NEC 3550A "No seek complete"

Hello all,

I can’t get my 3550A to burn DVD’s. The drive burns CD’s and reads all the media fine, but fails to burns DVD’s (8X and 4X). I get the “No seek Complete” error and then “Session fixation error” when it tries to do “Lead Out”. I tried several media types - same results each time.
Does anyone have any idea ? ASPI is OK (Nero driver only).

Here is the log :
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: 7.0.0.0
Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A> Version: 1.05 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <Generic DVD-ROM >Version: 1.0 - HA 1 TA 2 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <SCSI> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD400BB-32CFC0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HP CD-Writer+ 9500b atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : Generic DVD-ROM 1.0 d347prt Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HP CD-Writer+ 9500b F: CDRom1
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A G: CDRom0
Generic DVD-ROM H: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523760kB)
Free physical memory: 228MB (233868kB)
Memory in use : 55 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

6.2.2006
ISO compilation
21:20:40 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6410
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
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

21:20:42 #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 72704KB of Memory

21:20:42 #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

21:20:42 #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
Writer G: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A running

21:20:42 #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3304
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

21:20:44 #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3301
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

21:20:45 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 277
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2114495 (469:53.20, 4129MB)

21:20:45 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 289
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

21:20:45 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2568
Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TYG02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

21:20:45 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 456
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

21:20:45 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 846
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2114496 (2114496) = #2114496/469:53.21
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2114496 blocks [G: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

21:20:45 #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1058
Prepare recorder [G: NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A] 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 4330487808, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep
____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2114496 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

21:20:45 #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 34
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

21:20:46 #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Caching of files started

21:20:59 #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4129
Cache writing successful.

21:20:59 #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Caching of files completed

21:20:59 #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

21:20:59 #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2669
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

21:20:59 #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2469
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode for Multisession

21:20:59 #20 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21541
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

21:20:59 #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2624
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

21:20:59 #22 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8385
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-ROM (0), Part Version: 0.9x (0)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: 2,52 Mbps (0 h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: ?
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h (?)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
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 …

21:21:47 #23 SPTI -1093 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 306
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1093)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x02
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 0B 80 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 02
Buffer x04cc0000: Len x10000
0x27 0E B2 03 BD EE 5B EE F0 AA B4 2C 3E 20 F5 89
0x16 21 0C 85 37 3C C1 F3 4B 51 E1 44 88 2A 70 0D
0x35 4D 26 89 04 12 58 67 C2 10 D0 99 8D CF 8F A3

21:21:47 #24 CDR -1093 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
No seek complete
G: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A

21:21:47 #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

21:21:47 #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

21:21:47 #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2866
EndDAO: Last written address was 2943

21:21:47 #28 Phase 133 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Writing short lead-out

21:35:42 #29 SPTI -1176 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 306
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1176)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x72
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x51 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 72
Buffer x09a04800: Len x20

21:35:42 #30 CDR -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Session fixation error
G: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A

21:35:42 #31 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

21:35:43 #32 Phase 39 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Burn process aborted

Could my problem be PSU-related ?
I have a 300W generic PSU that supports :
P4 (SiS645 chipset)
1 HD
1 DVD burner (NEC)
1 CD burner
ATI Radeon 9800Pro

300W PSU is already on the edge with your hardware!

But update your Nero 7 immediately! Disable Multisession!

Is this media TYG02 authentic media or not??

Thanks,

I’ll try to diasable Multisession and see if there is any change.
Could a weak PSU explain my situation - ability to burn CDR’s and not DVD’s ?
Biton

No, that looks like a software trouble.

Update Nero please and try again.

Hi,

I updated Nero and tried again with multisession disabled - no luck !
Here is a new log :

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 12:54:32

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.1.4
Internal Version: 7, 0, 1, 4

Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A> Version: 1.05 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <Generic DVD-ROM >Version: 1.0 - HA 1 TA 2 - 7.0.1.4
Adapter driver: <SCSI> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD400BB-32CFC0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HP CD-Writer+ 9500b atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : Generic DVD-ROM 1.0 d347prt Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HP CD-Writer+ 9500b F: CDRom1
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A G: CDRom0
Generic DVD-ROM H: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523760kB)
Free physical memory: 135MB (138772kB)
Memory in use : 73 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

8.2.2006
ISO compilation
22:56:35 #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

22:56:36 #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 72704KB of Memory

22:56:36 #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

22:56:36 #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
Writer G: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A running

22:56:36 #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

22:57:31 #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3342
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

22:57:31 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2114447 (469:52.47, 4129MB)

22:57:31 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 291
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

22:57:31 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2578
Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TYG02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

22:57:31 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 458
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

22:57:31 #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 + 2114448 (2114448) = #2114448/469:52.48
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2114448 blocks [G: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

22:57:31 #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [G: NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A] 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 4330389504, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep
____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2114448 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

22:57:31 #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 36
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

22:57:31 #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files started

22:57:38 #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4176
Cache writing successful.

22:57:38 #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files completed

22:57:38 #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

22:57:38 #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

22:57:38 #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2580
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

22:57:38 #20 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21611
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

22:57:38 #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2735
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

22:57:38 #22 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-ROM (0), Part Version: 0.9x (0)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: 2,52 Mbps (0 h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: ?
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h (?)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
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 …

22:57:41 #23 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1197
22:57:41.154 - G: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A : Queue again later

22:59:01 #24 SPTI -1093 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
G: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1093)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x02
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 0B 60 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 02
Buffer x04f30000: Len x10000
0xF0 88 00 22 00 FF 00 FF FF 00 45 10 CE DD 00 44
0xFF FF EE 00 66 F0 0F DD 00 34 FF 22 21 23 43 01
0xEE DD 11 00 00 CC 23 CB 32 76 FF DE 00 00 32 21

22:59:01 #25 CDR -1093 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
No seek complete
G: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A

22:59:01 #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

22:59:01 #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

22:59:01 #28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2978
EndDAO: Last written address was 2911

22:59:01 #29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\scsiport.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=96256 bytes, created 04/08/2004 03:07:00 (Adapter driver for src)

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

Any other ideas ?
Biton

Disconnect the HP burner, replace the IDE cable with a new one.

Is this TYG02 genuine or faked media?

Hi,

The cable I use is brand new.
As for the media - I don’t know if its fake or not. The brand name is Vanguard.
Biton

probably fake and crappy to boot

Hello all,

The mystery is out - the problem was indeed the PSU.
I do believe a lack of sufficient power on the +12V line caused it to lag with DVD media.
Thanks anyway,
Biton