I recieved failed to burner error 115

Hi everyone, I’m new to this site and burning movies. A friend of mine suggest to buy dvdfab to backup my family movies before my son ruins more of our movies. I bought dvdfab last years towards the end of the year. I have a HP Pavilion dv5-1017 laptop w/ a optiarc BD ROM BC-5500s. After reading multi threads about burning, error codes, firmware/drive updates I’m at my last straw. I orginally bought memorex DVD+RDL and then got verbatim DVD+RDL and went through the box of 5 w/ various error codes. I have written to dvdfab and sent the IFO logs ( don’t know what that means, I am very green to all this). Now I’m turning to the gods of CDfreaks to help this lost soul. I hope someone can help me.
Thank You very much

22:37:46: Analyzing of DVD started
22:37:46: Analyzing of DVD completed successfully
22:37:46: Copy process started
23:15:02: Copy process completed successfully
23:17:11: Burn DVD folder (C:\Users\Phelps Family\Documents\DVDFab\Temp\FullDisc\WEST_WING__SEASON_ONE_DISC_1A) started
07:29:52: Task_2 failed! Error=115

2009-03-11 07:37:22 ---- ******************** Log session stop 11-Mar 07:37:22.435 PID 13360********************
2009-03-11 07:37:21 Info Current Drive selected : 0:1:0 - Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S 1.83 [E] (Ide)
2009-03-11 07:37:21 Info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version , Internal revision 37 Async. Access mode
2009-03-11 07:37:21 Info System default language : English (United States)
2009-03-11 07:37:21 Info User default language : English (United States)
2009-03-11 07:37:21 Info DLL Version : 3.2.6.408
2009-03-11 07:37:21 Info DLL : C:\Program Files (x86)\DVDFab 5\vso_hwe.dll
2009-03-11 07:37:21 Info Version : 5, 3, 0, 6
2009-03-11 07:37:21 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files (x86)\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
2009-03-11 07:37:21 Info OS : Microsoft Vista Home edition (build 6001) with Service Pack 1 6.0
2009-03-11 07:37:21 ---- ******************** Log session start 11-Mar 07:37:21.879 PID 13360********************

2009-03-11 07:31:14 ---- ******************** Log session stop 11-Mar 07:31:14.508 PID 10764********************
2009-03-10 23:48:49 Info WRITE SUCCESS: Disc written, eventually check finalization
2009-03-10 23:48:49 Info Finalization Time 00:00:11 - Total completion time 00:31:08
2009-03-10 23:48:38 Info Write finished in 00:30:57 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 3.24
2009-03-10 23:17:41 Info Lead-in burning time (mS) 174
2009-03-10 23:17:41 Info Write started 3706720 sectors to write
2009-03-10 23:17:41 Info Init success: DVD+R Dual Layer
2009-03-10 23:17:41 Info Init DVD+R Dual Layer: Layer change set to LBA 1853376 (3.54 Gb.)
2009-03-10 23:17:15 Info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
2009-03-10 23:17:15 Info layer break set by filesystem builder at 0
2009-03-10 23:17:15 Info Available write speed: 4x, 2.4x,
2009-03-10 23:17:15 Info Media ID: MKM-003-00
2009-03-10 23:17:15 Info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
2009-03-10 23:17:15 Info PIO Mode
2009-03-10 23:17:12 Info Scanned files #19, folder #2 - total size 7590236160 b. (7.07 Gb.)
2009-03-10 23:17:12 Info Inserted media type : DL DVD+R
2009-03-10 23:17:12 Info Write started
2009-03-10 23:17:11 Info New media (DL DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info New Drive selected : 0:1:0 - Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S 1.83 [E] (Ide)
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info Current Drive selected : 0:1:0 - Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S 1.83 [E] (Ide)
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version , Internal revision 37 Async. Access mode
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info System default language : English (United States)
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info User default language : English (United States)
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info DLL Version : 3.2.6.408
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info DLL : C:\Program Files (x86)\DVDFab 5\vso_hwe.dll
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info Version : 5, 3, 0, 6
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files (x86)\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
2009-03-10 22:37:46 Info OS : Microsoft Vista Home edition (build 6001) with Service Pack 1 6.0
2009-03-10 22:37:46 ---- ******************** Log session start 10-Mar 22:37:46.391 PID 10764********************
When I put the copy into my dvd player nothing happens. Please help me.

Hi Spartan Phelps and welcome,

[B]2009-03-10 23:17:15 Info PIO Mode[/B]

Your first major hurdle is to enable [B]DMA mode[/B]…your burner is in [B]PIO mode[/B] and as such is pretty much fubar as far as burning dvds.

There is a DMA reset button in Fab > Common Settings.
This may or may not be successful.
There are 2 links in my sig re: DMA…the first will walk you through checking it out.
The second link contains a VBS Script file and will reset DMA for you. It also will explain in some detail what is occurring and why…well worth the read.
I’m still stuck at work right now and can’t research your burner, but 2.4X is too slow for MKM 003 media. 4x is a bit slow too, but may be ok and perhaps your firmware does not support a more reasonable speed.

[B]2009-03-10 23:17:15 Info PIO Mode[/B]

In addition to what maineman said you should download and use ImgBurn as the burn engine because the default VSO has issues for some users. Here is a youtube tutorial on how to set up ImgBurn to work with DVDFab

http://www.youtube.com/user/dvdfabtroy?gl=CA&hl=en

courtesy of a fellow cdfreaks member

I just took a look for info about your burner. Couldn’t find much and really nothing about burning MKM 003 media.
Your burner only supports burning +R DL media at a max of 4X so forget burning it faster.

MKM 003 (Verbatim +R DL) are rated at 8X (up to 10X).
I’ve had good success burning MKM 003 at 8X with my samsung 203B.
My own experience has been lousy trying to burn these at 4X and I wouldn’t even attempt burning at 2.4X.
I’m sure other users have varying results.

Once you straighten out your DMA issue, go ahead and try burning the MKM 003 at 4X. I hope it works for you.
If not, I would give the MKM 001 (verbs +R DL 2.4x - 4X ) a shot.
I pretty much use MKM 001 for all my DL burns and have great success burning at 4X.

If you don’t have any resolution to this, I would not advise screwing around with your firmware since you could end up with a $300 doorstop.
You’d be much better off dropping $30 and picking up a good DL burner.
You can pop this into an inexpensive external case or spend a bit more and buy a decent external burner.

I would also follow GJ’s advice and try Img.

Does this drive play all BR movies and burn SL media ok?

I continue to have the same issue. I was able to burn The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon. I then tried to burn The West Wing season 1 and got another burn error 115. I did as maineman suggested and used the reset function in FAB for The Mummy. When I check the logs on West Wing I was in PIO mode. I then followed Maineman More DMA Helps and Rest DMA link. We I followed the instruction I open device manager- IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers- Intel® ICH9M- E/M SATA AHCI Controller. There are no channels to change the DMA. I’m running Vista 64. Is this a problem w/ FAB or my system. Please help anyone. I bought a new pack of verbatim to burn my movies. Again thank you very much.

Error 115 is Failed to finalize. Probably due to PIO transfer mode. There have to be the means to change the mode if they work through the IDE controllers (as the log indicates). In XP it looks like the attached (Primary IDE Channel->Properties->Advanced)


As my good friend signals said, error 115 is a VSO finalization error.
It sounds as though all your trouble is with burning DLs (? just playback) and SLs burn ok…is this correct?

First off, let’s try and force finalizaltion.

[B]DVDFab Finalize a disc [/B]

Right click on the [B]Fab Icon [/B]>
Left click[B] Properties [/B]>
Left click [B]Find Target [/B]>
Left click [B]PcSetup.exe [/B]>
Left click on the + in front of[B] Patin-Couffin driver [/B]>
Now left click once to select your burner >
Right click on the selected burner >
Navigate to the bottom of the dropdown to [B]Finalize[/B] the media

Have you tried switching to Img and see if the DL burns still fail?

I’m a bit perplexed as to how your bios is configured, ie., your SATA burner is shown in IDE mode, but I think hp and vista are configured as AHCI enabled.

FYI, re: AHCI from wikipedia:

[I]"The Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is a programming-specification which defines the operation of Serial ATA host-controllers (also known as host bus adapters) in a non implementation-specific manner. The specification describes a system memory structure for computer hardware vendors in order to exchange data between host system memory and the attached storage-devices. As of June 2008, the current version of the specification is v. 1.3.[1] AHCI offers software developers and hardware designers a standard method for detecting, configuring, and programming SATA/AHCI adapters. AHCI is separate from the Serial ATA-II standard, although it exposes SATA’s advanced capabilities (such as hot-plugging and native command queuing) such that host-systems can utilize them.

Many SATA controllers offer selectable modes of operation: legacy Parallel ATA, standard AHCI-mode, or vendor-specific RAID. Intel recommends choosing RAID mode on their motherboards (which also enables AHCI) rather than the plain AHCI/SATA mode for maximum flexibility, due to the issues caused when the mode is switched once an operating system has already been installed.[2] Legacy-mode is a software backward-compatibility mechanism intended to allow the SATA-controller to run in legacy operating-systems which are not SATA-aware.

AHCI is fully supported out of the box for Microsoft Windows Vista and the Linux operating system from kernel 2.6.19.[3] NetBSD also supports drivers in AHCI mode out of the box in certain versions. OpenBSD has had an ahci driver since OpenBSD 4.1. FreeBSD supports AHCI as well. AHCI support for Solaris 10 has been introduced in the 8/07 release [4]. Older operating systems require drivers written by the host bus adapter vendor in order to support AHCI"[/I]

Frankly, I’m not certain how your system will operate if you change your bios settings from AHCI to SATA or to IDE. I believe this will fix the PIO issue with your burner, but it doesn’t sound like your burner is slow and I’m not at all sure how this will affect your hdd performance. I’m also a bit suspicious of the current driver for your Intel controller, but I hate to recommend that you do anything here and make a relatively small problem…worse.
I would certainly check your bios settings and let us know how your burner is configured.

It’s very difficult to troubleshoot this stuff remotely. We can’t see what’s happening with your system…we don’t even know how it’s configured.
Add to this…honestly, I know nothing about vista, except to say I don’t want to know anything about vista.

This laptop is still in warranty, correct?

At this point, I’d try to finalize one of your DL discs that won’t play in your standalone. I’d also switch to Img.
If this resolves the DL burns…great.
If not, I’d toss it back to hp and see what tech support says.
Changing settings in the bios is no big deal, but if your not comfortable with this, then I wouldn’t do it, particularly if your burner plays BR discs and burns SL media without any problems.
I’d simply add an external burner and plug into a usb port.

  1. Thank you signal and maineman for your information.
  2. I have not tried SL(?single layer-I’m still trying to learn all the lingo).
  3. I have written in HP forum a very similar question regarding the above controllers and inaility to change the DMA.
  4. I followed Maineman advice and could not find [B]Find Traget[B] or [/B]PcSetup.exe or Patin-Couffin driver.
  5. I will be getting Img this weekend.
  6. I read the definition about ACHI recieved a headache. As I mentioned earlier my knowledge of computers, hardware and softeware is growing, but not fast enough.
  7. I understand how hard it is to remotely fix programs/problems like this and I greatly appreciate all of your help.
    I will get Img and see if I can finalize the burn, otherwise I bounce it to HP and geek squad where I bought it. Again thank you for your.

[quote=Spartan Phelps;2241293]1. Thank you signal and maineman for your information.
2. I have not tried SL(?single layer-I’m still trying to learn all the lingo).
3. I have written in HP forum a very similar question regarding the above controllers and inaility to change the DMA.
4. I followed Maineman advice and could not find [b]Find Traget[B] or [/B]PcSetup.exe or Patin-Couffin driver.
5. I will be getting Img this weekend.
6. I read the definition about ACHI recieved a headache. As I mentioned earlier my knowledge of computers, hardware and softeware is growing, but not fast enough.
7. I understand how hard it is to remotely fix programs/problems like this and I greatly appreciate all of your help.
I will get Img and see if I can finalize the burn, otherwise I bounce it to HP and geek squad where I bought it. Again thank you for your.[/quote]
Read post #3 as it tells you about ImgBurn and how to set it up to work with DVDFab. It is freeware also

I got Imgburn last night and will be setting up today.