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Lately as i have been trying to burn files onto cds to save space on my computer, using RecordNow i get an error message like: Sense:03 ASC:73 ASCQ:03 (Command:2A) and it stops in the middle of the burning. What do i need to do to be able to successfully burn the cd?
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Can you check if you get the same result using this

http://www.snapfiles...cdburnerxp.html
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Using that software I got the error message after 1% had downloaded saying:

Writing error: (3) Error occured writing data to disk.
A flaw exists in the power calibration area (1048.)
Error Sense Data: SENSE KEY: 3 ASC: 73 ASCQ: 3
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this

Check the anti virus is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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how do i check how fast my internet connection is?

thank you, what do i do after i have completed these steps?
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go here and test at least 3 different sites...

http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
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If no change then you can look for firmware updates for the CD Writer
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might want to try this

CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 (http://support.micro...b/256986/EN-US/) Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
SYMPTOMS
When you attempt to burn data to a compact disc recordable (CD-R) drive or compact disc rewritable (CD-RW) drive, you may not have the option to send data to the CD-ROM drive.

When you view the properties of the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive, you may notice that the Recording tab is not displayed in the CD Drive (drive_letter:) Properties dialog box, where drive_letter is the letter of the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive.

Note To view the CD Drive (drive_letter:) Properties dialog box, click Start, click My Computer, right-click the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive that you want, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.
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CAUSE
This issue can occur when the drive is misdetected as a non-recordable device.
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RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, edit the Microsoft Windows registry to identify the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive as a recordable drive. To do this, follow these steps.WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Expand the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CD Burning\Drives
4. On the File menu, click Export.
5. In the File name box, type backup of drives key, and then click Save.

Note You can restore this registry subkey by double-clicking the backup of drives key.reg file that you saved.
6. In the left pane of the Registry Editor window, click the Volume{GUID} folder under Drives, where GUID is a 32-character hexadecimal globally unique identifier.

Note If you have more than one CD-ROM drive in the computer, an additional Volume{GUID} folder is listed for each drive.
7. In the right pane of the Registry Editor window, double-click Drive Type.
8. In the Value data box, type 1 or 2, depending on the drive type, and then click OK.

The drive type should be 1 if it is a CD-R and 2 if it is a CD-RW.
9. Quit Registry Editor.
10. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
11. Under Devices with Removable Storage, right-click the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.
12. If the Recording tab is displayed, Windows recognizes the drive as a recordable device.
13. Click Cancel.

Note If you have more than one CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive, or CD-RW drive in the computer and the Recording tab is not displayed, an incorrect drive may have been configured as "recordable" in the Windows registry. To troubleshoot this issue, follow these steps:
a. Follow steps 1 through 9 to edit the Drive Type value of the Volume{GUID} folder whose value you previously changed.
b. In the Value data box, type 3, and then click OK.

The drive type value of 3 indicates that the drive is a standard CD-ROM and is not writable.
c. In the left pane of the Registry Editor window, click the next Volume{GUID} folder.
d. Follow steps 7 and 8 to change the Value data entry to 1 or 2, depending on the drive type.
e. Quit Registry Editor, and then follow steps 10 through 12 to confirm that the Recording tab is displayed in the properties dialog box of the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive.
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MORE INFORMATION
This procedure may not work in all cases. This is only a workaround in a situation where the CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is capable of functioning in Windows XP and for some reason has been misidentified. If the drive is not on the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL), the drive may not work with the built-in CD copying functionality, regardless of this registry setting.

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• Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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Keith,

Am i retrying it using recordnow? or the cdburnerxp pro?
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Either should be fine
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i just tried using veritas and the same original error came up:

There was a problem writing to the disk. You can try again by clicking the retry button. You will need another blank disc ready.

under Advanced it says:
Disc Read Error - Sense:03 ASC:73 ASCQ:03 (Command:2A)
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Sony DVD RW DRU-510A (E:) ATAPI (1.0c)
PX.DLL - 2.6.61.500
PXMAS.DLL - 2.6.61.500
PXWAVE.DLL - 2.6.61.500
PXWMA.DLL - 1.0.0.3
OLEAUT32.DLL - 5.1.2600.2180
MSVBVM60.DLL - 6.0.96.90
MSCOMCTL.OCX - 6.0.88.62
MSCOMCT2.OCX - 6.0.88.4
PXHelp20.SYS - 2.3.32.0
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the same original error message came up on the cdburnerxppro as well
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Not likely to be system files or registry errors, nor the burning programme, so have a look for a firmware update for the drive now, make sure you get the correct one
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