Jump to content
  • 0
Mastercare

Easy Media Creator 10 DVD-RW disc problems

Question

Hi,

 

I am new to posting topics, so please bear with me if my entry is not up to your high standards.

My OS is Windows XP (Home) with SP2 and all current updates installed, my DVD burner is a

Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-105, I believe that the firmware is 1.20 (although not 100% sure).

I have recently installed EMC 10, the problem that I have, is that EMC 10 will not recognise

new blank DVD-RW media (Philips brand, DVD-RW, 4.7GB, 120 minutes video, 1-4 certified speed)

and as such will not allow me to burn files to the disc. As EMC 10 can't "see" the media the erase/

format disc options are greyed out, ( it will erase or format blank CD-RW dics's).

I have tried using Creator Classic, to no avail, also if I use Tools to check disc information, it shows

"no disc".

I can copy and paste files via Windows Explorer on to blank DVD-RW disc's, so I am assuming that my

DVD burner is working OK.

 

Any advice or help to resolve this problem would be appreciated.

 

Many thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

14 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

The software is getting it's info from the drive and it's firmware.The first thing to do is make sure that the firmware is the latest and greatest.Then try running the PXengine update.You can get it here

Edited by tbrewst

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
The software is getting it's info from the drive and it's firmware.The first thing to do is make sure that the firmware is the latest and greatest.Then try running the PXengine update.You can get it here

 

 

DVR-A05

DVR-105 Tray DVD-R/RW (ATAPI)

Once updated to version 1.33, this drive will not revert to older firmware versions. Change history

 

Download

DVR105_FW133B.EXE (1.1MB)

updated June 10, 2003

 

Pioneer firmware..

 

cd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Did you format the disc? If so, you are using Packet-Writing, which is NOT a good way to do archiving.

 

Since WinXP doesn't burn to DVDs, something else is going on, and Packet-Writing is definatly a suspect.

 

If you can't use Classic Creator, again, formatting discs for Packet-Writing is definately a suspect. You use a disc dirctly out of the package or off the spindle. DO NOT FORMAT.

 

There is an EXCELLENT explanatiion of the differences between the two writing methods by Brendon, in this thread:

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...mp;#entry179687

Note the original poster is a bit upset, but that's not why I'm suggesting you read Brendon's contribution.

 

Lynn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
DVR-A05

DVR-105 Tray DVD-R/RW (ATAPI)

Once updated to version 1.33, this drive will not revert to older firmware versions. Change history

 

Download

DVR105_FW133B.EXE (1.1MB)

updated June 10, 2003

 

Pioneer firmware..

 

cd

 

Hi,

 

Thanks for your prompt feedback, I have downloaded the firmware upgrade (1.33) as suggested, however

when I try to install it to C\DVRA05\FW133B (as idicated by the upgrade), I get the message "available target

not found".

My computer is a Packard Bell IMedia 5117SE (OK don't laugh someone had to buy them, it was a staff deal !)

and the Pioneer DVR-105 came factory installed.

I have now exhausted my limited PC knowledge, any more help would be appreciated.

 

It's late and cold here in Scotland, so I am of to have a large malt whisky, and curse all computers for as

long as the bottle lasts.

 

Many thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Hi,

 

Thanks for your prompt feedback, I have downloaded the firmware upgrade (1.33) as suggested, however

when I try to install it to C\DVRA05\FW133B (as idicated by the upgrade), I get the message "available target

not found".

My computer is a Packard Bell IMedia 5117SE (OK don't laugh someone had to buy them, it was a staff deal !)

and the Pioneer DVR-105 came factory installed.

I have now exhausted my limited PC knowledge, any more help would be appreciated.

 

It's late and cold here in Scotland, so I am of to have a large malt whisky, and curse all computers for as

long as the bottle lasts.

 

Many thanks.

 

Does windows see your drive? For XP. right click my computer and click properties. The system properties window opens, click the Hardware tab and then click device manager. The Device Manager Window opens, from the top view, make sure a dot is next to view devices by type. Click the + next to DVD/CD-Rom Drives, post what it reads?

 

For the firmware version, right click the drive/s and click properties, click the details tab. It should show, example mine IDECDROMBENQ_DVD_DD_DW1640_______________BSRB_____. The # where my BSRB is, please post with the drive model/name.

 

Your drive might be a OEM made just for your Packard Bell :). Go to there link below and look for a update for your drive.

 

http://www.packardbell.com/support.htm

 

Just don't try it today after drinking the whole bottle. :lol:

 

cd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
I can copy and paste files via Windows Explorer on to blank DVD-RW disc's, so I am assuming that my

DVD burner is working OK.

XP cannot write to any DVD!!! So what you described is simply impossible...

 

If you did, you used Roxio's Drag to Disc program. That program formats the disc.

 

Once a disc is formatted it is unusable for all burning except D2D…

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Does windows see your drive? For XP. right click my computer and click properties. The system properties window opens, click the Hardware tab and then click device manager. The Device Manager Window opens, from the top view, make sure a dot is next to view devices by type. Click the + next to DVD/CD-Rom Drives, post what it reads?

 

For the firmware version, right click the drive/s and click properties, click the details tab. It should show, example mine IDECDROMBENQ_DVD_DD_DW1640_______________BSRB_____. The # where my BSRB is, please post with the drive model/name.

 

Your drive might be a OEM made just for your Packard Bell :). Go to there link below and look for a update for your drive.

 

http://www.packardbell.com/support.htm

 

Just don't try it today after drinking the whole bottle. :lol:

 

cd

 

Hi,

 

Once again thanks for the feedback.

 

Attached info as requested :-

 

Device manager reads the following -

 

CD Rom

Cd-Rom Drive

H+H DVD-Rom DVD-41SD SCSI CdRom Device

H+H DVD-Rom DVD-41SD SCSI CdRom Device

IDE DVD-ROM 16X

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-105

 

The only two DVD drives fitted are the DVD-Rom 16X and the Pioneer DVR-105.

 

The firmware version for the Pioneer reads as follows :-

 

IDE\CDROMPIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-105_1.20_

 

I did try the PackardBell website (even searching by serial number), but it did not show a Pioneer DVD-RW fitted.

I also tried to locate any Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-105, but the nearest model number listed was a 104.

 

The whisky was good but did not remove my PC pains !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Hi,

 

Once again thanks for the feedback.

 

Attached info as requested :-

 

Device manager reads the following -

 

CD Rom

Cd-Rom Drive

H+H DVD-Rom DVD-41SD SCSI CdRom Device

H+H DVD-Rom DVD-41SD SCSI CdRom Device

IDE DVD-ROM 16X

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-105

 

The only two DVD drives fitted are the DVD-Rom 16X and the Pioneer DVR-105.

 

The firmware version for the Pioneer reads as follows :-

 

IDE\CDROMPIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-105_1.20_

 

I did try the PackardBell website (even searching by serial number), but it did not show a Pioneer DVD-RW fitted.

I also tried to locate any Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-105, but the nearest model number listed was a 104.

 

The whisky was good but did not remove my PC pains !

 

That Pioneer is an antique drive. It may not recognize newer media. Time to get a new burner. They are inexpensive now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
That Pioneer is an antique drive. It may not recognize newer media. Time to get a new burner. They are inexpensive now.

 

 

Bruce, "Phillips brand, DVD-RW, 4.7GB, 120 minutes video, 1-4 certified speed" :blink:

 

Isn't what I would call new media! :unsure:

 

cd

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Bruce, "Phillips brand, DVD-RW, 4.7GB, 120 minutes video, 1-4 certified speed" :blink:

 

Isn't what I would call new media! :unsure:

 

cd

 

LOL! You are correct. Change my recommendation to, get rid of the burner AND the media. :)

 

In addition, make sure that you (Mastercare) has an 80 wire/40 pin ribbon cable, for connection.

Edited by grandpabruce

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Hi,

 

Many thanks to Group Members :- tbrewst, lynn98109, james hardin,

grandpabruce and cdanteek for all your help and advice.

 

Looks like I will need to buy a more up to date DVD writer.

 

PS Anyone want a Pioneer door stop ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

And if the idea of burning your files to DVD is to do a backup - get R media, and use a Sessions-based program like Classic Creator.

 

Lynn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
And if the idea of burning your files to DVD is to do a backup - get R media, and use a Sessions-based program like Classic Creator.

 

Lynn

 

 

Hi Guy's,

 

Sorry to trouble you, but back again with a similar burning problem with EMC 10. Took all your advice (see previous

posts) and installed a new DVD burner (Liteon 20X Model DH-20A4P09C). Played around with EMC 10, copying and

creating video compilations using Compile DVD and Movies and burned to Philips DVD-RW 4.7 GB 120mins 1-4x speed

(yes I know not the best or high tech, but they were only used for trial and error). All the compilations copied and burned from iso images perfectely.

Having got the hang of things, I decided to make permanent copies using Verbatim DVD-R 4.7GB 120 mins 16x speed, using

the same video iso images, I have now created a dozen shiny coasters.

The burning process stops between 3% and 30% with the following error message displayed :-

 

("write error - medium error" [03/oc/003])

sense key = 0x03

asc = 0xOC

asq = OxOO

ulong = error number = 130C00A

string : error string = write error - medium error

 

I disabled anti-virus programmes etc but this did not make any differance, having said that the Philips DVD-RW's

burned perfectly with anti-virus and everything else running, only the Verbatim DVD-R disc were converted to coasters.

 

Any help or advice would once again be appreciated.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest ml
the Verbatim DVD-R disc were converted to coasters.

 

Best guess? You've either got a burner that won't recognize those DVDs or you got a bad batch of DVDs.

 

Visit the website support of the DVD manufacturer and see if there are and firmware/software updates for that burner. Some burners need updates to recognize the newer DVDs.

 

Of course, it's possible that the burner is failing, but having write errors with a new batch of DVDs is too much of a coincidence.

 

Also, many burner manufacturers recommend that you slow down the burn speed if you're having burn errors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×