Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

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#1

I can’t seem to burn a DVD i just finished making. I have the ISO image, but i can’t burn it. I thought it was because i had crappy DVD’s but then i tried some other DVD-R’s and they gave me the same error. I can burn DVD+R’s fine. But when I try to burn a DVD-R, I get a dumb error. It gave me this error in Nero


Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 6:35:34 PM 
Nero Version: 6.6.0.15
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 15h
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <_NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A>    Version: 1.06 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.15
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 
CD-ROM:               <_NEC     DVD_RW ND-2500A >Version: 1.06 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.15
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD800JB-00JJC0               atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : Maxtor 6L300R0                   atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A             atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : NERO    IMAGEDRIVE2     2.26  imagedrv Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : NERO    IMAGEDRIVE2     2.26  imagedrv Port 3 ID 1  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : TI2263E GYU585X         2.0B   vaxscsi Port 4 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A       D:   CDRom0
NERO IMAGEDRIVE2           E:   CDRom1
NERO IMAGEDRIVE2           G:   CDRom2
TI2263E GYU585X            F:   CDRom3
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 322MB (330416kB)
Memory in use       : 68 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

20.5.2006
Burn DVD Image
3:16:12 PM	#1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
	
3:16:12 PM	#2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3231
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
3:16:12 PM	#3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 269
	Last possible write address on media:  2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
	Last address to be written:            2122005 (471:33.30, 4144MB)
	
3:16:12 PM	#4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
3:16:12 PM	#5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2477
	Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A, Media type: DVD-R
	 Disc Manufacturer: Prodis - cF02
	 Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193
	
3:16:12 PM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 447
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
3:16:12 PM	#7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, ISO 9660)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 2122006 (2122006) = #2122006/471:33.31
	    not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2122006 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-2500A]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
3:16:12 PM	#8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
	Prepare recorder [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-2500A] 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    4345868288, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 2122006 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
3:16:12 PM	#9 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files started
	
3:16:13 PM	#10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4116
	Cache writing successful.
	
3:16:13 PM	#11 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files completed
	
3:16:13 PM	#12 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)
	
3:16:13 PM	#13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2643
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
3:16:13 PM	#14 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2357
	Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode
	
3:16:13 PM	#15 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21663
	Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON 
	
3:16:13 PM	#16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2511
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
3:16:13 PM	#17 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8821
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD-R   (2), Part Version: 5
	 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:      26127F h
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
	  Start sector number of the next Border-In:     2FFA0 h
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	      00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00    .`...0@P...!....
	      00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
3:16:13 PM	#18 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
	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: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x05
	CDB Data:   0x53 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x61 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x05 
	
3:16:13 PM	#19 CDR -1046 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1763
	Illegal disc
	
3:16:13 PM	#20 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1763
	Could not perform start of Disc-at-once
	
3:16:13 PM	#21 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 10/26/2005 2:12:48 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 12:59:42 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Then, when I try to burn it in Alcohol 120% I get this error

########################### Options Setting ###########################
  Devices control interface: Default Driver Control Interface
  CPU Priority Level: High
  Memory Buffer Size (MB): 128
  Examine the accuracy of data read from physical device: Yes
  Turn off "Auto-Select best write speed" function if possible: No
  Overburn disc(s): No
  Fill memory buffer before recording discs: Yes
  Ignore Media Type: Yes
  RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) Emulation: No
  BAD Sectors Emulation: No
  Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: No
  Laserlock Emulation: No
  Current Language: English

############################ Device(s) List ############################
  (G:) NERO IMAGEDRIVE2          (imagedrv, Port 3, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0)
  (E:) NERO IMAGEDRIVE2          (imagedrv, Port 3, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
  (F:) TI2263E GYU585X           (vaxscsi, Port 4, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
  (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A      (atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)

##################### Installed Device Drivers List #####################
  1394BUS.SYS   Aavmker4.SYS  ACPI.sys      afd.sys       amdk7.sys
  arp1394.sys   ASAPIW2K.sys  aslm75.sys    aswMon2.SYS   aswRdr.SYS
  aswTdi.SYS    atapi.sys     ati2cqag.dll  ati2dvag.dll  ati2mtag.sys
  ati3duag.dll  atikvmag.dll  ATITool.sys   ativvaxx.dll  ATMFD.DLL
  audstub.sys   Beep.SYS      BOOTVID.dll   Cdfs.SYS      Cdrdrv.sys
  cdrom.sys     CLASSPNP.SYS  cpuidlep.SYS  disk.sys      dmio.sys
  dmload.sys    drmk.sys      dump_atapi.sys dump_WMILIB.SYS Dxapi.sys
  dxg.sys       dxgthk.sys    Fastfat.SYS   fdc.sys       Fips.SYS
  flpydisk.sys  fltmgr.sys    Fs_Rec.SYS    ftdisk.sys    fwdrv.sys
  gameenum.sys  hal.dll       HTTP.sys      i8042prt.sys  imagedrv.sys
  imagesrv.sys  imapi.sys     ipnat.sys     ipsec.sys     isapnp.sys
  iviaspi.sys   kbdclass.sys  KDCOM.DLL     khips.sys     kmixer.sys
  ks.sys        KSecDD.sys    LVCM.sys      lvsvf2.sys    lvusbsta.sys
  MarvinBus.sys mbmiodrvr.sys MDPMGRNT.sys  mnmdd.SYS     mouclass.sys
  MountMgr.sys  mrxdav.sys    mrxsmb.sys    Msfs.SYS      msgpc.sys
  msmpu401.sys  MSPQM.sys     mssmbios.sys  Mup.sys       NDIS.sys
  ndistapi.sys  ndisuio.sys   ndiswan.sys   NDProxy.SYS   netbios.sys
  netbt.sys     NHOSTNT1.SYS  NHOSTNT3.SYS  nic1394.sys   Npfs.SYS
  ntdll.dll     Ntfs.sys      ntoskrnl.exe  Null.SYS      nv_agp.sys
  nvapu.sys     nvarm.sys     nvax.sys      NVENET.sys    nvmcp.sys
  nwlnkipx.sys  nwlnknb.sys   nwlnkspx.sys  ohci1394.sys  parport.sys
  PartMgr.sys   ParVdm.SYS    pci.sys       pciide.sys    PCIIDEX.SYS
  pclepci.sys   pfc.sys       portcls.sys   psched.sys    ptilink.sys
  rasacd.sys    rasl2tp.sys   raspppoe.sys  raspptp.sys   raspti.sys
  rdbss.sys     RDPCDD.sys    rdpdr.sys     redbook.sys   sbp2port.sys
  SCSIPORT.SYS  secdrv.sys    serenum.sys   serial.sys    serscan.sys
  SI3112r.sys   SiWinAcc.sys  sptd.sys      SPTD1101.SYS  sr.sys
  srv.sys       STREAM.SYS    swenum.sys    sysaudio.sys  tcpip.sys
  TDI.SYS       termdd.sys    TSDDD.dll     Udfs.SYS      update.sys
  usbaudio.sys  usbccgp.sys   USBD.SYS      usbehci.sys   usbhub.sys
  usbohci.sys   USBPORT.SYS   vaxscsi.sys   vga.sys       VIDEOPRT.SYS
  vobiw.SYS     VolSnap.sys   wanarp.sys    watchdog.sys  wdmaud.sys
  win32k.sys    WMILIB.SYS    

################## Detailed Information of Device(s) ##################

  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    (G:) NERO IMAGEDRIVE2(3:1) detail information.
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Vendor Identification: NERO
    Product Identification: IMAGEDRIVE2
    Production Revision Level: 2.26
    Location: imagedrv, Port 3, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0
  -* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. *-
  -* This software does not use this information!                                  *-
      Removable media: Yes
      Version: ANSI X3.131:1994 (SCSI-2)
      Response Data Format: 02h
      CD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
      CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/No
      Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
      Test Write: No
      DVD-ROM Read: Yes
      DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
      DVD-RAM Read/Write: Yes/No
      Audio Play: Yes
      Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: Yes
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
      Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
      Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
      Multi-Session: Yes
      BUF: No
      CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
      CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
      R-W Supported: Yes
      R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: Yes
      C2 Pointers Support: Yes
      ISRC Supported: Yes
      UPC Supported: Yes
      Read Bar Code: No
      Lock media into the drive: Yes
      Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
      Prevent Jumper: No
      Eject Command: Yes
      Separate volume levels: No
      Separate channel mute: No
      Changer Supports Disc Present: No
      Software slot selection: No
      Side change capable: No
      P through W in Lead-In: No

  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    (E:) NERO IMAGEDRIVE2(3:0) detail information.
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Vendor Identification: NERO
    Product Identification: IMAGEDRIVE2
    Production Revision Level: 2.26
    Location: imagedrv, Port 3, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
  -* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. *-
  -* This software does not use this information!                                  *-
      Removable media: Yes
      Version: ANSI X3.131:1994 (SCSI-2)
      Response Data Format: 02h
      CD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
      CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/No
      Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
      Test Write: No
      DVD-ROM Read: Yes
      DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
      DVD-RAM Read/Write: Yes/No
      Audio Play: Yes
      Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: Yes
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
      Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
      Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
      Multi-Session: Yes
      BUF: No
      CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
      CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
      R-W Supported: Yes
      R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: Yes
      C2 Pointers Support: Yes
      ISRC Supported: Yes
      UPC Supported: Yes
      Read Bar Code: No
      Lock media into the drive: Yes
      Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
      Prevent Jumper: No
      Eject Command: Yes
      Separate volume levels: No
      Separate channel mute: No
      Changer Supports Disc Present: No
      Software slot selection: No
      Side change capable: No
      P through W in Lead-In: No

  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A(1:0) detail information.
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Vendor Identification: _NEC
    Product Identification: DVD_RW ND-2500A
    Production Revision Level: 1.06
    Location: atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
    Support recording method: DAO, RAW DAO(96), TAO, DVD DAO
    BURN-Free Technology: BURN-Proof
    Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
  -* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. *-
  -* This software does not use this information!                                  *-
      Removable media: Yes
      Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
      Response Data Format: 02h
      CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
      CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
      Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
      Test Write: Yes
      DVD-ROM Read: Yes
      DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
      DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
      Audio Play: Yes
      Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: No
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
      Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
      Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
      Multi-Session: Yes
      BUF: Yes
      CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
      CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
      R-W Supported: Yes
      R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
      C2 Pointers Support: Yes
      ISRC Supported: Yes
      UPC Supported: Yes
      Read Bar Code: No
      Lock media into the drive: Yes
      Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
      Prevent Jumper: No
      Eject Command: Yes
      Separate volume levels: Yes
      Separate channel mute: Yes
      Changer Supports Disc Present: No
      Software slot selection: No
      Side change capable: No
      P through W in Lead-In: Yes

#######################################################################

###################### Source Disc/Image Information ######################
Type: 	Standard ISO Image file
Path: 	X:\Pinnacle Video\HONK!\Render\
Name: 	Honk (FINAL, I hope).iso 
Size:	4144.25 MB
Session: 	1
Track: 	1


Session 01: 
  Track 01: DVD, Length: 2121856(4.05 GB), Address: 000000
#############################################################################

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
********* Time stamp of this log file:  5/20/2006 3:23:35 PM *********
15:23:35 Processor info: Mobile AMD Athlon(w90{P-M (2190MHz)
15:23:35 Memory Available to Windows: 1,048,048 KB
15:23:35 Memory Buffer size: 128 MB
15:23:35 Image file loading: X:\Pinnacle Video\HONK!\Render\Honk (FINAL, I hope).iso
15:23:35 DVD Source Info:  Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 4.05 GB / 471:31:31
15:23:38 (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A(1:0): Recording Method/Speed
15:23:38 Recording - DVD DAO - 1.0X (1385 KB/Sec)
    (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A(1:0) - Media format: DVD-R  
15:23:38 (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A(1:0): Recording failed!
15:23:38 Error message:  [05/30/05] - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
15:23:38 (D:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A(1:0): Recording failed!
15:23:38 Image file loading aborted!
15:23:41 Something is wrong with the recording procedure! Please check the log file and report any errors to Technical Support.
##############################################################################

Sorry for the huge post, but i have no idea what in that log is telling the me what the problem is.

thanx

oops, i forgot to say, I have an _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A, I dont know (if any) what brand it is.


#2

@mew1033: If you have a lot of text from output logs, etc, you can just add the HTML code tags at the beginning and right at the end. The easiest way is to go to the advanced editor, select the text and click the ‘#’ from the formatting options. It then formats as a scrollable window and saves a lot of space…;).
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#3

thanx imkidd57!
I’ll be sure and do that if i post logs again.
About my porblem with the burner…
I just went to RPC1.org and found this new beta firmware for my burner. I installed it and i’m off to try it now
Oh ya, one more thing, when I put in a blank DVD, the windows popup thing says that i put in a black CD


#4

nope, nothing…


#5

Are these -R discs ones you have used successfully before? What brand are they, and can you give us the media ID (use DVD Identifier).

There’s something a bit strange about what the drive is reporting the disc ID:

End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26127F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`…0@P…!..
00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …


#6

Try firmware 205D from this site . It’s been recently updated for current media and I’ve advised several other 2500/2510 users to try this & it’s solved their problems.

Don’t worry what Windows is saying about a blank CD. It doesn’t know it’s arse from it’s elbow when it comes to CD/DVD media.


#7

Are these -R discs ones you have used successfully before?

No, but it has worked on a few brands of DVD+R’s before and I tried 2 kinds of DVD-R’s and they both gave me the same error.

What brand are they, and can you give us the media ID (use DVD Identifier).


(this is where the picture goes, but I can’t figure out how to put images in the post :confused: )


** INFO : Drive = _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A - [FW 1.07] - [ATAPI]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+R-DL DVD+RW
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-RW
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:ProdiscF02]
** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps
** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below
 
** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
** WARNING : Drive Did Not Report Any Write Speed Descriptors
 
** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported
Descriptor #1 =  5645 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 =  4234 kBps ( 3.06x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 =  3528 kBps ( 2.55x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 =  2822 kBps ( 2.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #5 =  1411 kBps ( 1.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #6 =   706 kBps ( 0.51x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]


** INFO : Hex Dump Of 'Media Code'-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding 'Media Code'-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00  02 87 0d 13 87 88 90 00   .@....R.........
0010 : 03 50 72 6f 64 69 73 00  04 63 46 30 32 00 00 00   .Prodis..cF02...
0020 : 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00  06 09 0f 15 87 88 90 00   ................
0030 : 07 a8 82 00 20 00 00 00  08 06 16 10 14 0f 0b 00   .... ...........
0040 : 09 94 07 0d 0b 88 88 00  0a 80 00 00 00 00 10 00   ................
0050 : 0b 09 1e 17 a7 89 85 00  0c b7 89 02 00 20 02 00   ............. ..
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00  0e 0b 23 53 4e 31 33 00   ..........#SN13.
0070 : 0f 70 23 31 14 88 b5 00  10 88 80 00 00 00 00 00   .p#1............
0080 : 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  12 0b 2b 53 4e 31 33 00   ..........+SN13.
0090 : 13 70 23 31 14 88 b5 00  14 88 80 00 00 00 00 00   .p#1............
00a0 : 15 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  16 09 41 53 4d 32 29 00   ..........ASM2).
00b0 : 17 60 19 27 0d 6a b5 00  18 ec c0 00 00 00 00 00   .`.'.j..........
00c0 : 19 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  1a 09 53 59 51 31 2d 00   ..........SYQ1-.
00d0 : 1b 60 1b 29 11 6a b5 00  1c ec c0 00 00 00 00 00   .`.).j..........
00e0 : 1d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00                            ........        
 
** INFO : Hex Dump Of 'Control Data Zone'-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding 'CDZ'-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 10h - Physical Format Information Of Control Data Zone
0000 : 25 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00  00 26 12 7f 00 00 00 00   %........&......

Once again, I have no idea what the Media ID is, if you need more information, ask and i’ll go find it.

Try firmware 205D from this site . It’s been recently updated for current media and I’ve advised several other 2500/2510 users to try this & it’s solved their problems.

I’ll go try it right now.

Thanx agian for helping me! :smiley:



#8

WOOT!
It worked! Kudos to you TimC!
Now I can start my big huge burn project!
Now I have a bunch of questions for all you smart people out there,

  1. What was wrong with it in the first place.
  2. Is it true that DVD-R is more compatible with DVD players? If so, why don’t they just make DVD-R and throw out DVD+R?
  3. Can I burn Duble Layer Discs now?

Again, thank you, you saved me from going out and buying a whole new burner!


#9

Excellent and kudos indeed to TimC :clap:

Can’t answer you first question, but the evidence is slightly in favour of single-layer DVD-R being more compatible than DVD+R. My own view is that you should use whatever is compatible with your system, rather than being guided by these large surveys. Is there anything you don’t like about +R, because you seemed to be using them fine?

One thing is for certain though, which is you will get better playability by using the best quality -R or +R discs available and I’m afraid Prodisc are sometimes not one of the best media types, particularly with a legacy burner such as the 2500a.

There’s no reason to throw out +R as a format, since it has some definite advantages over -R in particular situations. For example, you can set the booktype of a +R disc to make it look like a DVD-ROM and thus widen its playability in standalone DVD players. The best double-layer discs are +R; there are still some problems with DVD-R DL.

IIRC you will have to cross-flash your 2500a to a 2510 to burn +R DL… but that’s another story and someone else will be better able to point you to the best firmware.


#10

The original problem was that Prodisc F02 is a new 16x media not recognised by the old firmware.

Book typing +R media to DVD-ROM makes for great compatabilty.

The 205D firmware , I think , makes it a 2510 & as the hardware is supposedly the same between the 2500 & 2510 then DL burning could well work.


#11

You need to use a proper burning app like Nero for DVD burning.


#12

Thank you very much guys. I had the same problems with this legacy drive and new DVD medias. updating firmware to “The 205D firmware” posted above solved it. You guys are awesome.

//Jolle