[LG 4163B] Problems with DVD+R DL

Hi,

I’ve got some Problems with burning DVD+R Dual-Layer Discs with my LG 4163B (latest firmware a106, should support DVD+R DLs).
The Disc-manufacturer ist Ricoh, shouldn’t be that exotic.

I use Nero 7.8.5 and burning always stops right at the beginning (“Starting DAO failed”), also Alcohol 120% failed (it crashed, no warning).

The Nero-logfile doesn’t tell anything relevant to me.

Thanks in advance for help!

Hello yet again (you’ll tell me to go away in a minute :bigsmile: ).

That log file you mentioned - can you post it? Log files are really useful for working out what’s wrong (but remember to remove your Nero serial number from the beginning of the log file first!).

Chances are, the LG just doesn’t like the media - my LG drives only burn Verbatim +R DL well. :wink:

Here it comes…

Log files are really useful for working out what’s wrong

Not for me… :disagree:

[I]Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.8.5.0
Internal Version: 7, 8, 5, 0
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B>Version: A106 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.8.5.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <UH0351U FRL962L >Version: 2.0B - HA 1 TA 6 - 7.8.5.0
Adapter driver: <SCSI> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y120P0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3320620AS atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : JLMS XJ-HD166S atapi Port 3 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PJ1063N DDE742V 1.0 a99iypfm Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : UH0351U FRL962L 2.0B vaxscsi Port 5 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : UH0351U FRL962L 2.0B vaxscsi Port 5 ID 1 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : UH0351U FRL962L 2.0B vaxscsi Port 5 ID 2 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : UH0351U FRL962L 2.0B vaxscsi Port 5 ID 3 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : UH0351U FRL962L 2.0B vaxscsi Port 5 ID 4 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : UH0351U FRL962L 2.0B vaxscsi Port 5 ID 5 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B F: CDRom0
JLMS XJ-HD166S G: CDRom1
UH0351U FRL962L H: CDRom3
UH0351U FRL962L I: CDRom8
UH0351U FRL962L J: CDRom5
UH0351U FRL962L K: CDRom6
UH0351U FRL962L L: CDRom7
PJ1063N DDE742V M: CDRom2
UH0351U FRL962L P: CDRom4

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1022MB (1047276kB)
Free physical memory: 686MB (702820kB)
Memory in use : 32 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

10.8.2007
ISO Zusammenstellung
18:09:20 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 411
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

18:09:20 #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6608
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

18:09:20 #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

18:09:21 #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3499
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

18:09:21 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 4173823 (927:30.73, 8151MB)
Last address to be written: 3535263 (785:36.63, 6904MB)

18:09:21 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO

18:09:21 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2949
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B, Media type: DVD+R9 Double Layer
Disc Manufacturer ID: RICOHJPN, Media Type ID: D01, Product revision number: 67
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3

18:09:21 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

18:09:21 #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 3535264 (3535264) = #3535264/785:36.64
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 3535264 blocks [F: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

18:09:21 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
Prepare [F: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 7240220672, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 3535264 | 0 | 0x00
3535264 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

18:09:21 #11 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 209
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

18:09:21 #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4278
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

18:09:21 #13 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files started

18:09:21 #14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4397
Cache writing successful.

18:09:21 #15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files completed

18:09:21 #16 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process started at 2.4x (3.324 KB/s)

18:09:21 #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

18:09:21 #18 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 477
Disc finalized, LBA total Image size: 3535264 (6904MB), Last LBA L0: 1767647 (3452MB)
>> Corrected Last LBA: 1767631 -> 1767647

18:09:24 #19 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xBF 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 0C 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 10 35 2D 00 0E 0C
Buffer x00000000: Len xc
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

18:09:24 #20 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 653
L0 Data Zone Capacity not set.
Max LBA L0 2086911 (1FD7FFh, 4075MB), next writable address 0 (0h, 0MB)

18:09:24 #21 CDR -1135 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1752
Write error
F: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B

18:09:24 #22 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1752
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

18:09:24 #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

18:09:24 #24 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3.324 KB/s)

18:09:24 #25 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 254
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

18:09:28 #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11214
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

18:09:28 #27 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 411
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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

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Yep, just as I thought. The LG doesn’t like the media (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR).

As you have the latest firmware already, I would suggest trying some Verbatim discs.

I’ve just had a look at the A106 firmware, and the RICOHJPN D01 mediacode isn’t supported at all (not even at a lower speed).

Of the other +R DL media that’s supported by the firmware, I’d suggest:

MKM001 (2.4x Verbatim - supported at 4x and 2.4x)
MKM003 (8x Verbatim - supported at 2.4x)

:slight_smile:

Blessed are those who speak logfilish - my language-knowledge is reduced to English, German and French… Thanks a lot! :flower:

Where exactly did you look which media is supported - perhaps i’ll get others cheaper… The Verbatim’s cost about ~3,5€/medium…
(The Ricoh (brand: Intenso) were 13€/10 discs…)

Hehe, I hang around here too much, you pick things up :D…and you’re welcome :slight_smile:

What I did, was I downloaded the A106 firmware file, and I also downloaded ala42’s MediaCodeSpeedEdit. Then I loaded the firmware into MCSE, and it tells you all the media codes that are supported in the firmware (unfortunately no brand names though!).

I think you should be fine with almost any disc that says 2.4x on it though :wink:

[QUOTE=>>Flash<<]Blessed are those who speak logfilish - my language-knowledge is reduced to English, German and French… Thanks a lot! :flower:

Where exactly did you look which media is supported - perhaps i’ll get others cheaper… The Verbatim’s cost about ~3,5€/medium…
(The Ricoh (brand: Intenso) were 13€/10 discs…)[/QUOTE]

Hey >Flash<.
Arachne’s post was spot on, change your media to Verbatim DL and all should be fine.

Wird schon klappen, Nimm Imgburn. Prost!

Yes, I think I’ll have to - but as the Verbatim-solution is ~3 times more expensive, I’ll only use them, when I can’t avoid it…

What’s so special about imgBurn - does it anything better or different than alcohol 120%?

Yes, Imgburn is the best and the follow up of the legendary DVDDecrypter…

Although I myself use ImgBurn, I have been giving FinalBurnerFREE a couple of shots lately, does it all cds/dvds. I have only tried it so far with Dvd+R & Dvd-R not Dvd+R DL. I had to rerun the LiteON booktype utilty to get it to booktype the Dvd+R automatically, (found that out the hard way).

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Hey thanks for that, beef barley :flower:…a new one to add to the collection of freeware :wink:

You are welcome, but I can’t take all the credit, a friend put me on to it yesterday, I tried it out last night. Burnt an ISO & video ts file, (it created an ISO before burning).

I had the same problem but I used MediaCodeSpeedEdit to edit the A106 firmware and changed the RICOHJPN-D00-001 media code to RICOHJPN-D01-067. After I flashed my LG4163B with this firmware I have performed successful burns at 2.4x with ImgBurn (I can now also select 4x but I haven’t tried this). This is probably not ideal but the discs passed ImgBurn’s verification after writing and they are playable on my DVD-rom and standalone dvd-players (Panasonic S42 and a cheap Magnum). Before the firmware change, writing stopped after a few seconds with an incorrect adres error. It’s worth a try to use the discs you already bought, especially for people that paid 3 euro/piece for these discs like me :frowning:

A log from the last disc I burned (no verification):

[I]I 23:30:43 Destination Device: [1:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B A106 ( E: ) (ATA)
I 23:30:43 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RICOHJPN-D01-67) (Speeds: 2,4x; 4x)
I 23:30:43 Destination Media Sectors: 4.173.824
I 23:30:43 Write Mode: DVD
I 23:30:43 Write Type: DAO
I 23:30:43 Write Speed: 2,4x
I 23:30:43 Link Size: Auto
I 23:30:43 Test Mode: No
I 23:30:43 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 23:30:43 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1.956.608
I 23:30:43 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
I 23:31:14 Filling Buffer… (20 MB)
I 23:31:17 Writing LeadIn…
I 23:31:34 Writing Image… (LBA: 0 - 3799036)
I 23:31:34 Writing Layer 0… (LBA: 0 - 1956607)
I 23:51:37 Writing Layer 1… (LBA: 1956608 - 3799036)
I 00:10:34 Synchronising Cache…
I 00:10:35 Closing Track…
I 00:10:37 Finalising Disc…
I 00:12:42 Image MD5: e611f6df698ebf3daa9219ff052dfa03
I 00:12:43 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:41:59
I 00:12:43 Average Write Rate: 3.248 KB/s (2.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3.375 KB/s (2.4x)
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