Can't Enter Blank DVDs ,Getting E:/ is not accessible. Incorrect function

Hello there, as you might have guessed my problem from the title i keep getting the “E:/ is not accessible. Incorrect function.” error each time i try to enter a blank DVD,I’m using a TOSHIBA Satellite M45-S169 Laptop with the following DVD drive :“MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S”, i have tried every thing from uninstalling the Driver to updating the Firmware and nothing helped, this problem has also been denying me from burning any DVD, i used Nero with imation DVD+R DVDs and yet it tells me burning failed at 2.4x , i would be very grateful if you guys could help out since i got a load of information that i need to burn , Thank You.

Did i happen to post this in the wrong thread or does it take time to respond ?

Are you using any virtual drives or Daemon Tools stuff? Check upper and lower filters?

And, imitation dvd’s are not that good. Try some verbatim or Taiyo Yuden media.

Also, Matshita laptop drives are wayyy too picky, and don’t like much [if any] media. In generally, they are regarded as one of the least desirable brands for laptop drives. Your best bet would be Verbatim media, but even that might not work well. You may have to try to find Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD+R media to be able to use the drive, though it might be easier to try to find a different drive that would work with your laptop if possible [you can either replace the internal drive or get an external USB drive]. This might allow you to use Imation discs, though I still recommend going with Verbatim-branded media or media made by Taiyo Yuden.

Please also note that you are not meant to browse a blank disc in Windows Explorer. Windows XP cannot burn DVDs natively, and browsing a blank, write-once DVD will result in the error you’re getting. This is COMPLETELY separate from your issue burning with Nero.

Thanks for your response guys , the problem is i don’t live in the US and i would really wish we had some Verbatim DVD’s , imation is considered to be the best here , and [B]Albert [/B] ,when i placed the blank DVD in my other computer , the DVD Driver icon turns to CD Driver ,it also shows 0 bytes free & 0 bytes full which i believe means it’s good to go , this is not the case in the Laptop, i only want to know why is this error showing, is there a solution for it ?

[QUOTE=ZeroCast;2080515]… i only want to know why is this error showing, is there a solution for it ?[/QUOTE]No. Some computers will show the 0 bytes used, 0 bytes free; others return that error. It all depends on that particular system, and is a “feature” of XP. Just don’t try to browse a blank DVD in Explorer. There’s nothing wrong.

Your best bet might be to get an external USB drive, in this case.

Alright then , since it can’t be fixed , how about we turn this into a “Unable to Burn” problem ?

[QUOTE=ZeroCast;2081122]Alright then , since it can’t be fixed , how about we turn this into a “Unable to Burn” problem ?[/QUOTE]

Please try another of those discs with Nero, and when it fails it should give you the option to save an error log - please post that log here so we can see why and where the burn is failing.

Since you mention 2.4x, I would guess that those Imation discs are 16x, and your Matshita drive has no firmware support for them…but post the log anyway.

Also, Albert’s remark about Matshita drives being extremely picky, is spot on from what I’ve read here. I also agree with his recommendation of an external drive, if you want trouble-free burning (and better media, of course).

Indeed they are picky and could stop functioning after a while, i never realized that until i bought it, anyway i already saved the error log so here it is :


Dr.Hassan

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘D:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 22/07/2004 05:33:44 Ù…
Nero version: 6.3.1.26 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S>Version: 1.00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S >Version: 1.00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : TOSHIBA MK8026GAX atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (83886080) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 382MB (391408kB)
Free physical memory: 60MB (62188kB)
Memory in use : 84 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

21.6.2008
UDF compilation
05:21:13 Ù… #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6083
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

05:21:13 Ù… #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

05:21:13 Ù… #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S running

05:21:13 Ù… #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3152
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

05:21:13 Ù… #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 247
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 1716431 (381:25.56, 3352MB)

05:21:13 Ù… #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

05:21:13 Ù… #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2162
Recorder: MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: MBIPG101, Media Type ID: R05, Product revision number: 1
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7

05:21:13 Ù… #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 420
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

05:21:13 Ù… #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1716432 (1716432) = #1716432/381:25.57
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1716432 blocks [MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

05:21:13 Ù… #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
Prepare recorder [MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S ] 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 3515252736, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
1716432 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

05:21:14 Ù… #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Caching of files started

05:21:15 Ù… #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4163
Cache writing successful.

05:21:15 Ù… #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Caching of files completed

05:21:15 Ù… #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

05:21:15 Ù… #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

05:21:15 Ù… #16 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8228
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 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
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: MBIPG101
Media type ID: R05
Product revision number: 1
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 07 4D 42 49 50 47 - 31 30 31 52 30 35 01 38 …MBIPG101R05.8
23 54 37 13 02 50 6B 02 - 8C 63 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 #T7…Pk…c…
01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

05:21:15 Ù… #17 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 18:03,344 (1083344ms) -> OK

05:21:15 Ù… #18 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 628
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

05:21:23 Ù… #19 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1445
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x0B0C0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x73 0x03

05:21:23 Ù… #20 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Power calibration error

05:21:23 Ù… #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

05:21:23 Ù… #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

05:21:23 Ù… #23 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1191
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: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x5B 0x01 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x73 0x03

05:21:23 Ù… #24 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1191
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: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x5B 0x01 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x73 0x03

05:21:23 Ù… #25 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

05:21:23 Ù… #26 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

05:21:23 Ù… #27 CDR -1106 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 164
Power calibration error

05:21:23 Ù… #28 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 164
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

05:21:23 Ù… #29 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

05:21:23 Ù… #30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 04/08/2004 03:00:00 Ù… (Adapter driver for rec)

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


And [B]Arachne [/B] I would like to note that the drive was burning perfectly about a year ago with the same Imation discs.

Hi :slight_smile:
Welcome on board ZeroCast. :iagree: :clap:
You might like to edit/remove your Nero serial # from your post. :eek:

Edit: I see this is now done. :cool:

“Those same Imation discs” could have been made by a different manufacturer, as Imation don’t actually make discs, but brand discs from different manufacturers :wink:

All those (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)'s in the log would indeed indicate that your drive doesn’t like those particular Imation discs (made by Moser Baer India Limited).

BTW, I removed your Nero serial number from the log, to prevent it getting into the wrong hands and your copy being blacklisted :wink:

Hi Zero just a couple things i noticed.

Your RAM is almost all used up so i would get rid of all the apps not needed and don’t breathe while burning. 382mb of RAM is not much to begin with.

Also try burning those at 8x.

It says KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR which usually means to use better blanks but i guess in your case that’s the best you can find there…

I’m going to be totally honest with you guys, that was not a legit serial number,it’s from a torrent site :o but i truly admire your concern and that only proves your honesty and i thank you for that, as for that matter in hand, i will try other brands available here, we do have TDK and Sony that i forgot to mention (forgive me!), and [B]Bob [/B], it appears that i can change the Frame Buffer of the Video Card which is being used as shared memory,it should give me some more RAM.