DVD Burner Problems

My DVD burner has stoped burning dvds all of a sudden. It burns CDs ok but not dvds.

I have tried using 5 different burning programs including nero 6 and 7, and i keep getting the error ‘illegal disk’ or ‘could not perform disk-at-once’.

i have tried reinstalling the drivers, changing the media, uninstalling nero completely and cleaning up its drivers and updating my burner firmware but it still dosent write.

here is my nero error log:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 9/10/1999 12:06:00 PM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.1.2
Internal Version: 7, 0, 1, 2

Recorder: <RICOH DVD+RW MP5240> Version: 1.19 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.1.2
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <RICOH DVD+RW MP5240 >Version: 1.19 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.1.2
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 4R080J0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616Q atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : RICOH DVD+RW MP5240 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
RICOH DVD+RW MP5240 E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 38797312 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 239MB (245256kB)
Free physical memory: 58MB (59656kB)
Memory in use : 75 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

2.6.2007
Burn DVD Image
12:03:19 PM #1 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 37888KB of Memory

12:03:19 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

12:03:19 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
Writer E: RICOH DVD+RW MP5240 running

12:03:19 PM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3302
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

12:03:19 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 1115877 (247:58.27, 2179MB)

12:03:19 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 291
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

12:03:19 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2578
Recorder: RICOH DVD+RW MP5240, Media type: DVD+R

12:03:19 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 458
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

12:03:19 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, Joliet)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1115878 (1115878) = #1115878/247:58.28
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 1115878 blocks [E: RICOH DVD+RW MP5240]
--------------------------------------------------------------

12:03:19 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [E: RICOH DVD+RW MP5240] 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 2285318144, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
1115878 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

12:03:20 PM #11 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 36
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

12:03:20 PM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files started

12:03:20 PM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4132
Cache writing successful.

12:03:20 PM #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files completed

12:03:20 PM #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

12:03:20 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

12:03:20 PM #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6192
Drive: RICOH DVD+RW MP5240
Book Type request [gen]: DVD-ROM, write to EEPROM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

12:03:20 PM #18 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5330
Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM

12:03:20 PM #19 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

12:03:35 PM #20 CDR -1 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
Unspecified Recorder Error
E: RICOH DVD+RW MP5240

12:03:35 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

12:03:36 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

12:03:36 PM #23 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

12:03:36 PM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6192
Drive: RICOH DVD+RW MP5240
Book Type request [gen]: DVD+RW, write to EEPROM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

12:03:36 PM #25 CDR -1 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Unspecified Recorder Error
E: RICOH DVD+RW MP5240

12:03:36 PM #26 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

12:03:36 PM #27 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 9/10/1999 12:06:00 PM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=3.00.43J, size=36624 bytes, created 3/27/2007 8:55:31 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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

Test t in another computer, sounds dead anyway.

This can happen to combo burners & is quite common. The burner uses different lasers for CD’s & DVD’s. One of those lasers can stop funtioning completely or partially, while the other remians useable. If you’ve eliminated other causes (bad media, corrupted burning software, etc.) & are still having the problem, then more than likely the DVD laser is dead on the burner & a new drive is required.

Otis

no wounder it cost £10 :slight_smile:

oh well mabey ill invest in a better one.