Nero illegal disk error

right im trying to burn a dvd using nero 7 ultimate but am getting increasing frustrated, as i keep getting a illegal disk error
heres my log

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.9.6.0
Internal Version: 7, 9, 6, 0
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S>Version: BRS6 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.9.6.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S>Version: BRS6 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.9.6.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S nvatabus Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : ST3160812AS nvatabus Port 1 ID 2 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S D: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1022MB (1046960kB)
Free physical memory: 458MB (469480kB)
Memory in use : 55 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

7.7.2007
ISO compilation
18:58:05 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

18:58:06 #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6663
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

18:58:06 #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

18:58:06 #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

18:58:06 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2297887 (510:38.37, 4488MB)
Last address to be written: 2146959 (477:06.09, 4193MB)

18:58:06 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD DVD)

18:58:06 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2964
Recorder: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: CMC MA - G. AM3
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

18:58:06 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

18:58:06 #9 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 + 2146960 (2146960) = #2146960/477:6.10
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2146960 blocks [D: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S]
--------------------------------------------------------------

18:58:08 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
Prepare [D: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4396974080, 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 | 2146960 | 0 | 0x00
2146960 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

18:58:08 #11 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

18:58:08 #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-Yes (<64KB)

18:58:08 #13 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files started

18:58:08 #14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
Cache writing successful.

18:58:08 #15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files completed

18:58:08 #16 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

18:58:08 #17 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

18:58:08 #18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3225
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode for Multisession

18:58:08 #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3381
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

18:58:08 #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
---- Disc 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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Revision number of maximum recording speed: 6.0
Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
Revision number table of recording speed: 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 - -
Class: 0
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`…0@P…!..
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 …

18:58:08 #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

18:58:10 #22 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x05
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05
Buffer x0a000040: 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

18:58:10 #23 CDR -1046 File Writer.cpp, Line 303
Illegal disc
D: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S

18:58:10 #24 Phase 133 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Writing short lead-out

18:58:11 #25 SPTI -1176 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1176)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x72
Sense Qual: 0x04
CDB Data: 0x5B 01 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 72 04

18:58:11 #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3783
EndDAO: Last written address was -1 (FFFFFFFFh)Close Session/Border, function 2, track: 3, finalize disc: NO, ret: -1176

18:58:11 #27 CDR -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 162
Session fixation error
D: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S

18:58:11 #28 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 162
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

18:58:12 #29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

18:58:13 #30 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

18:58:16 #31 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

18:58:16 #32 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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

i would appreciate any help you can give
cheers

Welcome to CD Freaks.

It would appear that the media you’re using is unknown to your burner. There’s no entry in the firmware for that media code (CMC MAG AM3) so best to try some other media, preferably DVD+R.

im using memorex 16x dvd r’s if that helps

That’ll be why then. This is a very recent media that’s unknown to older burners. Also avoid Memorex in future as the quality can be highly variable.

Verbatim DVD+R would be a good solution.

I’ve had the same problem and found that it was InCD auto formatting every blank DVD or CD.

Sound silly but check that InCD is turned off (uninstalled) or if you use it then:

Open InCD and go to Preferences.
Click Auto Format tab.
Select the Do Nothing. (Or open format dialog.)
Click OK

I prefer to set it to ‘do nothing’ and just open InCD and manually format the disk when I need one.

What I think is happening, with every blank DVD I put in, a small amount of format information is written to the disk. This messes up most DVD burns.

After doing this I have had about a 98% burn rate without any illegal errors using two DVD burners and the cheapest DVD-R I can get my hand on as long as they use CRC dye.

On the subject of choosing the best DVD’s to buy, always try a few different ones and check to see which dye is best for the burner. I found out the hard way (after buying 50dvd-r that I could only burn at 8x speed) that any CRC dye based DVD work very well with both my dvd burners.

My NEC (ND-3520AW) burns at 16x speed without any problems with CRC based DVD (I get my dvd-r from ukdvdr co uk which give info of the dye for most of their dvd’s).

Other dye based DVD may burn the first two disk at 16x speed but the third or forth will fail with (and you can guess) illegal disk error.

You can tell if you are having trouble with the type of disk by testing the temperature of the disk the moment the disk fails (touch the disk on you cheek or arm and if it feels very warm you know you have a problem). If it comes out the drive hot, then your burner is heating up the disk (changing its size/shape by a small amount) which is enough to make the burn fail.

If this is the case then burn disk at a slower speed. First try 12x speed, then 8x speed. If you need to go as low as 4x speed then you my be having a problem with your burner or it’s firmware needs updating or those dvds are just not up to much using your burner.

Never assume that the more you spend on blanks is the better the disk, or the more likely it will burn with your burner. Buy different (dye) types of dvd’s in packs of 10, and remember how successful they are.

The disk you have already got will not be too new for your burner, it is more likely that your burner cannot burn to them at that speed.

Hope this helps dude,

Laters

Woops, for every CRC dye, I should have wrote CMC dye. My brain is not what it use to be LOL.