Dvd burning issues on a laptop

Hi, i own a sony PCG-K25F laptop an it comes with a pioneer dvr-k12d dvd+/-rw burner, recently it started to send an error message at the end of the process “unable to recover TOC”, wich i understand it’s a very hard problem to solve, so i decided to buy a pioneer dvr-109 and use it with an usb cable attached to my laptop, but the process stops at 5% an says that an error ocurred, so i’ve decided to format it, but both problems persists. I’ve used dvd decrypter, alcohol 120% and vso’s convertx to dvd to burn in both devices. Both firmares are up to date. by the way, both drives burn cd’s very well and at the maximum of their speeds (16x for k12d and 40x for 109). I’ve also used the USB cable to connect a 80 GB HD and it works fine.
Please help meeeeeee!! :bow: :sad:

Buy a better usb enclosure and clean the K12D.

i have another usb enclosure and the situation remains, and right after i’ve submited my post, tried to clean the k12d, but nothing happens, here’s nero’s log:

Fernando Balboa d’Argence
FEGMOD
5C82-0010-8011-0000-7571-4062-5595

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Archivos de programa\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 02/11/2004 01:54:32 p.m.

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.0.0
Recorder: <PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D>Version: 1.10 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2000kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <MS2053U FGI996H >Version: 2.0B - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <SCSI> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST9100823A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Memory Card Adapter atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : MS2053U FGI996H 2.0B vaxscsi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D E: CDRom0
MS2053U FGI996H G: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 66060288 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 446MB (457712kB)
Free physical memory: 67MB (69400kB)
Memory in use : 84 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

13.9.2006
UDF/ISO compilation
01:44:55 a.m. #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
DVD-Video files reallocation started

01:44:55 a.m. #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

01:44:55 a.m. #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6410
UDF document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
UDF Mode : UDF/ISO bridge
UDF Revision : 1.02
UDF Partition Type : physical
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet :FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

01:44:55 a.m. #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
DVD-Video files sorted

01:44:56 a.m. #5 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 64512KB of Memory

01:44:56 a.m. #6 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

01:44:56 a.m. #7 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
Writer E: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D running

01:44:56 a.m. #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3304
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

01:44:56 a.m. #9 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3304
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

01:44:56 a.m. #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3301
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

01:44:56 a.m. #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 277
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 784783 (174:23.58, 1532MB)

01:44:56 a.m. #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 289
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

01:44:56 a.m. #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2568
Recorder: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: OPTODISC, Media Type ID: R16, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7

01:44:56 a.m. #14 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 456
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

01:44:56 a.m. #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 846
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 784784 (784784) = #784784/174:23.59
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 784784 blocks [E: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D]
--------------------------------------------------------------

01:44:56 a.m. #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1058
Prepare recorder [E: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D] 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 1607237632, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
784784 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

01:44:56 a.m. #17 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 34
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

01:44:56 a.m. #18 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Caching of files started

01:44:56 a.m. #19 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4129
Cache writing successful.

01:44:56 a.m. #20 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Caching of files completed

01:44:56 a.m. #21 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

01:44:56 a.m. #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2669
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

01:44:56 a.m. #23 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8385
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
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: 26053F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: OPTODISC
Media type ID: R16
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 07 4F 50 54 4F 44 - 49 53 43 52 31 36 00 38 …OPTODISCR16.8
23 54 37 12 02 54 6C 02 - 92 5F 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 #T7…Tl.’_…
01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

01:44:56 a.m. #24 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

01:44:59 a.m. #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1195
01:44:59.312 - E: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D : Queue again later

01:53:12 a.m. #26 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<E: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 784784 (BF990h), length 0 blocks

01:53:12 a.m. #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

01:53:32 a.m. #28 SPTI -1061 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 306
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1061)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x44
Sense Qual: 0xD6
CDB Data: 0x51 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x71 00 04 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 44 D6
Buffer x0396ec00: Len x20

01:53:32 a.m. #29 CDR -1061 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1921
Internal target failure
E: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D

01:53:32 a.m. #30 TRANSFER -24 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1921
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

01:53:32 a.m. #31 SPTI -1122 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 306
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1122)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x57
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x51 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 57
Buffer x0396ec00: Len x20

01:53:32 a.m. #32 SPTI -1122 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 306
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1122)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x57
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x5B 01 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 57

01:53:32 a.m. #33 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

01:53:32 a.m. #34 CDR -1122 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Unable to recover TOC
E: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D

01:53:32 a.m. #35 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

01:53:32 a.m. #36 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\scsiport.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=96256 bytes, created 03/08/2004 03:59:42 p.m. (Adapter driver for src)

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

My system is P4 2.8 512 mb ram, perhaps you’ll say that i must change media, but i also use sony dvd+r discs with the same results.
thnks for your time!!