Errors with my GSA-4081B

My burner has acting up for a few months now. I burn discs but when i lend them to friends it says that the disc is blank. Now i get errors when nero verifies my discs. I’ve read about the greasing method but i would prefer not to open my burner since i’ll probably damage it. My warranty has expired. I think i got my burner in 2004 but i’m not sure. I also tried using the A107 firmware by dangerous brothers but i still receive errors.

This is my nero error log

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 10/27/2004 11:35:34 AM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.16
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 16b
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B>Version: A106 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.16
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B>Version: A106 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.16
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST320410A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : AXV CD/DVD-ROM 2.2a a347scsi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B D: CDRom3
AXV CD/DVD-ROM E: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523760kB)
Free physical memory: 122MB (125004kB)
Memory in use : 76 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

25.4.2006
CD-ROM (ISO)
3:50:04 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6356
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
Burning mode : TAO
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

3:50:04 PM #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 2948
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B
Buffer underrun protection activated

3:50:04 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

3:50:04 PM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B running

3:50:04 PM #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

3:50:04 PM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
Turn on Track-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

3:50:05 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 270
Last possible write address on media: 359845 ( 79:59.70)
Last address to be written: 321946 ( 71:34.46)

3:50:05 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 282
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

3:50:05 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2483
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B;
CDR code: 00 97 26 66; OSJ entry from: CMC Magnetics Corporation
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: 00 00 00, 2: 00 00 00 (LI 0:00.00), 3: 00 00 00 (LO 0:00.00)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 00 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)

3:50:05 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 448
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

3:50:05 PM #11 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 + 321947 (321947) = #321947/71:32.47
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 321945 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

3:50:05 PM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B] for write in TAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 307200 659654656, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
321947 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

3:50:05 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1119
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 321947 -> 321945.

3:50:05 PM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

3:50:05 PM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4120
Cache writing successful.

3:50:05 PM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

3:50:05 PM #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

3:50:05 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2654
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

3:50:05 PM #19 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21708
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

3:55:04 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

3:55:09 PM #21 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 16352
<HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-4081B> start Close Session

3:55:34 PM #22 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process completed successfully at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

3:55:34 PM #23 Phase 78 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Data verification started

3:55:37 PM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1119
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 321947 -> 321945.

3:56:46 PM #25 SCSI -1040 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1434
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x08370200
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: 0x10
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x28 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xC4 0xC6 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0xC4 0xC6 0x10
0x33 0x04 0x00 0x80 0x10 0x00

3:56:47 PM #26 SCSI -1040 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1434
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x08370200
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: 0x10
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x28 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xC4 0xDF 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0xC4 0xDF 0x10
0x33 0x04 0x00 0x80 0x10 0x00

3:56:47 PM #27 SectorVerify 21 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9938
Read error at sector 50374

3:56:51 PM #28 SCSI -1040 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1434
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x08370200
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: 0x10
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x28 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xC5 0x29 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0xC5 0x29 0x10
0x33 0x01 0x00 0x80 0x10 0x00

3:56:51 PM #29 SectorVerify 21 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9938
Read error at sector 50399

3:57:02 PM #30 SCSI -1040 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1434
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x08370200
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: 0x10
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x28 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xCA 0x80 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0xCA 0x80 0x10
0x33 0x01 0xFF 0x80 0x10 0x00

3:57:02 PM #31 SectorVerify 21 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9938
Read error at sector 50473

3:57:04 PM #32 SCSI -1040 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1434
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x08370200
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: 0x10
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x28 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xCA 0x81 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0xCA 0x81 0x10
0x33 0x04 0x00 0x80 0x10 0x00

3:57:05 PM #33 SCSI -1040 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1434
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x08370200
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: 0x10
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x28 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xCA 0x9A 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0xCA 0x9A 0x10
0x33 0x04 0x00 0x80 0x10 0x00

3:57:05 PM #34 SectorVerify 20 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9938
Read errors from sector 51840 to 51841

3:57:14 PM #35 Phase 40 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1519
Aborted by user

3:57:15 PM #36 SCSI -1128 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1434
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x08370200
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: 0x11
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x28 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xCF 0xC5 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0xCF 0xC5 0x10
0x33 0x09 0x00 0x80 0x11 0x00

3:57:15 PM #37 SectorVerify 21 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9938
Read error at sector 51866

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 3/12/2005 8:28:13 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=?.?.?.?, size=95360 bytes, created 8/4/2004 3:59:42 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Thanks in advance for any help.

Exchange the ide cable.
Use better media.
Update Nero to 6.6.1.4.

Looks like defective discs to me because :

typically indicates a problem with the discs itself and :

means the writer could not read a particular part of the disc. That too is a sign of defective discs.

Try using some other brand of (decent - not brands starting with Mem, Ri - Ricoh excluded, Data or Tuff) discs. If problems still persist, try switching the IDE cable as chef has suggested.

Sheesh, I sound like a doctor. Take 2 TYs and call me in the morning.

And disable multisession.

I’ve been using TDK CDs. I’ll try to get some other discs tomorrow and try burning with those.

Thanks.