Please Help..Illegal Disc Error

I have been burning dvds right along until about 3 weeks ago. I got an illegal disc error and it spit it out. I have a Sony DW-G120A burner and using Nero Ultra 7 with dvd43. I have burnt many dvd-r movies out of the same pack of dvds, Maxell DVD-R 4.7gb 16x. I upgraded the firmware to MYR3 and have the same problem. I am pulling my hair out and have many new “coasters”. Any help would be appreciated. Included is the Nero Recode Text Doccument that was saved.

********** Nero Recode **********

Version: 2.2.8.5

tonia

1C82-803M-19E5-MAAX-4009-8982-53CM

Project type: Copy entire DVD
Target size: DVD5 (2282925)

13:17:12 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 56
Command table patching started…

13:17:12 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 103
VTS 1 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 12 patched!

13:17:12 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 135
All tables successfully patched!

Burn settings:
Target: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A
Number of copies: 1
Write speed: 0 KB/s
Temp folder: C:\Documents and Settings\Brian\My Documents\Nero Recode (39800815616 bytes free)
Direct burning: false
Target media: DVD R/RW, DVD DL, DVD-RAM
Shutdown when finished: false
Advanced Analysis: false
Compress Adaptive: false

13:17:25 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 232
Compile DVD: init

VMG Menus Vobs [3 vobus] 0.02MB -> 0.02MB [not compressable]
Video: 0.02MB, extra: 0.01MB
Audio: 0 streams
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. Unspecified 0.00MB [enabled]

VTS_01 Menus Vobs [1404 vobus] 20.03MB -> 19.65MB [R 0.00]
Video: 0.80MB, extra: 18.85MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch Unspecified 14.37MB [enabled]
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. Unspecified 1.73MB [enabled]

VTS_01 Title Vobs [12300 vobus] 4684.67MB -> 3309.71MB [R 0.45]
Video: 2963.10MB, extra: 346.61MB
Audio: 2 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 158.34MB [enabled]

    1. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 158.34MB [enabled]
      Subpicture: 3 streams
    1. English 5.89MB [enabled]
    1. French 7.63MB [disabled]
    1. Spanish 7.30MB [disabled]

VTS_02 Menus Vobs [1053 vobus] 14.94MB -> 14.69MB [R 0.00]
Video: 0.36MB, extra: 14.34MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch Unspecified 10.95MB [enabled]
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. Unspecified 1.33MB [enabled]

VTS_02 Title Vobs [7631 vobus] 2360.59MB -> 1114.38MB [R 0.00]
Video: 1013.73MB, extra: 100.65MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 85.75MB [enabled]
Subpicture: 0 streams

13:17:26 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1182
Compile DVD: begin copy 1

13:17:26 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 496
Compile DVD: burning 2282925 sectors (2282925 required)

13:17:26 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 542
Compiling DVD Volume started

13:17:26 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1088
Compile DVD: finished VMG Menus Vobs

VMG Menus Vobs:
Original 0.02MB -> Expected 0.02MB -> Output 0.02MB
Finished error 0.00MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 3
Slide encoded = 0
StillImage encoded = 0
Output extra size = 0.01MB
Source video size = 0.02MB
Pictures Modified [I 0] [P 0] [B 0]

13:17:31 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1088
Compile DVD: finished VTS_01 Menus Vobs

VTS_01 Menus Vobs:
Original 20.03MB -> Expected 19.65MB -> Output 19.65MB
Finished error 0.00MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 1394
Slide encoded = 10
StillImage encoded = 0
Output extra size = 18.85MB
Source video size = 1.18MB
Pictures Modified [I 1394] [P 0] [B 0]

13:30:47 File NeroRecorder.cpp, Line 609
Added extra file VTS_01_2.VOB

13:33:43 File NeroRecorder.cpp, Line 609
Added extra file VTS_01_3.VOB

13:37:11 File NeroRecorder.cpp, Line 609
Added extra file VTS_01_4.VOB

13:37:50 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1088
Compile DVD: finished VTS_01 Title Vobs

VTS_01 Title Vobs:
Original 4684.67MB -> Expected 3309.71MB -> Output 3309.76MB
Finished error 0.05MB
Ratio encoded = 12288
Original encoded = 12
Slide encoded = 0
StillImage encoded = 0
Output extra size = 335.38MB
Source video size = 4334.83MB
Pictures Modified [I 12167] [P 32703] [B 122835]

13:37:52 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1088
Compile DVD: finished VTS_02 Menus Vobs

VTS_02 Menus Vobs:
Original 14.94MB -> Expected 14.69MB -> Output 14.68MB
Finished error 0.04MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 1047
Slide encoded = 6
StillImage encoded = 0
Output extra size = 14.34MB
Source video size = 0.60MB
Pictures Modified [I 1022] [P 0] [B 0]

13:42:25 File NeroRecorder.cpp, Line 609
Added extra file VTS_02_2.VOB

13:42:37 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1088
Compile DVD: finished VTS_02 Title Vobs

VTS_02 Title Vobs:
Original 2360.59MB -> Expected 1114.38MB -> Output 1123.84MB
Finished error 9.49MB
Ratio encoded = 7627
Original encoded = 4
Slide encoded = 0
StillImage encoded = 0
Output extra size = 95.52MB
Source video size = 2265.07MB
Pictures Modified [I 7684] [P 32031] [B 63996]

13:42:38 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 565
Compile DVD: completed successfuly (4468.33MB)

13:42:41 File NeroRecorderBase.cpp, Line 1381
Burning 15 files with total size of 4685385728 bytes on hard disk

13:42:41 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1182
Compile DVD: begin copy 1

13:43:26 File NeroRecorderBase.cpp, Line 513
Writing to disc: D

1C82-803M-19E5-MAAX-4009-8982-53CM

Windows XP 5.1

IA32

WinAspi: -

ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used

Nero API version: 7.0.8.2

Using interface version: 7.0.0.0

Installed in: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\

Application: Ahead\Nero Recode
Internal Version: 7, 0, 8, 2

Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-G120A> Version: MYR3 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.8.2

Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

Drive buffer : 2048kB

Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===

CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DW-G120A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On

CdRomPeripheral : SONY CD-RW CRX216E atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: Off

DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y080M0 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===

SONY DVD RW DW-G120A D: CDRom0

SONY CD-RW CRX216E E: CDRom1

=======================

AutoRun : 1

Excluded drive IDs:

WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte

BUFE : 0

Physical memory : 510MB (522316kB)

Free physical memory: 52MB (53432kB)

Memory in use : 89

Uncached PFiles: 0x0

Use Inquiry : 1

Global Bus Type: default (0)

Check supported media : Disabled (0)

30.6.2006

NeroAPI

1:43:26 PM #1 Phase 112 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 278

DVD-Video files reallocation started

1:43:26 PM #2 Phase 114 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 278

DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

1:43:26 PM #3 Phase 111 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 278

DVD-Video files sorted

1:43:26 PM #4 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531

ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory

1:43:26 PM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124

Reader running

1:43:26 PM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113

Writer D: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A running

1:43:26 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312

First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

1:43:26 PM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312

First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

1:43:26 PM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3353

Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

1:43:26 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 289

Last possible write address on media:  2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)

Last address to be written:            2288335 (508:31.10, 4469MB)

1:43:26 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 301

Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

1:43:26 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2715

Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A, Media type: DVD-R

 Disc Manufacturer: Prodis - cF02

 Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

1:43:26 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 473

&gt;&gt;&gt; Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: &lt;&lt;&lt;

=========================================

1:43:26 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847

Setup items (after recorder preparation)

 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()

    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided

    original disc pos #0 + 2288336 (2288336) = #2288336/508:31.11

    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos

    -&gt; TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2288336 blocks [D: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A]

--------------------------------------------------------------

1:43:26 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059

Prepare recorder [D: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A] 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    4686512128, ISRC ""

DAO layout:

===========

 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________

       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00

       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00

       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00

 2288336 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00

1:43:26 PM #16 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 39

SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

1:43:26 PM #17 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 84

SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

1:43:26 PM #18 Phase 24 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 278

Caching of files started

1:43:26 PM #19 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4187

Cache writing successful.

1:43:26 PM #20 Phase 25 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 278

Caching of files completed

1:43:26 PM #21 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 278

Burn process started at 16x (22,160 KB/s)

1:43:27 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2707

Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

1:43:27 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2760

Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

1:43:27 PM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2916

Start write address at LBA 0

DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

1:43:27 PM #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8661

---- DVD 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: &lt;not specified&gt; (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 (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)

 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 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    ................

1:44:35 PM #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1211

13:44:35.367 - D: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A : Queue again later

1:46:28 PM #27 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 290

D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)

Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)

Sense Code: 0x30

Sense Qual: 0x05

CDB Data:   0x2A 00 00 00 46 A0 00 00 20 00 00 00 

Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05 

Buffer x05b60000: Len x10000

0x00 00 01 BA 44 02 94 E1 B6 11 01 89 C3 F8 00 00 

0x01 E0 07 EC 81 00 00 A7 EE 3A C1 B8 F7 A2 28 4B 

0x79 60 07 00 67 B7 3E CF 16 FE 86 7F B9 A0 0B 6F 

1:46:28 PM #28 CDR -1046 File Writer.cpp, Line 302

Illegal disc

D: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A

1:46:28 PM #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228

all writers idle, stopping conversion

1:46:30 PM #30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222

conversion idle, stopping reader

1:46:30 PM #31 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3156

EndDAO: Last written address was 18079

1:46:30 PM #32 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 278

Burn process failed at 16x (22,160 KB/s)

Existing drivers:

File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 8/17/2001 4:07:32 PM

File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 3/23/2005 6:15:57 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

Registry Keys:

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

13:46:38 File NeroRecorderBase.cpp, Line 1187
Burn failed (3)

13:46:39 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 302
Compile DVD: exit

If you use a smaller file does it still fail?

Have you tried at a slower speed?

Sorry, I don’t know much about the media. Have you tried turning on “Check supported media”?

You are also using a lot of your memory (89%), if you have anything else running you might try shutting it down.

You might even try it without the Sony CD-RW hooked up. It is showing DMA off anyway.

I am also facing the same problem with Sony DW-G120A and Nero 7. When I bought it two months ago, it was working fine. Now all of a sudden, it has started giving “Illegal disc” error for all DVD’s. The funny thing is that it gives this error during simulation for Moser Baer disks but not for Sony disks. However, once the actual burning starts for Sony DVD, it gives the “illegal disc” error and then the DVD is useless.

I think the problem is not with Nero 7. This is because I tried to burn on the same drive using Drag & Drop CD+DVD software. It also gives same error.

Any solutions???

I have the same issue, help? Im trying to copy my home movies in AVI format to DVD+RW and get a message saying “Illegal Disc”. Its a sony DVD RW using WHSMith or Logik DVD+RW s. I have some DVD+Rs that work fine. Any ideas?

Buy decent branded media, that really means Verbatim for rewritables.

The burner just doesn’t recognise the brands you’re using.

Cant the firmware or drivers be updated ( I have MYs4 already)

I would follow TimC’s advice and use Verbatim RW media. Those WH Smith and Logik discs might just be…mediocre.

If you’re using the latest firmware, then changing to good media will probably help.

Request submitted to remove the serial number which appears at the beginning.

I know this is a old post, but 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

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 movie burns.

After doing this I have had about a 95% burn rate without any illegal errors using two DVD burners.

Laters

Hi PenPal1999: Welcome to the forum. Yes this thread is very old and I doubt whether the OP is still looking for an answer but you are correct INCD can be a problem. Maybe your post will helps other with the same trouble. Again Welcome.:iagree: