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audio cd burning problems

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  1. d_rock1314

    d_rock1314 Thread Starter

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    Hey, I am running windows xp on an athlon 2500 system with 480mb ram...for a few months now I have been running into problems every time I try to burn an audio cd. It used to work fine, but now it gives me an error, no explanation or anything, it just says burning failed (happens at around 5% or so). I have tried with Nero, Windows Media Player and MusicMatch but none of them work anymore. The really confusing part (for me at least) is I can still burn cd's in other formats without any problem at all. For the audio cd's, I've tried burning at every speed possible...I have freed up lots of disk space, defragmented all my drives, run scandisk, uninstalled and reinstalled all of my burner related software, checked for viruses, etc...everything I can think of but still no luck. Oh yeah, and my burner is a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-106D...my whole computer is only a year old and I have had no previous problems until a few months ago when this one started.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated...this is driving me insane, abd I have wasted countless cd's testing to see if it works again (which reminds me, I also run simulation mode every time I try it, and it always works fine with no error, but the actual burn messes up).

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  2. roban

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    Have you changed your CD media since it last worked or are you running any other programs while burning?
     
  3. d_rock1314

    d_rock1314 Thread Starter

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    ummm, ive been using the same cds for quite a long time, never have had a problem (maxell)...as for running programs, i do burn cds with a few programs open but close most of them (i used to be able to burn fine with all of my regular programs as well as music running, so im not sure if this would be an issue or not?)
     
  4. roban

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    I run an 800 mhz with 512 MBRAM and if I run certain programs at the same time my burns will fail. Just a thought, also background programs could be a problem.
     
  5. d_rock1314

    d_rock1314 Thread Starter

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    ok so i just tried burning with pretty much everything closed except the essentials and it worked successfully...i used a cd-rw (cause im sick of messing up cd-r's), so i thought the problem was fixed and then tried again with a cd-r, and this time i had the same problem...unexplained failure at 5%

    any other ideas?
     
  6. roban

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    you might look into a firmware upgrade for your writer.
     
  7. JohnWill

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    Have you opened Device Manager, and checked the ATAPI Controller channel and device to see if your burner is running in DMA mode?
     
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