Help

Hi folks. Im a very basic user and having trouble with my new dvd writer. its an External Emprex. I have tried copying various cds/dvds which have no copyright and have used various media. Everytime I am gettin a fail message, at diffent stages of the process, mainly when burning to dvd/cd. any help would be much appreciated. I am using OEM Suite, nero 6

here is a log I got…

1A20-020K-0330-1726-8318-4416

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 22/07/2004 17:33:44
Nero API version: 6.3.1.25
Using interface version: 6.3.1.4
Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero
Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
Recorder: <DVDRW USB 16X> Version: A087 - HA 3 TA 2 - 6.3.1.25
Adapter driver: <> HA 3
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : IBM-DJSA-220 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R2002 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : VOBID InstantDrive CD 14 VOBID Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R2002 D: CDRom0
VOBID InstantDrive CD E: CDRom1
DVDRW USB 16X F: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 40894464 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 255MB (261600kB)
Free physical memory: 111MB (114212kB)
Memory in use : 56 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

12.1.2006
NeroAPI
16:39:30 #1 Phase 112 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 273
DVD-Video files reallocation started

16:39:30 #2 Phase 114 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 273
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

16:39:30 #3 Phase 111 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 273
DVD-Video files sorted

16:39:30 #4 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

16:39:30 #5 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer DVDRW USB 16X running

16:39:30 #6 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 817
DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
DRM: Beginning burn process.

16:39:30 #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

16:39:31 #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

16:39:31 #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3152
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

16:40:04 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 247
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2051423 (455:52.23, 4006MB)

16:40:04 #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
Write in overburning mode: NO

16:40:04 #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2162
Recorder: DVDRW USB 16X, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: RITEKG - 05
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

16:40:04 #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 420
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================
Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: unknown. Medium required by compilation: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R9 Double Layer.)

16:40:04 #14 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 + 2051424 (2051424) = #2051424/455:52.24
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2051424 blocks [DVDRW USB 16X ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

16:40:04 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
Prepare recorder [DVDRW USB 16X ] 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 4201316352, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2051424 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

16:40:07 #16 Phase 24 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 273
Caching of files started

16:40:07 #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4163
Cache writing successful.

16:40:07 #18 Phase 25 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 273
Caching of files completed

16:40:07 #19 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 273
Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

16:40:07 #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

16:40:07 #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2000
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

16:40:07 #22 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20660
Set BUFE: Super Link -> ON

16:40:07 #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2141
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

16:40:07 #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8230
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
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: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

16:40:17 #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1297
16:40:17.426 - DVDRW USB 16X\H3 T2 : Queue again later

16:40:24 #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1297
16:40:24.867 - DVDRW USB 16X\H3 T2 : Queue again later

16:40:25 #27 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1297
16:40:25.237 - DVDRW USB 16X\H3 T2 : Queue again later

16:40:25 #28 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1297
16:40:25.588 - DVDRW USB 16X\H3 T2 : Queue again later

16:40:25 #29 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1297
16:40:25.948 - DVDRW USB 16X\H3 T2 : Queue again later

16:40:26 #30 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1297
16:40:26.309 - DVDRW USB 16X\H3 T2 : Queue again later

17:01:18 #31 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1445
SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 2, LUN 0, buffer 0x03520000
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: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x08
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x01 0xE9 0xA0 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x08

17:01:18 #32 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Write error

17:01:18 #33 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

17:01:18 #34 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

17:01:19 #35 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2383
EndDAO: Last written address was 125343

17:01:19 #36 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 273
Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

17:01:19 #37 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 828
DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

17:01:19 #38 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 857
DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

Existing drivers:

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

Key-medium errors are usually caused by outdated firmware for the CD/DVD recorder or an media issue. Try another brand of media like Fuji, Taiyo Yuden or Ricoh DVD media. Please note: there are free Nero 6 updates on the following page-http://www.nero.com/nero6/enu/nero-up.php