Another LG GSA4167B Invalid Block Address Problem

Hi

I recently purchased an LG 4167B and it burned the first 3 DVD’s I tried perfectly, however now it won’t burn any dvd’s at all. It mainly returns the invalid block address message.

I am running firmware DL12 and have tried various brands of media including Verbatim 16x dvd-r MCC03RG20 so I am inclined to believe it isnt a media problem.

I enclose my Nero 7 error Log (I have tried with other burning programs with the same results)

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 02/11/2004 12:54:32 

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.1.2
Internal Version: 7, 0, 1, 2

Recorder:             <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B>Version: DL12 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.1.2
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <SCSIVAX  DVD/CD-ROM      >Version: 2.7a - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.0.1.2
 Adapter driver:      <SCSI>                    HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral      : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B        atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : ST380817AS                       atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM      2.7a   Vax347s Port 4 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B  D:   CDRom0
SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM         F:   CDRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 1023MB (1047596kB)
Free physical memory: 313MB (320512kB)
Memory in use       : 69 
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

1.3.2006
ISO compilation
12:02:33	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6411
	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
	
12:02:33	#2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
	ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory
	
12:02:33	#3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
	Reader running
	
12:02:33	#4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
	Writer D: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B running
	
12:02:33	#5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
12:02:33	#6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3302
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
12:02:34	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
	Last possible write address on media:  2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
	Last address to be written:            1971311 (438:04.11, 3850MB)
	
12:02:34	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 291
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
12:02:34	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2578
	Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B, Media type: DVD-R
	 Disc Manufacturer: MCC 03 - RG20  
	 Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193
	
12:02:34	#10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 458
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
12:02:34	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 1971312 (1971312) = #1971312/438:4.12
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1971312 blocks [D: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
12:02:34	#12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
	Prepare recorder [D: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    4037246976, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 1971312 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
12:02:34	#13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 36
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
12:02:34	#14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Caching of files started
	
12:02:34	#15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4132
	Cache writing successful.
	
12:02:34	#16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Caching of files completed
	
12:02:34	#17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)
	
12:02:34	#18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
12:02:34	#19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2580
	Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode
	
12:02:34	#20 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21611
	Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON 
	
12:02:34	#21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2735
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
12:02:34	#22 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8411
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD-R   (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
	 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 Physical Sector Number of Data Area:      26127F h
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
	  Start sector number of the next Border-In:     2FFA0 h
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	      00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00    .`...0@P...!....
	      00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
12:03:00	#23 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1197
	12:03:00.015 - D: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B : Queue again later
	
12:04:19	#24 SPTI -1064 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
	D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1064)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x21
	Sense Qual: 0x02
	CDB Data:   0x2A 00 00 00 CB 40 00 00 20 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 10 2A 00 00 0C 21 02 
	Buffer x05ce0000: Len x10000
	0x28 C7 75 67 14 B7 D3 4D C9 F6 FE C7 71 56 42 FE 
	0xBD 60 00 00 00 00 00 13 85 10 82 69 FF FF F2 37 
	0x7D 2B C2 BC 42 3F 97 40 54 C3 2B 40 95 83 30 80 
	
12:04:19	#25 CDR -1064 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
	Invalid block address
	D: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B
	
12:04:19	#26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
12:04:19	#27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	conversion idle, stopping reader
	
12:04:19	#28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2978
	EndDAO: Last written address was 52031
	
12:04:21	#29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.26a, size=20576 bytes, created 12/05/2005 18:54:10 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File 'Drivers\scsiport.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=96256 bytes, created 10/08/2004 12:00:00 (Adapter driver for src)

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

====== *** Nero Burning ROM, History File *** ======

Can any shed any light on this, I suspect the drive needs to be RMA’d but need to be positive of this as I would get charged if drive proves not to be faulty by retailer. Unfortunately I can’t get it tested on another system.

I have upgraded the firmware to DL13 and thought I would do a test with all media I have. I’ll edit this post after each type.

Verbatim 16x dvd-r (MCC03RG20): Invalid Block Address (Doesn’t get past Lead-in) (First 3 of these burned perfectly but tried about 6 since all same error)

Mr.DVD 4x dvd+rw (Philips 041): Burns Succesfully - 0 CRC Errors @ 4x (Previously untested on this drive)

TDK 16x dvd+r (TDK 003): Burns Succesfully - 0 CRC Errors @ 8x (Previously untested on this drive)

??? 8x dvd-r (CMC MAG AE1): Burns Succesfully - 0 CRC Errors @ 4x (Previous tests on this drive have all failed)

The final disc I tested was:

??? 8x dvd-r (TTG02) - Burns Succesfully - 0 CRC Errors @ 4x (Previous tests on this drive have all failed)

So it seems that the upgrade to DL13 has solved the problems with the CMC and TTG discs. I’m just baffled by the verbatims, if they had never worked with this drive I would understand, but it is supposedly the best media out of all the ones I have tested and they were purchased from a reputable retailer so I wouldn’t have thought they were fakes.

DL12 and below had a problem with burning TTG02. DL13 fixed that.

Also, are you running a hard drive on the same IDE cable as your 4167B? If you are your burns are never going to hit 16x because the HD and 4167B are fighting over the IDE cable for transferring data, and the HD is always going to win.

I had same Invalid Block Adress problem today… Media was Memorex DVD-R 16x (CMCMAG AM 3), it failed in about 60%. Selected speed was 16x. I have some bad expiriences with this DVD-R and DVD+R 16x (Memorex) CMC discs…

Update crappy Nero 7 and avoid Memorex media.

I had same Invalid Block Adress problem lately and the media I am using are Imation and Maxell.
It was strange because I have been using this burner for over 6 months without any problem using the same media (Imation).
I sent back unit to the shop yesterday and the shop manager said that he suspect the laster head or the motherboard is causing the problem.

Nothing will last forever, and burners are about to fail after a recent usage time…

Imation doesn’t make its own discs. They get other manufacturers to make discs for them and just rebrand. While they usually pick manufacturers that make discs that are of at least half-decent quality, the manufacturer used for one batch might not be the same as that for another. For example, Imation 8x DVD-R discs have been reported to be CMC MAG. AE1 and FUJIFILM03 in different batches. So in effect, you might have been using different discs entirely, even under the same brand.

While Maxell does make its own media and it is of good quality, most Maxell branded discs now available are made in Taiwan by Ritek. There have been quite a number of complaints about Ritek made discs in the past few months, particularly with Ritek 8x DVD-R (RITEKG05). Other people have complained about quality control having gone south for Ritek in general.

So it may just be that the media you used was at fault. Still, since you’ve already sent the drive in for repairs, see if that does the trick.

Same problems here… quite confusing though…

With Nero, a RITEKG05 disc will burn e.g. in DVD-Video mode, but when try to burn in UDF mode, failure every time (message - Illegal Disc, or Invalid Block Address problem, or Reset Occurred [this reset seems to be something to do with burning in Disc at Once mode, but Nero won’t allow this to be changed])…

Yet the same disc (or disc from same batch) used on Sony-DRU-710A works perfectly everytime…

Is this LG-4167B fault, RITEKG05 disc fault or Nero fault ??

Seriously thinking of getting a different burner here…

Help!

Try disabling IMAPI service.

Try disabling IMAPI service

It’s set to manual, and is not started when I have Nero opened, now clueless again - any other ideas?

Just disable it, and try again.

i have the same problem, but the media was Verbatim 8x, however when i burn it with VSO Engine it shows a error, but when i burn with Nero 7 sometimes work corectly, maybe all of this is driver conflict, or maybe just bad media :frowning: