LG GCA 4040N DVD+RW problem

I have been using this DVD writer for a year and half without any problems. I have been able to write DVDs of GQ and Fujifilm with this burner.

Since the last month This burner has been bugging me. It wont write to the same GQ/Fujifilm media. It gives an error “Could not perform start of Disc-at-once” “cannot burn at 2.4x/4x” with Nero.
Record now stops saying that “there was an error writiing to the disk”
Here is the log

I have tried the following
1)
I have checked that my firmware is the latest using the folllowing link
http://www.americal.com/pg/dvd-burner-compat.html

  1. I have also tried installing firmware from tis site

http://tdb.rpc1.org/#GWA4040N

Both of them didnt work…

Any help will be highly appreciated.
Thanks

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.57 (1008), size=48128 bytes, created 12/22/1997 7:23:24 PM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/2003 8:18:06 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.15 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N>Version: 1.19 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.15
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N>Version: 1.19 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.15
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHT2040AT PL atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040 D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 57671680 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 382MB (392172kB)
Free physical memory: 77MB (79596kB)
Memory in use : 79 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

24.11.2005
ISO compilation
1:08:57 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6065
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
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

1:08:58 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

1:08:58 PM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

1:08:58 PM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3167
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

1:08:58 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 607 ( 0:08.07, 1MB)

1:08:58 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 257
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

1:08:58 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2137
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N, Media type: DVD+RW
Disc Manufacturer ID: OPTODISC, Media Type ID: OP4, Product revision number: 1
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 1

1:08:58 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 418
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

1:08:58 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 608 (608) = #608/0:8.8
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 608 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N]
--------------------------------------------------------------

1:08:58 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 983
Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 1245184, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
608 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

1:08:59 PM #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching of files started

1:08:59 PM #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4177
Cache writing successful.

1:08:59 PM #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching of files completed

1:08:59 PM #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

1:08:59 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2343
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

1:08:59 PM #16 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8120
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+RW (9), Part Version: 2
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
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 1 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: OPTODISC
Media type ID: OP4
Product revision number: 1
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 57
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 01 4F 50 54 4F 44 - 49 53 43 4F 50 34 01 39 …OPTODISCOP4.9
23 00 9C 7C 64 02 28 00 - 96 7E 74 02 28 00 9C 7B #…|d.(…~t.(…{
70 02 28 04 04 10 F0 00 - F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 p.(…

1:08:59 PM #17 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 5:40,380 (340380ms) -> OK

1:08:59 PM #18 Phase 98 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Start formatting disc before burning

1:09:12 PM #19 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1188
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03737000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x80
CDB Data: 0x04 0x11 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0E
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x80

1:09:12 PM #20 Phase 101 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Formatting disc failed

1:09:12 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 607
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

1:09:12 PM #22 CDR -1135 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1613
Write error

1:09:12 PM #23 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1613
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

1:09:12 PM #24 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

1:09:12 PM #25 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.57 (1008), size=23936 bytes, created 12/22/1997 8:02:46 PM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 9/14/2005 1:17:44 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\InCDfs.SYS’: Ver=?.?.?.?, size=87040 bytes, created 7/31/2003 11:18:40 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\InCDpass.SYS’: Ver=4.00.01.024, size=28464 bytes, created 7/31/2003 11:19:14 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\InCDrec.SYS’: Ver=4, 0, 1, 24, size=5264 bytes, created 7/31/2003 11:28:52 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/4/2004 6:00:00 AM (Adapter driver for rec)


Use DVDInfoPro to format them. Nero bugs out.