Nec 6500 DVD burn issues

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#1

I purchased a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A7640 notebook 18 months ago. Up until recently, i only had need to burn cd’s. This was reasonably successful using both Nero and the standard Windows software. I’ve now found the need to burn some DVD’s but have so far found that not one has worked. Nero tells me that the “Disc at once” function has failed. Since trying to burn DVD’s i now encounter problems with burning CD’s. They generally all fail. Having read various forums and checked out other peoples advice and tried to implement their suggestions, i now sit here with large clumps of hair in both hands hoping that someone may be able to help me. i’m ten minutes away from putting some wheels on this things and trying out some street luge it’s about all its good for!! i’m not a complete novice when it comes to these things. I’ve tried various things already without success. It becomes apparent that this drive is quite problematic for a lot of people. I’ve tried various different types of disc (cd & dvd), even ones that are recommended by other people who have had similar issues. I’ve pasted the last burn log from nero below for a dvd burn. Perhaps someone would be kind enough to cast an eye over it and let me know if there is a fix. I meant to mention that the drive does play pre recorded dvds and data cd’s so i think we can rule out a faulty drive. Thanks in advance
Alan

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 02/11/2004 11:54:32

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 6.6.1.4
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 4d
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A> Version: 2.40 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A>Version: 2.40 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : TOSHIBA MK4025GAS atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 991MB (1015152kB)
Free physical memory: 679MB (695664kB)
Memory in use : 31 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

19.1.2007
ISO compilation
12:05:28 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6475
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

12:05:28 #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory

12:05:28 #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

12:05:28 #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

12:05:28 #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3305
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

12:05:28 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 144399 ( 32:05.24, 282MB)

12:05:28 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 293
Write in overburning mode: NO

12:05:28 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2612
Recorder: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TTH02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

12:05:28 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 459
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

12:05:28 #10 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 + 144400 (144400) = #144400/32:5.25
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 144400 blocks [_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

12:05:29 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A] 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 295731200, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep
____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
144400 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

12:05:29 #12 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 38
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

12:05:29 #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 83
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

12:05:29 #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Caching of files started

12:05:29 #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4145
Cache writing successful.

12:05:29 #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Caching of files completed

12:05:29 #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

12:05:29 #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

12:05:29 #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2707
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode for Multisession

12:05:29 #20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2863
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: No

12:05:29 #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8647
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
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: 2FE10 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`…0@P…!..
00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

12:05:29 #22 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 289
D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x05
CDB Data: 0x53 00 00 00 00 00 02 34 10 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05

12:05:29 #23 CDR -1046 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1799
Illegal disc
D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A

12:05:29 #24 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1799
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

12:05:29 #25 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 17/08/2001 13:07:32
File ‘WNASPINT.DLL’: Ver=V1.18, size=57344 bytes, created 02/11/2002 08:53:04
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.32a, size=20640 bytes, created 12/01/2007 08:51:24 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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


#2

Further to my previous post, i decided on flashing my drive using binflash from liggy and dee’s website and then updated the firmware for this drive to version 2.24. Previous version was 2.4. I used nero to burn a tdk dvd-r 16x.
Initial impressions were good as the drive whirred up and started to make burning noises. This is a vast improvement from where i was before and i was starting to think the drive was completely knackered :confused: Nero was showing me that it was actually doing something. The buffers had kicked in and progress was happening. It got to the last stage of performing a short lead out when burning failed (“could not perform disc at once”). I decided to test the disc… Low and behold, the disc actually works despite Nero telling me that it had failed. I therefore wonder, could there be a fault with the nero software. Before i flashed the drive, i had no success whatsoever so whilst i am getting somewhere with it, does anyone know of this failed burn issue and a fix for it? Remember of course, that the disc does actually work. I’ve got other media types which i will promptly try and report back. Suffice to say, that without the knowledge posted on this forum i would still be up that creek without the paddle. So a big thanks for those of you that make the effort


#3

The problem before you flashed with burner was that the burners firmware seemed not to recognise the media, hence the 2.4x burn speed - unless you selected that.

What speed do you select to burn at now?

Posting the log from a “failed” burn with the new firmware would be useful.


#4

Hi Tim,
Well the speed for the DVD that worked despite what Nero said was burnt at 8x. Further tests have all failed and those discs have in fact not worked. The log below is from the new firmware. Looking at the failed discs, it’s apparent that there are burn marks on the disc. I’ve tested about 5 more discs and they’ve all done the same… I’m a bit baffled really, perhaps its Nero, maybe an upgrade may help or alternative software is there is a better recommendation? it’s not so much the cost of discs but the time it takes to end up with a load of bad discs!! I did not select 2.4x on the previous firmware, Nero defaulted to that speed
Alan

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 02/11/2004 11:54:32

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 6.6.1.4
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 4d
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A> Version: 2.24 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A>Version: 2.24 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : TOSHIBA MK4025GAS atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 991MB (1015152kB)
Free physical memory: 505MB (517312kB)
Memory in use : 49 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

20.1.2007
ISO compilation
16:24:07 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6475
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

16:24:07 #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory

16:24:07 #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

16:24:07 #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A running

16:24:07 #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

16:24:07 #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3305
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

16:24:08 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 1095663 (243:28.63, 2139MB)

16:24:08 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 293
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

16:24:08 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2612
Recorder: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TTH02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

16:24:08 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 459
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

16:24:08 #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 + 1095664 (1095664) = #1095664/243:28.64
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1095664 blocks [_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

16:24:09 #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A] 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 2243919872, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep
____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
1095664 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

16:24:29 #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 60
Error on LockVolume: Access is denied.

16:24:29 #14 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 106
SPTI - Error on DismountVolue: Access is denied.

16:24:39 #15 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 60
Error on LockVolume: Access is denied.

16:24:39 #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Caching of files started

16:24:39 #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4145
Cache writing successful.

16:24:39 #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Caching of files completed

16:24:39 #19 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

16:24:39 #20 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

16:24:40 #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2707
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

16:24:40 #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2863
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

16:24:40 #23 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8647
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
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: 2FE10 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`…0@P…!..
00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

16:24:54 #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1200
16:24:54.234 - D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A : Queue again later

16:26:23 #25 SPTI -1093 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 289
D: 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 x07590000: Len x10000
0xA4 08 B3 72 C8 12 6B DB B4 5A 09 1F 6D EA D6 51
0x75 59 DA 8E 48 94 25 00 34 01 BC CE 84 A1 48 9A
0x22 0C 12 80 10 D2 C0 A2 8C 4D C0 10 87 6B 25 AD

16:26:23 #26 CDR -1093 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
No seek complete
D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A

16:26:23 #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

16:26:23 #28 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

16:26:23 #29 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3103
EndDAO: Last written address was 2943

16:26:23 #30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 17/08/2001 13:07:32
File ‘WNASPINT.DLL’: Ver=V1.18, size=57344 bytes, created 02/11/2002 08:53:04
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.32a, size=20640 bytes, created 12/01/2007 08:51:24 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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

Thanks for all your help


#5

That was a fairly quick failure, whether it happened because some other app had access to the drive - note the exclusive lock failed - or perhaps a media problem I really don’t know.

This is out of my sphere of experience I’m afraid.

You could perhaps try another app like CDBurnerXP Pro or ImgBurn to see if they have more success.

BTW I should have suggested you remove the Nero serial # at the top of the log.