Can no longer burn DVD's

I have been using this same burn drive for months and now all the sudden I can no longer burn any DVD’s, particularly back-ups. I haven’t changed anything on the PC at all, it just stopped working. I tried upgrading to Nero 7 and that still did nothing. Reinstalled Nero 6, STILL nothing. The media I’m using is the same I have been using all along. Can anyone help me?

The drive is an HP dvd200j.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.56, size=163910 bytes, created 4/2/2003 8:13:44 AM
Nero version: 6.0.0.0
Recorder: <HP DVD Writer 200j> Version: 1.06 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612>Version: 1004 - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y120P0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 53073H4 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HP DVD Writer 200j atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: Off

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523760kB)
Free physical memory: 135MB (139036kB)
Memory in use : 73 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

11.1.2006
UDF/ISO compilation
9:30:01 PM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
DVD-Video files reallocation started

9:30:01 PM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

9:30:01 PM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 5451
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

9:30:01 PM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
DVD-Video files sorted

9:30:01 PM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

9:30:01 PM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 127
Writer HP DVD Writer 200j running

9:30:01 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3814
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:30:01 PM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3814
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:30:02 PM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3081
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

9:30:02 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 224
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28)
Last address to be written: 2286143 (508:01.68)

9:30:02 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 229
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

9:30:02 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1688
Recorder: HP DVD Writer 200j, Media type: DVD+R

9:30:02 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 757
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original CD pos #0 + 2286144 (2286144) = #2286144/508:1.69
relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286144 blocks [HP DVD Writer 200j ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

9:30:02 PM #14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3318
Recorder and media-info

=======================

Burning to HP DVD Writer 200j on a DVD+R media

9:30:02 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 910
Prepare recorder HP DVD Writer 200j for write in cue-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN:
TOCTYPE: 0x0 Session Closed, CD fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x0, ISRC “”, FilePos 0 307200 387362816

9:30:02 PM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Caching of files started

9:30:02 PM #17 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Caching of files completed

9:30:02 PM #18 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,312 KB/s)

9:30:02 PM #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2104
Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

9:30:02 PM #20 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1151
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x02F45000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAD 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x08 0x04 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

9:30:02 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 1415
Set Booktype to DVD-ROM (0), set mode ‘drive EEPROM’ (0) on DVD+R media, return: 0 -> OK

9:30:02 PM #22 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1678
Set remaining time: 23:51,280 (1431280ms) -> OK

9:30:02 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 513
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

9:30:10 PM #24 SCSI -400 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1361
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03570000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x91
Sense Qual: 0xC4
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x91 0xC4

9:30:10 PM #25 CDR -400 File Writer.cpp, Line 335
Unspecified target error

9:30:10 PM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 227
all writers idle, stopping conversion

9:30:10 PM #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 221
conversion idle, stopping reader

9:30:11 PM #28 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

9:30:11 PM #29 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1151
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

9:30:11 PM #30 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1678
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

9:30:11 PM #31 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Generating DVD borders completed successfully

9:30:11 PM #32 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 1415
Set Booktype to DVD+RW (9), set mode ‘drive EEPROM’ (0) on DVD+R media, return: 0 -> OK

9:30:11 PM #33 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1678
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

9:30:11 PM #34 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1818
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,312 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 3/11/2005 6:28:10 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/4/2004 1:59:42 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Whilst this may not be the total cause of your problem it doesn’t help:-

CdRomPeripheral : HP DVD Writer 200j atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: Off

Look at this guide on how to fix this.

The other thing that concerns me is running Nero 6.0.0.0. Try upgrading to 6.6.0.18 which is the latest of the good Nero versions. I’d avoid Nero 7 for quite some time to come.

I looked through that guide before, but the Primary IDE channel already lists itself as DMA enabled, so I really don’t know why the Log Report shows it off. I will try to upgrade to 6.6.0.18 also.

It’s not the primary channel that is the problem.

Your burner is on the secondary channel.
The secondary channel has DMA off for both devices.
Your burner doesn’t work …

I see a pattern emerging :wink: