3540A Problem?

I just bought a pack of TY discs (https://www.shop4tech.com/item2199.html) and so far I have had nothing but problems with them…In nero I keep getting “Invalid Write State” and “Could perform end of Disc-At-Once”

I’m currently using the 1.W8 Firmware…

Here is my nero log:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 6:35:34 PM 
Nero Version: 6.6.0.18
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 18e

Recorder:             <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A>    Version: 1.W8 - HA 2 TA 2 - 6.6.0.18
 Adapter driver:      <nvatabus>                HA 2
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <CA9443X  EYZ028C         >Version: 1.0  - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.18
 Adapter driver:      <dtscsi>                  HA 3

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : ST3160023AS                      atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : Maxtor 6Y160P0                nvatabus Port 2 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A          nvatabus Port 2 ID 2  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : CA9443X EYZ028C         1.0     dtscsi Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A       F:   CDRom0
CA9443X EYZ028C            G:   CDRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 2046MB (2095528kB)
Free physical memory: 1587MB (1625920kB)
Memory in use       : 22 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

27.1.2006
Audio CD
7:23:22 PM	#1 CDADOC -1 File Cdadoc.cpp, Line 1465
	Audio item log info:
	Audio document burn settings:
	=============================
	Burn mode: DAO,
	CD Text: Off,
	Cache disk or network files: No,
	Cache small files: No,
	Cache files smaller than 65536 bytes.
	Audio Multisession: No
	List of audio tracks:
	=====================
	Track 01: Length: 07:25.15, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: 'FEDDMJ105MP128d1_01_Off_the_Record.mp3'.
	Track 02: Length: 05:13.72, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: 'FEDDMJ105MP128d1_02_The_Way_That_He_Sings.mp3'.
	Track 03: Length: 03:31.42, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: 'FEDDMJ105MP128d1_03_O_Is_the_One_That_is_Real.mp3'.
	Track 04: Length: 07:01.30, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: 'FEDDMJ105MP128d1_04_One_Big_Holiday.mp3'.
	Track 05: Length: 04:34.52, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: 'FEDDMJ105MP128d1_05_Golden.mp3'.
	Track 06: Length: 03:52.62, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: 'FEDDMJ105MP128d1_06_Just_One_Thing.mp3'.
	Track 07: Length: 04:06.05, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: 'FEDDMJ105MP128d1_07_Tonight_Ill_Be_Staying_Here_With_You.mp3'.
	Track 08: Length: 06:48.04, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: 'FEDDMJ105MP128d1_08_Lay_Low.mp3'.
	Track 09: Length: 03:03.46, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: 'FEDDMJ105MP128d1_09_Heartbreakin_Man.mp3'.
	Total size: 45:39.28
	
7:23:22 PM	#2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 2948
	_NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A
	Buffer underrun protection activated
	
7:23:22 PM	#3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
	
7:23:22 PM	#4 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
	DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
	DRM: Beginning burn process.
	
7:23:22 PM	#5 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
	Writer _NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A  running
	
7:23:22 PM	#6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media
	
7:23:22 PM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 270
	Last possible write address on media:   359846 ( 79:59.71)
	Last address to be written:             205302 ( 45:39.27)
	
7:23:22 PM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 282
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
7:23:22 PM	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2483
	Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A;
	   CDR code: 00 97 24 01; OSJ entry from: Taiyo Yuden Company Limited
	   ATIP Data:
	     Special    Info [hex] 1: C0 00 98, 2: 61 18 01 (LI 97:24.01), 3: 4F 3B 48 (LO 79:59.72)
	     Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)
	
7:23:22 PM	#10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 448
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
7:23:22 PM	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (FEDDMJ105MP128d1_01_Off_the_Record.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 33390 (33390) = #33390/7:25.15
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 33390 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A]
	 1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (FEDDMJ105MP128d1_02_The_Way_That_He_Sings.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 23547 (23547) = #23547/5:13.72
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 23547 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A]
	 2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (FEDDMJ105MP128d1_03_O_Is_the_One_That_is_Real.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 15867 (15867) = #15867/3:31.42
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 15867 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A]
	 3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (FEDDMJ105MP128d1_04_One_Big_Holiday.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 31605 (31605) = #31605/7:1.30
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 31605 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A]
	 4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (FEDDMJ105MP128d1_05_Golden.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 20602 (20602) = #20602/4:34.52
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 20602 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A]
	 5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (FEDDMJ105MP128d1_06_Just_One_Thing.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 17462 (17462) = #17462/3:52.62
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 17462 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A]
	 6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (FEDDMJ105MP128d1_07_Tonight_Ill_Be_Staying_Here_With_You.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 18455 (18455) = #18455/4:6.5
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 18455 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A]
	 7: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (FEDDMJ105MP128d1_08_Lay_Low.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 30604 (30604) = #30604/6:48.4
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 30604 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A]
	 8: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (FEDDMJ105MP128d1_09_Heartbreakin_Man.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 13771 (13771) = #13771/3:3.46
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 13771 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
7:23:22 PM	#12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
	Prepare recorder [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: "             "
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 9:
	   1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos             0        352800      78886080, ISRC ""
	   2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos      78886080      78886080     134268624, ISRC ""
	   3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     134268624     134268624     171587808, ISRC ""
	   4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     171587808     171587808     245922768, ISRC ""
	   5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     245922768     245922768     294378672, ISRC ""
	   6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     294378672     294378672     335449296, ISRC ""
	   7: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     335449296     335449296     378855456, ISRC ""
	   8: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     378855456     378855456     450836064, ISRC ""
	   9: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos     450836064     450836064     483225456, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	    -150 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x01 | 0x00
	    -150 |        1 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   33390 |        2 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   33390 |        2 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   56937 |        3 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   56937 |        3 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   72804 |        4 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   72804 |        4 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  104409 |        5 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  104409 |        5 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  125011 |        6 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  125011 |        6 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  142473 |        7 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  142473 |        7 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  160928 |        8 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  160928 |        8 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  191532 |        9 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  191532 |        9 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  205303 | lead-out |   1 |    0x01 | 0x00
	
7:23:22 PM	#13 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process started at 32x (4,800 KB/s)
	
7:23:22 PM	#14 SCSI -1189 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
	SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 2, LUN 0, buffer 0x038F5200
	Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x02
	CDB Data:   0xAD 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xFF 0x40 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x02 
	
7:23:22 PM	#15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
7:23:22 PM	#16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
	Verifying disc position of item 1 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #33390
	
7:23:22 PM	#17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
	Verifying disc position of item 2 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #56937
	
7:23:22 PM	#18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
	Verifying disc position of item 3 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #72804
	
7:23:22 PM	#19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
	Verifying disc position of item 4 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #104409
	
7:23:22 PM	#20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
	Verifying disc position of item 5 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #125011
	
7:23:22 PM	#21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
	Verifying disc position of item 6 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #142473
	
7:23:22 PM	#22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
	Verifying disc position of item 7 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #160928
	
7:23:22 PM	#23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
	Verifying disc position of item 8 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #191532
	
7:23:22 PM	#24 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 17024
	StartDAO : CD-Text - Off
	
7:23:22 PM	#25 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21774
	Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON 
	
7:23:23 PM	#26 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 17311
	CueData, Len=96
	21 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 
	21 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	21 01 01 00 00 00 02 00 
	21 02 01 00 00 07 1b 0f 
	21 03 01 00 00 0c 29 0c 
	21 04 01 00 00 10 0c 36 
	21 05 01 00 00 17 0e 09 
	21 06 01 00 00 1b 30 3d 
	21 07 01 00 00 1f 29 30 
	21 08 01 00 00 23 2f 35 
	21 09 01 00 00 2a 23 39 
	01 aa 01 01 00 2d 27 1c 
	
7:25:43 PM	#27 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
	<_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3540A > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 205303 (321F7h), lenght 0 blocks
	
7:25:43 PM	#28 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
7:26:04 PM	#29 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
	SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 2, LUN 0
	Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x0C
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0xFF 0xFF 0xCD 0xCF 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00 
	
7:26:04 PM	#30 CDR -1135 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1916
	Write error
	_NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A\H2 T2
	
7:26:04 PM	#31 TRANSFER -24 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1916
	Could not perform end of Disc-at-once
	
7:26:04 PM	#32 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
	Invalid write state
	_NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A\H2 T2
	
7:26:04 PM	#33 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
	Could not perform end of Disc-at-once
	
7:26:04 PM	#34 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process failed at 32x (4,800 KB/s)
	
7:26:04 PM	#35 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
	DRM: DRM burn session terminated.
	
7:26:04 PM	#36 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
	DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers
vatabus.sys': Ver=5.10.2600.0552 built by: WinDDK, size=93568 bytes, created 8/18/2005 5:52:06 PM (Adapter driver for rec)
File 'Drivers\dtscsi.sys': Ver=?.?.?.?, size=223128 bytes, created 1/20/2006 1:21:53 AM (Adapter driver for src)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

How is this burner connected??

Can you burn different CDR discs?

IDE cable on IDE1… unless i accidently mixmatched them when I put my system back together yesterday :eek:

Yeah… other CDR’s work fine so far (Philips and Imation)…

The one thing I noticed too with the TY is that when it’s about to finish the burn, the burner starts to make a weird noise…

sounds like counterfeit or bad TY discs. from the picture it seems they have a reflective center instead of the frosted/crystal translucent one on real TY’s.

any special printing in the center hub area?

the center of the disc is indeed frosted… the only printing i see on the disc is: MK561E0554780

Sounds genuine. But could have been damaged during transport…

Did you check the recording surface for defects (scratches…)? These discs were only tape-wrapped… it happened to me several times that such packages arrived with many scratched discs. :frowning:

the recording surface seems fine…there is no visible scracthes/scuffs/marks… bleh i hope i just didn’t waste money on a bunch of useless cd-rs

Maybe they’ve ben stored badly… (heat, sunlight etc…) - who knows? :frowning:

All I can say is that I have no problem with TY CDRs in my own 3540, and as you can burn other discs without any problem, the drive is definitly not to blame…

Does this shop have a good warranty policy? These discs are obviously defective. You should try to have them exchanged or refunded…

Thanks for the help… I will contact them tomorrow to see if I can get a replacement.

Have you tried burning them using another burner? Another thing, DMA should be on. I guess you keep nvidia drivers because of NCQ, they are known to cause some weird problems sometimes. Another thing I noticed is dtscsi driver if I remember correctly it comes with Daemon Tools 4.x. Could DT interfere somehow?

I can only suggest to use the standard m$ IDE driver.