Nero - Illegal Disc - Please Help - + Log

I used to get this error just 4 out of the 10 times I tried but now I get all it all the time!!

I have an external Samsung SH-W162C with the latest firmware. I use Platinum DVD’s just as always and write at a speed of 16x.

If you got any guestions I will answer them within 10 minutes :slight_smile:

Here’s the log:

Maarten

KEY-****

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.8.5.0
Internal Version: 7, 8, 5, 0

Recorder: <TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C>Version: TS10 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.8.5.0
Adapter driver: <USB 2.0> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : set to ATAPI (3) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <QSI CDRW/DVD SBW-242>Version: UX08 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.8.5.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : HTS541040G9AT00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : QSI CDRW/DVD SBW-242 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
QSI CDRW/DVD SBW-242 D: CDRom0
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C E: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 702MB (719344kB)
Free physical memory: 444MB (455472kB)
Memory in use : 36 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

30.3.2007
UDF/ISO compilation
9:37:04 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 411
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

9:37:05 #2 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files reallocation started

9:37:05 #3 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

9:37:05 #4 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6608
UDF document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
UDF Mode : UDF/ISO bridge
UDF Options : automatic
UDF Revision : 1.02
UDF Partition Type : physical
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

9:37:05 #5 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files sorted

9:37:05 #6 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:37:05 #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:37:06 #8 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3499
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

9:37:06 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2164975 (481:06.25, 4228MB)

9:37:06 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

9:37:06 #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2949
Recorder: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: DAXON, Media Type ID: AZ3, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7

9:37:06 #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

9:37:06 #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2164976 (2164976) = #2164976/481:6.26
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2164976 blocks [E: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C]
--------------------------------------------------------------

9:37:06 #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
Prepare [E: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4433870848, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 2164976 | 0 | 0x00
2164976 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

9:37:06 #15 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 209
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

9:37:06 #16 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4278
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

9:37:06 #17 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files started

9:37:06 #18 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4397
Cache writing successful.

9:37:06 #19 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files completed

9:37:06 #20 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process started at 16x (22.160 KB/s)

9:37:09 #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

9:37:09 #22 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9859
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: DAXON…
Media type ID: AZ3
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 07 44 41 58 4F 4E - 00 00 00 41 5A 33 00 38 …DAXON…AZ3.8
23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 #T
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

9:37:09 #23 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9859
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: DAXON…
Media type ID: AZ3
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 07 44 41 58 4F 4E - 00 00 00 41 5A 33 00 38 …DAXON…AZ3.8
23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 #T
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

9:37:09 #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9859
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: DAXON…
Media type ID: AZ3
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 07 44 41 58 4F 4E - 00 00 00 41 5A 33 00 38 …DAXON…AZ3.8
23 54 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 #T
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

9:37:09 #25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 8251
Drive: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C
Book Type request [TSST]: DVD-ROM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

9:37:09 #26 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6356
Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM

9:37:09 #27 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 674
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

9:37:09 #28 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

9:37:29 #29 SPTI -1106 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1106)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x71 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03
Buffer x08c80040: Len x10000
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

9:37:29 #30 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 303
Power calibration error
E: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C

9:37:30 #31 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x06
CDB Data: 0x5B 01 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 06

9:37:30 #32 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

9:37:30 #33 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 934
EndDAO: Last written address 0

9:37:30 #34 CDR -1046 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 162
Illegal disc
E: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C

9:37:30 #35 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 162
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

9:37:31 #36 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process failed at 16x (22.160 KB/s)

9:37:31 #37 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 254
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

9:37:35 #38 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11214
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

9:37:35 #39 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 411
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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

from what i can see your burner simply dislikes this media or the media itself is defective , just cuz it worked for you before it doesnt mean much , see every media have an identification code like DAXON AZ3 in this case , thats how the burner knows what write strategy to use & allowable speeds , in any time the media brand can switch manufacturers and then that code changes… and in some cases your burner could dislike it… , of course in certain cases a firmware update can fix it but considering your firmware is alredy the latest youll have to get new medias and just bin the currents or use em for fresbee :slight_smile: , anyway taiyo yuden & verbatim are the top of the line medias and have overall excellent compatbility among diffrent burners

Easterbunny thanks for the reply mate.

I got like 90 left, so that will be a a nice fresbee frenzy haha

Hmm, first I’m gonna try to re-install my windows, nero and everything in an hour or so. Hope that has any effect, if not I’ll bin them indeed. I’ll keep you posted.

you welcome :smiley: , i wouldnt bother reinstalling windows it most likely wont help at all :iagree:

Most external burners have problems reading and writing at 16X. Try burning at 8X or 12X. With the “illegal disc” message I would change media also, the firmware probably doesn’t have a write stradegy for that media.

Im getting this too!
I got a new burner a wee while back its a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D and my media is SONY CD-R. Can the firmware be upgraded to change this error from occurring often?

Stevie