Nero/Imagetool not burning anymore

Suddenly, after years of using TDK rewritable DVD’s, my drive is no longer able to burn to them.

I just bought 5 new TDK x4 DVD+RW rewritables and I can use none of them. Also the drive gives same error with some Verbatim DVD-RW rewritables but not CD rewritables and not with DVD non-rewritables!

So the problem seems to be with rewritables only, but only certain ones. :confused:

Is it possible that my 8-month old drive is tired or something?

Here is the key part of the Nero error log (I have also used Imagetool with the same problem, same DVD’s):

8:48:26 PM #17 Phase 98 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Start formatting disc before burning

8:48:26 PM #18 SCSI -1065 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1176
SCSI Exec, HA 4, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03BE8000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 B[/B]
Sense Code: 0x20
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x04 0x11 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x10
0x24 0x00 0x00 0x0F 0x20 0x00

8:48:26 PM #19 Phase 101 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Formatting disc failed

I have read all the other threads on this forum regarding this error but none have addressed this particular problem.

My DMA is set to on.

Should I buy another drive?

more than likely…yes…i had a plextor 708 in 2003 and a few months later the cdrw burn functon died…i got it replaced and it works fine now except…i don’t burn cdrw’s to be safe…i use an actual cd burner drive i have…all-in-one drives are bound to have issues…lucky these dvd burners are cheap these days

Can you actually buy DVD-only drives for PC’s now? Last time I looked they were all dual CD/DVD.

What PC DVD drive would you recommend for highest compatibility playback on standalone (for tv) DVD machines?

u can buy regular cd(rw) burners…some dvd drives have good cd\dvd compatibility…i use an reg. cd burner(5 years old) but i use a nec dvd burner to do some also…just depends…plextor has always had cd issues when it comes to burning…

a lite-on160/165 or a pioneer to a good solid job…probably be better off just buying an all-in-one…as long as its good solid drive

Yeh, I noticed that there are thousands more threads for the Lite-on than any other drive!

Looks like I’ll get one, then. Thanks a lot.

Oh, one more q if I may…Is the 160/165 the best liteon drive to get? There are so many!

Thanks again, friend.

they are the latest(160/165) and greatest for sure…the new pioneer 112 comes out real soon but the lite-on is a sure winner