GWA-4166b wont burn 16x now

Hey

I wasn’t quite sure where to post this problem… If it’s in wrong section, do what you need to do :wink:

Anyway today I was burning on a GWA-4166b a weekly backup of my emails, documents and projects to a DVD-R 16x from Sony. I’ve already used 4 pieces of this DVD and no burning problem at all. Actualy today, while I was burning, in about 90% process, Nero gave me error like “Track following error”. Well just though “oh, a wrong disc, nevermind” and picked a new one. But then Nero offered me just 4x speed! A voice in my head said like “check your other 16x DVD from Taiyo and Verbatim”. So I did and they all report now like 4x speed only! So far I havent had a problem with my DVD or my GWA-4166b.
edit: when I insert a DVD burned with 16x and open Nero Info Tool, it tells me I can burn only 4x. But if I insert a DVD burned 8x, it tells me I can burn 8x. So obviously it’s 16x speed problem. All the medias I was using were fine and always 16x reliable…
I also tried to reflash my DVD few minutes ago and no change…

This is Nero error log

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 17.7.2002 10:20:56 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 2.11.2004 13:54:32 

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 6.6.1.4
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 4d
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B>Version: 1I24 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B>Version: 1I24 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral      : HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B        atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : SAMSUNG HD160JJ                  atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : EQ5079C IOS467N         1.0     dtscsi Port 4 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : EQ5079C IOS467N         1.0     dtscsi Port 4 ID 1  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B  D:   CDRom0
EQ5079C IOS467N            E:   CDRom1
EQ5079C IOS467N            F:   CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 73400320 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 503MB (515516kB)
Free physical memory: 89MB (91828kB)
Memory in use       : 82 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

4.8.2006
Kompilace ISO
14:13:46	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6475
	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
	
14:13:46	#2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
	ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory
	
14:13:46	#3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
	Reader running
	
14:13:46	#4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
	Writer HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B running
	
14:13:46	#5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
14:13:46	#6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3305
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
14:13:47	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
	Last possible write address on media:  2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
	Last address to be written:            2184607 (485:28.07, 4266MB)
	
14:13:47	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 293
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
14:13:47	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2612
	Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B, Media type: DVD-R
	 Disc Manufacturer: SONY16 - D1
	 Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193
	
14:13:47	#10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 459
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
14:13:47	#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 + 2184608 (2184608) = #2184608/485:28.8
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2184608 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
14:13:47	#12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
	Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B] 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    4474077184, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 2184608 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
14:13:47	#13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 38
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
14:13:47	#14 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 83
	SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
	
14:13:47	#15 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
	Caching of files started
	
14:13:47	#16 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4145
	Cache writing successful.
	
14:13:47	#17 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
	Caching of files completed
	
14:13:47	#18 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
	Burn process started at 16x (22 160 KB/s)
	
14:13:47	#19 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
	
14:13:47	#20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2707
	Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode
	
14:13:47	#21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2863
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
14:13:47	#22 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8647
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD-R   (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
	 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 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00    .`...0@P...!....
	      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    ................
	
14:18:46	#23 SPTI -1119 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 289
	D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1119)
	Sense Key:  0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x09
	Sense Qual: 0x03
	CDB Data:   0x2A 00 00 1D AE 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 04 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 09 03 
	Buffer x07d60000: Len x10000
	0x68 D1 88 CC D8 34 9F 42 CC 54 E8 1C 36 45 C1 C3 
	0x71 67 14 86 42 44 4B 7C 68 09 83 BF 54 88 5C 7E 
	0x75 C5 0B 0D 8C A7 7C FF E1 FF 67 EB B4 6A 46 9D 
	
14:18:46	#24 CDR -1119 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
	Track following error
	D: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B
	
14:18:46	#25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
14:18:47	#26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	conversion idle, stopping reader
	
14:18:47	#27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3103
	EndDAO: Last written address was 1945087
	
14:18:48	#28 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
	Burn process failed at 16x (22 160 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS': Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 17.8.2001 17:07:32 
File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes, created 19.5.2006 23:16:24 
File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.71 (0002), size=16877 bytes, created 17.7.2002 9:53:02 
File 'Drivers\GIVEIO.SYS': Ver=?.?.?.?, size=5248 bytes, created 3.4.1996 21:33:26 (Power saving: VCool probably installed)
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=3.00.11B, size=46080 bytes, created 16.5.2006 22:23:54 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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


Can somebody help me solving this? Should I reflash my drive? I am screwed now because I am almost afraid to burn anything else now. But I really need to burn my projects, documents (some legal music also  :iagree: ), etc.

Is there a way how to reset my drive? I know that some older LG drives allowed to reset somehow...

Also if possible, can somebody insert a DVD burned with 16x and tell me what is Nero Info Tool in the "Writing speed field" saying?

Thanks a lot

Physical memory : 503MB (515516kB)
Free physical memory: 89MB (91828kB)
Memory in use : 82 %

Terminate some applications before burning to free memory.

Actualy I did, Nero takes always this much. and it was always OK. This isn’t the problem, as I CANNOT BURN 16X now. It allows me only 4x… The media are Ok and I was always using them. I already tested 11 various 16x speed media and all are now shown as 4x… I can’t burn more…

Post the DVDIdentifier output of your 16x disks, including the “Write Descriptors” section.
Edit: Here is an example output.

Moved to the LG forum. :wink:

Why do you have “Determine maximum speed : FALSE”?
I would recommend setting it to TRUE.

Sascha

Also, do you have virtual drives running? It looks like it from here if I guessed correctly :

You might want to disable the software that loads up these virtual drives while burning. That kind of thing has been known to mess around with writing discs.