Plextor 740A write error

Hi everyone,

I have the Plextor 740-A. It burns DVDs no problem, but when I try to burn CDs, it always fails with the same line:

5:45:27 AM #30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process failed at 48x (7,200 KB/s)

I have an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Motherboard and the Nvidia drivers are disabled.

I also have the 1.02 firmware update installed for the drive.

The only thing I can guess is that it’s a random failure on the brand of CD-R. I’m using Memorex CD-Rs. I have no idea what make/model/whatever they are, but all I know is that they are about 6 months old.

Also, when the write fails, it is at a random spot in the burn, but usually between 50% and 70%.

Any help with this would be awesome and much appreciated! If there’s anything else you might need I can post it. I will follow this post will a full failure log in a minute.

Thanks!

~Ryan



1C80001080100000000761722379

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.57 (1008), size=48128 bytes, created 12/22/1997 8:23:24 PM 
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 Version: 7.0.1.4
Internal Version: 7, 0, 1, 4

Recorder:             <PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A>  Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 4 - 7.0.1.4
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <SAMSUNG  DVD-ROM SD-616T >Version: F302 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.0.1.4
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD1200JB-00CRA1              atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD740GD-00FLA2               atapi Port 3 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0              atapi Port 4 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A           atapi Port 5 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T          atapi Port 5 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : VV7058L XTP206D         1.0     dtscsi Port 7 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A     F:   CDRom4
SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T    G:   CDRom1
VV7058L XTP206D            Z:   CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 2047MB (2096624kB)
Free physical memory: 1521MB (1557776kB)
Memory in use       : 25 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

31.3.2006
Audio CD
5:43:21 AM	#1 CDADOC -1 File Cdadoc.cpp, Line 1507
	Audio item log info:
	Audio document burn settings:
	=============================
	Burn mode: DAO,
	CD Text: On,
	Cache disk or network files: No,
	Cache small files: No,
	Cache files smaller than 65536 bytes.
	Audio Multisession: No
	List of audio tracks:
	=====================
	Track 01: Length: 19:52.24, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: '[Live] Carl Cox @ Impulz 01-04-00.mp3'.
	Track 02: Length: 14:13.70, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: 'DJ_sasha_-_Live_@_Loveparade[Berlin2002].mp3'.
	Track 03: Length: 11:34.51, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: '(ferry_corsten)-live_at_matrixx_nijmegen_opening_party.mp3'.
	Track 04: Length: 07:19.47, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: 'Oliver Lieb - Subsonik (Filterheadz Remix).mp3'.
	Track 05: Length: 06:16.15, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: '02. Wally Lopez _ I¦m Coming To London.mp3'.
	Track 06: Length: 06:27.14, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: 'Chemical Brothers - 04 - Star Guitar - Come With Us.mp3'.
	Track 07: Length: 03:59.22, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: '08 - lacquer - behind.mp3'.
	Track 08: Length: 07:16.55, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: 'minimalistix - struggle for pleasure (filterheadz mix).mp3'.
	Total size: 77:15.73
	
5:43:21 AM	#2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3048
	PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A
	BURN-Proof activated
	
5:43:21 AM	#3 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
	ReadBuffer-Pipe got 81920KB of Memory
	
5:43:21 AM	#4 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
	Reader running
	
5:43:21 AM	#5 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
	Writer F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A running
	
5:43:21 AM	#6 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
	DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
	DRM: Beginning burn process.
	
5:43:21 AM	#7 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3342
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media
	
5:43:21 AM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
	Last possible write address on media:   359848 ( 79:59.73)
	Last address to be written:             347547 ( 77:15.72)
	
5:43:21 AM	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 291
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
5:43:21 AM	#10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2578
	Recorder: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A
	
5:43:21 AM	#11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 458
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
5:43:21 AM	#12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE ([Live] Carl Cox @ Impulz 01-04-00.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 89424 (89424) = #89424/19:52.24
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 89424 blocks [F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A]
	 1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (DJ_sasha_-_Live_@_Loveparade[Berlin2002].mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 64045 (64045) = #64045/14:13.70
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 64045 blocks [F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A]
	 2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE ((ferry_corsten)-live_at_matrixx_nijmegen_opening_party.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 52101 (52101) = #52101/11:34.51
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 52101 blocks [F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A]
	 3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Oliver Lieb - Subsonik (Filterheadz Remix).mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 32972 (32972) = #32972/7:19.47
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 32972 blocks [F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A]
	 4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (02. Wally Lopez _ I¦m Coming To London.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 28215 (28215) = #28215/6:16.15
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 28215 blocks [F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A]
	 5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Chemical Brothers - 04 - Star Guitar - Come With Us.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 29039 (29039) = #29039/6:27.14
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 29039 blocks [F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A]
	 6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (08 - lacquer - behind.mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 17947 (17947) = #17947/3:59.22
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 17947 blocks [F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A]
	 7: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (minimalistix - struggle for pleasure (filterheadz mix).mp3)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 32755 (32755) = #32755/7:16.55
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 32755 blocks [F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
5:43:21 AM	#13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
	Prepare recorder [F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A] for write in raw writing
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: "             "
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 8:
	   1: TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448/0x00, FilePos             0        367200     219277152, ISRC ""
	   2: TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448/0x00, FilePos     219277152     219644352     376426512, ISRC ""
	   3: TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448/0x00, FilePos     376426512     376793712     504336960, ISRC ""
	   4: TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448/0x00, FilePos     504336960     504704160     585419616, ISRC ""
	   5: TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448/0x00, FilePos     585419616     585786816     654857136, ISRC ""
	   6: TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448/0x00, FilePos     654857136     655224336     726311808, ISRC ""
	   7: TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448/0x00, FilePos     726311808     726679008     770613264, ISRC ""
	   8: TRM_AUDIO_ULTRARAW96, 2448/0x00, FilePos     770613264     770980464     851164704, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	    -150 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x01 | 0x00
	    -150 |        1 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   89424 |        2 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	   89574 |        2 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  153619 |        3 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  153769 |        3 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  205870 |        4 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  206020 |        4 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  238992 |        5 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  239142 |        5 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  267357 |        6 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  267507 |        6 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  296546 |        7 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  296696 |        7 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  314643 |        8 |   0 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  314793 |        8 |   1 |    0x21 | 0x00
	  347548 | lead-out |   1 |    0x01 | 0x00
	
5:43:21 AM	#14 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 36
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
5:43:21 AM	#15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Burn process started at 48x (7,200 KB/s)
	
5:43:21 AM	#16 SPTI -1189 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
	F: CdRom4: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1189)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x02
	CDB Data:   0xAD 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF 40 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 30 02 
	Buffer x05682200: Len x4000
	
5:43:21 AM	#17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
5:43:21 AM	#18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 1 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #89574
	
5:43:21 AM	#19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 2 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #153769
	
5:43:21 AM	#20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 3 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #206020
	
5:43:21 AM	#21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 4 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #239142
	
5:43:21 AM	#22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 5 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #267507
	
5:43:21 AM	#23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 6 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #296696
	
5:43:21 AM	#24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
	Verifying disc position of item 7 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #314793
	
5:43:21 AM	#25 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 16932
	StartDAO : CD-Text - On
	
5:45:27 AM	#26 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
	F: CdRom4: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x0C
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x2A 00 00 03 06 D7 00 00 1A 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 0C 
	Buffer x0dcb0000: Len xf8a0
	0x30 F5 E7 FC 1E EF 16 F5 0A F0 77 F4 EC F7 04 FB 
	0xC9 FD C9 FF 54 FC 6C FD 78 F8 B5 F8 FB F8 44 F8 
	0x68 FC 98 FA 5A FC 55 F9 6D F8 26 F4 B5 F7 25 F2 
	
5:45:27 AM	#27 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
	Write error
	F: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A
	
5:45:27 AM	#28 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
5:45:27 AM	#29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	conversion idle, stopping reader
	
5:45:27 AM	#30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
	Burn process failed at 48x (7,200 KB/s)
	
5:45:27 AM	#31 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
	DRM: DRM burn session terminated.
	
5:45:27 AM	#32 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
	DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 12/5/2005 12:12:26 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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


Welcome to CDFreaks Forum.

Upgrade to latest Nero 7.0.8.2.

You are using a cd-rw, try another disc.

Moderator: Please remove serial.

I’ll try and get the latest version of nero. But i’m definitely using a CD-R. I’m staring at “CD-R” all over the place. It’s 2 times on the case, once on every CD.

Also, i’m not sur eof any serial I posted. Did I do something wrong?

Ok, I got the latest version of Nero, and it still doesn’t fix anything. Failed again at 67% for the same reason.

nero cd-dvd speed (disc info tab) will give you the media code of your cds.

if it’s memorex it’s possible the media is not good quality.

have you tried lowering the burn speed? 48X seems awful fast for not so good media.

nero logs include your Nero serial number (for their support purposes). When submitting logs to anyone other than Nero, you have to make sure to edit that out or someone could steal your serial number and cause your serial to be blacklisted. that’s all that jbv was referring to

lower the speed…
for audio:max 24x

Alright, I tried 24x and it fixed it.

Sucks that it says I can use 52x, and my drive is 48x, and it wont run at that speed. But hey, I guess a working CD is better than a half working CD =)

Thanks for the input everyone.

ur welcome…

Can you post a mediacode for the cd-r you using.

Why does the 740A not lower burnspeed, if media is bad quality.

My Philips 1648P1, a Benq 1640 clone as yours Plextor 740A, just lower speed if media is bad.