DVD-R problem, Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

Hello everyone.
Until now i had CloneDVD2 and Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 and everything worked ok. Then i wanted to make some DVDs with movies and menu and downloaded some other ripping and copying programs (i dont know if this has anything to do with it). I also bought a new pack of Imation dvd-rs, and i am not quite sure if i used imation in the past with this dvd writer.

Anyway, i dont know what the problem is but my DVD-RW has stopped creating DVDs.
I tried Nero 6.6.0.13 today and i got this log


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Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 11/21/2005 8:48:21 AM 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead
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:             <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG>   Version: 2.TG - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.13
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 
CD-ROM:               <SONY     DVD-ROM DDU1622 >Version: AS66 - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.6.0.13
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD1200JB-00GVA0              atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG            atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : SONY DVD-ROM DDU1622             atapi Port 1 ID 1  DMA: On 

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG      E:   CDRom0
SONY DVD-ROM DDU1622       F:   CDRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 510MB (522992kB)
Free physical memory: 163MB (167536kB)
Memory in use       : 67 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

31.5.2006
ISO compilation
4:29:55 AM	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6194
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	Simulate                : FALSE
	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
	
4:29:55 AM	#2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
	
4:29:55 AM	#3 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
4:29:55 AM	#4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3167
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
4:29:56 AM	#5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 260
	Last possible write address on media:  2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
	Last address to be written:            2159855 (479:58.05, 4218MB)
	
4:29:56 AM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 272
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
4:29:56 AM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2339
	Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG, Media type: DVD-R
	 Disc Manufacturer: MBI 01 - RG40
	 Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193
	
4:29:56 AM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 438
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
4:29:56 AM	#9 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 + 2159856 (2159856) = #2159856/479:58.6
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2159856 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3500AG]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
4:29:56 AM	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
	Prepare recorder [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-3500AG] 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    4423385088, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 2159856 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
4:29:56 AM	#11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files started
	
4:29:56 AM	#12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4051
	Cache writing successful.
	
4:29:56 AM	#13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files completed
	
4:29:56 AM	#14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)
	
4:29:56 AM	#15 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
	
4:29:56 AM	#16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2267
	Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode
	
4:29:56 AM	#17 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21469
	Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON 
	
4:29:56 AM	#18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2421
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
4:29:56 AM	#19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8438
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD-R   (2), Part Version: 5
	 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:      26127F h
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
	  Start sector number of the next Border-In:     2FFA0 h
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	      00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00    .`...0@P...!....
	      00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
4:29:56 AM	#20 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
	SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
	Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x05
	CDB Data:   0x53 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0xF4 0xF0 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x05 
	
4:29:56 AM	#21 CDR -1046 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1765
	Illegal disc
	
4:29:56 AM	#22 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1765
	Could not perform start of Disc-at-once
	
4:29:56 AM	#23 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK, size=16512 bytes, created 11/21/2005 8:48:21 AM 
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=3.00.09a, size=46080 bytes, created 8/19/2005 6:00:00 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
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) 


I read some stuff and updated my firmware and nothing changed.
I tried to update it again but i got a message that “Target NEC ND-3500A is not found correctly”.

Please help me. My DVD-RW can now normally burn CDs but it cant burn DVDs

I can’t find what the problem is. Is it just my new imation DVD-Rs or have i messed up my hardware…?

You should edit out your Serial numbers out of your post. Top of page.

oops… em … i dont know how to do that

there is no edit post at the bottom

Edit by imkidd57: It’s done…!

Your burners firmware probably doesn’t recognise the media. You could try firmware from here .

i tried that but i didnt understand how to use the *.bin files. What program do u use to open them?

Ehrm… You have created them with what program?
I would update Nero to 6.6.1.4.

4:29:56 AM #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

2.4x is no suitable speed for DVD-R.

On that same page there’s a link (lower left) under Documentation for How To Flash. Read that & then get the GUI version.

We’re referring to the firmware .bin files.

Ah, well. I wasn’t sure about.

So, Nero got updated?

Im very bad at computers. I’ve tried to load a game in to my dvd drive but the drive can’t find the disc when its in there. it works fine with other cds, what is wrong and how do i fix it.

i dont see a windows xp version of binflash GUI. Isn’t that a problem…? :confused:

binflash windows gui version.

ok, i have flashed my drive with Original NEC 3500 Firmware 2.1b and everything works just fine :slight_smile:

Thank you everyone for your help