DVD Coasters - software/hardware?

Started burning DVD coasters on Plextor PX-712A. CD’s burn perfectly. AMD 64bit system, mem tested, burners firmware was updated long ago, worked well then - all DVD’s now burn to end and fail at lead out. Any help would be appreciated. I don’t know if this is a software or hardware problem. I’ve tried 4 different brands of DVD media - both +R & -R. Below is a log from the last failed burn. Hope someone can help in this mystery.

Also, used to see 2.4x - now, the lowest setting is 4x (for DVD burning).

Al R.
n/a



Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'E:\Al-CD&DVD\Nero 6.6.0.13 Ultra Ed
ero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 6:35:34 PM 
Nero Version: 6.6.0.13
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 13c
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-712A>  Version: 1.09 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.13
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 3
 Drive buffer  :      8192kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 
CD-ROM:               <PLEXTOR  DVDR   PX-712A  >Version: 1.09 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.13
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 3

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : ST3400832A                       atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : ST3160023A                       atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-712A           atapi Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral       : ST3400832A                       atapi Port 3 ID 1  DMA: On 

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-712A     K:   CDRom0
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 657MB (673456kB)
Memory in use       : 35 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

3.2.2009
ISO compilation
2:47:04 AM	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6194
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	Simulate                : TRUE
	Write                   : TRUE
	Finalize CD             : TRUE
	Multisession            : FALSE
	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
	
2:47:04 AM	#2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
	
2:47:04 AM	#3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
	Writer PLEXTOR  DVDR   PX-712A   running
	
2:47:04 AM	#4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
2:47:04 AM	#5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3167
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
2:47:04 AM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 260
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:            2261615 (502:34.65, 4417MB)
	
2:47:04 AM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 272
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
2:47:04 AM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2339
	Recorder: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-712A, Media type: DVD+R
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY, Media Type ID: D21, Product revision number: 0
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7
	
2:47:04 AM	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 438
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
2:47:04 AM	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 2261616 (2261616) = #2261616/502:34.66
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2261616 blocks [PLEXTOR  DVDR   PX-712A]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
2:47:09 AM	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
	Prepare recorder [PLEXTOR  DVDR   PX-712A] 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    4631789568, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 2261616 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
2:47:09 AM	#12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files started
	
2:47:09 AM	#13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4051
	Cache writing successful.
	
2:47:09 AM	#14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files completed
	
2:47:09 AM	#15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)
	
2:47:09 AM	#16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2609
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
2:47:09 AM	#17 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8438
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 258
	 Book Type: DVD+R   (10), Part Version: 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: SONY....
	  Media type ID: D21
	  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 53 4F 4E 59 00 - 00 00 00 44 32 31 00 38    ...SONY....D21.8
	      23 54 37 14 00 28 6E 00 - 80 69 17 19 0C 0C 0A 0B    #T7..(n..i......
	      01 19 1B 0B 0B 0E 0F 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
2:47:09 AM	#18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5139
	Drive: PLEXTOR  DVDR   PX-712A  
	Book Type request [PX]: DVD-ROM
	Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
	
2:47:09 AM	#19 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 4786
	Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM
	
2:47:09 AM	#20 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 652
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
2:47:11 AM	#21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1288
	02:47:11.500 - PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-712A\H3 T0 : Queue again later
	
3:03:16 AM	#22 SCSI -1093 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
	SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x0B940000
	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: 0x02
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x22 0x2D 0xC0 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x22 0x21 0x40 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x02 0x00 
	
3:03:16 AM	#23 CDR -1093 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
	No seek complete
	
3:03:16 AM	#24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
3:03:40 AM	#25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5139
	Drive: PLEXTOR  DVDR   PX-712A  
	Book Type request [PX]: DVD-ROM
	Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
	
3:03:40 AM	#26 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 10:59:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Dma is off on your 712. Delete the IDE channel it is on and reboot. Burn the Sony discs at 8X.

It could be incompatible media or firmware related. I had a similar problem with a LiteOn SHM-165P6S that had the fail to complete burn at lead out even with Verbatim -R 8X when using latest firmware. Switch to next latest firmware fixed the problem not only with Verbatim but other media with even higher fail to burn rate. I suggest to try different media or different firmware.

I agree about a media issue. ( from the error log: Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR) )

Try a different brand/type of media, I suggest Verbatim or Taio Yuden.

For someone who has an [I]‘Awfulitch’[/I], you’re one hell of a dvd surgeon. Perfect diagnosis. I deleted the IDE channel, rebooted and problem solved. Have burned 6 DVD’s so far - each of them different brands. All were perfect!!!

I’ve seen so many threads where, I guess, it’s ‘easier’ to blame media for all the problems. All they’re doing is getting people to purchase more blank media and waste them as well. So for all those who suggested it’s ‘bad media’ - the doctor proved you wrong and you others are hearby notified that I will be filing a malpractice suit :slight_smile:

All kidding aside, I appreciate everyone’s input (even though only one person hit the problem on the nose).

FS

PS - to the guy with the awful itch …

I was curious what gave you the clue that DMA was off on the drive. I’ve gone through the log I posted and don’t know what to look for. The info would be appreciated, it the event I come across the problem again and am wondering what to look for :slight_smile:

Thanks again for the great advice. Hope your ‘itch’ clears up :-0

FS

This could have been it.

CdRomPeripheral : PLEXTOR DVDR PX-712A atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

Part of this

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST3400832A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3160023A atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PLEXTOR DVDR PX-712A atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : ST3400832A atapi Port 3 ID 1 DMA: On

Thanks - I guess I might have tried the ‘scroll bar’ to show the rest of the line (above).

All I saw was:
CdRomPeripheral : PLEXTOR DVDR PX-712A atapi Port 3 ID 0 DM

Should have had another beer before I asked the question :slight_smile:

Cheers,

FS

BB nailed it before I could get back to you. Happy Burning.