Burning problems

Hi!
I wanted to burn a backup DVD with my holiday pictures so i searched the forums for what records to buy and decided on plextor DVD+R, taiyo yuden. But when I try to burn it in nero I get a error message when its “closing” the dvd. Everything seems to work until then and I think its burning the files but then somthing happens. Tried it with sonic digitalmedia plus v7 aswell with the same result.
Hp pavillion with TSSTcorp TS-L532M firmware HR04

Please help me.

What exactlly is the error message? Could you post a nero log (make sure you remove your serial number from the log first)?

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 2004-11-02 13:54:32 

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.5.4
Internal Version: 7, 0, 5, 4
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M>Version: HR04 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.5.4
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <HB7302O  BBO205M         >Version: 1.0  - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.0.5.4
 Adapter driver:      <SCSI>                    HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : ST9808211A                       atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M        atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : HB7302O BBO205M         1.0     dtscsi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M  D:   CDRom0
HB7302O BBO205M            E:   CDRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 1534MB (1571308kB)
Free physical memory: 829MB (849624kB)
Memory in use       : 45 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

14.8.2006
ISO compilation
18:58:09	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6414
	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 : TRUE
	Allow more than 255 characters in path  : TRUE
	Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions        : TRUE
	
18:58:09	#2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
	ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory
	
18:58:09	#3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
	Reader running
	
18:58:09	#4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
	Writer D: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M running
	
18:58:09	#5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
18:58:19	#6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3341
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
18:58:20	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 288
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:             895839 (199:04.39, 1749MB)
	
18:58:20	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 300
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
18:58:20	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2699
	Recorder: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M, Media type: DVD+R
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: YUDEN000, Media Type ID: T03, Product revision number: 0
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7
	
18:58:20	#10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 472
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
18:58:20	#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 + 895840 (895840) = #895840/199:4.40
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	 -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 895840 blocks [D: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
18:58:20	#12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
	Prepare recorder [D: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M] 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    1834680320, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	  895840 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
18:58:20	#13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 39
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
18:58:20	#14 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 84
	SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
	
18:58:20	#15 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Caching of files started
	
18:58:20	#16 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4175
	Cache writing successful.
	
18:58:20	#17 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Caching of files completed
	
18:58:20	#18 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Burn process started at 8x (11 080 KB/s)
	
18:58:20	#19 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
	
18:58:20	#20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8663
	---- DVD 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 Physical Sector Number of Data Area:      26053F h
	 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: YUDEN000
	  Media type ID: T03
	  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 59 55 44 45 4E - 30 30 30 54 30 33 00 38    ...YUDEN000T03.8
	      23 54 37 0B 02 5A 71 02 - 80 6F 0F 0F 0A 09 02 02    #T7..Zq..o......
	      00 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
18:58:20	#21 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
19:03:43	#22 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
	<D: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 895840 (DAB60h), length 0 blocks
	
19:03:43	#23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
19:04:17	#24 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 290
	D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x0C
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x51 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x71 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 0C 
	Buffer x03620e00: Len x20
	
19:04:17	#25 CDR -1135 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1937
	Write error
	D: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M
	
19:04:17	#26 TRANSFER -24 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1937
	Could not perform end of Disc-at-once
	
19:04:17	#27 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 290
	D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x05
	CDB Data:   0x5B 01 01 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05 
	
19:04:17	#28 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 290
	D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x05
	CDB Data:   0x5B 01 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05 
	
19:04:17	#29 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Generating DVD high compatibility borders
	
19:04:18	#30 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Generating DVD borders completed successfully
	
19:04:18	#31 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Burn process failed at 8x (11 080 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.32a, size=20640 bytes, created 2005-04-25 02:03:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File 'Drivers\scsiport.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=96256 bytes, created 2004-08-04 10:00:00 (Adapter driver for src)

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

Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR) is most commonly poor quality media or incompatible media. Corect me if I am wrong as I am not that farmiliar with samsung burners, but that is an 8x burner and that firmware is over 1 year old, right? Not only are you burning 16x media at 8x (not it’s recomended speed, 16x or in some cases 12x usally works best), but you are using firmware that might be older than the media (I don’t think that tyt03 has been out quite as long as that firmware). I’m guessing that your drive does not support the media or doesn’t support it well.
I would try updating firmware (try looking in the samsung forum to find what newer firmwares might be avalable and what ver is good).
http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=105
That may or may not help this media work but in the future I would try sticking to good quality 8x media if you can find it (perhaps there will be some sugestions for media for your drive in the samsung forum). As 8x media is getting harder to find, you might also want to consider verbatim 16x+r if finding good 8x media becomes a problem. Verbatim 16x media has been out substantially longer than other 16x medias and therefor has a beter chance of being supported, particularlly in an 8x drive (not to mention it is pretty good media).
Hope that helps some.

Oh, I didnt think it would be a problem with 16x disks in a 8x burner.
thanks for the help.

Your burner has to have a specific write stratagy for each and every single media out there. If it doesn’t have a write stratagy for that particular media, it has to use a generic write stratagy which doesn’t always work that well. The write stratagys are in the firmware. What sometimes happens with 8x drives (or any older slower dirve), is that the manufacture develops good write stratagys for the media that is avalable at the time which is primarilly 8x media. Later, 16x medias come out, and the manufacture may or may not write new firmware with new write stratagys (its not unheard of for manufactures to quit doing much firmware development with older drives as they are concentrating on newer drives). If samsung has taken the trouble to develop a write stratagy for a particular 16x media specifically for your drive then it might work fine but they don’t always bother to do that with older drives. Thats why I say try newer firmware. The media you are using was not on the market when the firmware you are using was written so it very well might not support it. Similarlly, you might or might not run into the same issue with other 16x medias. Samsung may or may not have gone to the trouble to develop new firmware to suport newer faster medias. They most liklly have developed good write stratagy for 8x medias though as that was what was out when the drive was new and being developed.
Some 16x medias may work fine if the firmware supports it but your odds are beter with 8x media. Thats why I sugest trying verbatim if you need to use 16x (because it is what you can find). Verbatim 16x media has been avalable for a lot longer so the media was avalable earlier for them to develop a write stratagy for it (though its no guarenty that they did, just beter odds).
Also, it can sometimes be a little harder to develop good firmware to burn dvd media slower than its rated speed. the media itself is usally developed to burn best at the rated speed. Thats what I have been leed to believe anyway (I’m not a software developer or anything so I’m just going off what I have heard).

Updating Nero would also be a good move as the earlier V7 versions were very buggy.

Thanks for the info. I found some old Traxdata DVD-R 8x RITEKG05 but they didn´t work either. I searched HPs hompage for newer firmware but couldn´t find it. Did a google search for the firmware aswell and it seems I´m not the only one looking for it. Sent HP an email today about my problem. I´ll let you know their answer when I get it.