Hi, This is my first post at this forum, so I will just put down the info I think is needed.
OS - Windows XP Pro
RAM - 128
Computer Brand - Compaq (yes, I do know they suck)
Pentium 3 - 996 MHz
Sony CD-RW - 48x/24x/48x
Ok here is my problem, I have had this CD burner for about a year and a half, and have had no problems until about two weeks ago. When it for some reason, just stopped burning. I find it highly unlikely that its dead, because I have only burnt about 75 CDs since I have had it. Here is what I have tried so far to fix it.......
- Change software (didn't work, tried 8 different programs)
- Reformating my Hard Drive (didn't work)
- Opening my PC up and unhooking the cables to the CD burner, then rehooking them back up (didn't work)
As for a error message, it depends on the program but one thing seems to always be there.
11:15:10 Source Info: Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 378.9 MB / 043:06:26
SONY CD-RW CRX215E1(1:0): Recording Method/Speed
11:15:11 Recording - DAO / SAO - 48X (7200 KB/Sec)
SONY CD-RW CRX215E1(1:0): BURN-Free activated
SONY CD-RW CRX215E1(1:0) - [Write PREGAP area ERROR]: -150 - 0
S:KEY - 00/00/00 - "No Additional Sense Information"
SONY CD-RW CRX215E1(1:0): Recording failed!
11:18:30 Image file loading aborted!
11:18:32 Something is wrong with the recording procedure!
This is the log that Alcohol 120 gave me. However the "Write PREGAP area ERROR" seems to reapper in all the programs.
Any help will be greatly apperciated, please. I really don't want to have to buy another CD burner, when I have had this one for so little. Thanks