LH-20A1H PMA update failure

I was burning in my LiteOn but when the burn was at 100%, the burn process failed and it give me an error : “PMA update failure”. What could be the problem? Is my LiteOn defective? I have attached the Nero Log. Thanks for your answers and sorry for my english.:wink:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 10/09/1999 06:06:00 a.m.
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Archivos de programa\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 06:35:34 p.m.
Nero Version: 6.6.0.16
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 16b

Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H> Version: LL0C - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.16
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 >Version: 2.26 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.16
Adapter driver: <imagedrv> HA 3

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST380011A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-H62N CL01 SiSRaid Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : ST3160811AS SiSRaid Port 2 ID 2 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 2.26 imagedrv Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H F: CDRom0
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B H: CDRom1
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H62N G: CDRom2
NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 I: CDRom3

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 703MB (720368kB)
Free physical memory: 243MB (249436kB)
Memory in use : 65 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

30.12.2007
ISO compilation
07:33:15 p.m. #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6356
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

07:33:15 p.m. #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

07:33:15 p.m. #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H running

07:33:16 p.m. #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

07:33:16 p.m. #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

07:33:16 p.m. #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 270
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 1856735 (412:36.35, 3626MB)

07:33:16 p.m. #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 282
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

07:33:16 p.m. #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2483
Recorder: LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: PRINCO -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

07:33:16 p.m. #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 448
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

07:33:16 p.m. #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1856736 (1856736) = #1856736/412:36.36
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1856736 blocks [LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H]
--------------------------------------------------------------

07:33:16 p.m. #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
Prepare recorder [LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H] 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 3802595328, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
1856736 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

07:33:16 p.m. #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

07:33:17 p.m. #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4120
Cache writing successful.

07:33:17 p.m. #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

07:33:17 p.m. #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

07:33:17 p.m. #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2654
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

07:33:17 p.m. #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2379
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

07:33:17 p.m. #18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21708
Set BUFE: SMART-BURN -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON

07:33:17 p.m. #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2534
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

07:33:17 p.m. #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8862
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 0.0 (0)
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: 26127F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
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 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

07:33:25 p.m. #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1286
19:33:25.484 - LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H\H1 T0 : Queue again later

07:45:24 p.m. #22 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 1856736 (1C54E0h), lenght 0 blocks

07:45:24 p.m. #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

07:45:24 p.m. #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2774
EndDAO: Last written address was 1856735

07:46:02 p.m. #25 SCSI -1194 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1180
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03DE4A00
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: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x04
CDB Data: 0x51 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x04

07:46:02 p.m. #26 CDR -1194 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1909
PMA update failure

07:46:02 p.m. #27 TRANSFER -24 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1909
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

07:46:02 p.m. #28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2774
EndDAO: Last written address was -1

07:46:02 p.m. #29 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Invalid write state
LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H\H1 T0

07:46:02 p.m. #30 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

07:46:02 p.m. #31 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=9464 bytes, created 07/03/2007 06:51:00 p.m.
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 10/09/1999 06:06:00 a.m.
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=3.00.56a, size=43528 bytes, created 07/03/2007 06:51:00 p.m. (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 03/08/2004 03:59:44 p.m. (Adapter driver for rec)
File ‘Drivers\imagedrv.sys’: Ver=2.27.0.0 built by: WinDDK, size=5504 bytes, created 02/03/2004 05:37:48 p.m. (Adapter driver for src)

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

Suggestion 1: Ditch the Princo media. Get better media. Try Verbatim. :flower:

download ck’s ll0c fbl+eoht+eos firmware. (I use fbl+eoht, but I think just flashing the eoht one is the safest). download smartburn 3.2.0.0 (or whatever is the latest now). enable hypertuning and online hypertuning. see if the problem goes away. it looks like the drive is having a heck of a time with that media.

Hi Wallace, yes I know about the Princo media but I cannot find Verbs or TYs anywhere. I’ve been using Imation media (FUJIFILM03) before I discovered the Disc Quality scan and they were terrible :a. So I tried this Princo media and I think they are good. Look at the scan. Other media I can find is Memorex. Is this media good?


[QUOTE=juancdg;1965525]Hi Wallace, yes I know about the Princo media but I cannot find Verbs or TYs anywhere. I’ve been using Imation media (FUJIFILM03) before I discovered the Disc Quality scan and they were terrible :a. So I tried this Princo media and I think they are good. Look at the scan. Other media I can find is Memorex. Is this media good?[/QUOTE]

nothing wrong there. I think the biggest thing about princos were their large variability. one disc is good, but the next one might not be.

[QUOTE=seeker010;1965524]enable hypertuning and online hypertuning.[/QUOTE]

I have enabled Force Hypertuning and Online Hypertuning lets see if it can improve the burn quality.

[QUOTE=seeker010;1965524]download ck’s ll0c fbl+eoht+eos firmware.[/QUOTE]

Where can I download the firmware? I have to use the Flash Utility or install it like regular firmware?

[QUOTE=juancdg;1965531]I have enabled Force Hypertuning and Online Hypertuning lets see if it can improve the burn quality.

Where can I download the firmware? I have to use the Flash Utility or install it like regular firmware?[/QUOTE]

from this thread

the firmwares come with a flasher. you really only need to use the flash utility for cross flashing (with EEPROM utility) or backing up firmware. that said, I believe KL0N of 20a1p is newer…

After searching on the internet, it seems to be that the problem was the disc. The lead-in area is blurry so I guess this was the problem. I have burnt another disc and it was fine :). Thank you guys for the replies.