DVD 16x and Drive 8x

Hi Guyz,

I have dell dvd 8x writer for past 1 year which was writing well till I ordered 16x Datawrite dvds. I tried using sonic and nero but both are giving problems. I tried using verbatim dvd +R again 16x but same error. To check my dvd writer is still good, I tried burning 8x dvd and that went well. Can someone suggest a solution.

The error Sonic is displaying is: “There is a problem writing to the disc. You can try again by clicking the Retry button. You will need another blank dvd ready.”
I hv already tried using more than 20 dvds… but no luck.

Sorry if this question is already posted before, but I tried to search and could not get any results.

Thanks in advance.

Hi cool_dude75, welcome to CDF :slight_smile:

Possibly your burner’s firmware doesn’t (fully) support those 16x discs.

Could you tell us a) the model of your burner (found in Device Manager) and b) exact error messages - a Nero log of a failed burn would help a lot (when a burn fails, it’ll prompt you to save an error log) :slight_smile:

Hi Arachne,

Thanks for reply. Answer to your above questions are:

  1. _NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A
  2. Contents of log file:
    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
    ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 16/12/2003 19:18:06
    Nero version: 6.3.1.11 (Nero Express)
    Recorder: <_NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A> Version: 104D - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.11
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
    CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A >Version: 104D - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.11
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : HTS726060M9AT00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523496kB)
Free physical memory: 44MB (45164kB)
Memory in use : 91 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

19.11.2006
ISO compilation
21:03:30 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6065
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
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

21:03:30 #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

21:03:30 #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer _NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A running

21:03:30 #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

21:03:31 #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3196
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

21:03:31 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 244
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2285759 (507:56.59, 4464MB)

21:03:31 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 249
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

21:03:32 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2107
Recorder: _NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A, Media type: DVD+R

21:03:32 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 410
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

21:03:32 #10 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 + 2285760 (2285760) = #2285760/507:56.60
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2285760 blocks [_NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

21:03:35 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 982
Prepare recorder [_NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A ] 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 4681236480, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2285760 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

21:03:35 #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Caching of files started

21:03:36 #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4206
Cache writing successful.

21:03:36 #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Caching of files completed

21:03:36 #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Burn process started at 4x (5,520 KB/s)

21:03:36 #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2345
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

21:03:36 #17 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1187
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03645000
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 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

21:03:36 #18 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1694
Set remaining time: 14:17,540 (857540ms) -> OK

21:03:36 #19 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 618
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

21:03:55 #20 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1441
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x09830000
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 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03

21:03:55 #21 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Power calibration error

21:03:55 #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

21:03:55 #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

21:03:55 #24 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

21:03:55 #25 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1694
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

21:03:55 #26 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Generating DVD borders completed successfully

21:03:55 #27 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1694
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

21:03:55 #28 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Burn process failed at 4x (5,520 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 01/08/2006 20:48:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 04/08/2004 05:59:42 (Adapter driver for rec)

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

It’s probably burning at a default speed setting (4x), which is often what happens when mediacodes aren’t supported by firmware.

3 suggestions spring to mind:

Search for a firmware update
Use 8x media
Buy a new 16x burner

Obviously the last one is a last resort. Also, you could try reducing what you have running whilst burning (91% of memory in use is a fair bit), and disable multi-session burning. Maybe update your Nero version too? :slight_smile: