copytoDVD & convertXtoDVD fails to burn

I have used both these programs without any hassle but recently I had to take my PC back to out of box state due to problems, since reinstalling copytodvd & convertXtodvd I keep getting ‘hardware error 040301’ can anyone advise me on this, I have included the last log

04/10/2006 22:33:56 info ********** Report session closed ***********
04/10/2006 22:33:53 info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
04/10/2006 22:33:32 error Write error at 227456 (16) - Code 04 03 01 [Hardware error]
04/10/2006 22:30:44 info Lead-in burning time (mS) 18183
04/10/2006 22:30:26 info Write started 1468464 sectors to write
04/10/2006 22:30:26 info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
04/10/2006 22:30:26 info Writing speed requested x2.0, effective x2.0
04/10/2006 22:30:25 info Available write speed: 2x, 1x
04/10/2006 22:30:25 info Media ID can’t be read from this media
04/10/2006 22:30:25 info DMA Enabled
04/10/2006 22:30:25 info Scanned files #8, folder #2 - total size 3006320640 b. (2.8 Gb.)
04/10/2006 22:30:25 info Inserted media type : DVD-R
04/10/2006 22:30:24 info Write started
04/10/2006 22:30:23 info --------------Encoding end--------------
04/10/2006 22:30:23 info Media name: “My DVD”
04/10/2006 22:30:23 info Burned folder: “C:\Documents and Settings\Lynn D\My Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\The 40 Year Old Virgin”
04/10/2006 22:30:08 info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
04/10/2006 22:21:08 info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, CD-R, CD-RW
04/10/2006 22:21:08 info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9581 B102 [D] (Ide)
04/10/2006 22:21:08 info Conversion completed in 01:43:40
04/10/2006 22:20:58 info ------------Converting Menu--------------
04/10/2006 22:20:15 info Chapter #23 start at 110:0.093
04/10/2006 22:15:33 info Chapter #22 start at 104:59.893
04/10/2006 22:10:54 info Chapter #21 start at 99:59.693
04/10/2006 22:06:16 info Chapter #20 start at 94:59.794
04/10/2006 22:01:40 info Chapter #19 start at 89:59.794
04/10/2006 21:56:56 info Chapter #18 start at 84:59.694
04/10/2006 21:52:14 info Chapter #17 start at 79:59.694
04/10/2006 21:47:28 info Chapter #16 start at 75:0.095
04/10/2006 21:42:48 info Chapter #15 start at 70:0.095
04/10/2006 21:38:09 info Chapter #14 start at 64:59.795
04/10/2006 21:33:25 info Chapter #13 start at 60:0.096
04/10/2006 21:28:42 info Chapter #12 start at 54:59.796
04/10/2006 21:24:02 info Chapter #11 start at 49:59.896
04/10/2006 21:19:21 info Chapter #10 start at 45:0.097
04/10/2006 21:14:41 info Chapter #9 start at 39:59.797
04/10/2006 21:09:47 info Chapter #8 start at 35:0.098
04/10/2006 21:05:06 info Chapter #7 start at 29:59.798
04/10/2006 21:00:29 info Chapter #6 start at 24:59.698
04/10/2006 20:56:05 info Chapter #5 start at 19:59.798
04/10/2006 20:51:27 info Chapter #4 start at 14:59.899
04/10/2006 20:46:46 info Chapter #3 start at 10:0.099
04/10/2006 20:42:15 info Chapter #2 start at 5:0.099
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Stream #0 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x576, q=2-31, 5150 kb/s
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Video Stream #0 framerate : 25.00 Fps (source 29.97 Fps), no pulldown
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Padded source image : Left 16, Top 0, Right 16, Bottom 0
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Video source original frame rate: 29.97
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info PAL 25 FPS output format set by user
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Widescreen (16:9) set automatically
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Video bitrate 0/5150/8308 Kbps (min/avg/max)
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Converting “C:\Documents and Settings\Lynn D\My Documents\Morpheus Shared\Downloads\The 40 Year Old Virgin.avi”
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info ----------------Title #1----------------
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Project size 4.3 Gb. (152 Mb. audio - 4.15 Gb. video)
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Stream #1 - Audio: mp3, 44100 Hz, stereo, 112 kb/s
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Stream #0 - Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 352x208
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 01:50:41.975
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Opening file “C:\Documents and Settings\Lynn D\My Documents\Morpheus Shared\Downloads\The 40 Year Old Virgin.avi”
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [ ] Don’t fix audio gaps
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [ ] Engine Log
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Encoder quality: 50%
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info --------------Encoding begin--------------
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info --------------Menu settings end--------------
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [X] Sequential playback
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [X] Loop playback
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [X] Auto start playback
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [X] Menu
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info --------------Menu settings begin--------------
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info --------------Default burn settings end--------------
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Default speed selected: 4x
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, CD-R, CD-RW
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9581 B102 [D] (Ide)
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [ ] Delete files after burn complete
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [ ] Don’t eject after burn complete
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [ ] Include originals
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info [X] Burn result to DVD
04/10/2006 20:37:28 info --------------Default burn settings begin--------------
04/10/2006 20:37:05 info User default language : 2057 (0x0809h) - English (United Kingdom)
04/10/2006 20:37:05 info System default language : 2057 (0x0809h) - English (United Kingdom)
04/10/2006 20:37:05 info Version 2.1.0.148
04/10/2006 20:37:05 info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\vso\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe”
04/10/2006 20:37:05 info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
04/10/2006 20:37:04 info ******************** Report session started ********************

I am having the exact same problem. Yesterday I burned with absolutely no problem at all and today…Hardware Error 040301. I don’t have any problem with PhotoDVD, though.

Somebody help us!

Tried with other media?

I am using the same media I always use (Sony). The same media that used yesterday! I have also tried some cheapies (SKC) but to no avail.

Honestly, it cannot be “the same media” because you have used DVD-R which only can be used once.
You may have used discs from the ame spindle, but then they are other discs. Media quality varies permanently.

You may go another route:

  1. Convert it to a dvd format, output a image/ISO.
  2. Use imgburn v2 to burn it onto dvd.

In addition to chef’s post above. :slight_smile:
This is a rather old drive (firmware B102 dated back in 2003) with apparently poor media support. It will be hard to find compatible media nowdays.

In the long run, [I]lyn646x[/I] I suggest you to get a new drive. :wink:

BTW, hope moderators can move this and many other topics (in this forum section) to appropriate forum section. :smiley:

As suggested, thread moved to the CD and DVD burning software forum.:slight_smile:

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