GSA-4167B won't burn DVDs..:-(((

Hello to all CD Freaks!

Well, I had this DVD burner since more than two years (upgraded to DL13), and it did its job dutifully. However the last couple of weeks I had problems to burn DVDs, and tried various programs from Nero (which I always use) to some freeware like CDBurnerXP and DeepBurner Free etc.

Tried different ASPI layers if it might have been the cause, but it turned out that’s not the culprit.

I’ve changed couple of media brands from Emtec, Sony to Verbatim recently.
It is really annoying and frustrating, so I hope to find a solution here.

THX IN FORWARD!

Here’s the Nero LOG:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 17-07-2002 09:20:56 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 02-11-2004 12:54:32 

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 6.6.1.15
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 15
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B>Version: DL13 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.15
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B>Version: DL13 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.15
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral      : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B        atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : Maxtor 6V160E0                   atapi Port 2 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : MagicISOVirtual DVD-ROM 1.0A    mcdbus Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : MagicISOVirtual DVD-ROM 1.0A    mcdbus Port 3 ID 1  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : MagicISOVirtual DVD-ROM 1.0A    mcdbus Port 3 ID 2  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B  D:   CDRom0
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM   H:   CDRom1
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM   I:   CDRom2
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM   K:   CDRom3
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 1533MB (1570704kB)
Free physical memory: 1005MB (1030024kB)
Memory in use       : 34 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

15.3.2008
ISO compilation
03:10:53    #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 403
    LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
    
03:10:54    #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6494
    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
    
03:10:54    #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
    
03:10:54    #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3316
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
    
03:10:54    #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
    Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
    Last address to be written:            2246703 (499:16.03, 4388MB)
    
03:10:54    #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 293
    Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
    
03:10:54    #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2616
    Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B, Media type: DVD+R
     Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC, Media Type ID: 004, Product revision number: 0
     Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7
    
03:10:54    #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 459
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================
    
03:10:54    #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 814
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
     0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
        2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
        original disc pos #0 + 2246704 (2246704) = #2246704/499:16.4
        relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
        -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2246704 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B]
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    
03:10:54    #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1013
    Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B] 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    4601249792, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
     __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
           0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
           0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
           0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
     2246704 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
    
03:10:54    #11 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 208
    SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
    
03:10:54    #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
    Caching of files started
    
03:10:54    #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4158
    Cache writing successful.
    
03:10:54    #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
    Caching of files completed
    
03:10:54    #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
    Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)
    
03:10:54    #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
    
03:10:54    #17 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8737
    ---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
     Book Type: DVD+R   (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
     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:      26053F h
     End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
     Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
      Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
      Extended Information indicators: 7 h
      Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC.....
      Media type ID: 004
      Product revision number: 0
      Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
     Media Specific [16..63]:
          00 00 07 4D 43 43 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 30 34 00 38    ...MCC.....004.8
          23 54 37 12 02 54 6C 02 - 92 5F 15 15 0B 0B 08 08    #T7..Tl.._......
          01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
    
03:10:54    #18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5715
    Drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B
    Book Type request [LG]: DVD-ROM
    Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
    
03:10:54    #19 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5645
    Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM
    
03:10:55    #20 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
    
03:13:15    #21 SPTI -1040 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 178
    CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1040)
    Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
    Sense Code: 0x10
    Sense Qual: 0x00
    CDB Data:   0x2A 00 00 01 19 40 00 00 20 00 00 00 
    Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 10 35 02 04 0E 10 
    Buffer x2ece32c0: Len x10000
    0xFC 7B 84 D6 D6 4E 10 01 B0 B2 01 80 C2 43 23 F9 
    0x9B FF 59 95 09 00 9C 1C 08 45 C0 73 D8 A3 97 F6 
    0x70 6C 78 2C F8 7F E5 4A B3 3D 93 38 4C 74 4B 4B 
    
03:13:15    #22 CDR -1040 File Writer.cpp, Line 281
    Illegal block size for command
    D: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B
    
03:13:15    #23 SPTI -1040 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 178
    CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1040)
    Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
    Sense Code: 0x10
    Sense Qual: 0x00
    CDB Data:   0x35 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
    Sense Area: 0x71 00 03 00 00 00 00 10 35 02 04 0E 10 
    
03:13:15    #24 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
    Generating DVD high compatibility borders
    
03:13:17    #25 CDR -1040 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 162
    Illegal block size for command
    D: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B
    
03:13:17    #26 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 162
    Could not perform end of Disc-at-once
    
03:13:17    #27 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
    Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)
    
03:13:18    #28 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 253
    SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
    
03:13:24    #29 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9945
    DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed
    
03:13:24    #30 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 403
    UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
    

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=9464 bytes, created 08-03-2007 07:51:00 
File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.71 (0002), size=16877 bytes, created 17-07-2002 08:53:02 
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=3.00.56a, size=43528 bytes, created 08-03-2007 07:51:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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


Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Usually that’s an excellent burner, I have one myself.

Can you double-check the DMA status of the LG - follow the link in my sig. “Current Transfer Mode” is the bit that’s important, it should read UDMA Mode 2 for that drive. I know Nero says it’s enabled, but I’d like to make sure.

Failing that, it might be MagicISO messing things up, so uninstalling that is worth a go.

Hopefully other members will have some more helpful ideas, but a last resort, is trying the drive on another PC if you can. :slight_smile:

Thanks for the reply!

I agree with you, it is a marvelous burner, and I never had any issues with it until recently.

Well, I checked the DMA status, and it says “Ultra DMA Mode 2”.
Uninstalled MagicISO and now rebooting the system to try burning a DVD again.

Will report back in couple of min’s.

PS: I attached a small pic of device manager. Is it supposed to display two primary IDE controllers? (I thought maybe because of SATA and ATA??)


Same thing happened - “could not perform disc-at-once”.
Don’t have any more DVDs to burn, so I have to rush to the market to buy a spindle.

Btw, I always burned at 8x and it never ever displayed the above message. Same configuration, same software, only this time I used Verbatim. I managed to burn 7-8 of them, then this problem occurred.

Might it be that the device has worn out??

:confused::confused::confused:

Has the drive had a lot of use? It could well be on it’s last legs, if a fresh batch of media doesn’t fix things.

As for the multiple IDE channels thing…I have a PC with SATA that’s running in IDE compatible mode, and mine shows the same, so nothing to worry about :slight_smile:

As I said before, one last thing you can try, if possible, is to try the drive on another PC :slight_smile:

Try without:

:10:54 #18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5715
Drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B
[B]Book Type request [LG]: DVD-ROM[/B]
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

  Has the drive had a lot of use? It could well be on it's last legs, if a fresh batch of media doesn't fix things.

I can hardly tell an exact number, but I would say around 700+ DVDs have passed its “surgical laser”:slight_smile:

I replaced the Verbatim DVD+R 16x I used (most part of them were burned faulty), with Emtec DVD-R 16x and tried the first disc with 4x - success,
then I wanted to know if it can manage 8x - success.

Now it seems that the only cause were the Verbatim blanks.
Do you know any solid brand with which you had good experience?

THX Arachne & chef!

  	 				:10:54    #18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5715
Drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B

[B]Book Type request [LG]: DVD-ROM[/B]
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

How am I supposed to change it?

[QUOTE=enes2k4;2020054]
Do you know any solid brand with which you had good experience?
[/QUOTE]

Errrm…Verbatim hehe. Chances are it’s just a one-off that the ones you tried wouldn’t burn, a fresh pack could perform differently. If stuff like Emtec performs well, fresh Verbatims definitely should.

Maybe buy a smaller pack of Verbatims just to try again (if those fail, you’ve not lost much). If you’re loathe to try Verbatim again, then Sony have always performed well for me.

Out of curiosity, where were the non-working Verbatim discs made? It should say on the packaging, if you still have it. :slight_smile:

[QUOTE=enes2k4;2020054]THX Arachne & chef!

How am I supposed to change it?[/QUOTE]

Nero > recorder > options

Errrm…Verbatim hehe. Chances are it’s just a one-off that the ones you tried wouldn’t burn, a fresh pack could perform differently. If stuff like Emtec performs well, fresh Verbatims definitely should.

I suppose it was a faulty set of blanks then. I bought Emtec 50xDVDs couple of days back, so I’ll first finish these off before I delve into Verbatim.

Out of curiosity, where were the non-working Verbatim discs made? It should say on the packaging, if you still have it. :slight_smile:

The Verbatim spindle I used was fabricated in Malaysia.
Where are they usually made??

Nero > recorder > options

There are three options:

Automatic
DVD-ROM
Physical disk type

Could you explain what the last one means and what’s its purpose,and why it is better to change?

Thx a bunch guys!

“Physical disk type” means DVD+R" for DVD+RW, DVD+R for DVD+R and so on.

This or Automatic would I prefer.

[QUOTE=enes2k4;2022191]
The Verbatim spindle I used was fabricated in Malaysia.
Where are they usually made??[/QUOTE]

I’d recommend Made in Taiwan or Made in India Verbatims, if you can find any. Both do well on all my LG drives. :slight_smile:

Edit: if you still have any of those non-working Verbatims, can you have a look around the hub of the disc, and post any codes or numbers that you see? It may be hard to see them unless you hold the disc up to the light.

  "Physical disk type" means DVD+R" for DVD+RW, DVD+R for DVD+R and so on.

This or Automatic would I prefer.

Thanks for the info*.

I’d recommend Made in Taiwan or Made in India Verbatims, if you can find any. Both do well on all my LG drives. :slight_smile:

Edit: if you still have any of those non-working Verbatims, can you have a look around the hub of the disc, and post any codes or numbers that you see? It may be hard to see them unless you hold the disc up to the light.

Well, I’ll have a good look around next time.

Here’s the code from one of the disks: ZD8146-DVR-T47D

I’m curious of what you will make of this alphanum…:slight_smile: