Solved CD burning issue - drop out after 50 secs!

April 23, 2014 at 09:40:16
Specs: Windows 7
When I rip a CD, about 50% of the time there is a drop out after around 50 seconds upon playback of the first track. It is always at around 50 seconds and it happens whether I rip my CD in WMP 11 or Ashampoo 9. It's d..d..driving me c..c..cuckoo! It also happens when I copy a CD using any software.

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April 24, 2014 at 19:06:58
Just grasping at straws here but shut down any other software you might have running, including anything like Roxio or Nero CD scanning/burning/whatever else burning software has running in the background. Roxio is famous for having disc checking running in the background.
Also try temporarily shutting off any anti virus software that might be running, including real-time scanning.


#1
April 23, 2014 at 10:05:27
Try a slower burning speed and if that does not fix the problem try using a different brand of discs. Verbatim are considered to be one of the best quality, I use nothing else but Verbatim.

If you can't find that brand in the shops, order them from Amazon.


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#2
April 23, 2014 at 11:04:12
Cheers, Phil. Yep...done all that. It's not the burning though, it's the ripping. There's something odd happening whilst the CD is being ripped or, indeed, copied. There's a total drop-out after around 50 secs and it lasts for about 3 seconds and the rest of the rip (or copy) then continues ok, and what's more frustrating is it doesn't always happen! It happens slightly more whilst copying a CD (either on the fly, or taking a CD image. It happens however I do it).

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#3
April 23, 2014 at 15:57:46
Just wondered it is due to your ripping program - what do you use?

Maybe someone here can recommend a safe current freebie you could try - I'm using the last free version of dMCPowerAmp on Win8 .

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
April 23, 2014 at 18:03:09

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#5
April 23, 2014 at 22:59:55
Thanks, Derek. I use both WMP 11 and Ashampoo 9. The problem persists on both, which is why I'm beginning to suspect there is some kind of Windows 7 bug present. I'm about to try another piece of software that someone is going to give me (next week). There is no such problem on my wife's laptop (which she uses a lot, so I can't always access when I have stuff to rip), so another alternative is maybe to nick that ;o)

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#6
April 24, 2014 at 02:30:56
Might also be a problem with the cd burner or software you have running in the background.

I just started using a freebie called 'fairstars':

http://www.fairstars.com/

(the ripping software is toward the bottom of the page.)


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#7
April 24, 2014 at 05:24:58
Hi DAVE ... I may try it out. Thanks. But I still think my problem is not to do with the ripping software, because why would I have the same malfunction on two separate progs! Ho hum! At the moment, when I do rip, I'm double checking the first track, and if it is corrupt I'm either dumping it (the track), or ripping the track again.

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#8
April 24, 2014 at 07:41:32
There are CD/DVD lens cleaning kits available. Hard to say whether using one would help but it is possible.

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#9
April 24, 2014 at 11:12:15
Thanks, but done that too. Even used different drives.

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#10
April 24, 2014 at 12:21:15
It's hard to get a handle on this one but I suppose it's possible that the actual CD drive is past it's prime. I once had burning difficulties and eventually replaced the drive to fix it. How old is the drive?

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#11
April 24, 2014 at 14:01:11
There are two drives on my Dell PC, and they are around 4 years old. The problem happens no matter which drive I use.

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#12
April 24, 2014 at 18:04:46
"Even used different drives"
Sorry, missed that bit in your #9.

Seems like the disk is being misread but I'm out of ideas. You've tried about everything I can think of and I understand why it's driving you nuts.

Keep watching in case anyone comes up with a bright idea.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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April 24, 2014 at 19:06:58
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Just grasping at straws here but shut down any other software you might have running, including anything like Roxio or Nero CD scanning/burning/whatever else burning software has running in the background. Roxio is famous for having disc checking running in the background.
Also try temporarily shutting off any anti virus software that might be running, including real-time scanning.

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#14
April 24, 2014 at 20:40:43
You might check the ram too:

http://www.memtest.org/


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#15
April 25, 2014 at 12:23:52
I killed off Roxio some time ago, but the anti-virus COULD be the culprit. I will give it a go. Thanks all.

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