Help! GSA-H62L will not record anymore

Hey everyone,
as the title says, my H62L will no longer burn. I’ve had it for a month and I have successfully burned both DL and +/- R on it before. Last night I tried to burn a move and I got a burn failed with Nero. Thinking I had a Nero problem I tried CloneDVD and that failed also with a DL disc. I then tried a +R disc and that failed also. I am able to burn +R with my other non-DL burner but the LG fails everytime now. Also, Im not sure if its related but I was never able to successfully burn a lightscribe as well. It always locked up my computer. Here is the log for Nero. I tried burning a +R disc because I am tired of burning DL coasters (5 so far)
Thanks in advance. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

********** Nero Recode **********

Version: 2.5.4.0

Project type: Main Movie to DVD
Compilation name: A_NIGHT_AT_THE_
Target size: DVD5 (2282925)

20:07:45 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 56
Command table patching started…

20:07:45 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 135
All tables successfully patched!

Burn settings:
Target: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H62L
Number of copies: 1
Write speed: 0 KB/s
Temp folder: C:\Documents and Settings\Danny\My Documents\Nero Recode\VIDEO_TS (33275203584 bytes free)
Direct burning: true
Target media: DVD R/RW, DVD R DL, DVD-RAM
Shutdown when finished: false
Advanced Analysis: false
Compress Adaptive: false

20:07:59 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 238
Compile DVD: init

VTS_01 Title Vobs [12458 vobus] 7144.00MB -> 4458.70MB [R 0.51]
Video: 4078.94MB, extra: 379.76MB
Audio: 6 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 5.1-ch English 355.43MB [enabled]

    1. DTS 5.1-ch English 597.34MB [disabled]
    1. Dolby Digital 2-ch French 151.25MB [disabled]
    1. Dolby Digital 2-ch Spanish 151.53MB [disabled]
    1. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 151.12MB [disabled]
    1. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 151.07MB [disabled]
      Subpicture: 4 streams
    1. English - Normal Captions 11.09MB [disabled]
    1. Spanish 7.72MB [disabled]
    1. French 2.27MB [disabled]
    1. Spanish 2.27MB [disabled]

20:08:00 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1244
Compile DVD: begin copy 1

20:08:00 File NeroRecorderBase.cpp, Line 517
Writing to disc: D

20:08:00 File NeroRecorderBase.cpp, Line 531
Free capacity on disc: 2286467 sectors (2298496)

20:08:01 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 548
Compile DVD: burning 2286467 sectors (2282925 required)

20:08:01 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 744
Compile DVD: adjust target size to 4465.76MB (4465.76MB obtained)

20:08:01 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 594
Compiling DVD Volume started

20:08:01 File vob_record.cpp, Line 647
DirectBurn offset: VTS_01_1.VOB 112

20:10:07 File NeroRecorder.cpp, Line 677
Burn failed (3)

----- Begin NeroAPI error log -----

1C82-8098-09E5-0004-403K-6632-****

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=169792 bytes, created 3/14/2007 12:43:16 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero API version: 7.9.6.0
Using interface version: 7.5.0.1
Installed in: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core
Application: Ahead\Nero Recode
Internal Version: 7, 9, 6, 0

Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H62L>Version: DL00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.9.6.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JD-22HBC0 08.0 viasraid Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-H62L DL00 viasraid Port 2 ID 2 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD2500JS-00NCB1 10.0 UlSata Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H62L D: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2096360kB)
Free physical memory: 1473MB (1508600kB)
Memory in use : 28
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

24.6.2007
NeroAPI
8:08:00 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

8:08:00 PM #2 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: -1 ( 0:00.-1, 0MB)

8:08:00 PM #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO

8:08:00 PM #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2964
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H62L, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: CMC MA - G. AM3
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

8:08:00 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

8:08:00 PM #6 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

8:08:01 PM #7 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 1028
Estimated filesystem size: 544

8:08:01 PM #8 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 285
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

8:08:01 PM #9 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3225
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode for Multisession

8:08:01 PM #10 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3381
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: No

8:08:01 PM #11 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9869
---- Disc 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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Revision number of maximum recording speed: 6.0
Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
Revision number table of recording speed: 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 - -
Class: 0
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 …

8:08:01 PM #12 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 689
Reserved fragment at 0. Length: 592

8:08:01 PM #13 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 1910
Reserved start fragment at 0

8:08:01 PM #14 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 689
Reserved fragment at 592. Length: 64

8:08:01 PM #15 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 1427
Writing VTS_01_1.VOB at sector 656

8:10:07 PM #16 SPTI -1093 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1093)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x02
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 4A D0 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 36 10 00 0C 02
Buffer x091c8040: Len x10000
0x00 00 01 BA 44 04 F6 63 7C DB 01 89 C3 F8 00 00
0x01 E0 07 EC 81 00 00 14 B2 51 C0 3D B7 2C C3 85
0x34 5A 98 F8 B2 50 CC 45 83 10 81 3E FA 44 60 01

8:10:07 PM #17 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 2236
Failed to write 160 sectors at 19024

8:10:07 PM #18 Phase 179 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 285
Writing file to disc failed

8:10:10 PM #19 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 3710
Disc info:
Partitions: 0

8:10:11 PM #20 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

8:10:11 PM #21 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

8:10:11 PM #22 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

8:10:18 PM #23 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 285
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘WNASPINT.DLL’: Ver=V1.19, size=57344 bytes, created 8/20/2004 1:57:40 PM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=3.00.43J, size=36624 bytes, created 1/25/2007 9:19:00 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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

----- End NeroAPI error log -----

20:10:19 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 308
Compile DVD: exit

from your nero burn log it shows you’re using a dvd disc that has media id which is cmc. cmc is considered low quality dvd media. try using Verbatim dvd media and burn with ImgBurn instead of Nero. also edit your post by deleting your name and serial number from the nero log.

Thanks I didnt even notice that before. The media I used in this log was Memorex DVD+r, but for the DL i am using Sony DVD+R DL, neither of which I had a problem with before. I will try Verbatim though.
Also, the Memorex burns fine in my SONY DVD+/-R drive, but wont burn in the LG

Brand names don’t mean much, it’s the media id that makes the difference. Memorex & Sony DL media is considered low quality. The only good quality DL media is made by Verbatim. By using programs like Dvdinfo pro, Dvd Identifier and Cd/Dvd Speed you can find out the media id on dvd discs. Memorex is known to use manufacturers like Ritek & Cmc which are low quality dvd media. :wink:

Not sure if this is a media issue. My experience of bad media is it would not play in a standalone DVD-player.

Furthermore, the writer was working for a whole month. If you did not change your media, good chance that this is not media related.

Is your mobo set to raid on that SATA port you are running your 62L?

Here’s why i ask:

HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-H62L DL00 viasraid Port 2 ID 2 DMA: Off

Welcome to forum [I]chulo_d[/I]. :slight_smile:

Yeah [I]rolling[/I], some weird things going on here. :wink:

8:08:00 PM #2 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
[B]Last address to be written: -1 ( 0:00.-1, 0MB)[/B]…

8:10:07 PM #17 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 2236
Failed to write 160 sectors at 19024…
First Nero doesn’t seem to be able “recode” this disc correctly. Second, drive fails already at lead-in writing, and I’m not surprised. :bigsmile:
BTW, media used in log posted is DVD[B]-R[/B].

chulo_d, try encode and recode with free utilities like RipIt4Me and DVDShrink, then burn with ImgBurn. Check out Copy DVD Movie forum section for guides and further info + links.

Hey guys thanks for the replies and sorry its taken so long to get back to you.

Rolling- the drive is connected to one of my mobo’s raid ports, but the port is configured to run in SATA mode.

As of late the drive has taken a even worse turn… now it wont even recognized cd-r’s. The lightscribe cd-r’s I previously used to burn music now sit in the drive as it flashes away and does nothing. Suprisingly the drive still reads dvd’s +/- R and +/-R DL… I dunno whats wrong with this piece of crap.