Pioneer DVR-K17 slim Drive Problems

Hi all,

History:

About 2 years ago I have bought the HP Compaq NX7400 notebook, which came with a slim Pioneer DVR-K17 drive. Worked like a charm never had any problems. Now I formatted the notebook, I didnt use HP recovery partition since XP home is installed when the laptop is recovered. Therefore I installed XP Pro and downloaded and installed all the drivers from the HP drivers website myself.

Problems:

The first couple of days after the format, I’ve burnt around 20 CDs and DVDs successfully, no problems at all! Now I’m having various problems with my DVD drive when coming to burning media which is getting me very frustrated.

Sometimes, DVDs or CDs are burnt successfully, other times they aren’t. Tried various different media, the ones I have now are Infiniti DVD-R (MCC manufacturer)…never had problems with them but now I’m getting an “invalid block address” from nero at 1% - doesnt even start burning (tried all burning speeds). I can’t understand what is happening :s im very confused about the matter.

Same story with my CD-Rs (Infiniti 52x by Plasmon manufacturer…but other media was also used). Sometimes burnt successfully, other times nero stops in the middle and gives me a “write error” - burn process failed. I have logs of both “write error” and “invalid block address” if anyone should want to see them.

DMA is enabled on the drive and I’ve tried the lens cleaner. My media vendor told me to update the firmware. I’ve searched for days and never found any drivers of firmware for this model. I have contacted both Pioneer and HP. Pioneer told me to contact my notebook vendor (ie HP), while HP gave me some instructions to try re-seating my drive (didnt work) or trying it on another notebook (which I can’t do since I don’t have another one). Then they told me that the firmware for this model does not exist! They also told me to use HP recovery, but I will surely not re-format my hd and use XP Home.

I’m really confused and frustrated, now I’m thinking its from the drive itself since sometimes I insert a data DVD and it shows it as empty, but I don’t want to rush into buying a new drive to then find out it was not it’s fault.

Any help really appreciated, sorry for the length but I thought its better to tell the whole story. Thanks.

EDIT: just burnt a CD successfully, then data verification failed (bad sector) :s

Install the ide driver from HP.

well, i’ve searched all hp notebook drivers for my model and there’s no ide driver :confused:

This is the latest fail log from Nero: “Invalid block address”…started and went to 2% immediately and stopped at 2%, then the DVD started to rotate and after 1 min the error message was shown. any help much appreciated. Thanks

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 9.2.6.100
Internal Version: 9, 2, 6, 100

Recorder: <PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K17> Version: 1.05 - HA 1 TA 0 - 9.2.6.100
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2000kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <RIPCR BKTE7CHYN0 >Version: 1.03 - HA 1 TA 1 - 9.2.6.100
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K17 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD2500BEVS-00UST0 iaStor Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : RIPCR BKTE7CHYN0 1.03 a02aoriu Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K17 F: CdRom0
RIPCR BKTE7CHYN0 G: CdRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2097151kB)
Free physical memory: 2047MB (2097151kB)
Memory in use : 21 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

10.5.2009
Burn DVD Image
18:47:23 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 452
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

18:47:24 #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3587
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

18:47:24 #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 313
Last possible write address on media: 2298495
Last address to be written: 1125437

18:47:24 #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 325
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

18:47:24 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2882
Recorder: PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K17, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer ID: <MCC 03> <RG20 >
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

18:47:24 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 500
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

18:47:24 #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 744
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, ISO 9660)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1125438 (1125438) = #1125438/250:5.63
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1125438 blocks [F: PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K17]
--------------------------------------------------------------

18:47:25 #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 946
Prepare [F: PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K17] 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 2304897024, 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 | 1125438 | 1125438 | 0x00
1125438 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

18:47:25 #9 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 242
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

18:47:25 #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4320
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

18:47:25 #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files started

18:47:25 #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4442
Cache writing successful.

18:47:25 #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files completed

18:47:25 #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process started at 2x (2,770 KB/s)

18:47:25 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2676
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

18:47:25 #16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3279
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

18:47:25 #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3433
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

18:47:25 #18 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 215
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
CDB Data: 0xAC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 64 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 24
Buffer x1036ecc0: Len x648

18:47:25 #19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9966
---- 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 Transfer 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)
Outer Limit of Data Recordable Area: 0 h
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, Extended part version: 33
Start PSN of the Extra Border Zone: 0 h
Start PSN of Physical format information blocks in Extra Border Zone: 0 h
Media Specific [16…783]:
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 …
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 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 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 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 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

18:47:25 #20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3571
Reserved Track size: 1125440 (112C40h, 2198MB) -> return code 0

18:47:25 #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 273
Pipe memory size 83836800

18:48:42 #22 SPTI -1064 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 215
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1064)
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 03 40 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x21
Sense Qual: 0x02
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 21 02
Buffer x1a6e06c0: Len x10000
0x05 01 02 00 B8 00 00 00 5E 60 E0 00 10 02 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 01 00 00 05 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF AD 35 00 00

18:48:42 #23 CDR -1064 File Writer.cpp, Line 306
Invalid block address
F: PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K17

18:48:43 #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3838
EndDAO: Last written address was 831 (33Fh)

18:48:43 #25 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 1424
SetDriveCaps: Set LAST LBA of layer 1 to 0

18:48:43 #26 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process failed at 2x (2,770 KB/s)

18:48:43 #27 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 289
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

18:48:45 #28 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11243
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

18:48:45 #29 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 452
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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