DVD Fab burn fails/crashing

Hello,

I wonder if anybody could help with the following problems I’ve been having since updating to DVDFab6 - I’m now on 6.0.2.2 but it still hasn’t cured my problems.

I run Home Vista Premium, 2GBRAM, with Verbatim dual-layer discs.

Since installing Fab6, the program sometimes - more often than not - crashes after completing the read of the disc to back up. After one or two restarts of the computer, I can eventually burn the disc.

Now however, I’m getting burn fails on Dual-layer - I can’t write single layer for some reason (that’s been going on for a while and will ask a separate question about that) - part-way through the burn or the disc won’t begin the burn.

I’ll atach a log of my last few attempts to burn - I’ll add I didn’t get these problems with versions of Fab before 6.

2009-06-27 14:11:07 ---- ******************** Log session stop 27-Jun 14:11:07.696 PID 156********************
2009-06-27 14:11:03 Info Current Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 1035d FH22 [D] (Ide)
2009-06-27 14:11:03 Info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 Async. Access mode
2009-06-27 14:11:03 Info System default language : English (United States)
2009-06-27 14:11:03 Info User default language : English (United States)
2009-06-27 14:11:03 Info DLL Version : 3.2.6.408
2009-06-27 14:11:03 Info DLL : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 6\vso_hwe.dll
2009-06-27 14:11:03 Info Version : 6, 0, 2, 2
2009-06-27 14:11:03 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 6\DVDFab.exe
2009-06-27 14:11:03 Info OS : Microsoft Vista Home edition (build 6001) with Service Pack 1 6.0
2009-06-27 14:11:03 ---- ******************** Log session start 27-Jun 14:11:03.134 PID 156********************

2009-06-27 14:05:37 ---- ******************** Log session stop 27-Jun 14:05:37.978 PID 2696********************
2009-06-27 14:05:28 Error WRITE FAILED: write error occured at 138.5 percent of the write
2009-06-27 14:05:24 Error Write error at 2382208 (16) - Code 05 21 02 [Illegal request, Invalid address for Write]
2009-06-27 14:05:24 Warning Reporting invalid address for write during recovery - trying to continue
2009-06-27 14:05:24 Warning at sector 2382192 (16) - recover sequence started
2009-06-27 14:05:24 Warning Write error - Code 03 0C 00 [Write error] - Info 0 - CSI 0
2009-06-27 14:05:24 Info Try #0 - duration 30428871 µs
2009-06-27 13:55:53 Info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
2009-06-27 13:55:52 Info Write started 3299232 sectors to write
2009-06-27 13:55:52 Info Init success: DVD+R Dual Layer
2009-06-27 13:55:52 Info Init DVD+R Dual Layer: Layer change set to LBA 1649616 (3.15 Gb.)
2009-06-27 13:54:40 Info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
2009-06-27 13:54:40 Info Layer break set by user at sector 1649616
2009-06-27 13:54:40 Info Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x,
2009-06-27 13:54:40 Info Media ID: MKM-003-00
2009-06-27 13:54:40 Info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
2009-06-27 13:54:40 Info Not Applicable to this bus type
2009-06-27 13:54:37 Info Write started
2009-06-27 13:39:04 Info New media (DL DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2009-06-27 13:39:01 Info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
2009-06-27 13:39:01 Info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2009-06-27 13:39:01 Info New Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 1035d FH22 [D] (Ide)
2009-06-27 13:37:01 Info Current Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 1035d FH22 [D] (Ide)
2009-06-27 13:37:01 Info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 Async. Access mode
2009-06-27 13:37:01 Info System default language : English (United States)
2009-06-27 13:37:01 Info User default language : English (United States)
2009-06-27 13:37:01 Info DLL Version : 3.2.6.408
2009-06-27 13:37:01 Info DLL : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 6\vso_hwe.dll
2009-06-27 13:37:01 Info Version : 6, 0, 2, 2
2009-06-27 13:37:01 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 6\DVDFab.exe
2009-06-27 13:37:01 Info OS : Microsoft Vista Home edition (build 6001) with Service Pack 1 6.0
2009-06-27 13:37:01 ---- ******************** Log session start 27-Jun 13:37:01.154 PID 2696********************

2009-06-27 13:32:57 ---- ******************** Log session stop 27-Jun 13:32:57.339 PID 3440********************
2009-06-27 13:32:23 Error INIT ERROR: Writing device initialization failed - sense: Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
2009-06-27 13:32:23 Error Init DVD+R Dual Layer: Write cancelled, Your media is still usable.
2009-06-27 13:32:23 Error Init DVD+R Dual Layer: Failed to set layer change to LBA 1649616 (3.15 Gb.) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
2009-06-27 13:31:21 Info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
2009-06-27 13:31:21 Info Layer break set by user at sector 1649616
2009-06-27 13:31:21 Info Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x,
2009-06-27 13:31:21 Info Media ID: MKM-003-00
2009-06-27 13:31:21 Info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
2009-06-27 13:31:21 Info Not Applicable to this bus type
2009-06-27 13:31:17 Info Write started
2009-06-27 13:15:44 Info New media (DL DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2009-06-27 13:15:41 Info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
2009-06-27 13:15:41 Info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2009-06-27 13:15:41 Info New Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 1035d FH22 [D] (Ide)
2009-06-27 13:12:58 Info Current Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 1035d FH22 [D] (Ide)
2009-06-27 13:12:58 Info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 Async. Access mode
2009-06-27 13:12:58 Info System default language : English (United States)
2009-06-27 13:12:58 Info User default language : English (United States)
2009-06-27 13:12:58 Info DLL Version : 3.2.6.408
2009-06-27 13:12:58 Info DLL : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 6\vso_hwe.dll
2009-06-27 13:12:58 Info Version : 6, 0, 2, 2
2009-06-27 13:12:58 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 6\DVDFab.exe
2009-06-27 13:12:58 Info OS : Microsoft Vista Home edition (build 6001) with Service Pack 1 6.0
2009-06-27 13:12:58 ---- ******************** Log session start 27-Jun 13:12:58.895 PID 3440********************

2009-06-27 13:08:16 ---- ******************** Log session stop 27-Jun 13:08:16.225 PID 2972********************
2009-06-27 13:01:00 Error INIT ERROR: Writing device initialization failed - sense: Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
2009-06-27 13:01:00 Error Init DVD+R Dual Layer: Write cancelled, Your media is still usable.
2009-06-27 13:01:00 Error Init DVD+R Dual Layer: Failed to set layer change to LBA 1649616 (3.15 Gb.) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
2009-06-27 12:59:55 Info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
2009-06-27 12:59:55 Info Layer break set by user at sector 1649616
2009-06-27 12:59:55 Info Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x,
2009-06-27 12:59:55 Info Media ID: MKM-003-00
2009-06-27 12:59:55 Info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
2009-06-27 12:59:55 Info Not Applicable to this bus type
2009-06-27 12:59:52 Info Write started
2009-06-27 12:44:37 Info New media (DL DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2009-06-27 12:44:34 Info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
2009-06-27 12:44:34 Info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2009-06-27 12:44:34 Info New Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 1035d FH22 [D] (Ide)
2009-06-27 12:42:49 Info Current Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 1035d FH22 [D] (Ide)
2009-06-27 12:42:49 Info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 Async. Access mode
2009-06-27 12:42:49 Info System default language : English (United States)
2009-06-27 12:42:49 Info User default language : English (United States)
2009-06-27 12:42:49 Info DLL Version : 3.2.6.408
2009-06-27 12:42:49 Info DLL : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 6\vso_hwe.dll
2009-06-27 12:42:49 Info Version : 6, 0, 2, 2
2009-06-27 12:42:49 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files\DVDFab 6\DVDFab.exe
2009-06-27 12:42:49 Info OS : Microsoft Vista Home edition (build 6001) with Service Pack 1 6.0
2009-06-27 12:42:49 ---- ******************** Log session start 27-Jun 12:42:49.014 PID 2972************

Please help as I’m ending up with expensive dual-layer discs as coasters!

A couple things to try: 1.) turn down the write speed, you are requesting 8x on an 8x disk, try 4x. 2.) You are getting a power calibration error from your drive. Clean the laser but most likely your DVD drive is dying, that happens to all of them sooner or later.

Would also suggest you try ImgBurn for DLs.

Many thanks.

Is there a guide to install ImgBurn?

EDIT

Forget that - I’ve just looked. Thanks - I’ll give it a go.

Well, I gave DVDFab6 one more go at copying the dual-layer and it worked fine, despite after finalization saying the burn had failed. Frustrating not knowing whether or not each burn will work.

So my problem is intermittent - I have no other programs running whilst burning/reading and it would appear my DVD writer is still up to the task - any ideas?

Yeah, do what Signals said and use ImgBurn as your burning engine. Find a post by Stormjumper, he has very good instructions in his signature. It’s a free download and beats the heck out of the VSO engine that comes packaged with DVDfab.

Thanks for your help. I’ll try it in future and see how I get on. I’m going to revert to Fab5 first though as soon as Fab’s tech support have given me a link to download previous versions. If that fails, I’ll give ImageBurn a whirl.

Thanks again - much appreciated.

[QUOTE=xtincol;2299389]Thanks for your help. I’ll try it in future and see how I get on. I’m going to revert to Fab5 first though as soon as Fab’s tech support have given me a link to download previous versions. If that fails, I’ll give ImageBurn a whirl.

Thanks again - much appreciated.[/QUOTE]

If you want an older version you will or may need to send a PM(private message to another member/user and see if they can send it to you by email :bigsmile: and I would not post a email address here in the forum, can lead to un-wanted spam :eek:

Yeah xtincol, shoot me a PM with an email address and which version you want, I’ll see if I can help. I got em’ way back.