LG 4160B and RICOHJPN W21 - Illegal Disc Error

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#1

Hello all:

I am trying to burn RICOHJPN W21 001 8x DVD+RW media on my LG GSA-4160B with firmware A306 using Nero 7.2.0.3. Nero immediately reports “Illegal Disc” before putting any data to disc. (Log appended to end of post.)

My first thought was that the 4160B firmware did not include a media code for the RICOHJPN W21 media. I used MCSE to edit a clean copy of the A306 firmware. I put RICOHJPN W21 over the top of RICOHJPN W11 in the DVD+RW section of the firmware, since it was the nearest match. Re-flashed the drive. Same problem reoccurred – “Illegal Media”. The reflashed drive still burns other media so nothing is snafu’d.

The error log reports Sense Key 05 “Illegal Request”. This is not Sense Key 03 “Medium Error”, which usually means the drive simply will not eat the media.

  1. Have I done something noob-ish in the firmware editing? Seems pretty straightforward (at least with ala42’s tool – thanks!)

  2. Does Sense Key 05 really (and simply) mean the same thing as Sense Key 03 for DVD writers?

  3. If it is the case that the RICOHJPN W21 is fundamentally incompatible with the LG 4160B, then what causes this? What factory formatting is there on a writable DVD? Dye issue, even? (Links to solid technical accounts of differences appreciated.)

  4. Anybody had any luck with this media in other drives? Anybody had good luck with any bulk 8x DVD+RW media and the 4160B?

(For example, I have found that the PRODISC W02 4x DVD+RW sold under the “Smartbuy” label, and presumably others, rocks in the 4160B. Admittedly, mileage may vary.)

Let me know any other thoughts.

Thanks for any and all help.
Best,
Levinas.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.2.0.3
Internal Version: 7, 2, 0, 3

Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B>Version: A306 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.2.0.3
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B>Version: A306 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.2.0.3
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B nvatabus Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD740GD-00FLC0 nvatabus Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y250M0 nvatabus Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : AXV CD/DVD-ROM 2.2a a347scsi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
AXV CD/DVD-ROM L: CDRom1
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B M: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 600MB (615224kB)
Memory in use : 41 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

8.1.2007
ISO compilation
11:26:10 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6424
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
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

11:26:10 PM #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 81920KB of Memory

11:26:10 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

11:26:10 PM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:26:10 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3365
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

11:26:10 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 289
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 1248719 (277:29.44, 2438MB)

11:26:10 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 301
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

11:26:10 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2715
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B, Media type: DVD+RW
Disc Manufacturer ID: RICOHJPN, Media Type ID: W21, Product revision number: 1
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3

11:26:10 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 473
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

11:26:10 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1248720 (1248720) = #1248720/277:29.45
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1248720 blocks [M: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:26:10 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [M: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B] 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 2557378560, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
1248720 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

11:26:10 PM #12 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 39
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

11:26:10 PM #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 84
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

11:26:10 PM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Caching of files started

11:26:10 PM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4199
Cache writing successful.

11:26:10 PM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Caching of files completed

11:26:10 PM #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Burn process started at 5x (6,925 KB/s)

11:26:10 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2707
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:26:10 PM #19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8914
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+RW (9), Extended Part Version: 5.7 (87)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: re-writable
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 (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 3 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: RICOHJPN
Media type ID: W21
Product revision number: 1
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 32
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 03 52 49 43 4F 48 - 4A 50 4E 57 32 31 01 20 …RICOHJPNW21…
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 …

11:26:10 PM #20 Phase 98 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Start formatting disc before burning

11:26:10 PM #21 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 290
M: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x05
CDB Data: 0x04 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 10 04 00 00 0F 30 05
Buffer x0345e600: Len xc
0x00 82 00 08 00 23 05 40 98 00 00 00

11:26:10 PM #22 Phase 101 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Formatting disc failed

11:26:10 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

11:26:10 PM #24 CDR -1046 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1799
Illegal disc
M: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B

11:26:10 PM #25 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1799
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

11:26:10 PM #26 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Burn process failed at 5x (6,925 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 9/14/2005 3:47:44 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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


#2

The 4160B is only a 4x DVD+/-RW writer I believe so would be incapable of handling these high speed RW discs. The same problems occurred with CD-RW media

In terms of other drives that handle this 8x media , my Pio 111 burns it very well.


#3

Yes, it’s a technical problem.
Use some 4x DVD+RW instead. Verbatim are good :slight_smile: