Help on burning data to DVD

I need help in burning some data (AVI files) to a DVD+R … I’m using TOSHIBA Satellite A45-S250 with Win XP.
The media that I’m using is SONY DVD+R Ver 2.0 / 1 x - 8 x

So far I have no trouble using CDR media

Here’s the description form the log file …

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/2003 8:18:06 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.11 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D>Version: 1.15 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.11
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2000kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D>Version: 1.15 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.11
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : IC25N060ATMR04-0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 72351744 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 494MB (506668kB)
Free physical memory: 121MB (124644kB)
Memory in use : 75 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

24.8.2005
ISO compilation
11:36:15 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6065
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
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

11:36:15 AM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

11:36:15 AM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D running

11:36:15 AM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:36:15 AM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3196
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

11:36:15 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 244
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2231471 (495:52.71, 4358MB)

11:36:15 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 249
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

11:36:15 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2107
Recorder: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: YUDEN000, Media Type ID: T02, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3

11:36:15 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 410
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

11:36:15 AM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2231472 (2231472) = #2231472/495:52.72
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2231472 blocks [PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:36:49 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 982
Prepare recorder [PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D] 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 4570054656, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2231472 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

11:36:49 AM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Caching of files started

11:36:49 AM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4206
Cache writing successful.

11:36:49 AM #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Caching of files completed

11:36:50 AM #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,312 KB/s)

11:36:50 AM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2345
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:36:50 AM #17 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8063
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 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
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 3 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: YUDEN000
Media type ID: T02
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 03 59 55 44 45 4E - 30 30 30 54 30 32 00 38 …YUDEN000T02.8
23 54 37 10 02 4E 72 02 - 8C 63 16 16 0B 0B 0A 0A #T7…Nr…c…
01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

11:36:50 AM #18 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1694
Set remaining time: 23:13,235 (1393235ms) -> OK

11:36:50 AM #19 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 618
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

11:36:53 AM #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1293
11:36:53.625 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D\H1 T0 : Queue again later

11:57:55 AM #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1293
11:57:55.937 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K12D\H1 T0 : Queue again later

11:58:06 AM #22 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1441
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x04E60000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x1F 0x8F 0xC0 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0E
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03

11:58:06 AM #23 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Power calibration error

11:58:06 AM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:58:06 AM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

12:08:15 PM #26 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1694
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

12:08:15 PM #27 CDR -1122 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 164
Unable to recover TOC

12:08:15 PM #28 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 164
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

12:08:15 PM #29 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1694
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

12:08:15 PM #30 Phase 39 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Burn process aborted

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 3/12/2005 5:28:13 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/4/2004 12:59:42 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

THANKS FOR THE HELP

Good old Power Calibration Error. A power calibration error is normally caused by problems with the media. When a drive first starts to write to a disk it will burn a small amount of data to a calibration area on the disc, using the calibration information in the Media ID code, and then try to read back the data that it has written. If it cannot be read, then disk will be ejected and fail with a power calibration error.
From what I read of the log your using Taiyo Yuden Media under Sonys Brand. Its my understanding that sometimes these MID Codes can be fakes. Your MID is:Yuden000-T02-00 If you flip the disc over does it have a TG00 code followed by digits? Did the spindle or case state these discs were made in Japan? If it does and these are genuine TY’s it would seem your drive does not like them. Try using the - Format or Verbatim or TDK and any other brand a CD Freak recommends.

Sony would not sell a fake disc. The problem may lie in the fact that this is a 2.4x max burner that Pioneer does not provide firmware updates for, it probably has no idea how to write a new, 8x disc. As the market transitions to 16x media, things are just going to get worse, so it looks like you’re going to have to either a) locate slower media, 4x should be okay, and I doubt there is anywhere that still sells 2.4x, or b) get a new writer.

To pollushon:

As I flip over the disk, it said T820 which I can barely read, and the according to the label they are made in Taiwan. I read the post somewhere that cleaning the writer may help, so I’m gonna try that and rewrite again. I thought Sony brand is already good… :stuck_out_tongue:
Oh ya … as an input … the problem didn’t start at the beginning of the writing process, but when it reached 93 % suddenly … power calibration error … how come ??

To tehGrue :

The disk that I have stated that it can be written under 1x to 8x speed, so I dunno if this max speed of 2.4x really effecting this problem. It should be bad to buy a new writer, since I just bought this laptop around december … :frowning:

Then they are fake:(

Dont be fooled by Brand names. Sony dont make much of their own stuff anymore.

tecGrue is correct in that field, I should have looked into your drive. Whilst i dont think its the problem in this case it can be. I have to swap out my old 4x which i wanted to run into the ground, for my NEC 16x. New 8x Media does not agree with it at all, and I’m about to run out of 4x which I cant find at any store.

It’s not that it just needs to burn slower, that it could manage, if it had a write strategy for the 8x disc in it’s firmware. But by the sounds of it, it doesn’t.

And I would be incredibly impressed if you got a fake, Sony-branded Taiyo Yuden.

Hmm … guess what guys … it worked … I cleaned up the drive and it can burn all the way through (message from nero is that it successfully burned at 2.4x) … but the problem now is that my drive will not read the disk … did I set the wrong parameter ??

When I started to burn it asked if I still want to use multisession since the 2nd or more session will not be readable in some DVD ROM, so I selected no multisession … what is multisession anyway ?? … could this be the problem ??

No multisession is usually the right answer. Multisession means you’d like to burn some data to the DVD, but not fill it up, then later add some more data as you need it. But if you’re burning a movie, a full disc, or just something for your archives, it should probably be off.