GSA-4160B problem

Hi to all, im new here, sorry for my english, im chilean, i had a GSA-4160B around a year ago, this dvdrw has problem with too many disks ( more than the habitual problems), and recently i bought 25 disks DVD+R and doesnt write no one, i change it in the store for 25 DVD-R but the problem still continues, this DVDRW is so bad in compatibility :sad: , please help me, i upgrade the firmware, check the installation, etc…
Here is the first log with DVD+R at 8x and the old firmware

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5C80001080100000000629981108

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Archivos de programa\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.1.2
Internal Version: 7, 0, 1, 2
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B>Version: A301 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.1.2
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <KY3205D IAJ584F >Version: 1.0 - HA 1 TA 3 - 7.0.1.2
Adapter driver: <SCSI> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD400EB-00CPF0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6E040L0 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8525B atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM 2.7a Vax347s Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : KY3205D IAJ584F 1.0 dtscsi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
KY3205D IAJ584F D: CDRom3
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B E: CDRom0
HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8525B F: CDRom1
SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM L: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523764kB)
Free physical memory: 47MB (48588kB)
Memory in use : 90 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

17.1.2006
ISO compilation
8:26:33 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6411
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

8:26:34 PM #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory

8:26:34 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

8:26:34 PM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
Writer E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B running

8:26:34 PM #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

8:26:34 PM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3302
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

8:26:34 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2170207 (482:16.07, 4238MB)

8:26:34 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 291
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

8:26:34 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2578
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TYG02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

8:26:34 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 458
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

8:26:34 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2170208 (2170208) = #2170208/482:16.8
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2170208 blocks [E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

8:26:34 PM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B] 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 4444585984, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2170208 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

8:26:34 PM #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 36
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

8:26:34 PM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files started

8:26:34 PM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4132
Cache writing successful.

8:26:34 PM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files completed

8:26:34 PM #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

8:26:34 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

8:26:34 PM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2580
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

8:26:34 PM #20 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21611
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

8:26:34 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2735
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

8:26:34 PM #22 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8411
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 0.0 (0)
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 20 01 02 00 04 00 06 - 00 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
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 …

8:27:28 PM #23 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1197
20:27:28.171 - E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B : Queue again later

8:28:07 PM #24 SPTI -1039 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
E: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1039)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x09
Sense Qual: 0x01
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 01 8B 20 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 04 00 00 00 00 10 32 34 00 0C 09 01
Buffer x04c20000: Len x10000
0x86 A7 19 A5 0B 10 8F 77 D3 CA 25 BF B2 17 E3 5B
0x15 F0 BA 44 B9 43 35 51 5C 2F E2 A6 F9 AB FA 53
0x2B 90 39 35 39 74 EA BD 11 18 16 DC 94 28 C8 6B

8:28:07 PM #25 CDR -1039 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
Focus or tracking error
E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B

8:28:07 PM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

8:28:07 PM #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

8:28:07 PM #28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2978
EndDAO: Last written address was 101151

8:28:07 PM #29 CDR -1039 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Focus or tracking error
E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B

8:28:07 PM #30 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

8:28:07 PM #31 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 3/11/2005 7:28:13 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\scsiport.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=96256 bytes, created 8/3/2004 11:59:42 PM (Adapter driver for src)

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

And here is the second log with DVD-R at 4x :\

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5C80001080100000000629981108

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Archivos de programa\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.1.2
Internal Version: 7, 0, 1, 2
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B>Version: A306 - HA 3 TA 3 - 7.0.1.2
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 3
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <KY3205D IAJ584F >Version: 1.0 - HA 1 TA 4 - 7.0.1.2
Adapter driver: <SCSI> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD400EB-00CPF0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6E040L0 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8525B atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : Generic DVD-ROM 1.0 d347prt Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : KY3205D IAJ584F 1.0 dtscsi Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8525B D: CDRom18
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B E: CDRom19
KY3205D IAJ584F H: CDRom4

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523764kB)
Free physical memory: 163MB (167812kB)
Memory in use : 67 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

18.1.2006
ISO compilation
2:55:03 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6411
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

2:55:03 AM #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 72704KB of Memory

2:55:03 AM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

2:55:03 AM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
Writer E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B running

2:55:03 AM #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

2:55:03 AM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3302
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

2:55:04 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 1694607 (376:34.57, 3309MB)

2:55:04 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 291
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

2:55:04 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2578
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TYG02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

2:55:04 AM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 458
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

2:55:04 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1694608 (1694608) = #1694608/376:34.58
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1694608 blocks [E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

2:55:04 AM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B] 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 3470557184, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
1694608 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

2:55:04 AM #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 36
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

2:55:04 AM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files started

2:55:04 AM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4132
Cache writing successful.

2:55:04 AM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files completed

2:55:04 AM #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

2:55:04 AM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

2:55:04 AM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2580
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

2:55:04 AM #20 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21611
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

2:55:04 AM #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2735
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

2:55:04 AM #22 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8411
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 0.0 (0)
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 20 01 02 00 04 00 06 - 00 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
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 …

2:55:11 AM #23 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1197
02:55:11.265 - E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B : Queue again later

3:01:16 AM #24 SPTI -1039 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
E: CdRom19: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1039)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x09
Sense Qual: 0x01
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 0E 39 20 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x71 00 04 00 00 00 00 10 32 34 00 0C 09 01
Buffer x03540000: Len x10000
0xD9 2C B2 BA 71 62 1F 23 88 46 29 D9 CC 37 3F 9E
0xE8 35 59 28 90 DA E5 18 F3 7B 41 B9 97 4E D2 29
0xCA A1 99 35 17 63 72 39 2E 53 5E 25 D3 35 B1 9A

3:01:16 AM #25 CDR -1039 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
Focus or tracking error
E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B

3:01:16 AM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

3:01:16 AM #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

3:01:16 AM #28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2978
EndDAO: Last written address was 932127

3:01:18 AM #29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 3/11/2005 7:28:13 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\scsiport.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=96256 bytes, created 8/3/2004 11:59:42 PM (Adapter driver for src)

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

Pleas help me :(, cya !

Either you have to replace the IDE cable or the burner once more, because it seem to be damaged. Also try with other media.

Something must be wrong here. This is the log for DVD+R, but the media code is for Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R. Did you post the wrong log file here? If you didn’t then something is really fishy with your discs!

My mistake, it was from ANOTHER dvd-r, but with dvd+r also i have problems :sad:

What are the brands of both the DVD+R and DVD-R discs you used?