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    Ok I am sorry if this has been covered before but I have seached and have not fixed my problem. I use nero 6.6.0.8 I have a norwood micro dl drive and firm ware is updated. my processor is amd xp 2500 1 gig of ram and my hard drive is a maxtor 160gb 8mb buffer 7200 rpm. When I burn a dvd regardless of brand or spead, the first 47% the drives buffer stays at 97-98% then it goes from 80-97% up and down for the rest of the burn. The used read buffer never goes below 100%. I never get an out right coaster, it always finish's burning, but I do get pixalation on the playback or it may freeze totally. I have read to make sure the hard drive is set as master as well as the burner and both are. Also to make sure the DMA is set as 5 for main and DMA 2 for second, well in my computers propertys it has primary channel with a master and slave dma and a secondary channel with a master and slave, what should each be set as? I am useing windows xp professional service pack 2. Any one who Knows what the dma channels should be on each channel and any ideas what to do to help with this problem would be a great help.

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    If you have only one HD and one optical device, the best config is to put each drive as master on separate IDE channels.

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    I have 2 hard drives and 2 burners, 1 ide cable for each set.

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    more tech info on my computer

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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 12/10/2005, 10:11:26
    Machine name: ADAM-VRSNK7YCFS
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    System Model: AWRDACPI
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 1024MB RAM
    Page File: 195MB used, 2266MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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    Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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    Drive: C:
    Free Space: 97.4 GB
    Total Space: 131.1 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: Maxtor 6Y160P0

    Drive: F:
    Free Space: 3.7 GB
    Total Space: 14.3 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: Maxtor 2R015H1

    Drive: D:
    Model: 16X12 DVD DUAL
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 00:59:52, 49536 bytes

    Drive: E:
    Model: DVDRW IDE1008
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 00:59:52, 49536 bytes

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    In my opinion the best config is to put each hard drive as master in separate channels and the burners as slave on separate channels.

    Check that cable are plugged correctly: master drived must me on outer connector, and slaves on intermediate.

    If you can, use 80 wire cables; these are not absolutely necessary for all drives, but surely aid to improve data flux

    Check also if you have nVidia IDE drives or standard microsoft (the best available until now)

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    I'd start with a nero log, that's the best approach.

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    my last burn log.

    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 5:35:34 PM
    Nero Version: 6.6.0.8
    Recorder: < 16X12 DVD DUAL> Version: 1020 - HA 1 TA 2 - 6.6.0.8
    Adapter driver: <> HA 1
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
    Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
    Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
    CD-ROM: <DVDRW IDE1008 >Version: 0059 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.8
    Adapter driver: <> HA 1

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y160P0 nvatabus Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
    DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 2R015H1 nvatabus Port 0 ID 1 DMA: Off
    CdRomPeripheral : 16X12 DVD DUAL nvatabus Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
    CdRomPeripheral : DVDRW IDE1008 nvatabus Port 0 ID 1 DMA: Off

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    DVDRW IDE1008 E: CDRom1
    16X12 DVD DUAL D: CDRom0
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 1023MB (1048048kB)
    Free physical memory: 657MB (673476kB)
    Memory in use : 35 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    10.12.2005
    UDF/ISO compilation
    10:47:22 PM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    DVD-Video files reallocation started

    10:47:22 PM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

    10:47:22 PM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6172
    Iso document burn settings
    ------------------------------------------
    Determine maximum speed : FALSE
    Simulate : FALSE
    Write : TRUE
    Finalize CD : TRUE
    Multisession : FALSE
    Burning mode : DAO
    Mode : 1
    ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
    Character set : ISO 9660
    Joliet :FALSE
    Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
    Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
    Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

    10:47:22 PM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    DVD-Video files sorted

    10:47:22 PM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
    Reader running

    10:47:22 PM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
    Writer 16X12 DVD DUAL running

    10:47:22 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    10:47:22 PM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    10:47:22 PM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3153
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

    10:47:23 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
    Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
    Last address to be written: 2286127 (508:01.52, 4465MB)

    10:47:23 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 271
    Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

    10:47:23 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2316
    Recorder: 16X12 DVD DUAL, Media type: DVD+R

    10:47:23 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 433
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    10:47:23 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 2286128 (2286128) = #2286128/508:1.53
    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286128 blocks [16X12 DVD DUAL]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    10:47:23 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
    Prepare recorder [16X12 DVD DUAL] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN: ""
    TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
    Tracks 1 to 1:
    1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4681990144, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep_______ ___
    0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
    2286128 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

    10:47:23 PM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Caching of files started

    10:47:23 PM #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4040
    Cache writing successful.

    10:47:23 PM #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Caching of files completed

    10:47:23 PM #19 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Burn process started at 6x (8,310 KB/s)

    10:47:23 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2609
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    10:47:23 PM #21 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1181
    SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 2, LUN 0, buffer 0x039A5200
    Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
    HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
    TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
    Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
    Sense Code: 0x24
    Sense Qual: 0x00
    CDB Data: 0xAD 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x08 0x04 0x00 0x00
    Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0E
    0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

    10:47:23 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 638
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    10:57:44 PM #23 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
    < 16X12 DVD DUAL > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2286128 (22E230h), lenght 0 blocks

    10:57:44 PM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
    all writers idle, stopping conversion

    10:58:25 PM #25 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Burn process completed successfully at 6x (8,310 KB/s)

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    not many of those compusa, fmi burners out there?
    anyway, the burner isn't identifying the media

    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

    this program will tell us about your blanks

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    I got the burner as a product replacement. I don't think the brand matters, in this case because I have had this problem with 6 different brands of blank dvd's and on 3 different dvd burners, my first burner was a micro advantage the second was a io magic and now the comp usa norwood brand. I have used memorex, TDK, FUJI, RIDATA, compusa brand and dynex (bestbuy brand). And all will burn and all will get the buffer flux, I have burned probaly over 1,500 dvd movies. But if the burner is not identifying the media why does it burn the first 47% at 97-98% buffer then drop after the second half it does this every burn never any different. also the rest of the specs on my pc and info looks good?

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    Let's see if I can explain this, the firmware contains write strategies
    for specific media types, if it can't identify the media exactly it uses
    generic strats, sometimes that works but it's a possible cause of your
    problems. You have as yet to use a good dvd burner.
    Now the buffer problem is a lot harder to pinpoint, I have it on one computer
    myself, getting good burns but the times were way slow(not dma),
    I rolled back the nvidia ide drivers and most of the problem disappeared.
    I am putting a better power supply in and doing a clean install of XP next.

    Now use dvdidentifier to check those disks that pixelate and freeze.

    more than likely your ide drivers are hosed

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    ok I tried to change the ide drivers to the windows drivers and get flux after 11% into the burn. SO so far the nvidia drivers are better. I will look for newer version and see if that helps.


    Chewy you said the drive is not recogniseing the blank disk and useing a generic settings for the disk, my question now is can I imput them manualy?

    and maybe I should spend some good money on a good drive what would be your sugestion to get?

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    consensus of opinion all over the internet is use windows drivers
    for ide when burning, nvidia's newer ones do work for some.

    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

    tell us the media codes of the problem disks

    nec benq LG are all good economical drives

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    This is the current blank discs I have now. But like I said this problem is on 6 other brands of dvds.

    Media Information
    Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
    Media code/Manufacturer ID RITEK R03
    Media Product Revision Number 02h
    Format Capacity Blank Disc
    Free Blocks 405405696
    Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.70GB)
    Book Type DVD+R
    Media Type DVD+R
    Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
    Linear Density Blank Disc
    Track Density Unknown
    Number of Layers 1

    Complete Media Code
    00000000 01 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F .............&.?
    00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 52 49 54 45 4B 00 00 00 52 .......RITEK...R
    00000020 30 33 02 38 23 54 37 09 00 3C 65 00 A0 5F 14 14 03.8#T7..<e.._..
    00000030 0A 0A 0A 0A 01 19 1B 0B 0B 0E 0F 01 00 00 00 00 ................



    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:RITEK-R03-002]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [Not Available]
    Manufacturer Name : [Ritek Corp.]
    Manufacturer ID : [RITEK]
    Media Type ID : [R03]
    Product Revision : [002]
    Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4.70 GB (4.38 GiB)]
    Recording Speeds : [1x-2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ** INFO : Drive = (null) 16X12 DVD DUAL [FW 1020]
    ** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+R-DL DVD+RW
    ** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-RW
    ** INFO : Disc = [DVD+R:RITEK-R03-002]
    ** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps
    ** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
    ** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

    ** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
    Descriptor #1 = 11080 kBps ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
    Descriptor #2 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
    Descriptor #3 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

    ** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
    ** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported
    Descriptor #1 = 11080 kBps ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
    Descriptor #2 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
    Descriptor #3 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ** INFO : Hex Dump Of 'Media Code'-Block Listed Below
    ** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding 'Media Code'-Block Discarded
    ** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information
    0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 .........&.?....
    0010 : 00 00 03 52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 52 30 33 02 38 ...RITEK...R03.8
    0020 : 23 54 37 09 00 3c 65 00 a0 5f 14 14 0a 0a 0a 0a #T7..<e.._......
    0030 : 01 19 1b 0b 0b 0e 0f 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    0040 : 01 00 38 38 00 25 62 3f 05 30 22 10 08 20 1c 01 ..88.%b?.0".. ..
    0050 : 00 00 00 25 62 3f 05 30 22 10 08 20 1c 01 00 00 ...%b?.0".. ....
    0060 : 02 00 54 70 00 4b 5d 64 1f 10 0a 0a 00 20 00 00 ..Tp.K]d..... ..
    0070 : 00 00 00 64 5a 7c 1f 10 0a 0a 00 20 00 00 00 36 ...dZ|..... ...6
    0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [ DVD Identifier V4.2.0 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    ritek R03 is the code, just give 1 or 2 more different ones and then we will know it's not the media.


    did you roll back the driver for main id controller?
    not the primary or secondary
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