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port21

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Issues with MS-8348 CD-RW
« on: 30-August-02, 04:45:23 »

I've just installed the MS-8348 CD-RW, and the bundled Nero Burning ROM, and am experiencing problems. The problem occurs when I try to write more than approx 400 mb on a cd-r. Whether I make a audio cd or data cd of anything more than appx 400mb, I get a successful “burn session” but when I try to verify the data written, it fails, and if I try to access the data on the cd, I get a read error. What leads me to believe this is not a software problem is, 1. I used Nero with my previous burner and never experienced this type of problem. 2. Nero was the bundled writing software that came with the new burner 3. It will burn < 400mb successfully. 4. I’ve tried many, many diff settings with the software, bout 50 cd’s worth ;). Also I’ve burnt at every possible speed (2x-40x)  with 4 different “quality” 40x max cd-r media types.

I’ve read that updating the firmware can fix this issue on several burners, currently the MSI website provides no firmware update for my model.
Un/reinstalling the software had no effect on my problem.
Un/reinstallation of the burner itself had no effect on the problem.
Again, < 400mb (approx) burns fine, >400mb (approx) I make a “coaster”.
This tells me it is very possible I have myself a defective product, but before I return it,  id like to know if it’s a self fixable problem.
Note also I get the same effects whether “DMA Mode” on the ATAPI driver is checked or unchecked.

OS – Win98/SE
MB – ASUS TUSI-M
Installed memory - 384MB SDRAM
Video Card – PNY Verto GeForce 4

any assistance/help is greatly appreciated
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Bluesky

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« Reply #1 on: 30-August-02, 11:30:27 »

I presume that your unit can read CD's having more that 400MB written and you have no other burning software installed. Have you tried using for example Clone CD and copy a CD larger than 400MB? I ask about Clone CD because I know for sure it is working even though Nero is installed.

To convince yourself whether you have or not a faulty unit, you can uninstall Nero and try another program.
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Sholnay

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« Reply #2 on: 31-August-02, 00:41:05 »

Just wondering, you said you were using 40x cd-r's, you arent burning at 48x are you?  Your writer is that model am I correct?  Sometimes we overlook the obvious =)
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port21

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Issues resolved
« Reply #3 on: 31-August-02, 04:37:43 »

1st id like to thank both of you for your help :)
On a whim i decided to upgrade to Windows ME, from 98SE. It appears the problem was an outdated ATAPI Driver.(5/11/98) Upon installing Win ME i noticed it updated the ATAPI driver -(6/08/2000) and my coaster maker turned into an actual cd writer :D Now the disk i got with the burner either didnt update the driver correctly, or has the old driver on it, i really dunno.

i hope this helps anyone that has similiar problems to mine. a simple update of the driver.

again ty Sholnay, and Bluesky for their responces.

port21
-=no coasters now=-
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khetsah

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« Reply #4 on: 04-September-02, 20:49:08 »

What brands of media did you use?

I can't find any media that My CDR believes is anything
faster than 16x.

I have tried Princo, Maxell, Cursor, Imation and
it thinks everything is 16x.
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Glen

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« Reply #5 on: 05-November-02, 01:45:48 »

I am having the same trouble with the MS-8348. I used the Nero software that came with it, and it will only burn the disk once ( I use it for a on going back-up for my check book) and the it will tell me it is full. All I am putting on the disk is 6.5 Mag of data. I am using Memorex 700 MB 12X CD-RW high speed disks. If I reformat the disk it will work once and them it tells me the same thing.
I have a old copy of CD Creator (v4.02e), I tried to use it and couldn't get it to work at all.
Where can I get new drivers for Win 98 SE? That may help.
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