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No Session-at-Once recording

While all the online documentation I've found for the 3550A says it will burn session-at-once and disc-at-once, I've only been able to burn track-at-once, so my audio CDs have two-second gaps between tracks. I've tried this in several different programs, Nero, CDMate and CDBurnerXP Pro. Nero goes through the motions of doing a session-at-once disc but produces a blank disc, while CDMate doesn't give me the session-at-once option and CDBurnerXP gives me a message telling me my drive is incapable of burning session-at-once and disc-at-once. I got the firmware upgrade as a shot in the dark, but no dice, it didn't help. My system: Win XP Pro SP2 Athlon 64 3200+ 2GHz AsRock 939Dual-SATA2 MB 1GB Corsair DDR Sapphire Radeon X1600XT 256MB

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SOURCE: Burning problem

Try burning at a slower speed, like 16x or less. If your burner is a CAV-type, it will burn faster as it moves toward the outside of the disk and can be more prone to errors that way.

Also, have you tried playing the burned disk in another player, and did it show the same symptoms?

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Works well on CDs, DVDs won't accept file into the file system in windows burning wizard

2f8 released August 24, 2008 is the latest version


Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Will not read my burned dvds

In this case need update the Firmware of DvD/Cd Rome

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: My DVD burns always fail after about 10%

I nce had this problem on a previous PC. The only way I solved it was to reduce the burn speed.

Can't guarantee it will wrk for you but it's worth a try.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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