This is my first post so forgive me if I ramble a bit! I have spent a week searching through these forums and have not found anything that discusses my exact problem, only part of it.
I have Dell Inspiron 5150 with a NEC +/- RW ND-6500A that will not successfully burn DL media. The drive is only 4 months old and I use Nero 7 Ultra for all my burning - Nero InfoTool shows that DVD+DL media is enabled for writing. DMA’s are also enabled on both IDE’s. I can burn all other media (CD and DVD) without any problems.
When I try to burn a DL disc the burning process goes normally until it hits 51% (presumably when it is changing layers) then fails, giving me a “No Seek Complete” error followed by “Session Fixation Error” then “Could Not Complete Disc-at-Once” (Nero will not let you deactivate the Disc-At-Once function for DVD-video, only CD’s) To date I have tried the following to fix the problem:
After some research into firmware I flashed the drive to 203D, which Dell advised was the most recent version my drive. This did not solve the problem.
I have tried several different brands of DL media, all with the same result (including Verbatim +R DL which I know a lot of people on this forum recommend) and burning at speeds lower that 2.4x.
At the advice of Nero Support I tried burning the discs with all memory intensive programs closed, ie virus & spyware software, plenty of free space on my HD and after defragging. Didn’t fix the problem.
I have read the tips and guides posted on this forum and have either tried what they suggested or have not found anything relevant.
After searching these forums I decided to try the DVD Decrypter/ImgBurn combination, as so many people claim this works for them and sounded quite promising, to see if this would help. I created the ISO file with Decrytper which worked fine and then began the burn process with ImgBurn - all was looking hopeful until it hit 50% and then failed, with the following error:
Device :[0:0:0]_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A 203D (D:) (ATA)
Interpretation: Check Condition
CDB:2A 00 00 1F B9 00 00 00 20 00
Inerpretation: Write (10) - Sectors: 2078976 - 2079007
Sense Area: 70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00
Interpretation: No Seek Complete
I tried changing the Booktype setting in ImgBurn to DVD+DL to no avail.
Is there something obvious I’m missing? All the other threads indicate these sort of problems happening straight away, not after it’s successfully burnt the first layer of a disc. I am not very technical and don’t know anything about the drive setup ie master and slave and all that.
Or am I at the point where I need to consider that there something wrong with the drive?
Thanks in advance for any further suggestions!