DVD+RW won't burn (DAO error)

I have a weird problem. My NEC 4550a won’t burn my DVD+RW discs anymore. I receive the error 'can’t start disc-at-once with Nero and CopyToDVD. The media is fine!! Works flawlessly on my 3550 and it worked on the 4550a, but not anymore. I tried different media, no luck. Also DVD+R works fine! I did fiddle around with newer firmware, but switching back doesn’t fix the problem. They where all compatible and flashing went with no errors. Did I screw up my drive maybe or is it just broken? I use the original NEC 1.06b firmware btw…

Here is a log from CopyToDVD.

31-12-2006 3:40:36 error Write has failed at the very beginning of the burning process.
31-12-2006 3:40:36 error Most of the time, this is caused by media compatibility.
31-12-2006 3:40:36 error We suggest trying another brand of media.
31-12-2006 3:40:36 error Write error at 0 (16) - Code 05 30 10 [Illegal request, medium not formatted]
31-12-2006 3:40:15 info Start Write Buffer
31-12-2006 3:40:15 info Start writing…
31-12-2006 3:40:15 info Buffer under-run proof enabled
31-12-2006 3:40:15 info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x2.4
31-12-2006 3:40:15 warning Formatting media failed.
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Writing session #1 and keeping disc writable.
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Open Image file “C:\Documents and Settings\Robin\Application Data\CopyToDvd\COPYTODVD_12312006_034014_890.cache”
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Required sector size : 2253520
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Available sector size : 2295104
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Available write speed: 4x, 2.4x
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Media ID: RITEK-004-30
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Multisession is enabled in filesystem
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Blank or incomplete DVD
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Detected media $001A : DVD+RW
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Finished browsing files - Data size 4,3 Gb.
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info File scan complete: 35 files, 0 directories
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Start Browsing file structures
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info IDE Controler manufacturer : Intel
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info IDE Controler Description : Intel® ICH8 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2825
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Location : PCI-bus 0, apparaat 31, functie 5
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info IDE Controler manufacturer : Intel
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info IDE Controler Description : Intel® ICH8 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2820
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Location : PCI-bus 0, apparaat 31, functie 2
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Support Media : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Writing device used : 4:0:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A 1.06 [E] (Scsi)
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
31-12-2006 3:40:14 info Volume name: “movies”
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info Using File/Directory list.
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info ParamStr 3 = “/writespeed=4,0”
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info ParamStr 2 = “/volumename=movies”
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info ParamStr 1 = “/datafl=C:\Documents and Settings\Robin\Application Data\Vso~c2c_fl.tmp”
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info ParamStr 0 = “C:\PROGRA~1\VSO\COPYTO~1\CopyToCD.exe”
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info User default language : 1043 (0x0413h) - Dutch (Netherlands)
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info System default language : 1043 (0x0413h) - Dutch (Netherlands)
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info Version 4.0.1.46
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\VSO\COPYTO~1\CopyToCD.exe”
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info 32 bits native system
31-12-2006 3:40:08 info ******************** Report session started ********************

I hope someone can help… I really need my DVD+RW to work and am about to buy a new drive out of frustration.

And here is the Nero log. How com it says SCSI sometimes? My nec is IDE and the samsung hard drive is S-ATA… Can anyone explain?

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26-10-2004 17:35:34
Nero Version: 6.6.0.18
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 18e

Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A> Version: 1.08 - HA 4 TA 0 - 6.6.0.18
Adapter driver: <JRAID> HA 4
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A >Version: 1.08 - HA 4 TA 0 - 6.6.0.18
Adapter driver: <JRAID> HA 4

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : SAMSUNG HD401LJ atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A 1.08 JRAID Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2096300kB)
Free physical memory: 1521MB (1558464kB)
Memory in use : 25 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

31.12.2006
ISO compilation
10:59:59 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6359
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

10:59:59 #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

10:59:59 #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

10:59:59 #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

10:59:59 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 270
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2253519 (500:46.69, 4401MB)

10:59:59 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 282
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

10:59:59 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2483
Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A, Media type: DVD+RW

10:59:59 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 448
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

10:59:59 #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2253520 (2253520) = #2253520/500:46.70
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2253520 blocks [_NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A]

10:59:59 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
Prepare recorder [_NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A] 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 4615208960, ISRC ""
DAO layout:

Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2253520 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

10:59:59 #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

10:59:59 #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4122
Cache writing successful.

10:59:59 #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

10:59:59 #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 4x (5.540 KB/s)

11:00:00 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:00:00 #16 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 4, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03E85600
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: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAD 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x08 0x04 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

11:00:00 #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

11:00:00 #18 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 4, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03E85400
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: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xC9 0x02 0x01 0x01 0x42 0x54 0x59 0x50 0x45 0x01 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

11:00:00 #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

11:00:00 #20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

11:00:00 #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5600
Drive: _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A
Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM, write to RAM
select Book Type setting from RAM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

11:00:00 #22 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5306
Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM

11:00:00 #23 Phase 98 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Start formatting disc before burning

11:00:00 #24 SCSI -1065 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 4, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03E85400
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: 0x20
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x04 0x11 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00

11:00:00 #25 Phase 101 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Formatting disc failed

11:00:00 #26 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 659
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

11:00:00 #27 CDR -1065 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1778
Invalid command

11:00:00 #28 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1778
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

11:00:00 #29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 4x (5.540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes, created 25-8-2006 4:47:00
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=3.00.42a, size=36592 bytes, created 15-11-2006 22:01:32 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\jraid.sys’: Ver=1.12.07.00 built by: WinDDK, size=43904 bytes, created 4-8-2006 9:29:24 (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Guys I have fixed the problem. I stayed up until 5 in the morning. Let me explain the problem so that people with same problems don’t have to :slight_smile:

I have a new Core 2 Duo system and the motherboard (P5B-E) uses the JMicron JMB366 chipset. This is where the problem lies. After I did a firmware upgrade, probably this IDE driver config changed. This explains why in device manager it says ‘SCSI’. I went to driver settings in WinXP and selected to change the driver. From there I had the option not to use the JMICRON driver but a windows default IDE driver. After selecting WinXP will then recognice the DVD drive and install them again. I immediately ran Nero and DVD+RW formatting worked flawlessy!!! I hope it uses DMA mode now instead of PIO, have not checked that.

See also this post from someone with the same problem:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1588339&postcount=25
However I did not us the firmware he refers to.

Comes from this topic about the buggy Jmicron controller:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=189057&page=2&pp=25

Thanks cdfreaks :bow:
I can now burn pr0n again