Need help with DVR-K17LF/burning DVD+R's

I have purchased a Toshiba Satellite P200-ST2071, which happened to come with the Pioneer DVR-K17LF…

NowI have been using this machine for a while now (about half a year). I was burning DVD’s using Nero 7 with no problems. I have used various media (NEXTTEK, Sony, Verbatim, Dynex, among others [DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL])… So for about half a year I haven’t had any problems.

Lately however I tried burning a dvd with nero 7 and it got to 7% and voila I got a coaster… But heres the thing… I reinstalled nero tried burning a different dvd compilation and that one came out fine. So I tried the one that failed the first time again and it failed once more. After this nothing worked… I tried IMG Burn, different Media… all to no avail. So today I try installing Roxio EMC 10 and here’s what happened: It managed to burn all the data “4.4 gb out of 4.4 gb” however the progress bar was only about 75% full and it said 7 mins remaining. The DVD popped out and Roxio gave me a DVD recording error… it said something about the DVD being dirty, so i tried a couple more dvd’s and all the same result… Now when I tried playing one of those dvd’s the menu did load very slowly and it did play, but that it would glitch up… I’m thinking that it might be because Roxio didn’t close the DVD properly… but then I’m confused because it seems that the Drive isn’t functioning as well as it did once… O and btw CD burning and DVD RW buring is functioning perfectly…


Welcome to the forum! :slight_smile:

Any chance you could try another burn with Nero, and post an error log? You should be prompted to save one if (when) the burn fails. It’ll give us a better idea of what’s going on during the burn.

Thanks :slight_smile:

Thank you for replying Arachne,

I decided to try to burn with IMGBurn and miraculously it worked. However there was some error associated with closing the disk… below is the log from IMGBurn… I just don’t get it how come it’s spontaneous like that…it worked for half a year smoothly and now its getting picky!?

I 20:30:21 ImgBurn Version started!
I 20:30:21 Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition (6.0, Build 6000)
I 20:30:21 Total Physical Memory: 2,094,592 KB - Available: 1,250,328 KB
I 20:30:21 Initialising SPTI…
I 20:30:21 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 20:30:22 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 20:34:14 Operation Started!
I 20:34:14 Building Image Tree…
I 20:34:14 Checking Directory Depth…
I 20:34:14 Calculating Totals…
I 20:34:14 Preparing Image…
I 20:34:14 Checking Path Length…
I 20:34:14 Contents: 15 Files, 2 Folders
I 20:34:14 Size: 4,680,843,264 bytes
I 20:34:14 Sectors: 2,285,568
I 20:34:14 Image Size: 4,681,433,088 bytes
I 20:34:14 Image Sectors: 2,285,856
I 20:34:14 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 20:36:22 Operation Started!
I 20:36:22 Building Image Tree…
I 20:36:22 Checking Directory Depth…
I 20:36:22 Calculating Totals…
I 20:36:22 Preparing Image…
I 20:36:22 Checking Path Length…
I 20:36:22 Contents: 15 Files, 2 Folders
I 20:36:22 Size: 4,680,843,264 bytes
I 20:36:22 Sectors: 2,285,568
I 20:36:22 Image Size: 4,681,433,088 bytes
I 20:36:22 Image Sectors: 2,285,856
I 20:36:22 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 20:36:44 Operation Started!
I 20:36:44 Building Image Tree…
I 20:36:44 Checking Directory Depth…
I 20:36:44 Calculating Totals…
I 20:36:44 Preparing Image…
I 20:36:44 Checking Path Length…
I 20:36:44 Contents: 15 Files, 2 Folders
I 20:36:44 Size: 4,680,843,264 bytes
I 20:36:44 Sectors: 2,285,568
I 20:36:44 Image Size: 4,681,433,088 bytes
I 20:36:44 Image Sectors: 2,285,856
I 20:36:48 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:04
I 20:36:48 Operation Started!
I 20:36:48 Source File: -==//[BUILD IMAGE]/==-
I 20:36:48 Source File Sectors: 2,285,856 (MODE1/2048)
I 20:36:48 Source File Size: 4,681,433,088 bytes
I 20:36:48 Source File Volume Identifier: KRUTOY
I 20:36:48 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 20:36:48 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 20:36:48 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 20:36:48 Destination Device: [1:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K17LF 4.53 (D:) (ATA)
I 20:36:48 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: MCC-004-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 20:36:48 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 20:36:48 Write Mode: DVD
I 20:36:48 Write Type: DAO
I 20:36:48 Write Speed: MAX
I 20:36:48 Link Size: Auto
I 20:36:48 Test Mode: No
I 20:36:48 OPC: Yes
I 20:36:48 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 20:37:09 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 20:37:11 Writing LeadIn…
I 20:37:24 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2285855)
I 20:37:24 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2285855)
I 20:50:26 Synchronising Cache…
I 20:50:27 Closing Track…
I 20:50:40 Finalising Disc…
W 20:51:00 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (0%, 1/3) - Session Fixation Error
W 20:51:00 Finalise Disc Failed! - Reason: Session Fixation Error
W 20:51:00 Retrying (2 of 3)…
I 20:51:42 Exporting Graph Data…
I 20:51:42 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Paul Mekler.Toshiba-PM34672\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\IBG Files\PIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-K17LF_4.53_THURSDAY-MARCH-27-2008_8-36_PM_MCC-004-00_MAX.ibg
I 20:51:42 Export Successfully Completed!
I 20:51:42 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:14:53
I 20:51:42 Average Write Rate: 5,846 KB/s (4.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,127 KB/s (8.0x)


I 20:36:48 [B]Write Speed: MAX[/B]
I 20:36:48 Link Size: Auto
I 20:36:48 Test Mode: No
I 20:36:48 [B]OPC: Yes[/B]

Fix those.