Big Problem with FabGold 4

I just upgraded from DVDFAB 3.XXXX I never had any issue with it. Now the burn fails. I get an error 116. Here is what the various logs say. I see where is says “media removed” but I’m not touching it once I put in the black Vebatim data life Plus DVD-R disk.

11/21/2007 7:45:00 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
11/21/2007 7:44:03 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
11/21/2007 7:43:56 PM error Write error at 832 (16) - Code 05 2C 00 [Illegal request, Command sequence error]
11/21/2007 7:43:20 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
11/21/2007 7:42:01 PM info Write started 2201600 sectors to write
11/21/2007 7:42:01 PM info Init success: DVD-R SAO
11/21/2007 7:42:01 PM info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
11/21/2007 7:42:01 PM info Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x
11/21/2007 7:42:01 PM info Media ID: MXL RG03
11/21/2007 7:42:01 PM info Media type: DVD-R
11/21/2007 7:42:01 PM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
11/21/2007 7:39:57 PM info Scanned files #10, folder #2 - total size 4507752448 b. (4.2 Gb.)
11/21/2007 7:39:57 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
11/21/2007 7:39:57 PM info Write started
11/21/2007 7:39:44 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
11/21/2007 7:02:07 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
11/21/2007 7:02:07 PM info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - SONY DVD RW DRU-710A BYX4 [E] (Ide)
11/21/2007 7:01:59 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - SONY DVD RW DRU-710A BYX4 [E] (Ide)
11/21/2007 7:01:59 PM info Using SPTI interface
11/21/2007 7:01:59 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/21/2007 7:01:59 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/21/2007 7:01:59 PM info DLL Version 2.1.3.324
11/21/2007 7:01:59 PM info DLL C:\PROGRA~1\DVDFAB~4\vso_hwe.dll
11/21/2007 7:01:59 PM info Version 4, 0, 1, 2
11/21/2007 7:01:59 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\DVDFAB~4\DVDFAB~1.EXE”

Burn VSO crash log:
1/21/2007 7:46:20 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - SONY DVD RW DRU-710A BYX4 [E] (Ide)
11/21/2007 7:46:20 PM info Using SPTI interface
11/21/2007 7:46:20 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/21/2007 7:46:20 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
11/21/2007 7:46:20 PM info DLL Version 2.1.3.324
11/21/2007 7:46:20 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Gold 4\vso_hwe.dll
11/21/2007 7:46:20 PM info Version 4, 0, 1, 2
11/21/2007 7:46:19 PM info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\DVDFab Gold 4\DVDFabGold.exe”
11/21/2007 7:46:19 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
11/21/2007 7:46:19 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Your log shows maxell not verbatim? The maxells are marginal at best. If someone said they are Verbatim they were wrong, try better media.

yeah maxell may most likely be the problem. will these disc burn fine with dvdfab 3180 or other writing programs? your error means 16 HWS_WRITINGFAILED // Writing failed (write error or process aborted). does your writer recognize the disc correctly with dvd identifier? can you post a screen shot? a cdfreaks member has recently posted a comment describing the failure of the vso burning engine with v4 which was not present with v3 of fab. lets wait and see this updated!?!

troy

[QUOTE “Your log shows maxell not verbatim? The maxells are marginal at best. If someone said they are Verbatim they were wrong, try better media.”

I actually tried the burn with Verbatim media and after a coaster, switched to MAXELL. Neither one worked. Under DVD Fab 3.xxx it you could immediately see the burn commence now NOTHING happens for several minutes (no drive light nothing) and then the drive spins and after a time you get the failed burn error 116.

Very frustrating! 3.2 hours in this so far. I so want my DVD FAB back.

"yeah maxell may most likely be the problem. will these disc burn fine with dvdfab 3180 or other writing programs? your error means 16 HWS_WRITINGFAILED // Writing failed (write error or process aborted). does your writer recognize the disc correctly with dvd identifier? can you post a screen shot? a cdfreaks member has recently posted a comment describing the failure of the vso burning engine with v4 which was not present with v3 of fab. lets wait and see this updated!?! "

RESPONSE::frowning:
I actually tried the burn with Verbatim media and after a coaster, switched to MAXELL. Neither one worked. Under DVD Fab 3.xxx it you could immediately see the burn commence now NOTHING happens for several minutes (no drive light nothing) and then the drive spins and after a time you get the failed burn error 116.

Very frustrating! 3.2 hours in this so far. I so want my DVD FAB back.[/I][/I]

[QUOTE=troy512;1937242]does your writer recognize the disc correctly with dvd identifier?[/QUOTE] dvd identifier download

troy

TROY asked "Does my writer recognize the disc correctly.? "

Troy, before we go there consider that I NEVER had a problem with FAB 3.
.xx only with FAB GOLD 4.xxx Nonetheless, I did use DVD Identifier and it detected my Verbatim disc as per below (assuming that Mitsubishi makes them for them).

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:MCC 02RG20 ]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [MCC 02RG20 ]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]

** INFO : Drive = SONY DVD RW DRU-710A - [FW BYX4] - [ATAPI]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+R-DL DVD+RW
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-RW
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:MCC 02RG20 ]
** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps
** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 11080 kBps ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported
Descriptor #1 = 11080 kBps ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
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i understand that v3 worked and now v4 will not write to blank dvd’s, either maxell or verbatim. just to make sure your dvd drive was recognizing the blanks correctly and to check the media id of your verbatim, i wanted you to test this with dvd identifier. and you did, thanks. your verbatim disc are -r, 8x, which according to sony is compatible with your drive.

  • Verbatim/Mitsubishi Chemical Co., Ltd. * Disc labeled for use at 4x and 8x speed

can you burn with other burning programs? rip to hard drive as an iso file and use imgburn to write the disc.

looking at your burn log i see this line

11/21/2007 7:01:59 PM info Using SPTI interface

this is what my logs have

11/22/2007 11:21:07 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode

now i dont really know why your log indicates SPTI interface where mine is using async. access mode. the only setting is dvdfab for spti is a read setting not a write setting.

what other dvd backup programs do you have installed? maybe something is causing a conflict? has anything else changed on you system since the update to v4 from v3? please follow stormjumpers instructions on how to clean uninstall/reinstall dvdfab. the only thing i can think of right now is that the patin-couffin driver on you system is corrupted. as your dvd writer sees the disc and writing has started but fails.

looks like your drive is an older drive manufactured in 2004, there is newer firmware available either sony firmware,

Firmware Upgrade BYX5
DRU-710A | DRX-710UL | DRX-710UL/T

* Improvements: Writing performance and reliability improvements.

or you can cross flash to LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S BSOY firmware, i have cross flashed my sony to lite-on.

so lets first try ripping to hard drive as iso and using imgburn.

troy

“what other dvd backup programs do you have installed? maybe something is causing a conflict? has anything else changed on you system since the update to v4 from v3?”

NERO has been on my system but that was installed long before I ever heard of DVVDFAB so I doubt that this is the issue. I did just go into the DVD FAB option and changed the engine from the default to NERO but that burn failed as well. The only thing I possibly did was to update LIMEWIRE [4.1.4] between DVD FAB 3 and 4 but I don’t see where LIMEWIRE has a burn engine.

I will try some of the other stuff or wait for Fengtao to answer my support request.

I’ve got about 7 hours in to this now and I’m getting nowhere. I just want my beloved DVDFAB back. It always worked so well for me and I recommended it to dozens of friends too.

[quote=privacy1015;1939215]“what other dvd backup programs do you have installed? maybe something is causing a conflict? has anything else changed on you system since the update to v4 from v3?”

NERO has been on my system but that was installed long before I ever heard of DVVDFAB so I doubt that this is the issue. I did just go into the DVD FAB option and changed the engine from the default to NERO but that burn failed as well. The only thing I possibly did was to update LIMEWIRE [4.1.4] between DVD FAB 3 and 4 but I don’t see where LIMEWIRE has a burn engine.

I will try some of the other stuff or wait for Fengtao to answer my support request.

I’ve got about 7 hours in to this now and I’m getting nowhere. I just want my beloved DVDFAB back. It always worked so well for me and I recommended it to dozens of friends too.[/quote]
Then delete Limewire and use a virus removal program. I can almost bet thats your problem.

can you burn with other burning programs? rip to hard drive as an iso file and use imgburn to write the disc.

imgburn.com

troy

[QUOTE=privacy1015;1938152]Troy, before we go there consider that I NEVER had a problem with FAB 3.
.xx only with FAB GOLD 4.xxx[/QUOTE]

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f116/post-problems-if-dvdfab-3-1-8-0-works-but-4-x-x-x-will-not-232026/

QUOTE “Then delete Limewire and use a virus removal program. I can almost bet thats your problem.”

I found the solution but I didn’t touch Limewire as I believed it had nothing to do with it. I took Troy’s advice and uninstalled DVD FAB 4.0.1.2. The “stormjumpers link” he provided in this thread gave complete details whereas a simply using ADD/REMOVE programs may not have gotten rid of all the artifacts like PREFETCH (hidden file). Anywat, about 10 hours later and my program is running again just fine. My guess is that the Puffin Couffin burn engine file was corrupted or conflict and the re-install fixed that.

Many thanks to all who have offered assistance.:slight_smile:

[QUOTE=privacy1015;1940194]QUOTE “Then delete Limewire and use a virus removal program. I can almost bet thats your problem.”

I found the solution but I didn’t touch Limewire as I believed it had nothing to do with it. I took Troy’s advice and uninstalled DVD FAB 4.0.1.2. The “stormjumpers link” he provided in this thread gave complete details whereas a simply using ADD/REMOVE programs may not have gotten rid of all the artifacts like PREFETCH (hidden file). Anywat, about 10 hours later and my program is running again just fine. My guess is that the Puffin Couffin burn engine file was corrupted or conflict and the re-install fixed that.

Many thanks to all who have offered assistance.:)[/QUOTE]

Could this be the explanation for aother similar recent threads saying " v3 worked but v4 doesn’t" . I’ve not yet has ANY problems with V4 but I do start to worry when others claim that their recent v4 burns are somehow corrupt ?