Failed to burn dvd. do you want to burn again?

every time i try to burn a dvd i get the message: failed to burn dvd. do you want to burn again? anyone know how to correct this? it stops mid burn. my burner is an pioneer dvr-106d and is connected via a usb cable to a dell inspiron laptop. here is the burn log.

10/21/2006 11:16:54 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info Current Drive selected : 0:0:0 - QSI CDRW/DVD SBW242U UD25 [D] (Ide)
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.36, Internal revision 36 - Async. Access mode
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info DLL Version 2.0.22.272
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Gold 3\vso_hwe.dll
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info Version 3, 0, 2, 5
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\DVDFab Gold 3\DVDFabGold.exe”
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info Current Drive selected : 0:0:0 - QSI CDRW/DVD SBW242U UD25 [D] (Ide)
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.36, Internal revision 36 - Async. Access mode
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info DLL Version 2.0.22.272
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Gold 3\vso_hwe.dll
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info Version 3, 0, 2, 5
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\DVDFab Gold 3\DVDFabGold.exe”
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
10/21/2006 11:16:52 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
10/21/2006 11:16:21 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info Current Drive selected : 0:0:0 - QSI CDRW/DVD SBW242U UD25 [D] (Ide)
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.36, Internal revision 36 - Async. Access mode
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info DLL Version 2.0.22.272
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Gold 3\vso_hwe.dll
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info Version 3, 0, 2, 5
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\DVDFab Gold 3\DVDFabGold.exe”
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info Current Drive selected : 0:0:0 - QSI CDRW/DVD SBW242U UD25 [D] (Ide)
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.36, Internal revision 36 - Async. Access mode
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info DLL Version 2.0.22.272
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Gold 3\vso_hwe.dll
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info Version 3, 0, 2, 5
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\DVDFab Gold 3\DVDFabGold.exe”
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
10/21/2006 11:15:55 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Hi aquaholic, What disc are you having problems backing up? :confused:

Peter. :wink:

Just to add to Peter’s ?
Need some details…
What media are you using?..MID (media code) please.
How fast are you burning?
It doesn’t appear that it burned very far, if at all. Any specific error code pop up?..or just the generic “failed to burn dvd”.
Settings in gold?
Recent changes to your system, media?

doesn’t matter which disc i’m backing up, error is always the same
media is comp usa dvd-r, where would i find a media code? i dont know what that is.
i don’t know the burning speed, next time i’ll write it down, i just let gold set it for me.
i just got the generic failed to burn.
i don’t see any settings to set in gold, it’s just a start button to start the burning.
no changes to my system as this is a new installation on my laptop theres is no history

That could possibly be a problem.

You can find the disc MID (or mediacode) if you download CD-DVD Speed, put one of the discs in, and go to the “Disc Info” tab - the MID will be shown there. :slight_smile:

are there any know burners that there are no issues with? phillips, lite scribe, etc…

are there any know burners that there are no issues with? phillips, lite scribe, etc…

Lite scribe? :stuck_out_tongue:
Well, if you mean a good brand, I also have a Pioneer and it should be okay.
So it could be the media that causes trouble.
I never buy “cheap” media anymore, because in the end they are just as expensive as good media because of throwing away a bunch of bad discs.
But the failure could be that you have the burner on an USB connection.
Do you have a special case for the burner? That could cause errors too.

it is set up as an external with the enclosure. what type of media is good media? i have the comp usa brand and fuji but both do the same.

I use Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim…both are superb and consistently recommended here on cdfreaks. It’s not an absolute, but try to stick with “made in Japan”. Stay away from brand X and crap like memorex.

Here’s an excellent reference for media.

linky:wink:

Hope this helps.

i’ll try some new media and post back.

Hi aquaholic, I have the same problem. I think its because I am using a usb drive and only have 512 memory. Thats why I use nero for burning and dont have any problems
AnnieB

I like the BenQ 1625, but never use the lightscribe. That is just my personal choice as most main brands are good. I prefer to spend the 2-3$ extra for retail boxed version instead of OEM. Also make sure firmware is up to date.

Mack

Also BenQs come with Qsuite that allows you to check the media to see if it is recommended to burn on the burner at chosen speed.

Mack

I have both the Benq dw1655 and the pioneer dvr-111d, and the Pio beats the Benq with most media, especially with dual layer recording :bow:

HElp?..I get the same error…NEVER did before…just upgraded to version 4 of dvd platinum and it will now not work no matter what dvd or media?..anybody have that issue?