Consistent Nero Burn Errors

The other day I noticed that none of the 5 [tag]iso[/tag]‘s I burned passed the [tag]integrity check[/tag]. I’ve been fighting with Ubuntu and fluxbuntu for couple of days now, and they always seem to be having the weirdest errors during install. Now I know why – the CD’s are [tag]corrupted[/tag].

I did a test [tag]burn[/tag] in [tag]Nero[/tag] at x8 speed and I made it verify the data after the burn. The result was astonishing number of [tag]verification errors[/tag] – probably over 20 of them. I tried several other times and got almost exactly same errors popping up all over the place.

Then I tried my external CD/DVD burner and got exact same results. So it is definitely not a hardware issue. Here is what I suspect:

  1. Starforce DRM b0rked my drives (unlikely but possible)
  2. Nero is a piece of junk (perhaps, but I used it before without any issues)
  3. Windows is just fucking up and needs a reboot (my uptime is over 3 weeks now – winXP doesn’t like to be on for so long)
  4. Bad RAM (most likely)

I’m afraid that this is most likely a memory issues. I don’t want it to be (cause that means spending money on new RAM) but all clues point to it. I will have to run a memory test overnight one day and see what is going on.

Of course if the RAM is fine this can possibly be a Mobo issue – some sort of interference on the bus or a failing DIMM socket – I’m seeing this kinds of issues popping up all over the place now. And that would suck royal balls. At that point I may just want to start looking for a brand new gaming rig on the cheap. Sigh…

What do you think it is?

Update 09/09/2007 06:45:02 PM

The issue seems to have resolved itself. I upgraded my Nero installation to the most recent version: OEM 6.6.1.15 and then rebooted the machine. I did a test burn of the same ISO that was giving me issues, and it came out clean. Go figure.

If you experience similar issues, upgrading and rebooting might be a good idea. Then again, this might be a fluke and the issues might come back. I will keep you posted.

An excerp of the Nero burn log showing the errors can be see after the cut.

 
9:31:14 PM	#22 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process completed successfully at 8x (1,200 KB/s)
 
9:31:14 PM	#23 Phase 78 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Data verification started
 
9:31:17 PM	#24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1119
	Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 356473 -> 356471.
 
9:31:21 PM	#25 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 0 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:21 PM	#26 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sectors from 16 to 19 on disc are different to source
 
9:31:21 PM	#27 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sectors from 21 to 29 on disc are different to source
 
9:31:21 PM	#28 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sectors from 31 to 39 on disc are different to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#29 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sectors from 41 to 6401 on disc are different to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#30 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6432 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#31 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6464 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#32 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6496 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#33 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6528 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#34 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6560 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#35 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6592 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#36 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6624 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#37 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6656 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#38 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6688 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#39 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6720 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#40 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6752 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#41 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6784 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#42 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6816 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#43 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6848 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#44 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6880 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#45 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6912 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#46 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6944 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#47 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 6976 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#48 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 7008 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#49 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 7040 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#50 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 7072 on disc has different content to source
 
9:31:26 PM	#51 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 7104 on disc has different content to source
 
9:34:00 PM	#52 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sectors from 7113 to 356322 on disc are different to source
 
9:34:00 PM	#53 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 356352 on disc has different content to source
 
9:34:00 PM	#54 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 356384 on disc has different content to source
 
9:34:00 PM	#55 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 356416 on disc has different content to source
 
9:34:00 PM	#56 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
 
9:34:00 PM	#57 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10032
	Sector 356448 on disc has different content to source
 
9:34:00 PM	#58 Phase 81 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Data verification failed

Anyone seen that before? What was the issue? Let me know.

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10 Responses to Consistent Nero Burn Errors

  1. Ricardo INDIA Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    This may sound very basic but it’s always good to ask: Which Nero version are you using? Have you checked the Internet for possible updates and/or patches?

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  2. Jake UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Linux says:

    On Windows, I always use InfraRecorder. Maybe you should give it a try.

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  3. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Well, what do you know. The issue solved itself. I rebooted windows, upgraded Nero and I no longer get burn errors. Go figure.

    @Ricardo the current up-to-date version I have right now is Nero OEM 6.6.1.15. I think it was 6.6.1.14 or 13 before. Not a big difference, but it could have been the issue here.

    Or windows just needed a reboot. Who knows. I’m happy I can burn ISO’s again. :)

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  4. jambarama UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Yeah so I had almost identical errors on Nero. Burning would always get partway done, then just die. I never did fix the problem, it didn’t seem to be software – isorecorder, nero windows, nero linux, k3b, and some other linux burning software all would fail in the same way at different times throughout the process. I suspected hardware (starforce was my best guess) but both my internal and external burners would fail the same way. However it was only on CDs, my external burner could still (and can still) burn DVDs just fine. I wonder how it’d do on another computer…

    Since I have a fair number of drives and computers lying around, I just burn CDs from my laptop, not my desktop–it works fine.

    So good luck. I’d guess memory was a good idea, but for me I haven’t had literally any other problems, so I don’t think it is memory in my case. Write a follow up post if you would on whether you figured it out, and what it was.

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  5. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    @jambarama – check the comment directly above yours. I upgraded Nero to the newer version, then rebooted the system and the issue went away. At least for now. Not sure what was the problem, but for some reason I’m not getting the errors now.

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  6. vacri AUSTRALIA Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    For burning .ISOs (and only .ISOs), you should use cdburn.exe or dvdburn.exe. They’re all of 15kb apiece, and I’ve never had a problem with any burner.

    They don’t care what model of drive you’ve got, they just work. I’ve had Roxio crap out because it didn’t recognise my drive even when updated (when windows natively burned to it fine), and plenty of problems with Ahead, Sonic, and the other one that name brand OEMs like to use (can’t recall it’s name). When I’ve had a problem burning an .ISO, I use cdburn and it just works™. Command line, two arguments (where the .iso is and where you want it to go) and you’re done.

    I got my copies off a friend, but I believe they’re part of the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit and they work fine on XP. Admittedly it doesn’t verify that I’m aware of, but I guess I’ve been lucky so far.

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  7. hamish AUSTRALIA Mozilla Firefox Debian GNU/Linux says:

    I originally got the cdburn and dvdburn programs as part of the xpcreate package, which should be smaller and easier to use than the windows resource kit.

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  8. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Yah, but then again the resource kit is official MS release while XPCreate is not. And 11 MB is actually not that big. :)

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  10. hamish AUSTRALIA Mozilla Firefox Debian GNU/Linux says:

    Actually, many of the times I have needed cdburn, downloading a 500K package fit better with my i-just-need-it-now requirements, but I thought the resource kit was larger than that (and download speeds have kept going up …)

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