I have come to the conclusion it has nothing to do with Cyberlink but rather more to do with the computer/hardware. I too am getting this error. I tried using Cyberlink for burning, it failed. I tried Windows for burning and it failed. Uninstalled Cyberlink and tried Nero 7, it fails as well. That eliminates it being software. Windows is detecting my drive as a burner BTW.
I then tried a BD-R disc, DVD+R, and CD-R (all different brands) at the slowest setting and all failed in all 3 programs. That eliminates it being the media.
I then tried a different USB burner (different model even) and it failed as well. I tried the burners on two different computers and they ran flawless. That eliminates it being the burner.
I then formatted my machine and installed XP Pro (vs. Home I was using) and with just the burning software, same error/issue with all 3 programs, all 3 media. I formatted and installed Vista and checked to make sure I didn't have the registry entries already mentioned... I didn't and I still got the same error with all 3 programs & all 3 media.
2 different model drives, 3 different media, slowest burn speeds, 3 different OS's, and 3 different programs, always the same issue, yet the burners and programs have no problem on other machines.
I have found I get this error from Cyberlink when I'm burning on a working machine and then unplug the burner before being done. This seems to be a generic error from Cyberlink that means your burner has stopped responding.
As from above I believe I have eliminated it being an OS problem, if you experience it with XP you will experience it with Vista and Windows 7 (and vice versa). Have eliminated it being the drive, since I put in a different model burner of 3 years prior and had the same problem existing only on my computer as both burners worked fine on every other computer I tested. Eliminated it being the software, as none of 3 software(s) I tried worked even at lowest speed.
All I can conclude is, I believe there's a chip inside our systems that is defective or buggy with certain other hardware. That explains why I got the same issue over 3 operating systems and 3 different programs. Each one has to use the motherboard and same buggy chip. When we tell the system to burn, the signal is interpretted in this buggy chip to park or spin down the drive. You can't burn to media that isn't spinning (mine regardless of what I do stops spinning after 45 seconds when burning). I updated all my drivers, the BIOS of my burner, and going to try updating the BIOS of my computer. If that doesn't work, and it is what I think it is, there is little hope for a fix.
What I have also learned, is changing the connection type seems to work. I only have this issue when trying to use a USB burner, my SATA burner works fine in the machine with this problem. So, if you get a burner with USB & eSata and have a laptop that has both connections try the other one (and be aware with eSata the drive has to be plugged in BEFORE turning on the machine). If you have a desktop and the burner is SATA, I would guess getting a Sata PCI plug-in card should work with the burner plugged into it as it would bypass the motherboards controller). I also believe those who have an issue using SATA should not have a problem using a USB burner or firewire burner instead since it will use different chips (don't quote me on that). This all is if you have the exact same issue I do (my burner is recognized as a burner by the system, I can read blu-ray, DVD, and CD just fine, the OS recognizes my drive is a burner, but clicking on burn does something for a moment then eventually the drive spins down and after some minutes I get this error). It's apparant to me anyway that there are 3 different issues lumped into this one post (drive isn't recognized by the system, drive is recognized but not as a burner by system, and lastly drive is recognized and flagged as a burner but fails to burn is the one I'm referring to and the most common on this post). A different model computer should use different chips, and moving it to a different computer or getting a new one will likely solve this as well. I believe it's the motherboard and the built-in controller along with the hardware. In my case I always error using USB external burners, SATA has no issues. I also think the only hope is a BIOS update, as I believe it's a buggy chip on our motherboards that tells our drives to spin down during a burn.
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