How can I reduce the risk of Focus Servo Error or No Seek Complete

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I am new to this forum, please help me.

I bought Inspiron1501 and started trying to burn CD-R with this notebook.
Drive is HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GSA-T11N(CD/DVD burner)
I encounterd burning problems and created many coasters.

When I burn cds, most of the case IMGBURN says “Focus Servo Error”
So I tried writing test and IMGBURN says “No Seek Complete”
and stop the writng or test.

I looked up the web, and tried different media.
Original media I used was Maxell manufactured by Ritek.
I tried Verbatim and Memorex.

As I tried writing test,
Ritek always failed and Verbatim and Memorex mostly succeeded.
So I thought this is a “poor media” problem.

However, when I tried writing, I only tried 3 media this time,
2 Verbatim meia fiailed near the end and only 1 Memorex media succeded.

One thing I noticed was that the ISO image I tried to burn
was relatively large, around 650MB, when max size for CD-R is 700MB,
and probably if this size is smaller, I would have less errors.

So I tried 550MB-size ISO image with Ritek.
This time writing test was OK, and writing failed at 90% finished.

I have MATSHITA UJDA330(CD Burner) with another notebook,
With the same “poor media” of Ritek, I could easily burn the same
550MB-size ISO image.

I read that DVD burners are not as good as CD burners when we burn CDs.
However, if I still fail with Verbatim, most reliable brand?, isn’t that too much?

I tried to burn them with slower speed, and the result was the same.

Please let me know if you know the way to reduce the risk of this kind.


The following is my environment (includeing DMA setting)

System Type: Inspiron 1501
Processor: AMD TurionX2 TL50
Device HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GSA-T11N
Firmware A103
(DVD+/-RW, 8X, TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY, SULLIVAN/TOBAGO)

Information from Device Manager

DVD/CE-ROM drives
HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GSA-T11N
IDE ATA/ATPI controllers
Primary IDE Channel
Primary IDE Channel
Ricoh MMC Host Controller
Secondary IDE Channel
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller

Detail

Primery IDE Channel
Device 0
Device Type: Auto Detection
Transfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode: Ultra DMA Mode 2
Device 1
Device Type: Auto Detection
Transfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode: Not Applicable

Primery IDE Channel
Device 0
Device Type: Auto Detection
Transfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode: Ultra DMA Mode 6
Device 1
Device Type: Auto Detection
Transfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode: Not Applicable

Secondary IDE Channel
Device 0
Device Type: Auto Detection
Transfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode: Not Applicable
Device 1
Device Type: Auto Detection
Transfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode: Not Applicable


The following is sample log for the error

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; ImgBurn Version 2.2.0.0 - Log
; Thursday, 01 March 2007, 12:49:39
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I 12:16:51 ImgBurn Version 2.2.0.0 started!
I 12:16:51 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 12:16:51 Total Physical Memory: 915,428 KB - Available: 310,656 KB
I 12:16:51 Initialising SPTI…
I 12:16:51 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 12:16:51 Found 1 DVD±RW!
I 12:17:27 Operation Started!
I 12:17:27 Building Image Tree…
I 12:17:28 Checking Directory Depth…
I 12:17:28 Calculating Totals…
I 12:17:28 Preparing Image…
I 12:17:29 Checking Path Length…
I 12:17:29 Image Size: 564,592,640 bytes
I 12:17:29 Image Sectors: 275,680
I 12:17:29 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:01
I 12:26:48 Operation Started!
I 12:26:48 Building Image Tree…
I 12:27:20 Checking Directory Depth…
I 12:27:20 Calculating Totals…
I 12:27:20 Preparing Image…
I 12:27:21 Checking Path Length…
I 12:27:21 Image Size: 564,592,640 bytes
I 12:27:21 Image Sectors: 275,680
E 12:27:35 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:00:47
I 12:29:01 Operation Started!
I 12:29:01 Building Image Tree…
I 12:29:01 Checking Directory Depth…
I 12:29:01 Calculating Totals…
I 12:29:01 Preparing Image…
I 12:29:02 Checking Path Length…
I 12:29:02 Image Size: 564,592,640 bytes
I 12:29:02 Image Sectors: 275,680
I 12:29:15 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:13
I 12:29:15 Operation Started!
I 12:29:15 Image Contents: 347 Files, 92 Folders
I 12:29:15 Image Sectors: 275,680
I 12:29:15 Image Size: 564,592,640 bytes
I 12:29:15 Image Single Layer Profile: DVD-R/RW (Media Capacity: 2,298,496)
I 12:29:15 Image Volume Identifier: 2006_2007_YELLOWKNIFE
I 12:29:15 Image Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.2.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 12:29:15 Image Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 12:29:15 Image File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 12:29:15 Destination File: C:\2006_2007_YELLOWKNIFE.iso
I 12:29:15 Destination Free Space: 89,886,765,056 bytes (87,780,044 KB) (85,722 MB) (83 GB)
I 12:29:15 Destination File System: NTFS
I 12:29:15 File Splitting: Auto
I 12:29:15 Writing Image…
I 12:29:59 Image MD5: 7de44ac9896820c0325f2a3198bccafb
I 12:29:59 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:44
I 12:29:59 Average Write Rate: 12,530 KB/s (83.5x) - Maximum Write Rate: 20,903 KB/s (139.4x)
I 12:31:06 Operation Started!
I 12:31:06 Source File: C:\2006_2007_YELLOWKNIFE.iso
I 12:31:06 Source File Sectors: 275,680 (MODE1/2048)
I 12:31:06 Source File Size: 564,592,640 bytes
I 12:31:06 Source File Volume Identifier: 2006_2007_YELLOWKNIFE
I 12:31:06 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.2.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 12:31:06 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 12:31:06 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 12:31:06 Destination Device: [3:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GSA-T11N A103 (D:) (ATA)
I 12:31:06 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m15s17f) (Speeds: 10x, 16x, 24x)
I 12:31:06 Destination Media Sectors: 359,843
I 12:31:06 Write Mode: CD
I 12:31:06 Write Type: SAO
I 12:31:06 Write Speed: MAX
I 12:31:06 Test Mode: Yes
I 12:31:06 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 12:31:09 Filling Buffer… (20 MB)
I 12:31:10 Writing LeadIn…
I 12:31:30 Writing Image…
I 12:35:35 Synchronising Cache…
I 12:35:39 Cycling Tray after Test Write…
I 12:35:42 Image MD5: 7de44ac9896820c0325f2a3198bccafb
I 12:35:42 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:04:35
I 12:35:42 Average Write Rate: 2,259 KB/s (15.1x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,641 KB/s (24.3x)
I 12:40:21 Operation Started!
I 12:40:21 Source File: C:\2006_2007_YELLOWKNIFE.iso
I 12:40:21 Source File Sectors: 275,680 (MODE1/2048)
I 12:40:21 Source File Size: 564,592,640 bytes
I 12:40:21 Source File Volume Identifier: 2006_2007_YELLOWKNIFE
I 12:40:21 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.2.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 12:40:21 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 12:40:21 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 12:40:21 Destination Device: [3:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GSA-T11N A103 (D:) (ATA)
I 12:40:21 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m15s17f) (Speeds: 10x, 16x, 24x)
I 12:40:21 Destination Media Sectors: 359,843
I 12:40:21 Write Mode: CD
I 12:40:21 Write Type: SAO
I 12:40:21 Write Speed: MAX
I 12:40:21 Test Mode: No
I 12:40:21 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 12:40:21 Filling Buffer… (20 MB)
I 12:40:22 Writing LeadIn…
I 12:41:04 Writing Image…
W 12:46:30 Failed to Write Sectors 252512 - 252543 - Focus Servo Error
W 12:46:30 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 12:46:30 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 12:46:30 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
E 12:46:53 Failed to Write Sectors 252512 - 252543 - Focus Servo Error
I 12:46:53 Synchronising Cache…
E 12:46:54 Failed to Write Image!
E 12:46:54 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:06:33
I 12:46:54 Average Write Rate: 1,447 KB/s (9.6x) - Maximum Write Rate: 1,845 KB/s (12.3x)
I 12:49:38 Close Request Acknowledged
I 12:49:38 Closing Down…
I 12:49:39 Shutting down SPTI…
I 12:49:39 ImgBurn closed!