DVD burner won\'t burn (Plextor I PX-716A / T3)

[qanda]This thread is about the Plextor PX-716A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have Nero 8 and 2 optical drives. A Plextor PX-716A DVD burner and a LG GCE-8520B CD burner. I’ve had seemingly the same setup for years now (Nero 8 for 6 months). Now I can’t burn any DVD’s on my DVD drive (I can burn CD-R’s). But I can burn whatever the the CD burner with Nero. When I try to burn a DVD with any kind of data, I get a “power calibration error” and then a “Session fixation error”. The media I use has been Memorex 16x DVD’s and 52x CD’s (same kind for years). Here is the log:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 8.3.6.0
Internal Version: 8, 3, 6, 0

Recorder: <PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A> Version: 1.09 - HA 1 TA 0 - 8.3.6.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 8192kB
Bus Type : default
CD-ROM: <FK5633M LGT002S >Version: 1.01 - HA 1 TA 2 - 8.3.6.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8520B atapi Port 2 ID 1 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6L250R0 atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : FK5633M LGT002S 1.01 ar9cambn Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A E: CdRom0
HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8520B F: CdRom1
FK5633M LGT002S G: CdRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2046MB (2095536kB)
Free physical memory: 1550MB (1587476kB)
Memory in use : 24 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

8.11.2008
ISO compilation
8:49:04 AM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

8:49:04 AM #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6713
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

8:49:04 AM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3349
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

8:49:04 AM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3568
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

8:49:04 AM #5 Text 0 File FilesystemSettingsValidator.cpp, Line 142
FS Settings: using validator 'CUDFSettingsValidatorDVD’
ParamMode = ‘automatic’, changing UDF partition type from ‘physical’ to 'physical’
Changing UDF revision from ‘1.02’ to ‘1.02’

8:49:04 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 311
Last possible write address on media: 2297887 (510:38.37, 4488MB)
Last address to be written: 1435631 (319:01.56, 2803MB)

8:49:04 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 323
Write in overburning mode: NO

8:49:04 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2948
Recorder: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer ID: <CMC MA> <G. AM3>
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

8:49:04 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 497
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

8:49:04 AM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 754
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1435632 (1435632) = #1435632/319:1.57
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1435632 blocks [E: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

8:49:04 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 956
Prepare [E: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 2940174336, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 1435632 | 0 | 0x00
1435632 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

8:49:04 AM #12 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 240
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

8:49:04 AM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4359
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

8:49:04 AM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files started

8:49:04 AM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4481
Cache writing successful.

8:49:04 AM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files completed

8:49:04 AM #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

8:49:04 AM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2673
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

8:49:04 AM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3297
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode for Multisession

8:49:04 AM #20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3451
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

8:49:04 AM #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10187
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Transfer 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)
Outer Limit of Data Recordable Area: 26127F h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Revision number of maximum recording speed: 6.0
Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
Revision number table of recording speed: 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 - -
Class: 0, Extended part version: 33
Start PSN of the Extra Border Zone: 0 h
Start PSN of Physical format information blocks in Extra Border Zone: 0 h
Media Specific [16…783]:
00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`…0@P…!..
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
1D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 - 02 84 0D 12 98 99 90 00 .@…R…
03 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 00 - 04 47 2E 20 41 4D 33 00 .CMC.MA…G…AM3.
05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 - 06 09 0D 14 98 88 90 00 …
07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 - 08 07 17 0A 0E 09 04 00 …
09 95 07 0D 0B 88 88 00 - 0A 80 00 00 00 00 10 00 …
0B 06 17 15 B8 99 85 00 - 0C B8 9A 32 03 20 32 00 …2…2.
0D 00 00 D0 00 00 00 00 - 0E 09 1F 39 2F 25 1C 00 …9/%…
0F 50 19 29 19 89 B5 00 - 10 88 84 00 04 00 04 00 .P.)…
11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 12 09 2B 37 2D 29 1B 00 …+7-)…
13 50 1D 2D 1F A6 B5 00 - 14 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 .P.-…
15 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 16 0B 45 3D 3B 1F 25 00 …E=;.%.
17 30 25 31 0D 8A B5 00 - 18 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 .0%1…
19 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 1A 0C 51 51 51 45 2D 00 …QQQE-.
1B 90 23 2D 19 79 B5 00 - 1C 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 …#-.y…
1D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

8:49:04 AM #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3589
Reserved Track size: 1435632 (15E7F0h, 2803MB) -> return code 0

8:49:04 AM #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

8:49:05 AM #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1411
08:49:05.031 - E: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A : Queue again later

8:49:27 AM #25 SPTI -1106 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1106)
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03
Buffer x190c0080: Len x10000
0x4C 49 53 54 7A CF 56 2B 6D 6F 76 69 30 31 77 62
0x80 01 00 00 FF FB 94 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

8:49:27 AM #26 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 306
Power calibration error
E: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A

8:49:28 AM #27 Phase 133 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Writing short lead-out

8:50:03 AM #28 SPTI -1176 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1176)
CDB Data: 0x5B 01 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x72
Sense Qual: 0x03
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 72 03

8:50:04 AM #29 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3857
EndDAO: Last written address was 31 (1Fh)Close track 2, ret: 0
Close Session/Border, function 2, track: 3, finalize disc: NO, ret: -1176

8:50:04 AM #30 CDR -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 292
Session fixation error
E: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A

8:50:04 AM #31 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 292
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

8:50:04 AM #32 Phase 39 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process aborted

8:50:04 AM #33 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 287
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

8:50:08 AM #34 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11450
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

8:50:08 AM #35 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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