Nero startsmart:help needed

hi, my first post here. I’ve had my dvd writer about 3 months and had no problems until about a month ago. First thing was nerovision express would freeze up during transcoding of avis,mpegs,divx etc so recently i got a host of other dvd suites such as dvdlab, ulead dvd suite and sonic dvdit to see if they’d cope any better… I’ve deleted them all again and only have nero left but now i get an “illegal disc” error. From reading about the forums this seems to occur with dodgy dvds, i was using tesco ones (successfully til last week) and figured that was the problem but today i got verbatim datalifeplus ones and still get the same error message. can anyone help?

here’s my log…

Gareth

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Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=?.?.?.?, size=30208 bytes, created 11/06/1997 18:01:02
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 22/07/2004 17:33:44
Nero version: 6.3.1.26 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S>Version: KS04 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S>Version: KS04 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST380012A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : CD-RW CDR-7S52 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S D: CDRom0
CD-RW CDR-7S52 E: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 40894464 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 253MB (260080kB)
Free physical memory: 50MB (51648kB)
Memory in use : 80 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

4.11.2005
UDF/ISO compilation
00:09:58 #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
DVD-Video files reallocation started

00:09:58 #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

00:09:58 #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6083
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 2 (Max. of 31 chars)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet :FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

00:09:58 #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
DVD-Video files sorted

00:09:58 #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

00:09:58 #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S running

00:09:58 #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

00:09:59 #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

00:09:59 #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3152
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

00:09:59 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 247
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2221807 (493:44.07, 4339MB)

00:09:59 #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

00:09:59 #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2162
Recorder: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: MCC 02 - RG20
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

00:09:59 #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 420
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

00:09:59 #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2221808 (2221808) = #2221808/493:44.8
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2221808 blocks [LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S]
--------------------------------------------------------------

00:10:00 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
Prepare recorder [LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S] 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 4550262784, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2221808 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

00:10:01 #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Caching of files started

00:10:01 #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4163
Cache writing successful.

00:10:01 #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Caching of files completed

00:10:01 #19 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

00:10:01 #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

00:10:01 #21 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 6:56,029 (416029ms) -> OK

00:10:01 #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2011
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

00:10:01 #23 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20794
Set BUFE: supported -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON

00:10:01 #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2152
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

00:10:01 #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8228
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
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
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
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 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 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

00:10:49 #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1297
00:10:49.781 - LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S\H1 T0 : Queue again later

00:13:17 #27 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1445
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x07E70000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x05
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x12 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x05

00:13:17 #28 CDR -1046 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Illegal disc

00:13:17 #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

00:13:17 #30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

00:13:18 #31 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2394
EndDAO: Last written address was 4607

00:13:18 #32 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

00:13:18 #33 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

00:13:18 #34 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDR4VSD.SYS’: Ver=2.5 (077), size=60688 bytes, created 08/11/2000 21:10:26
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 10/09/1999 11:06:00
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.32a, size=20640 bytes, created 25/04/2005 02:03:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 29/08/2002 00:27:50 (Adapter driver for rec)

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

anyone able to help? i’m running out of hd space!