Burner gone rampage

[qanda]This thread is about the NEC ND-2500A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hello!
I really need some help with my burner, it’s gone rampage. I can’t burn any DVD’s, constatly getting Disc at once errors or Illegal thingies.
I’ve tried the most stuff, enabling overburning 4600, cleaing my drivers, shuting down stuff before burning and not touching untill it’s complete.

Here is a report from nero

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 9.0.9.100
Internal Version: 9, 0, 9, 100

Recorder:             <_NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A>    Version: 1.07 - HA 1 TA 0 - 9.0.9.100
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default
CD-ROM:               <TV5082O  RBL349M         >Version: 1.01 - HA 1 TA 1 - 9.0.9.100
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : SAMSUNG SP0812N               nvatabus Port 0 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A          nvatabus Port 0 ID 2  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : TV5082O RBL349M         1.01  aebr218i Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : TV5082O RBL349M         1.01  aebr218i Port 3 ID 1  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : TV5082O RBL349M         1.01  aebr218i Port 3 ID 2  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A       D:   CdRom0
TV5082O RBL349M            E:   CdRom1
TV5082O RBL349M            F:   CdRom2
TV5082O RBL349M            H:   CdRom3
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 659MB (675444kB)
Memory in use       : 35 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

6.6.2009
Burn DVD Image
23:14:14	#1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
	LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	
23:14:14	#2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3563
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
23:14:14	#3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 312
	Last possible write address on media:  2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
	Last address to be written:            2288658 (508:35.33, 4470MB)
	
23:14:14	#4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 324
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD DVD)
	
23:14:14	#5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2951
	Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A, Media type: DVD-R
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: <CMC MA> <G. AM3>
	 Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193
	
23:14:14	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 499
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
23:14:14	#7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 756
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, ISO 9660)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 2288659 (2288659) = #2288659/508:35.34
	    not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2288659 blocks [D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
23:14:14	#8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 958
	Prepare [D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A] 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    4687173632, 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 |  2288659 |  2288659 | 0x00
	  2288659 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	
23:14:14	#9 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 240
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
23:14:14	#10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4362
	Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)
	
23:14:14	#11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
	Caching of files started
	
23:14:14	#12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4484
	Cache writing successful.
	
23:14:14	#13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
	Caching of files completed
	
23:14:14	#14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
	Burn process started at 4x (5Â 540 KB/s)
	
23:14:14	#15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2675
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
23:14:14	#16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3259
	Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode
	
23:14:14	#17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3413
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
23:14:14	#18 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10187
	---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, 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 Transfer 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)
	 Outer Limit of Data Recordable Area:          26127F h
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Revision number of maximum recording speed: 6.0
	  Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
	  Revision number table of recording speed: 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 - - 
	  Class: 0,  Extended part version: 33
	  Start PSN of the Extra Border Zone: 2FE10 h
	  Start PSN of Physical format information blocks in Extra Border Zone: 2FFA0 h
	 Media Specific [16..783]:
	    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    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    1D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 - 02 84 0D 12 98 99 90 00    .@....R.........
	    03 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 00 - 04 47 2E 20 41 4D 33 00    .CMC.MA..G..AM3.
	    05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 - 06 09 0D 14 98 88 90 00    ................
	    07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 - 08 07 17 0A 0E 09 04 00    ................
	    09 95 07 0D 0B 88 88 00 - 0A 80 00 00 00 00 10 00    ................
	    0B 06 17 15 B8 99 85 00 - 0C B8 9A 32 03 20 32 00    ...........2..2.
	    0D 00 00 D0 00 00 00 00 - 0E 09 1F 39 2F 25 1C 00    ...........9/%..
	    0F 50 19 29 19 89 B5 00 - 10 88 84 00 04 00 04 00    .P.)............
	    11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 12 09 2B 37 2D 29 1B 00    ..........+7-)..
	    13 50 1D 2D 1F A6 B5 00 - 14 88 80 00 00 00 00 00    .P.-............
	    15 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 16 0B 45 3D 3B 1F 25 00    ..........E=;.%.
	    17 30 25 31 0D 8A B5 00 - 18 88 80 00 00 00 00 00    .0%1............
	    19 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 1A 0C 51 51 51 45 2D 00    ..........QQQE-.
	    1B 90 23 2D 19 79 B5 00 - 1C 88 80 00 00 00 00 00    ..#-.y..........
	    1D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
23:14:14	#19 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 215
	CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
	CDB Data:   0x53 00 00 00 00 00 22 EC 20 00 00 00 
	Sense Key:  0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x11
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 11 
	
23:14:14	#20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3551
	Reserved Track size: 2288672 (22EC20h, 4470MB) -&gt; return code -1046
	
23:14:14	#21 CDR -1046 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1682
	Illegal disc
	D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A
	
23:14:14	#22 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1682
	Could not perform start of Disc-at-once
	
23:14:14	#23 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 1424
	SetDriveCaps: Set LAST LBA of layer 1 to 0
	
23:14:14	#24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 273
	Pipe memory size 83836800
	
23:14:14	#25 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
	Burn process failed at 4x (5Â 540 KB/s)
	
23:14:14	#26 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 287
	SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
	
23:14:14	#27 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11444
	DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed
	
23:14:14	#28 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
	UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	

Existing drivers:

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

Nero is reporting DMA is off for your dvd drive. Nero is totally unreliable these days in this respect, but as a first step in diagnosing the problem you should check the DMA status of your drive. Look in my signature for the link to Womble’s guide for checking DMA. The most important thing to discover is Current Transfer Status of the drive. It should be Ultra DMA 2 for this particular NEC I believe.

The next thing we need to know is if you are using the Nvidia IDE [B]d r i v e r s[/B]. If so, stop it now. Roll back the drivers to the generic Microsoft [B]d r i v e r s[/B].

Your drive is fairly old and it may not be recognizing these CMC MAG AM3 disks you are using. The firmware in your drive is the 1.07 and it dates to 2004. There is a newer one from November of 2006 available here: http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/NEC-ND-2500A/ It is the 2.19 firmware.

You’d probably be better off using Verbatim 16x disks.

:flower:

Thanks alot!
I got it fix by installing new firmware!

:flower::flower::flower::flower:

Better buy some reliable media.
This burner wont last any longer anyway…