as "DMA: Off". Also check the pin-settings back on your reader/burner. The master is the one at then end of the cable and the slave in the middle (between your motherboard connection and the last connection). Visit the update link to find out if there is any new updates for your version of Nero. If a write strategy for a particular disc brand is not present in the drive's firmware, it tries to estimate how best to write to the disc by writing to the small re-writable "power calibration" area on each unknown disc type to see which power setting might produce best results for the unknown disc brand.
Problem: You now have a bad burn - a coaster - in your hand and you really don't know what went wrong. It can depend on the following issues: So take your log file and compare it with the following issues to what could have gone wrong with your burning. How to connect the devices Normally you should have your hard disk on IDE channel 1 and your burner set as master on IDE channel 2 and if you also have a DVD-ROM or a CD-burner - connect it as slave on IDE channel 2. This tells you which version of Nero you have installed on your PC. If the disc is listed, then it uses the write strategy for that disc.
#13 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8332 ---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ---- Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050 Book Type: DVD RW (9), Part Version: 2 Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: (F h) Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: re-writable Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD R/ RW) End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26021F h End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h Extended Information indicators: 0 h Disc Manufacturer ID: RICOHJPN Media type ID: W11 Product revision number: 1 Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 57 Media Specific [16..63]: 00 00 00 52 49 43 4F 48 - 4A 50 4E 57 31 31 01 39 ...
RICOHJPNW11.9 23 00 8A 86 68 02 26 00 - 8A 86 70 02 28 00 8A 86 #...h.&...p.(...
But these discs worked before - I just bought a new package: Having previously had successes with cheap media is no indication they're not the cause of the problem.
Other good advices regarding burning: Existing drivers: File 'Drivers\ASPI32.