Burning Problem

I have an intermittent problem with burning DVDs - actually it’s more a regular problem that intermittently doesn’t occur.

I’m using DVD Fab Platinum with which I back up the DVD to my hard drive without a problem.

Then when I try to burn (via DVDFab Patinum) the movie to disc I get the problem. It just stops at a certain point - there’s no error message, the program keeps running, but the percentage completed stays at at 4.9% or 60.37% or whatever it is and doesn’t change. It would go on all night without changing if I left it.

I’m using Windows XP Home
The DVD player is a HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N
I’m not sure what the burner is - it just happens under the DVDFab page, but I have a Nero Express 6.3.1.6 on my computer. I also have listed under Device Managers: “VSO Devices” and “pccoufin device”, if that means anything.

Any help would be appreciated. I’m going through a mountain of discs with a very small success rate at the moment.

Thanks

Hi eaziersed,
We’ll need more info from you in order to try to nail down a solution.
Burner, burn speed, MID, etc., a burn log would help a great deal.

Hi maineman - thanks for the reply.

I’m not sure how to find out what burner I have. Can you help me? It’s an internal burner in my Leader laptop.

I’ve attached some pages from the Nero Info Tool in case they are a help. Under Disc it just says: Type: DVD-R; Capacity: 00:00:01 (0 MB). All the other categories are marked n/a. The discs are TDK DVD-R 1-16x. I’ve attached a Disc page from a previous successful copy using the same brand and type of disc.

I’ve also attached some recent logs.

[I]This is the most recent one - it’s very short because the process locked up at only 4.95% completed.
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4/06/2007 4:44:07 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
4/06/2007 4:42:48 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N 0A31 [D] (Ide)
4/06/2007 4:42:48 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
4/06/2007 4:42:48 PM info User default language : 3081 (0x0C09h) - English (Australian)
4/06/2007 4:42:48 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
4/06/2007 4:42:48 PM info DLL Version 2.0.25.278
4/06/2007 4:42:48 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
4/06/2007 4:42:48 PM info Version 3, 0, 8, 6
4/06/2007 4:42:48 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
4/06/2007 4:42:48 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
4/06/2007 4:42:48 PM info ******************** Report session started ********

[I]This is a longer one.[/I]

3/06/2007 1:15:18 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
3/06/2007 12:18:55 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/06/2007 11:35:15 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 37112
3/06/2007 11:34:37 AM info Write started 2202240 sectors to write
3/06/2007 11:34:37 AM info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
3/06/2007 11:34:37 AM info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
3/06/2007 11:34:37 AM info Available write speed: 8x, 4x, 2x
3/06/2007 11:34:37 AM info Media ID: TTH02
3/06/2007 11:34:37 AM info DMA Disabled
3/06/2007 11:34:37 AM info Scanned files #17, folder #2 - total size 4509059072 b. (4.2 Gb.)
3/06/2007 11:34:37 AM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
3/06/2007 11:34:37 AM info Write started
3/06/2007 11:34:35 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/06/2007 11:34:34 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
3/06/2007 11:34:34 AM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N 0A31 [D] (Ide)
3/06/2007 11:33:41 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/06/2007 11:33:39 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N 0A31 [D] (Ide)
3/06/2007 11:33:39 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
3/06/2007 11:33:39 AM info User default language : 3081 (0x0C09h) - English (Australian)
3/06/2007 11:33:39 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/06/2007 11:33:39 AM info DLL Version 2.0.25.278
3/06/2007 11:33:39 AM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
3/06/2007 11:33:39 AM info Version 3, 0, 8, 6
3/06/2007 11:33:39 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
3/06/2007 11:33:39 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
3/06/2007 11:33:39 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

[I]And this was an earlier successful one:
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26/05/2007 9:33:46 AM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
26/05/2007 9:33:44 AM info Finalization Time 00:01:09 - Total completion time 00:13:25
26/05/2007 9:32:34 AM info Write finished in 00:12:15 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4.78
26/05/2007 9:20:56 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 37278
26/05/2007 9:20:19 AM info Write started 2162352 sectors to write
26/05/2007 9:20:19 AM info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
26/05/2007 9:20:19 AM info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
26/05/2007 9:20:18 AM info Available write speed: 8x, 4x, 2x
26/05/2007 9:20:18 AM info Media ID: TTH02
26/05/2007 9:20:18 AM info DMA Enabled
26/05/2007 9:20:18 AM info Scanned files #154, folder #2 - total size 4427069440 b. (4.12 Gb.)
26/05/2007 9:20:18 AM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
26/05/2007 9:20:18 AM info Write started
26/05/2007 9:20:16 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
26/05/2007 9:20:15 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
26/05/2007 9:20:15 AM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N 0A31 [D] (Ide)
26/05/2007 9:19:57 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
26/05/2007 9:18:36 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N 0A31 [D] (Ide)
26/05/2007 9:18:36 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
26/05/2007 9:18:36 AM info User default language : 3081 (0x0C09h) - English (Australian)
26/05/2007 9:18:36 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
26/05/2007 9:18:36 AM info DLL Version 2.0.25.278
26/05/2007 9:18:36 AM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
26/05/2007 9:18:36 AM info Version 3, 0, 8, 6
26/05/2007 9:18:36 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
26/05/2007 9:18:36 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

On the one that worked DMA enabled on the one that did not DMA disabled use Reset Dma and see if that helps or check Mainemans sig. for further help.

Looks like tgidday is on top of this one.
You need to check your DMA mode. As tgidday said, just tick on reset DMA button in Fab. Good idea to read through both links…there’s some good info and troubleshooting. The reset in Fab may not do it.

You have an LG burner. I don’t know anything about Leader.
Here are the 3 LG models I found:
Videohelp

Most likely, your burner differs only in firmware, but your best bet is to go through the manufacturer for firmware updates.

This may be easier than straining your eyes and brain on the burn log.
(See the attached image below)
If you throw a disc in nero cd/dvd speed, just click on the Disc Info tab.
It’ll display your burner and firmware, eg., Benq 1655 and BCGB
and below the MID (media code)

Anyway, let us know your MID and DMA mode, should be UDMA 2 or close.

Hope this helps.


:bow: That’s fantastic - I reset the DMA button, and I managed to burn the disc I had failed to burn on the weekend. If this has fixed up the problem, I’m ecstatic. :bigsmile: I should’ve asked you guys ages ago, instead of soldiering on and getting nowhere month after month. :clap:

According to Nero CD-DVD speed, my MID is TTH02 and the firmware is 0A3.

I checked my hard drives under Device Manager.
On both channels the Transfer Mode was “DMA if available”.
On the Primary IDE Channel the transfer mode was Ultra DMA Mode 5, and on the Secondary IDE Channel the transfer mode was Ultra DMA Mode 2.

maineman, you mentioned getting a firmware update. Is that something I should be doing? (Leader is just a local computer manufacturer.)

Thanks again to both of you
eaziersed


WTG, tigidday and maineman :clap:
as for firmware update, IMO if it works dont’ fix it! … :slight_smile:

Hi eaziersed,
Hey that’s great…congrats!
As far as the firmware, well that all depends. Firmware updates can add capabililities such as DL burning, bitsetting, faster burn speeds, etc. and most often enhance blank media compatibility. They can also fix bugs.
While it makes sense to stay current, I wouldn’t blindly update everytime an update is available.
I would update when you want or need a specific change.
Here’s where one of my favorite expressions comes in…
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Re: Leader, I looked 'em up. I just had never heard of them. Lots of things I never heard of… :bigsmile:
The point here is that if you misflash your burner and it’s not official firmware, your warranty is void. Always best to go through your manufacturer unless your comfortable with flashing.
You could end up with a very expensive paperweight… :eek:

Oh well, I wouldn’t say I was comfortable with flashing, as this is the first time I’ve ever heard of it, and as you wisely say it ain’t broke, and I’d quite likely break it. So I think I’ll leave the firmware as it is for the moment.

Thanks for your generous help - this is a great forum.