More failures lately (coasters)

I am making more coasters out of my DVDs lately and don’t know why. I used Verbatims. Here’s what my log shows. Any ideas?

7/7/2007 10:28:45 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/7/2007 10:26:45 PM warning Reading Disc Information have failed
7/7/2007 10:23:56 PM warning Reading media profile have failed after 4 attemps
7/7/2007 10:16:29 PM error Write error at 51232 (16) - Code 05 21 02 [Illegal request, Invalid address for Write]
7/7/2007 10:16:29 PM warning Reporting invalid address for write during recovery - trying to continue
7/7/2007 10:16:29 PM warning at sector 51216 (16) - recover sequence started
7/7/2007 10:16:29 PM warning Write error - Code 03 0C 00 [Write error] - Info 0 - CSI 0
7/7/2007 10:16:29 PM info Try #0 - duration 2035048 µs
7/7/2007 10:16:15 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
7/7/2007 10:14:53 PM info Write started 2051680 sectors to write
7/7/2007 10:14:53 PM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
7/7/2007 10:14:53 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x
7/7/2007 10:14:53 PM info Media ID: MCC-004-00
7/7/2007 10:14:53 PM info Media type: DVD+R
7/7/2007 10:14:53 PM info Scanned files #20, folder #2 - total size 4200712192 b. (3.91 Gb.)
7/7/2007 10:14:53 PM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
7/7/2007 10:14:53 PM info Write started
7/7/2007 9:56:43 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/7/2007 9:56:41 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
7/7/2007 9:56:41 PM info New Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 940d 3H23 [E] (Usb)
7/7/2007 9:56:13 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - TSSTcorp CDRW/DVD TSL462C DE06 [D] (Ide)
7/7/2007 9:56:13 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/7/2007 9:56:13 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/7/2007 9:56:13 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/7/2007 9:56:13 PM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/7/2007 9:56:13 PM info DLL C:\PROGRA~1\DVDFAB~1\vso_hwe.dll
7/7/2007 9:56:13 PM info Version 3, 1, 4, 0
7/7/2007 9:56:13 PM info ExeName : “C:\PROGRA~1\DVDFAB~1\DVDFAB~1.EXE”
7/7/2007 9:56:13 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/7/2007 9:56:13 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

7/7/2007 10:14:53 PM info Write started
7/7/2007 9:56:43 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/7/2007 9:56:41 PM info Compatible
Why is there a 18:10 gap in your burn log?Please post the missing bits.Suspect you drive is reverting to PIO from DMA.But the log should tell.

I don’t know why. That was a straight copy and paste from the “crash log”. Here’s another failure that I had from last night. Again, this is a straight copy and paste.

7/8/2007 12:59:08 AM error Write cancelled, Your media is still usable.
7/8/2007 12:59:08 AM error Failed to set layer change to LBA 2083328 (3.97 Gb.) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
7/8/2007 12:57:51 AM info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
7/8/2007 12:57:51 AM info layer break set by filesystem builder at 2083328
7/8/2007 12:57:51 AM info Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x
7/8/2007 12:57:51 AM info Media ID: CMC MAG-D04-00
7/8/2007 12:57:51 AM info Media type: Dual Layer DVD+R
7/8/2007 12:57:51 AM info Optimal Layer Break is in cell 34, around 00:44:00
7/8/2007 12:57:51 AM info Scanned files #17, folder #2 - total size 8489365504 b. (7.91 Gb.)
7/8/2007 12:57:51 AM info Inserted media type : DL DVD+R
7/8/2007 12:57:51 AM info Write started
7/8/2007 12:19:15 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/8/2007 12:18:35 AM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/8/2007 12:17:53 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/8/2007 12:17:19 AM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/8/2007 12:17:09 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/8/2007 12:17:06 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
7/8/2007 12:17:06 AM info New Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 940d 3H23 [E] (Usb)
7/8/2007 12:16:13 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - TSSTcorp CDRW/DVD TSL462C DE06 [D] (Ide)
7/8/2007 12:16:13 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/8/2007 12:16:13 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/8/2007 12:16:13 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/8/2007 12:16:13 AM info DLL Version 2.1.2.321
7/8/2007 12:16:13 AM info DLL C:\PROGRA~1\DVDFAB~1\vso_hwe.dll
7/8/2007 12:16:13 AM info Version 3, 1, 4, 0
7/8/2007 12:16:13 AM info ExeName : "C:\PROGRA~1\DVDFAB~1\DVDFAB~1.EXE"
7/8/2007 12:16:13 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/8/2007 12:16:13 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Are you making coasters with a particular movie/disk? maybe check for scratches… In common settings >read> check ignore all reading errors auto…As tgidday suggested check DMA…
2nd post is most likely media prob… maybe upgrade firmware…

See what results you get with slower burn speeds. You have selected the max in both failed logs. Also, the “power calibration error” with the DL could indicate a hardware problem with the drive. Check to see if there is a firmware upgrade available for that drive from HP.

I normally set my write speed to “Slowest” to avoid these particular reason. Also reset my DMA. I am not having a particular problem with just one commercial DVD. I own lots of commercial DVDs and tried several to test things and still some issues.

Here’s what I noticed. From DVDFab, the first try on these “failures” would fail but if I reburn again, no problem.

My HP DVD940e is a rebadged Lite-On. Does anyone know what the Lite-On model this is? The 940i is just a LiteOn 18A1H but mine is the 940e.

HPs are a pain in the butt.
The suffix “e” (in this case) refers to specific firmware for this burner.
The burner is still a 940.

As suggested, try slowing the burn speed.
Rather than choose slowest, simply choose 8X, given the same media as above.

Thanks. But I was trying to figure out the based on the “e” or “i” what Lite-On model that would be so that I could find any newest firmware for my 940e.

Is it a 20X drive and what f/w is on it now?

It’s 18X and the firmware says Rev_3H23\499AF1&0. I will select a “slow” speed instead of “slowest” (although this was never a problem for the last 6 months).

To help determine who really made the drive you might to to open it up and take a pic of the chip it uses but will void your warranty. A pic of where the emergency eject hole (front of drive) would help also. See if it will scan with Kprobe.

Flashing to a different drives firmware will also void your warranty.

I have tried to look over this thread and do not see that anyone mentioned this. source example:

[B]C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\DVDFab\FullDisc\N_o_M[/B]

[B]N_o_M [/B] = Name_of_movie. If you notice this movie was ripped to [B]\FullDisc[/B]. This is my HD but yours may be something different, but if you did not change it this is where movies are saved when you do not delete.

[B]C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\DVDFab\Temp?\N_o_M[/B]

Is the Temp dir that will auto delete when you go through the finish process. This is source for the burn even when using 2 drives. ? can be \FullDisc, \Clone, \Custom, or\ Mainemovie. If saved the \Temp goes away. I seem to remember that this was changed after 1st release so it is default unless you change it in common settingd on the first page. DVDFab is a program that changes due to fixes or new requested features.

If there are any updates for your burner, you can find them at the HP website.
I have an 840e, and I got my firmware for it there. In the searchbar, type in “hpdvd940e”. Took me a while to find mine, because of the way that I was searching.