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I successfully did a CD-RW version but cannot create a CD-R.

 

I ruined one CD blank already. It goes to the end doing everything all right but there is no "Bing" giving an audible sound of completion and the CD is not recognized in any player. It simply stops, ejects the disk and is ready to start again and ruin another disk. I've since used simulation mode and have done it repeatedly including disk copy. I've done it at the lowest speed available (4x) and also the next highest (24x) which gives a sense code error.

 

I think one of the files may have started life as an Apple Lossless which I see can cause problems but I'm at a loss as to know what to do. When I change to an original aif of the file (It's too loud in comparison to the surrounding files.) it still doesn't help.

 

I really need this disk as a professional demo of my music.

 

Ed :(

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Thanks,

 

I'm wondering if my preferences need to be trashed. I experimented like crazy before and, in simulation mode which I'd been using, I changed it to TAO. And, of course, you can't use buffer underrun in simulation and I'm not using CD Text. And I did get back the "Bing" and, in addition, it asked me to find the file in question when I set it to TAO. (The tracks are separate and don't need to be gapless.) Then trying again it seemed to work and then I tried DAO once more and it too worked.

 

Then when I tried to burn it in actuality, and I think I changed the settings properly, it did everything except write anything to the disk. It didn't ruin it, it just didn't write it.

 

The media I'm using is Maxell regular and Verbatim printables. They both have the same speeds available: 4, 12, 24, and 32 but I used 4 except a few times in simulation when I used 12 to speed things up.

 

On repeating the process just before, it offered to mount the disk. Results were the same as before. It didn't burn.

I've had success with those discs so it probably is not the media. Go ahead and trash the Toast plist and prefs files. I'm assuming you're using Toast 7.1.2. If not, download the update. You can even trash and reinstall Toast. It also could be a drive issue. Sometimes a laser cleaning disc can help.

 

As you can tell, my guess is no better than yours.

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I have tried most everything with this disk including trashing preferences and even reinstalling the software. Yes, it will burn a CD-RW since I tried that out again and no, it won't burn a CD-R. I will try to burn another CD disk though. I'll report further progress or lack of it.

 

Thanks.

 

PS: I have decided that there is only one thing to do; that is to erase the contents of the older of my two hard disks (I'm not sure it isn't going to go down anyway.) and reinstall everything. Toast will basically not work at all and the rest of the system is questionable. It will take me a few days to do this. I can probably use the other, much larger, disk but I need to install the sound applications at least.

 

I finally got my groove back! And not a moment too soon!

 

I haven't yet erased the hard disk but am running the Mac from the other disk. After ruining some more CD-R blanks, I did a thorough disk repair including TechTool and Apple's disk utility and decided the Toast disk list was also possibly corrupt so I redid that with some different files. It finally mounted properly a little while ago. But I still have a question about Spin Doctor so I'll put that back in my previous thread on that subject.

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That's very unusual. My first thought is to try a different brand of CD-R media. It is possible that the drive's firmware doesn't get along with those discs. You might also try turning off CD Text, burning Track-at-once (TAO) instead of disc-at-once (DAO) unless you need gapless breaks between tracks, or turning off Buffer Underrun Prevention. Your description indicates that the drive stops burning during the writing lead out stage. If the disc is nearly full when that occurs it definitely is bad media as more problems occur at the outer edge of a disc.

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That's very unusual. My first thought is to try a different brand of CD-R media. It is possible that the drive's firmware doesn't get along with those discs. You might also try turning off CD Text, burning Track-at-once (TAO) instead of disc-at-once (DAO) unless you need gapless breaks between tracks, or turning off Buffer Underrun Prevention. Your description indicates that the drive stops burning during the writing lead out stage. If the disc is nearly full when that occurs it definitely is bad media as more problems occur at the outer edge of a disc.

Thanks,

 

I'm wondering if my preferences need to be trashed. I experimented like crazy before and, in simulation mode which I'd been using, I changed it to TAO. And, of course, you can't use buffer underrun in simulation and I'm not using CD Text. And I did get back the "Bing" and, in addition, it asked me to find the file in question when I set it to TAO. (The tracks are separate and don't need to be gapless.) Then trying again it seemed to work and then I tried DAO once more and it too worked.

 

Then when I tried to burn it in actuality, and I think I changed the settings properly, it did everything except write anything to the disk. It didn't ruin it, it just didn't write it.

 

The media I'm using is Maxell regular and Verbatim printables. They both have the same speeds available: 4, 12, 24, and 32 but I used 4 except a few times in simulation when I used 12 to speed things up.

 

On repeating the process just before, it offered to mount the disk. Results were the same as before. It didn't burn.

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I've had success with those discs so it probably is not the media. Go ahead and trash the Toast plist and prefs files. I'm assuming you're using Toast 7.1.2. If not, download the update. You can even trash and reinstall Toast. It also could be a drive issue. Sometimes a laser cleaning disc can help.

 

As you can tell, my guess is no better than yours.

I have tried most everything with this disk including trashing preferences and even reinstalling the software. Yes, it will burn a CD-RW since I tried that out again and no, it won't burn a CD-R. I will try to burn another CD disk though. I'll report further progress or lack of it.

 

Thanks.

 

PS: I have decided that there is only one thing to do; that is to erase the contents of the older of my two hard disks (I'm not sure it isn't going to go down anyway.) and reinstall everything. Toast will basically not work at all and the rest of the system is questionable. It will take me a few days to do this. I can probably use the other, much larger, disk but I need to install the sound applications at least.

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