Dvd Fab Plat

Hello,
I’m having trouble backing up my movies. I’m running DVD Fab
platinum on a HP Computer core2, running windows vista home premium.
All was good for about six backups, then started getting the square
broken pixel look to the backups. I did a clean uninstall and then
reinstalled. According to DVD Fab, it is ripping, burning, and
finalizing the disk.
What I get now is a a disk that DVD Fab says is OK but when I
checked it on my computer it has 0 bytes on it. I made a copy of a
DVD that had instructions of a product that I bought. DVD Fab burned
that perfectly so I have to assume that my burner is working. Any
ideas.I m using veratim dvd-r disks.
Thanks,Mark

[QUOTE=MAG176;2014939]Hello,
I’m having trouble backing up my movies. I’m running DVD Fab
platinum on a HP Computer core2, running windows vista home premium.
All was good for about six backups, then started getting the square
broken pixel look to the backups. I did a clean uninstall and then
reinstalled. According to DVD Fab, it is ripping, burning, and
finalizing the disk.
What I get now is a a disk that DVD Fab says is OK but when I
checked it on my computer it has 0 bytes on it. I made a copy of a
DVD that had instructions of a product that I bought. DVD Fab burned
that perfectly so I have to assume that my burner is working. Any
ideas.I m using veratim dvd-r disks.
Thanks,Mark[/QUOTE]

Hi Mark welcome to the forum
I too run Vista on a HP rig did have Home Prem but upgraded to Ultimate had no access to security option …but… thats OT
what burner do you have and have you checked for a firmware update :confused: …also what media are you using for backups :confused:
Some members have reported this issue and found that the reason was from overclocking their CPU,…of course not sure if this is your problem because don’t know if you are doing this, but does seem to be the in-thing these days
How long as it been since you have done a disc cleanup and defraged your system this could create such issues at times,…if you have not done so recently you may want to try these steps …also after doing so you will want to do a registry cleanup then reboot the system
RegSeeker is a great tool for this and it is free,…just find a post by my good friend and fellow member “[B]Maineman[/B]” and look at the bottom in his signature you will find a link…Good luck and post back with your results

Hi Mark and I second SJ’s welcome to cdfreaks,

In addition to SJ’s solid advice, could you please post several entries from your burn log. This will give us much of the info we need to nail down any issues and hopefully, help resolve your problem.

The default location is:
[B]C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator Name\My Documents\DVDFab\Log[/B]

Not sure about your settings, but try changing from Packet Writing (default setting) to SAO (assuming you haven’t already).
[B]Common Settings > DVD > Write > Write Type of DVD-R media > SAO[/B]

Thanks for the replies, I keep up on the basic computer maintenance,but will defrag it again. I’m using Verbatim DVD-r disc’s following the advice on this site.Memorex did not work.
I downloaded the Reg. cleaner from Maineman, and when I figure out how to unzip it I will run it. I did see the packet writing and will try that. As you can tell this is all very new to me.
Here is the burn log from the last couple of tries, I hope.

3/5/2008 7:43:12 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

3/5/2008 7:39:27 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
3/5/2008 7:37:44 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:53 - Total completion time 00:06:15
3/5/2008 7:37:44 PM info WRITE SUCCESS
3/5/2008 7:36:51 PM info Write finished in 00:05:22 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 10.24
3/5/2008 7:31:45 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 16859
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Write started 2032240 sectors to write
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Media ID: MCC 03RG20
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Media type: DVD-R
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info PIO Mode
3/5/2008 7:31:25 PM info Scanned files #8, folder #2 - total size 4160933888 b. (3.88 Gb.)
3/5/2008 7:31:25 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
3/5/2008 7:31:25 PM info Write started
3/5/2008 7:31:24 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/5/2008 7:31:03 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/5/2008 7:31:02 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/5/2008 7:30:33 PM error Write error at 32 (16) - Code 06 29 00 [Unit attention, Power On or Bus device reset occured]
3/5/2008 7:30:08 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 16901
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Write started 2032240 sectors to write
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Media ID: MCC 03RG20
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Media type: DVD-R
3/5/2008 7:29:50 PM info PIO Mode
3/5/2008 7:29:48 PM info Scanned files #8, folder #2 - total size 4160933888 b. (3.88 Gb.)
3/5/2008 7:29:48 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
3/5/2008 7:29:48 PM info Write started
3/5/2008 7:29:47 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/5/2008 7:19:30 PM 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
3/5/2008 7:19:30 PM info New Drive selected : 0:1:0 - TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L 0514 [E] (Ide)
3/5/2008 7:17:28 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/5/2008 7:17:04 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info Current Drive selected : 0:1:0 - TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L 0514 [E] (Ide)
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info DLL Version 2.1.7.338
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info Version 4, 1, 0, 2
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info OS : Personal (Build 6000)
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

3/5/2008 7:37:44 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:53 - Total completion time 00:06:15
3/5/2008 7:37:44 PM info WRITE SUCCESS
3/5/2008 7:36:51 PM info Write finished in 00:05:22 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 10.24
3/5/2008 7:31:45 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 16859
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Write started 2032240 sectors to write
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Media ID: MCC 03RG20
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info Media type: DVD-R
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info PIO Mode
3/5/2008 7:31:25 PM info Scanned files #8, folder #2 - total size 4160933888 b. (3.88 Gb.)
3/5/2008 7:31:25 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
3/5/2008 7:31:25 PM info Write started
3/5/2008 7:31:24 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/5/2008 7:31:03 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/5/2008 7:31:02 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/5/2008 7:30:33 PM error Write error at 32 (16) - Code 06 29 00 [Unit attention, Power On or Bus device reset occured]
3/5/2008 7:30:08 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 16901
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Write started 2032240 sectors to write
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Media ID: MCC 03RG20
3/5/2008 7:29:51 PM info Media type: DVD-R
3/5/2008 7:29:50 PM info PIO Mode
3/5/2008 7:29:48 PM info Scanned files #8, folder #2 - total size 4160933888 b. (3.88 Gb.)
3/5/2008 7:29:48 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
3/5/2008 7:29:48 PM info Write started
3/5/2008 7:29:47 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/5/2008 7:19:30 PM 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
3/5/2008 7:19:30 PM info New Drive selected : 0:1:0 - TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L 0514 [E] (Ide)
3/5/2008 7:17:28 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
3/5/2008 7:17:04 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info Current Drive selected : 0:1:0 - TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L 0514 [E] (Ide)
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info DLL Version 2.1.7.338
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info Version 4, 1, 0, 2
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info OS : Personal (Build 6000)
3/5/2008 7:13:54 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Thanks again for your time guys, it is much apprieciated.
Mark

Reset your DMA on your drive it is in PIO mode:
3/5/2008 7:31:28 PM info PIO Mode

You might want to change from Packet writing to SAO. Also, slowing your write speed down to about 1/2 the rated speed of the disc (around 8X) should correct the pixelation issue.

please uninstall your ide controller from device manager. reboot your computer and let windows reinstall drivers.

Thank you for all the replies,
This is what Ive done so far. Defrag. the hard drive,ran the reg. cleaner. That was an eye opener. Over 2500 invalid paths or file names. Even when you uninstall a program you really don’t get rid of it all do you, but you guys know that.
Changed the packet writing to SAO. I have tried to change the settings of the ide controller but in my version of vista home premium it tells me that its not possible. Their is only one channel that comes up and I’m not able to do anything about it. The suggestion of uninstalling the ide controller and letting windows reinstall the driver is my next move. I’m slightly nervous about that one.
When I get back from work, and finish my homework- career change at age 58,well give it a try and Ill post back with the results. Thanks again for all the help.
Mark

Thank you for all the replies,
This is hat Ive done so far. Defrag. the hard drive,ran the reg. cleaner. That was an eye opener. Over 2500 invalid paths or file names. Even when you uninstall a program you really don’t get rid of it all do you, but you guys know that.
Changed the packet writing to SAO. I have tried to change the settings of the ide controller but in my version of vista home premium in tells me that its not possible. Their is only one channel that comes up and I’m not able to do anything about it. The suggestion of uninstalling the ide controller and letting windows reinstall the driver is my next move. I’m slightly nervous about that one.
When I get back from work, and finish my homework- career change at age 58,well give it a try and Ill post back with the results. Thanks again for all the help.
Mark

[quote=MAG176;2015840]Thank you for all the replies,
This is hat Ive done so far. Defrag. the hard drive,ran the reg. cleaner. That was an eye opener. Over 2500 invalid paths or file names. Even when you uninstall a program you really don’t get rid of it all do you, but you guys know that.
Changed the packet writing to SAO. I have tried to change the settings of the ide controller but in my version of vista home premium in tells me that its not possible. Their is only one channel that comes up and I’m not able to do anything about it. The suggestion of uninstalling the ide controller and letting windows reinstall the driver is my next move. I’m slightly nervous about that one.
When I get back from work, and finish my homework- career change at age 58,well give it a try and Ill post back with the results. Thanks again for all the help.
Mark[/quote]
Hi MAG176: These guys here will get you all fixed up. They are great bunch here in the Fab Forum. I have to hand it to you, a career change at 58 is not easy, I am over 60 ( alot over) so I know where you are coming from. Hope you get things sorted.:wink:

All seems to be well. I found that the drive likes sao instead of packet writing,and slowing the write speed to 6X-just to be safe- all seems good. I backed up one of my movies with no problems.

I also uninstalled the ide controller and rebooted, but it still is in pio mode, seems to be a common problem. Anyone have a way around this.To tell you the truth, I’m just happy it works.

I also made another backup of a disc that had a pixelation problem, and writing at the slower speed seemed to have fixed that. Is that possible or is it wishful thinking?

Once again thanks for everyones help. Have a great day.
Mark

Hi Mark,

Glad to hear that you’re up and running…:cool:
Yeah, when burn problems occur with -R media, frequently changing from packet writing to SAO works wonders…at least for many users.

As far as the DMA issue, well, it’s a common problem and it isn’t.
Take a look in my sig and click on the link:
[B]More DMA Help and Reset DMA link[/B]

The article is well worth the read in terms of what and why and near the beginning there’s a link to a VBScript file that’s very effective in resetting DMA.
The reset button in the Fab app is worth a shot, but often not effective.

Glad things worked out for you Mark and welcome to the forum…If you check out the thread on the main page: DVDFab making my dvd run in PIO mode, you will see a reference to a windows update KB817472. It seems to be a last resort and changes have to be made to the registry (way over my head) for the update to work. This is not a recommendation. When I run out of DMA resets I’ll try reinstalling the OS or take it to an expert…Ron

Thanks Maineman,

    I will read those dma links a little more closely. I just kind of scanned them late last night. The warning about potential problems made me slightly uneasy, though that hasn't stopped me in the past!

Thanks again for everyone help, Mark

Thanks HDFATBOYDOC for the warm welcome. I will check that out, but like you, editing the registry is over my head. I bought my first HD in 1967, A 1946 Knuckle Head for 750.00 dollars. One of a number of vehicles I wish I still had!:sad:
Thanks Again, Mark

[QUOTE=MAG176;2016107]I also uninstalled the ide controller and rebooted, but it still is in pio mode, seems to be a common problem. Anyone have a way around this.[/QUOTE]

yeah uninstalling the ide controller, not individual channels, is the fix for reseting your dma mode. :flower:

umm seems strange, please post your last burn log to verify this. :confused:

i really hope this is gone from the log.
[B]3/5/2008 7:30:33 PM error Write error at 32 (16) - Code 06 29 00 [Unit attention, Power On or Bus device reset occured][/B]

:slight_smile: anyways glad you are able to burn successfully. :iagree:

troy

Hi Troy,

I just made a backup copy of my N.C.F.O.M. No problems at all. As you can see it is still in pio mode . Ide controller uninstall and reboot plus hit the reset button on dvd fab.

I’m going to try the script that Maineman has, after I read up on it a little more.

closed *********************

3/10/2008 4:05:32 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:24 - Total completion time 00:14:26
3/10/2008 4:05:32 PM info WRITE SUCCESS
3/10/2008 4:05:08 PM info Write finished in 00:14:02 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4.25
3/10/2008 3:51:19 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 13597
3/10/2008 3:51:06 PM info Write started 2201680 sectors to write
3/10/2008 3:51:06 PM info Init success: DVD-R DAO
3/10/2008 3:51:06 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
3/10/2008 3:51:05 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
3/10/2008 3:51:05 PM info Media ID: MCC 03RG20
3/10/2008 3:51:05 PM info Media type: DVD-R
3/10/2008 3:51:05 PM info PIO Mode
3/10/2008 3:51:03 PM info Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 4507944960 b. (4.2 Gb.)
3/10/2008 3:51:03 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
3/10/2008 3:51:03 PM info Write started
3/10/2008 3:50:41 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
3/10/2008 3:36:20 PM 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
3/10/2008 3:36:20 PM info New Drive selected : 0:1:0 - TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L 0514 [E] (Ide)
3/10/2008 3:35:27 PM info Current Drive selected : 0:1:0 - TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L 0514 [E] (Ide)
3/10/2008 3:35:27 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
3/10/2008 3:35:27 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/10/2008 3:35:27 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
3/10/2008 3:35:27 PM info DLL Version 2.1.7.338
3/10/2008 3:35:27 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
3/10/2008 3:35:27 PM info Version 4, 1, 0, 2
3/10/2008 3:35:27 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
3/10/2008 3:35:27 PM info OS : Personal (Build 6000)
3/10/2008 3:35:27 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Have a great day, Mark

MAG176
you may want to check in BIOS to check the DMA status on your drives could be disabled in BIOS

important part is your write error is now gone. :slight_smile:

there were two things needing addressed and uninstalling your ide controller should have taken care of both. although somehow you are still in pio mode and burning at 4.25x ummm. :confused:

i have used that script many times and can say it is safe. :iagree:

are you using an 80 wire ide cable? http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/confCable80-c.html do you have your drive jumpered as cable select? do you have windows updated?

looks like you have your drive on the primary ide channel. can you move it to the secondary channel?

might want to look into your bios info some more. just use google and feel free to ask us if you have any questions.

troy

Thanks for your input. I did run that script and the message came back that there was nothing to change, so nothing was changed. I will check the bios, but will be away from the computer for a couple days.

Thanks Again,Mark