All burns error out with "Sector has different content to source"

Ok, I’ve been fighting this problem for the last couple days and it’s driving me nuts. I can’t seem to find a solution and nothing I do seems to make it any better. I’ve spent several days reading threads at various forums and still don’t have a solution, so I’m HOPING someone can help me out here.

Whenever I burn a DVD (right now, I’m trying to back up some FLAC audio files to free up some space on my music server), the burn completes successfully. However, the verification ALWAYS fails. Sometimes at the end, sometimes in the middle, it’s not predictable.

I’ve read a lot of people saying that Nero’s verification isn’t reliable, so I went to the trouble of copying the files BACK off the DVD on to my HD, and did a binary compare (using comp). Without fail, one or more files will have a compare error (depends on how many sector errors I get how many files are bad). So Nero does seem to be finding an actual problem.

I’ve tried 3 types of media, on the chance that it was a media problem. (Imation, Sony, and Memorex–the Imation media is a year or so old). I’ve tried two different drives, my original LiteOn SOHW-1693S (EIDE) and a Samsung SH-S183 (SATA). I even did a memtest86 on my machine after reading that someone had a problem with his memory that caused this (mine passed). I’ve tried two different versions of Nero, 6 something, and 7.9.6.0 (which I’m using right now). The last Nero log file I have is from burning to an Imation (tired of coastering the more expensive Sony discs).

The Lite-On drive USED to work fine, even burning Imation discs. However, last winter I upgraded my machine, and I don’t think I’ve burned a successful DVD since then (I don’t think I tried until a couple weeks ago). The upgrade consisted of new mobo/proc/ram, and new HDs (moved to serial ATA). So I’m not ruling out a problem with the current hardware. In fact, I’ve had some strange bluescreens that I’ve not been able to track down while copying from my D: drive to my C: drive (nvata ports 3 and 4 in the log file, WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0). I assumed it was a D: drive problem since it never happened as long as I didn’t mess with the D: drive. I am starting to think that I might be mistaken. I’ve not gotten any blue screens while burning DVDs, but I’ll post the ones I have gotten in the past just in case they are relevent. It’s always been one of these three when it dies:

0x0000004E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT (very rare, only gotten this once or twice)
0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (uncommon)
0x00000077: KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR (common)

Here’s the Nero Log file:


(Name withheld to protect the guilty)

(Serial # deleted)

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.9.6.0
Internal Version: 7, 9, 6, 0

Recorder:             <TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L>Version: SB01 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.9.6.0
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <PLEXTOR  CD-R   PX-W4824A>Version: 1.01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.9.6.0
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral      : PLEXTOR CD-R   PX-W4824A         atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0              nvata Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0              nvata Port 4 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L        nvata Port 5 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PLEXTOR CD-R   PX-W4824A   G:   CdRom0
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L  H:   CdRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (83886080) Byte
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 2047MB (2096620kB)
Free physical memory: 1496MB (1532296kB)
Memory in use       : 26 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

10.6.2007
ISO compilation
10:07:30 PM	#1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
	LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	
10:07:30 PM	#2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6663
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	Simulate                : FALSE
	Write                   : TRUE
	Finalize CD             : TRUE
	Multisession            : FALSE
	Burning mode            : DAO
	Mode                    : 1
	ISO Level               : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
	Character set           : ISO 9660
	Joliet                  : TRUE
	Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
	Allow more than 255 characters in path  : FALSE
	Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions        : TRUE
	
10:07:30 PM	#3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
10:07:30 PM	#4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
10:08:13 PM	#5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:            2228735 (495:16.35, 4352MB)
	
10:08:13 PM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
10:08:13 PM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2964
	Recorder: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L, Media type: DVD+R
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: PRODISC, Media Type ID: R03, Product revision number: 3
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3
	
10:08:13 PM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	Disc not writeable. Insert writeable disc.
		(Medium in drive: DVD+R. Medium required by compilation: DVD R/RW, DVD R DL, DVD-RAM.)
	
10:08:13 PM	#9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 2228736 (2228736) = #2228736/495:16.36
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2228736 blocks [H: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
10:08:13 PM	#10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4113
	Can only write at 11,080 KB/s instead of 16,620 KB/s to current disc.
	
10:08:13 PM	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
	Prepare [H: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:                                  Idx 0         Idx 1      Next Trk
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    4564451328, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 ___Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_____Size_|______NWA_|_RecDep__________
	        0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	        0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	        0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 |  2228736 |        0 | 0x00
	  2228736 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	
10:08:13 PM	#12 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
10:08:13 PM	#13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
	Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)
	
10:08:13 PM	#14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Caching of files started
	
10:08:13 PM	#15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
	Cache writing successful.
	
10:08:13 PM	#16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Caching of files completed
	
10:08:13 PM	#17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)
	
10:08:13 PM	#18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
10:08:13 PM	#19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
	---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 3 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: PRODISC.
	  Media type ID: R03
	  Product revision number: 3
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 00 03 50 52 4F 44 49 - 53 43 00 52 30 33 03 38    ...PRODISC.R03.8
	    23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    #T..............
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
10:08:13 PM	#20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
	---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 3 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: PRODISC.
	  Media type ID: R03
	  Product revision number: 3
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 00 03 50 52 4F 44 49 - 53 43 00 52 30 33 03 38    ...PRODISC.R03.8
	    23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    #T..............
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
10:08:13 PM	#21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
	---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 3 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: PRODISC.
	  Media type ID: R03
	  Product revision number: 3
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 00 03 50 52 4F 44 49 - 53 43 00 52 30 33 03 38    ...PRODISC.R03.8
	    23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    #T..............
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
10:08:13 PM	#22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 8372
	Drive: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L
	Book Type request [TSST]: DVD-ROM
	Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
	
10:08:13 PM	#23 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6477
	Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM
	
10:08:13 PM	#24 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 675
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
10:08:13 PM	#25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
	Pipe memory size 83836800
	
10:16:12 PM	#26 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 113
	<H: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2228736 (220200h), length 0 blocks
	
10:16:37 PM	#27 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 935
	EndDAO: Last written address 2228736
	
10:16:37 PM	#28 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Burn process completed successfully at 8x (11,080 KB/s)
	
10:16:37 PM	#29 Phase 78 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Data verification started
	
10:16:40 PM	#30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
	Pipe memory size 590400
	
[b]10:26:49 PM	#31 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 593785 on disc has different content to source[/b]
	
[b]10:29:17 PM	#32 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 1186918 on disc has different content to source[/b]
	
10:29:17 PM	#33 Phase 80 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Data verification completed successfully
	
10:29:18 PM	#34 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
	SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
	
10:29:18 PM	#35 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
	DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed
	
10:29:18 PM	#36 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
	UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	

Existing drivers:

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

Here’s a second burn, this time on Sony media:



Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.9.6.0
Internal Version: 7, 9, 6, 0

Recorder:             <TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L>Version: SB01 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.9.6.0
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <PLEXTOR  CD-R   PX-W4824A>Version: 1.01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.9.6.0
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral      : PLEXTOR CD-R   PX-W4824A         atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0              nvata Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0              nvata Port 4 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L        nvata Port 5 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PLEXTOR CD-R   PX-W4824A   G:   CdRom0
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L  H:   CdRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (83886080) Byte
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 2047MB (2096620kB)
Free physical memory: 1548MB (1585840kB)
Memory in use       : 24 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

10.6.2007
ISO compilation
11:33:50 PM	#1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
	LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	
11:33:50 PM	#2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6663
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	Simulate                : FALSE
	Write                   : TRUE
	Finalize CD             : TRUE
	Multisession            : FALSE
	Burning mode            : DAO
	Mode                    : 1
	ISO Level               : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
	Character set           : ISO 9660
	Joliet                  : TRUE
	Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
	Allow more than 255 characters in path  : FALSE
	Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions        : TRUE
	
11:33:50 PM	#3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
11:33:50 PM	#4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
11:33:50 PM	#5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:            2096223 (465:49.48, 4094MB)
	
11:33:50 PM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
11:33:50 PM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2964
	Recorder: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L, Media type: DVD+R
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY, Media Type ID: D21, Product revision number: 0
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7
	
11:33:50 PM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
11:33:50 PM	#9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 2096224 (2096224) = #2096224/465:49.49
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2096224 blocks [H: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
11:33:50 PM	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
	Prepare [H: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:                                  Idx 0         Idx 1      Next Trk
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    4293066752, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 ___Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_____Size_|______NWA_|_RecDep__________
	        0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	        0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	        0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 |  2096224 |        0 | 0x00
	  2096224 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	
11:33:50 PM	#11 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
11:33:50 PM	#12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
	Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)
	
11:33:50 PM	#13 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Caching of files started
	
11:33:51 PM	#14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
	Cache writing successful.
	
11:33:51 PM	#15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Caching of files completed
	
11:33:51 PM	#16 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Burn process started at 12x (16,620 KB/s)
	
11:33:51 PM	#17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
11:33:51 PM	#18 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
	---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 7 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY....
	  Media type ID: D21
	  Product revision number: 0
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 00 07 53 4F 4E 59 00 - 00 00 00 44 32 31 00 38    ...SONY....D21.8
	    23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    #T..............
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
11:33:51 PM	#19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
	---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 7 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY....
	  Media type ID: D21
	  Product revision number: 0
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 00 07 53 4F 4E 59 00 - 00 00 00 44 32 31 00 38    ...SONY....D21.8
	    23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    #T..............
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
11:33:51 PM	#20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
	---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 7 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY....
	  Media type ID: D21
	  Product revision number: 0
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 00 07 53 4F 4E 59 00 - 00 00 00 44 32 31 00 38    ...SONY....D21.8
	    23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    #T..............
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
11:33:51 PM	#21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 8372
	Drive: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L
	Book Type request [TSST]: DVD-ROM
	Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
	
11:33:51 PM	#22 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6477
	Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM
	
11:33:51 PM	#23 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 675
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
11:33:51 PM	#24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
	Pipe memory size 83836800
	
11:39:43 PM	#25 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 113
	<H: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2096224 (1FFC60h), length 0 blocks
	
11:40:10 PM	#26 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 935
	EndDAO: Last written address 2096224
	
11:40:10 PM	#27 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Burn process completed successfully at 12x (16,620 KB/s)
	
11:40:10 PM	#28 Phase 78 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Data verification started
	
11:40:13 PM	#29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
	Pipe memory size 590400
	
[b]11:46:28 PM	#30 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 149792 on disc has different content to source[/b]
	
11:46:28 PM	#31 Phase 80 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Data verification completed successfully
	
11:46:29 PM	#32 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
	SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
	
11:46:29 PM	#33 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
	DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed
	
11:46:29 PM	#34 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
	UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	

Existing drivers:

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

Hi Zaragon, welcome to CDFreaks! :slight_smile:

I suggest replacing your current IDE cable with another 80-wire cable and make sure it’s properly attached at both ends.

I also suggest (temporarily) disabling any overclocking you may have on your system.

CdRomPeripheral : PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4824A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0 nvata Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0 nvata Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L nvata Port 5 ID 0 DMA: Off

Looks like your hard-drive and DVD burner have DMA disabled.
This is likely to be a problem with the driver for your Nvidia
IDE controller chip. Or as DrageMester said, it could be
a bad cable.

DMA is enabled for the Plextor CD-R drive. Is this connected
to a separate controller?

DrageMaster,

Thanks for the welcome! The new Samsung DVD burner is SATA, and it came with a new cable, which I’m using. The old Lite-on was EIDE and was running off the same cable as the Plextor. Does this eliminate the cable as the problem, no. I could have gotten a bum SATA cable with the new drive. But it makes it less likely to be the problem, I think.

I was overclocked by 5% (210Mhz bus instead of 200MHz bus). I have disabled this in the BIOS. But since you mentioned it, I rechecked using CPU-Z, and it’s still overclocked. I am going to investigate why this is when I get back home later today. It looks like it might be related to the Gigabyte EZTune software.

Skelton,

Yes, it is a separate controller. The Plextor drive is EIDE. The hard drives and the DVD burner are SATA. I can’t find a way to adjust the DMA settings on the SATA controller. The EIDE controller is easy, it’s under the advanced tab.

Any suggestions? This is an nForce based Gigabyte board M59SLI-S5. I can post up the output from CPU-Z if y’all think it will help.

Thanks!

Oops! I didn’t notice that you mentioned SATA for the Samsung drive. :o

That makes my IDE cable suggestion irrelevant.

There are many reports of people having trouble when using a combination of NVIDIA drivers and optical drives, so you could try removing the NVIDIA drivers for the storage controllers and using default Microsoft drivers instead.

Ok, I’ve had another frustrating evening of fighting with this thing.

I reverted back to the Microsoft drivers for the IDE controllers, and spent about 30 minutes beating my head against the wall trying to figure out why the computer was overclocked everytime I booted in to windows. It turned out that the nVidia nTune which was overclocking my video card ALSO saved for the overclocking for the processor.

On top of that, I noticed that sometimes it was booting BIOS version F5 and sometimes it was booting BIOS version F7. Turns out that when I flashed to F7, I forgot to update the backup BIOS. And for some OTHER reason, it would randomly boot the backup BIOS (not sure why). So I flashed the backup BIOS to F7 and the problem’s fixed, and now it boots F7 every time.

So, now I have the overclocking disabled, the right BIOS version booting, and the Microsoft drivers installed. That fixed the DMA showing as off. That’s all it did. In fact, the next burn I did had a LOT more errors than normal. Oddly enough, CDs seem to burn fine, even in the DVD drive.

Here’s the failed DVD burn:



Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.9.6.0
Internal Version: 7, 9, 6, 0

Recorder:             <TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L>Version: SB01 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.9.6.0
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <PLEXTOR  CD-R   PX-W4824A>Version: 1.01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.9.6.0
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral      : PLEXTOR CD-R   PX-W4824A         atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0              atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0              atapi Port 3 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L        atapi Port 5 ID 0  DMA: On 

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PLEXTOR CD-R   PX-W4824A   G:   CdRom0
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L  H:   CdRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (83886080) Byte
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 2047MB (2096620kB)
Free physical memory: 1673MB (1713528kB)
Memory in use       : 18 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

11.6.2007
ISO compilation
9:20:15 PM	#1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
	LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	
9:20:15 PM	#2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6663
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	Simulate                : FALSE
	Write                   : TRUE
	Finalize CD             : TRUE
	Multisession            : FALSE
	Burning mode            : DAO
	Mode                    : 1
	ISO Level               : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
	Character set           : ISO 9660
	Joliet                  : TRUE
	Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
	Allow more than 255 characters in path  : FALSE
	Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions        : TRUE
	
9:20:15 PM	#3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
9:20:15 PM	#4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
9:20:16 PM	#5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:            2261711 (502:36.11, 4417MB)
	
9:20:16 PM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
9:20:16 PM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2964
	Recorder: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L, Media type: DVD+R
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY, Media Type ID: D21, Product revision number: 0
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7
	
9:20:16 PM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
9:20:16 PM	#9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 2261712 (2261712) = #2261712/502:36.12
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2261712 blocks [H: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
9:20:16 PM	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
	Prepare [H: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:                                  Idx 0         Idx 1      Next Trk
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    4631986176, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 ___Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_____Size_|______NWA_|_RecDep__________
	        0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	        0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	        0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 |  2261712 |        0 | 0x00
	  2261712 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	
9:20:16 PM	#11 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
9:20:16 PM	#12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
	Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)
	
9:20:16 PM	#13 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Caching of files started
	
9:20:16 PM	#14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
	Cache writing successful.
	
9:20:16 PM	#15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Caching of files completed
	
9:20:16 PM	#16 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Burn process started at 12x (16,620 KB/s)
	
9:20:16 PM	#17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
9:20:16 PM	#18 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
	---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 7 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY....
	  Media type ID: D21
	  Product revision number: 0
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 00 07 53 4F 4E 59 00 - 00 00 00 44 32 31 00 38    ...SONY....D21.8
	    23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    #T..............
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
9:20:16 PM	#19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
	---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 7 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY....
	  Media type ID: D21
	  Product revision number: 0
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 00 07 53 4F 4E 59 00 - 00 00 00 44 32 31 00 38    ...SONY....D21.8
	    23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    #T..............
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
9:20:16 PM	#20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
	---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 7 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY....
	  Media type ID: D21
	  Product revision number: 0
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 00 07 53 4F 4E 59 00 - 00 00 00 44 32 31 00 38    ...SONY....D21.8
	    23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    #T..............
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
9:20:16 PM	#21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 8372
	Drive: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L
	Book Type request [TSST]: DVD-ROM
	Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
	
9:20:16 PM	#22 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6477
	Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM
	
9:20:16 PM	#23 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 675
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
9:20:16 PM	#24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
	Pipe memory size 83836800
	
9:26:23 PM	#25 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 113
	<H: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2261712 (2282D0h), length 0 blocks
	
9:26:49 PM	#26 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 935
	EndDAO: Last written address 2261712
	
9:26:49 PM	#27 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Burn process completed successfully at 12x (16,620 KB/s)
	
9:26:49 PM	#28 Phase 78 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Data verification started
	
9:26:52 PM	#29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
	Pipe memory size 590400
	
[b]9:27:11 PM	#30 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 36284 on disc has different content to source
	
9:27:51 PM	#31 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 47541 on disc has different content to source
	
9:28:23 PM	#32 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 202685 on disc has different content to source
	
9:28:31 PM	#33 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 337842 on disc has different content to source
	
9:28:36 PM	#34 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 371018 on disc has different content to source
	
9:28:38 PM	#35 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 394781 on disc has different content to source
	
9:28:42 PM	#36 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 407028 on disc has different content to source
	
9:28:44 PM	#37 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 423011 on disc has different content to source
	
9:32:45 PM	#38 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 431186 on disc has different content to source
	
9:33:28 PM	#39 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11136
	Sector 1921530 on disc has different content to source[/b]
	
9:33:28 PM	#40 Phase 80 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Data verification completed successfully
	
9:33:29 PM	#41 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
	SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
	
9:33:29 PM	#42 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
	DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed
	
9:33:29 PM	#43 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
	UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	

Existing drivers:

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

Hi all,

Been outta town, was hoping someone had some sort of suggestion, since this is driving me nuts. I’m not sure why CDs burn fine but DVDs won’t burn right no matter what I do.

I’m going to try booting a linux or BSD boot CD and see if I have any luck there. It would at least narrow it down to hardware or software.

OK, no luck on the linux boot CD. Plus I had my very first CD burn fail while burning the Knoppix disc. Sigh.

I’ve done a bunch more testing, and I’m pretty sure at this point that Nero isn’t the culprit. Something in my computer’s flipping bits, and I’m having a devil of a time tracking it down. Anyhow, I’m going to repost this over to the general hardware forum as soon as I get some more data.

Please don’t - that would be cross-posting which is against forum rules because it causes additional work for users participating in the threads.

A moderator or admin can move your thread to General Hardware Forum instead.

Maybe you should run [B]memtest[/B] for a while to check the RAM.

That’s a thought. I haven’t had time to run it more than an hour two at a go (passed the full test both times). I’ll probably set my machine up running it when I go to bed.

Oddly enough, I think I’ve finally determined what’s happening (but not the why, or what component is at fault). It looks like bits are being randomly “flipped” when they cross the bus from device to device.

What I normally did was copy the files from the “bad” DVD to the HD that the original files were on, and then run an fc /b to compare the files. This usually pointed out a few bytes that were different. Same ones every time I ran the compare.

What I did yesterday was use fc to compare the files DIRECTLY from the DVD to the HD. This time, sometimes a file would not match on the first test, and match on the second. As a quick example, I’d get the following outputs from FC:

Iced Earth - Horror Show 02 - Damien.flac
First run
01A04DB3: 56 57
01C31DB3: 13 12
Second run
FC: no differences encountered

Some files would always fail in the exact same spot with the same error, which I am thinking probably means the bit got flipped during the writing process rather than the read. Also, interestingly enough, whenever there is an error, it’s ALWAYS a single-bit error–either the high order bit (128-place) or the low order bit (1-place).

Try this Works 4 me :slight_smile:

See my reply here.