LG GSA-4163b - Keep Getting "Could Not Perform End Of Disc-At-Once" - Please HELP

Hi.

I have been using my Lg GSA-4163b without problems for quite some time and I might have burned up to 100 dvds and many cds smoothly. 2 Days ago, upon realizing I needed to cleaN up some space on my hdd I attempted to burn a dvd and the burn failed with the error message “Could Not Perform End Of Disc-At-Once”. After then I got about 3 more coasters. I use VERBATIM DVD+R’s by the way. I checked the burner’s transfer mode and it was PIO. I am sure it was set to DMA, so I figured this must be due to XP’s policy of falling back to PIO mode after 6 cumulative CRC errors. I searched the net and found a helpful site (which I can’t find right now but meanwhile I realized there are many other sites explaining the same method) with a step by step explanation of how to switch back the mode to DMA by editing the registery… Anyway, the DMA problem is solved. DMA is on that means. I ran the Nero infotool and noticed that my ASPI was gone too. That must have happened when I uninstalled and re-installed the dvd-writer, I guessed. I used ForceAspi and successfully installed Aspi layer 4.60.

After all, a few more burn failures happened. I even replaced the dvd-writer’s data cable with a brand new one. I tried all burning speeds (12, 8 and 4X). Nothing helped. I am pasting 2 error logs below and I’ll be grateful if some kind person could help me with this problem.

Thanks in advance to all.

ERROR LOG1:

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 02.11.2004 13:54:32 

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.1.4
Internal Version: 7, 0, 1, 4
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B>Version: A105 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.1.4
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <TOSHIBA  DVD-ROM SD-R1312>Version: 1011 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.0.1.4
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : ST380011A                        atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : ST380011A                        atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B        atapi Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R1312         atapi Port 3 ID 1  DMA: On 

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B  E:   CDRom0
TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R1312   F:   CDRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 510MB (522988kB)
Free physical memory: 24MB (25452kB)
Memory in use       : 95 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

7.8.2007
ISO compilation
20:22:48	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6411
	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
	
20:22:48	#2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
	ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory
	
20:22:48	#3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
	Reader running
	
20:22:48	#4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
	Writer E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B running
	
20:22:48	#5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
20:22:48	#6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3342
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
20:22:48	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:            2154255 (478:43.30, 4207MB)
	
20:22:48	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 291
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
20:22:48	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2578
	Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B, Media type: DVD+R
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC, Media Type ID: 003, Product revision number: 0
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3
	
20:22:48	#10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 458
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
20:22:48	#11 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 + 2154256 (2154256) = #2154256/478:43.31
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2154256 blocks [E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
20:22:48	#12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
	Prepare recorder [E: 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:
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    4411916288, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 2154256 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
20:22:48	#13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 36
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
20:22:48	#14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Caching of files started
	
20:22:49	#15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4176
	Cache writing successful.
	
20:22:49	#16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Caching of files completed
	
20:22:49	#17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Burn process started at 8x (11.080 KB/s)
	
20:22:49	#18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
20:22:49	#19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8411
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R   (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 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: MCC.....
	  Media type ID: 003
	  Product revision number: 0
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	      00 00 03 4D 43 43 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 30 33 00 38    ...MCC.....003.8
	      23 54 37 12 02 42 6E 02 - A8 6B 15 15 0B 0B 08 08    #T7..Bn..k......
	      01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
20:22:49	#20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5400
	Drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B
	Book Type request [LG]: DVD-ROM
	Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
	
20:22:49	#21 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5330
	Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM
	
20:22:49	#22 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
20:53:45	#23 SPTI -1093 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
	E: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1093)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x02
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x2A 00 00 19 45 80 00 00 20 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 10 3C 30 00 0E 02 
	Buffer x04a90000: Len x10000
	0x4D 46 95 F7 06 34 7B 19 92 BE 37 61 A5 86 52 72 
	0x90 A6 19 CA 81 8B A4 FB 1D 60 CC 24 90 03 5F B8 
	0xF7 B6 6E 1B B3 1A 7E 57 6B 82 F9 77 74 6A 75 5D 
	
20:53:45	#24 CDR -1093 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
	No seek complete
	E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B
	
20:53:45	#25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
20:53:45	#26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	conversion idle, stopping reader
	
20:53:45	#27 SPTI -1093 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
	E: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1093)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x02
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x35 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x71 00 03 00 00 00 00 10 3C 30 00 0E 02 
	
20:53:45	#28 CDR -1093 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
	No seek complete
	E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B
	
20:53:45	#29 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
	Could not perform end of Disc-at-once
	
20:53:45	#30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Burn process failed at 8x (11.080 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 28.10.2003 13:02:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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









ERROR LOG 2:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 10.09.1999 12:06:00 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 02.11.2004 13:54:32 

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.1.4
Internal Version: 7, 0, 1, 4
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B>Version: A105 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.1.4
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B>Version: A105 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.1.4
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : ST380011A                        atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : ST380011A                        atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B        atapi Port 3 ID 0  DMA: On 

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B  E:   CDRom0
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 510MB (522988kB)
Free physical memory: 164MB (168832kB)
Memory in use       : 67 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

9.8.2007
ISO compilation
03:07:07	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6411
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : TRUE
	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
	
03:07:07	#2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
	ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory
	
03:07:07	#3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
	Reader running
	
03:07:07	#4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
	Writer E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B running
	
03:07:07	#5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
03:07:07	#6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3342
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
03:07:08	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:            1945055 (432:14.05, 3798MB)
	
03:07:08	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 291
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
03:07:08	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2578
	Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B, Media type: DVD+R
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC, Media Type ID: 003, Product revision number: 0
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3
	
03:07:08	#10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 458
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
03:07:08	#11 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 + 1945056 (1945056) = #1945056/432:14.6
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1945056 blocks [E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
03:07:08	#12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
	Prepare recorder [E: 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:
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    3983474688, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 1945056 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
03:07:08	#13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 36
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
03:07:08	#14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Caching of files started
	
03:07:08	#15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4176
	Cache writing successful.
	
03:07:08	#16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Caching of files completed
	
03:07:08	#17 Phase 28 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Speed measurement started
	
03:07:08	#18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
03:09:28	#19 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
	<E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 1945056 (1DADE0h), length 0 blocks
	
03:09:28	#20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
03:09:28	#21 Phase 29 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1674
	Speed measurement completed: 23.1x (31.992 KB/s)
	
03:09:28	#22 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Burn process started at 8x (11.080 KB/s)
	
03:09:29	#23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
03:09:29	#24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8411
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R   (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 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: MCC.....
	  Media type ID: 003
	  Product revision number: 0
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	      00 00 03 4D 43 43 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 30 33 00 38    ...MCC.....003.8
	      23 54 37 12 02 42 6E 02 - A8 6B 15 15 0B 0B 08 08    #T7..Bn..k......
	      01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
03:09:29	#25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5400
	Drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B
	Book Type request [LG]: DVD-ROM
	Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
	
03:09:29	#26 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5330
	Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM
	
03:09:29	#27 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
03:09:56	#28 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
	E: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x0C
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x2A 00 00 00 02 20 00 00 20 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 10 35 2D 00 0E 0C 
	Buffer x04bc0000: Len x10000
	0xEC 5F DF 94 E6 19 F6 D6 DC 51 84 71 92 5B AD DA 
	0xA5 03 A5 10 AC F2 48 29 11 33 44 E3 2B 17 D4 10 
	0xAD 27 C3 50 62 C4 8E 93 3E A2 70 18 16 4F B0 FF 
	
03:09:56	#29 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
	Write error
	E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B
	
03:09:56	#30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
03:09:56	#31 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	conversion idle, stopping reader
	
03:09:56	#32 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
	E: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x0C
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x35 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x71 00 03 00 00 00 00 10 35 2D 00 0E 0C 
	
03:09:56	#33 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Generating DVD high compatibility borders
	
03:09:56	#34 CDR -1135 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
	Write error
	E: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B
	
03:09:56	#35 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
	Could not perform end of Disc-at-once
	
03:09:56	#36 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Burn process failed at 8x (11.080 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 10.09.1999 12:06:00 
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 28.10.2003 13:02:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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

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Please somebody help me with this…

CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B atapi Port 3 ID 0 [B]DMA: Off[/B]

No problem, you must enable the DMA mode.

check my sig.

Thanks for taking the time to respond…

As I have explained, at first the dma was off. The first log is from then. Then I fixed it and turned dma mode on. You can see that in the second log the dma mode is on. But still I keep getting the same error…

If you could help me with this, I’ll be thankful.

Hi meurglys0. Try burning a disc at max speed with Nero CD/DVD Speed and report back with the results. This thread may help you to capture the results:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=119042

Also try a Benchmark test of a known good disc.

Thank you for your response.

Forgive my ignorance but is this what you’re asking for?:


No, that’s just a simulated burn (the disc is still blank). You need to use the Create Disc tab to actually burn the disc, and then use the Benchmark tab to test if the burned disc is readable.

Edit: You need to upgrade your version of Nero CD/DVD Speed: :wink:
http://cdspeed2000.com/download.html

A friend had the very same problem with his 4163. He cleared the drive’s lens and lubricated the rail over which the lens slide (I don’t know how that part is called). His drive works fine now. Maybe this could help you too.

I opened cd/dvdspeed and selected the “create data disc” tab under the “Run Test” tab. I received an error. Am I doing something wrong?


It’s been a long time since I’ve used the “Run Test” menu. What happens if you select the “Create Disc” tab and click the start button.

v4.7.7.3 is the latest version, available on the link I provided. :wink:

This is the image of the burn:


These are the benchmark results… I did one right after the burn, then I ejected and reinserted the disc twice to do two more… I did these by selecting the Benchmark tab and pressing the start button.




meurglys0, it doesn’t look good. You could try burning that media at a lower speed and see if it’s any better but it does look like you may have a drive fault.

A lens clean with a [I]known brand name[/I] brush type cleaning disc may help but no guarantees. One of these is well worth having though. I get definite improvements in burn quality after using one on my drives, so it wouldn’t be a waste of money to try it. :wink: