InCD does not recognise DVD-RAM disc

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I recently purchased an LG GSA-H55L which supports DVD RAM discs

It has the latest firmware installed i.e. version 1.05

It came with Nero InCD which AFAIAA is supposed to be able to recognise DVD-RAM discs

I bought some first generation, really cheap cartridged x1 speed DVD RAM discs ( got 50 for £0.50 - now I know why I think ! )

I managed to open up one of the cartridges without damaging the disc but unfortunately InCD does not recognise it when I insert it into the drive

I have appended the “error log” at the bottom of my post so you can get an idea of what InCD is having an issue with

While trying to fix this I have also tried installing a later version of InCD from the nero website but that did not help

I even tried downloading some other generic DVD RAM driver (as there is none to download from the LG site) but all that succeeded in doing was completely removing both my DVD drives from my system i.e. they didnt work

My thinking at the moment is that these old RAM discs might not be compatible with the newer drive / software and that I will need to buy newer uncartridged discs ?

My other train of thought is that if I could get them (re)formatted somehow using another device then they might work - unfortunately I dont have the means to do this

Here are two InCD error logs (earlier version of InCD & then newer version ) :

0580 08:06:09 17:27:22:21 e=0. SetEnumErrLevel: errorlevel is 1 [Dflt]
0580 08:06:09 17:27:23:13 e=0. Setting up notifier.
0580 08:06:09 17:27:23:13 e=0. Notifier is running.
0580 08:06:09 17:27:23:15 e=0. Starting file system manager.
0580 08:06:09 17:27:24:03 e=0. Connecting to kernel FS.
0580 08:06:09 17:27:24:03 e=0. Resetting FSD.
0580 08:06:09 17:27:24:03 e=0. Mounting drives.
0580 08:06:09 17:27:24:15 e=0. File system manager started.
0580 08:06:09 17:27:24:15 e=0. Starting IPC class servers.
0580 08:06:09 17:27:25:06 e=0. Starting Usermode FS server.
0580 08:06:09 17:27:25:07 e=0. UserFS Server starting.
0580 08:06:09 17:27:25:07 e=0. Server started.
05d4 08:06:09 17:28:17:12 e=1. Generic failure. (from IPC call 0x3002b)
05d4 08:06:09 17:28:18:03 e=1. Generic failure. (from IPC call 0x3002b)
05d4 08:06:09 17:30:08:16 e=1. Generic failure. (from IPC call 0x3002b)
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:07:10 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:07:18 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition failed
.
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:23:22 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host=
0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-DT
-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01h
][00h][00h][00h])
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:23:22 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type w
as found on the media.()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:23:22 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:23:18 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:24:01 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.()

05f4 08:06:09 17:31:24:01 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:24:03 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:24:00 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:24:04 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition failed
.
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:39:10 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host=
0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-DT
-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01h
][00h][00h][00h])
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:39:10 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type w
as found on the media.()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:39:10 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:39:12 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:39:12 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.()

05f4 08:06:09 17:31:39:12 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:39:13 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:40:00 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:40:01 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition failed
.
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:55:24 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host=
0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-DT
-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01h
][00h][00h][00h])
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:55:24 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type w
as found on the media.()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:55:00 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:55:00 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:55:01 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.()

05f4 08:06:09 17:31:55:01 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:55:03 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:55:08 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:31:55:09 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition failed
.
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:11:09 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host=
0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-DT
-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01h
][00h][00h][00h])
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:11:09 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type w
as found on the media.()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:11:09 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:11:10 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:11:12 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.()

05f4 08:06:09 17:32:11:12 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:11:12 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:11:02 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:11:04 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition failed
.
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:26:22 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host=
0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-DT
-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01h
][00h][00h][00h])
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:26:23 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type w
as found on the media.()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:26:23 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:26:23 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:26:25 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.()

05f4 08:06:09 17:32:26:25 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:26:01 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:26:18 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:26:20 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition failed
.
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:42:25 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host=
0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-DT
-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01h
][00h][00h][00h])
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:42:25 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type w
as found on the media.()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:42:25 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:42:01 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:42:01 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.()

05f4 08:06:09 17:32:42:02 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:42:02 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:42:16 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:42:18 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition failed
.
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:58:06 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host=
0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-DT
-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01h
][00h][00h][00h])
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:58:06 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type w
as found on the media.()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:58:06 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:58:06 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:58:08 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.()

05f4 08:06:09 17:32:58:08 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:58:09 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:58:01 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:32:58:02 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition failed
.
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:14:22 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host=
0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-DT
-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01h
][00h][00h][00h])
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:14:22 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type w
as found on the media.()
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:14:22 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:14:24 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:14:24 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.()

05f4 08:06:09 17:33:14:24 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:14:00 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:14:06 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:14:06 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition failed
.
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:29:17 e=0. Retrying command on illegal 0 sense info on sc
si error - Dangerous buggy chipset or driver is installed on this computer.
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:30:03 e=2542. Failure getting track information.(EDeviceA
ddError os=0h host=0h tgt=2h 02/3A/00h @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H
55L’)
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:30:02 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type w
as found on the media.()
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:30:02 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:30:02 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 1677
7216 bytes (8192 sectors)
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:30:00 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05f4 08:06:09 17:33:30:00 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume.
()
05d4 08:06:09 17:33:33:16 e=1. Generic failure. (from IPC call 0x3002b)
05d4 08:06:09 17:33:35:07 e=1. Generic failure. (from IPC call 0x30023)
05d4 08:06:09 17:33:37:03 e=1. Generic failure. (from IPC call 0x3002b)
05d4 08:06:09 17:33:45:20 e=1. Generic failure. (from IPC call 0x3002b)
05d4 08:06:09 17:33:46:03 e=1. Generic failure. (from IPC call 0x3002b)
055c 08:06:09 17:39:31:07 e=0. Enqueing Notify: iDrive=FFFFFFFFh u32Info=0h e
vt=9h (kevtShutdown)
05e4 08:06:09 17:39:31:20 e=0. Dequeued Notify: iDrive=FFFFFFFFh u32Info=0h e
vt=9h (kevtShutdown)
055c 08:06:09 17:39:31:21 e=0. Terminating User FS server.
055c 08:06:09 17:39:31:21 e=0. UserFS Server terminating.
05d4 08:06:09 17:39:37:00 e=0. Enqueing Notify: iDrive=FFFFFFFFh u32Info=0h e
vt=9h (kevtShutdown)
055c 08:06:09 17:39:37:00 e=0. Terminating IPC servers.
055c 08:06:09 17:39:37:00 e=0. Terminating FS server.

############ NEWER VERSION LOG

0590 08:06:08 22:13:29:640 e=0. SetEnumErrLevel: errorlevel is 1 [Dflt]
0590 08:06:08 22:13:29:656 e=0. Setting up notifier.
0590 08:06:08 22:13:29:656 e=0. Notifier is running.
0590 08:06:08 22:13:29:656 e=0. Starting file system manager.
0590 08:06:08 22:13:29:968 e=0. Connecting to kernel FS.
0590 08:06:08 22:13:29:968 e=23950. Could not open driver.(\.)
0590 08:06:08 22:13:29:968 e=0. Resetting FSD.
0590 08:06:08 22:13:29:968 e=0. Mounting drives.
0590 08:06:08 22:13:30:125 e=0. File system manager started.
0590 08:06:08 22:13:30:125 e=0. Starting IPC class servers.
0590 08:06:08 22:13:30:890 e=0. Starting Usermode FS server.
0590 08:06:08 22:13:30:890 e=0. UserFS Server starting.
0590 08:06:08 22:13:30:890 e=0. Server started.
05c4 08:06:08 22:20:09:906 e=1021. Access is denied(from IPC call 0x1)
0604 08:06:08 22:22:03:687 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:22:03:718 e=0. Not writable by InCD: In disc info, erasable
bit is not 1.
0604 08:06:08 22:22:05:656 e=0. Suspected firmware defect: media capacities r
eturned by command 37 and command 82 do not match.
0604 08:06:08 22:22:05:656 e=0. Suspected firmware defect: assumed that comma
nd 37 has illegally reported service blocks.
0604 08:06:08 22:22:05:656 e=0. Suspected firmware defect: media capacities r
eturned by command 35 and command 82 do not match.
0604 08:06:08 22:22:05:656 e=0. Suspected firmware defect: assumed that comma
nd 35 has illegally reported service blocks.
0604 08:06:08 22:22:05:921 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type
was found on the media.()
0604 08:06:08 22:22:05:921 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:22:05:937 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:22:07:250 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type
was found on the media.()
0604 08:06:08 22:22:07:250 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type
was found on the media.()
0604 08:06:08 22:22:07:250 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:22:07:265 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:32:24:968 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:32:24:984 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition faile
d.
0604 08:06:08 22:32:40:453 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host
=0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-D
T-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01
h][00h][00h][00h])
0604 08:06:08 22:32:40:468 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type
was found on the media.()
0604 08:06:08 22:32:40:468 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:32:40:468 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:32:40:484 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.(
)
0604 08:06:08 22:32:40:484 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:32:40:500 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:32:40:562 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:32:40:578 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition faile
d.
0604 08:06:08 22:32:56:046 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host
=0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-D
T-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01
h][00h][00h][00h])
0604 08:06:08 22:32:56:046 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type
was found on the media.()
0604 08:06:08 22:32:56:046 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:32:56:062 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:32:56:078 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.(
)
0604 08:06:08 22:32:56:078 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:32:56:093 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:32:56:171 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:32:56:187 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition faile
d.
0604 08:06:08 22:33:11:671 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host
=0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-D
T-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01
h][00h][00h][00h])
0604 08:06:08 22:33:11:671 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type
was found on the media.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:11:671 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:11:687 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:11:703 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.(
)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:11:703 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:11:703 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:11:765 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:11:781 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition faile
d.
0604 08:06:08 22:33:27:265 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host
=0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-D
T-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01
h][00h][00h][00h])
0604 08:06:08 22:33:27:265 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type
was found on the media.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:27:265 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:27:281 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:27:281 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.(
)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:27:281 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:27:296 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:27:343 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:27:359 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition faile
d.
0604 08:06:08 22:33:42:843 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host
=0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-D
T-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01
h][00h][00h][00h])
0604 08:06:08 22:33:42:843 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type
was found on the media.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:42:843 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:42:859 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:42:875 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.(
)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:42:875 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:42:890 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:42:984 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:43:015 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition faile
d.
0604 08:06:08 22:33:58:484 e=2001. SCSI error: (Op 28h (Read10) => os=0h host
=0h tgt=2h sns=03/30/01h Unknown medium format Info=0h=0. @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-D
T-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L’ CDB bytes:[28h][40h][00h][00h][00h][10h][00h][00h][01
h][00h][00h][00h])
0604 08:06:08 22:33:58:500 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type
was found on the media.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:58:500 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:58:500 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:58:515 e=2517. Cannot identify media type in this drive.(
)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:58:515 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:58:531 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:33:58:609 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:33:58:625 e=0. Not writable by InCD: Media recognition faile
d.
0604 08:06:08 22:34:12:656 e=0. Retrying command on illegal 0 sense info on s
csi error - Dangerous buggy chipset or driver is installed on this computer.

0604 08:06:08 22:34:12:984 e=2542. Failure getting track information.(EDevice
AddError os=0h host=0h tgt=2h 02/3A/00h @ ID=0_0_0_2 ‘HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-
H55L’)
0604 08:06:08 22:34:13:234 e=22478. Unknown or unexpected partition map type
was found on the media.()
0604 08:06:08 22:34:13:234 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:34:13:250 e=0. Mounting drive G: with dynamic cache size 167
77216 bytes (8192 sectors)
0604 08:06:08 22:34:13:468 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0604 08:06:08 22:34:13:484 e=22021. Could not mount subfile system for volume
.()
0570 08:06:08 22:44:17:593 e=0. Enqueing Notify: iDrive=FFFFFFFFh u32Info=0h
evt=9h (kevtShutdown)
05c8 08:06:08 22:44:17:593 e=0. Dequeued Notify: iDrive=FFFFFFFFh u32Info=0h
evt=9h (kevtShutdown)
0570 08:06:08 22:44:17:609 e=0. Terminating User FS server.
0570 08:06:08 22:44:17:609 e=0. UserFS Server terminating.
05c4 08:06:08 22:44:22:625 e=0. Enqueing Notify: iDrive=FFFFFFFFh u32Info=0h
evt=9h (kevtShutdown)
0570 08:06:08 22:44:22:625 e=0. Terminating IPC servers.
0570 08:06:08 22:44:22:640 e=0. Terminating FS server.


#2

Hi and Welcome!

my first question is: Do you use InCD only for DVD-RAM operation? If so, then get Panasonic’s DVD-RAM driver. Ask Iris at Toshiba.com for DVD-RAM drivers and get the latest. Before you install them, make sure, you have InCD uninstalled properly. If I remember correctly, then there is some removable tool available on Nero.com

In case you are running Vista, no additional drivers or software is needed, since Vista supports UDF writing on DVD-RAM out-of-the box.

Make sure you format the discs to UDF 1.5, which is recommended for data.

Additionally, please tell us the MID of these discs. To find out, run Nero CD/DVD speed (or Nero Disc Speed) and check the “Disc Info” tab.

Michael


#3

[QUOTE=mciahel;2074179]Hi and Welcome!

my first question is: Do you use InCD only for DVD-RAM operation? If so, then get Panasonic’s DVD-RAM driver. Ask Iris at Toshiba.com for DVD-RAM drivers and get the latest. Before you install them, make sure, you have InCD uninstalled properly. If I remember correctly, then there is some removable tool available on Nero.com

In case you are running Vista, no additional drivers or software is needed, since Vista supports UDF writing on DVD-RAM out-of-the box.

Make sure you format the discs to UDF 1.5, which is recommended for data.

Additionally, please tell us the MID of these discs. To find out, run Nero CD/DVD speed (or Nero Disc Speed) and check the “Disc Info” tab.

Michael[/QUOTE]

I think I did try a panasonic driver i.e.
http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Drivers-and-Downloads/list-Computer+Products#Anchor_21

However its possible the InCD drivers may have been messing things up as I dont think they were uninstalled properly at the time like you say - when my dvd drives disappeared I got them back by using the nero/ahead tool that removes InCd properly

I will try the generic drivers again ensuring InCD is fully removed

I am running WinXP not Vista

No MID is reported by Nero CD/DVD speed - the field is blank

  • it does report the correct type i.e. DVD-RAM but also write speeds of X6 to X12 when the discs are only supposed to be rated X1 - a capacity of 4.67 GB is reported when the discs are supposed to be about 5.2 GB IIRC

#4

I have now retried the generic DVD RAM drivers from both panasonic & matsushita - possibly identical or very similiar I suspect

This time they both installed OK now InCD is properly removed

However they both failed to format the DVD RAM disc

The “DVDform” tool incorrectly reports the size of the discs to be 2693.68 GB (much like the standard winxp format dialog) and when I try to use it to format the disc it starts off doing so but then fails shortly thereafter saying “cannot format disc - check disc & try again”

The Nero CD/DVD drive speed tool now shows that the MID is lots of “y”'s with umlauts (double dots) above them so has been overwritten for some reason

Also the start of the RAW data has been changed to lots of “FF”'s showing formatting did start I suspect

I suspect Im now at a dead end here unless I can format the discs in a device capable of formatting these discs - unfortunately I dont have another device to try to do this


#5

Ive also tried updating the drivers from the bhacorp website but that didnt help

After scanning this thread
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f91/hacked-panasonic-dvd-ram-device-driver-113829/#post1290079

I saw mention of modifying a INF file to add in support for a given DVD drive - do I need to do this ?

Couple of questions come to mind as well :

  1. Is the size of the disc which is being misreported caused by the DVD drives firmware not being able to recognise / read the disc properly ?

Could this be a reason for the formatting problem

  1. The Nero tools are reporting that the disc is rated for writing between speeds X6 to X12 when its supposedly only rated at X1

Could this be a reason for the formatting problem i.e. its trying to format it too quickly ?


#6

Hi,[quote=Inigo_Montoya;2074417]Ive also tried updating the drivers from the bhacorp website but that didnt help

After scanning this thread
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f91/hacked-panasonic-dvd-ram-device-driver-113829/#post1290079

I saw mention of modifying a INF file to add in support for a given DVD drive - do I need to do this ?[/quote]No. This is only for W2k.
The XP drivers (Those from Toshiba + updates from Bhacorp should be fine, no need to fiddle with other driver versions) don’t need a “list of supported drives”.

Your drive seems not to recognise these discs at all. Is it possible to post a photo or a link to the product site (if existing), so we can see further details?
Perhaps the full product name.

Also, to sort out a general DVD-RAM problem with your drive or system, please try a 2-3x rated Panasonic (non cardridge) or Verbatim disc.

Michael


#7

Please try something besides INCD because this program causes conflicts with other software


#8

[QUOTE=mciahel;2074493]Hi,No. This is only for W2k.
The XP drivers (Those from Toshiba + updates from Bhacorp should be fine, no need to fiddle with other driver versions) don’t need a “list of supported drives”.

Your drive seems not to recognise these discs at all. Is it possible to post a photo or a link to the product site (if existing), so we can see further details?
Perhaps the full product name.

Also, to sort out a general DVD-RAM problem with your drive or system, please try a 2-3x rated Panasonic (non cardridge) or Verbatim disc.

Michael[/QUOTE]

Here is a link to where I bought them from + another link showing the actual cartridge

http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=&menu=&product=DRA1005

http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/11314931/Ritek_5_2_Gig_Cartridged_RAM.html

Bar code number is 4710743892041

The only reason I bought them was because they were so cheap but I would consider buying a single newer DVD RAM disc to check that the problem lies with disc and not my LG drive / software

I still suspect if I can get them formatted somehow they might work

If anybody has a standalone DVD recorder that supports DVD-RAM then I’d even be willing to post one to someone to try to format if they live iun the UK just to see if they can actually be formatted


#9

[QUOTE=Inigo_Montoya;2074623]Here is a link to where I bought them from + another link showing the actual cartridge

http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=&menu=&product=DRA1005

http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/11314931/Ritek_5_2_Gig_Cartridged_RAM.html

The only reason I bought them was because they were so cheap but I would consider buying a single newer DVD RAM disc to check that the problem lies with disc and not my LG drive / software[/QUOTE]

Hi Inigo_Montoya,
you are using an very old and unsupported 2,6 GB/5,2 GB DVD-RAM medium, new DVD-RAM drives cannot be used with such media.


#10

[QUOTE=pepst;2074625]Hi Inigo_Montoya,
you are using an very old and unsupported 2,6 GB/5,2 GB DVD-RAM medium, new DVD-RAM drives cannot be used with such media.[/QUOTE]

is there any chance a standalone DVD recorder might recognise & format the disc ?

edit : Having just read this is doesnt look too promising

It appears the physcal make up of the old 5.2GB discs is different from the newer 9.4GB discs

Looks like I have 50 coasters !


#11

[QUOTE=Inigo_Montoya;2074657]is there any chance a standalone DVD recorder might recognise & format the disc ?[/QUOTE]

AFAIK only the oldest ones… :sad::sad::sad:


#12

[QUOTE=Inigo_Montoya;2074657]
Looks like I have 50 coasters ![/QUOTE]
Yes you do, but they are very attractive coasters. :iagree: