Power Calibration Error

Hi all,

I am new to this forum but i’ve been reading it for a while now. And it has been somewhat helpful for my situation.

Somebody gave me a broken computer, after a bit of testing, the motherboard was the issue and it wasn’t worth spending 80-100$ for a new motherboard (the system was 5 years old). To make a long story short, I salvaged most of its components including a dvd burner a Sony dw-u18a with firmware vys2. Whenever I try to burn a dvd (dvd-r) it promps me with an error - Power calibration error. The error happens wth dvd decrypter and nero. Here is the Log, I hope anybody can help me!

However, I can still read cds-dvds

8x
Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.10.1.0
Internal Version: 7, 10, 1, 0

Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-U18A> Version: UYS4 - HA 1 TA 4 - 7.10.1.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B>Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.10.1.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD800JB-00ETA0 nvatabus Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MPE3084AE nvatabus Port 0 ID 1 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DW-U18A nvatabus Port 0 ID 2 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B nvatabus Port 0 ID 3 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : ST3160021AS 3.05 SI3112r Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : TIH JCXA3WT 1.03 a7kejw13 Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DW-U18A E: CdRom4
LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B G: CdRom1
TIH JCXA3WT H: CdRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2096628kB)
Free physical memory: 1668MB (1708364kB)
Memory in use : 18 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

1.6.2009
Burn DVD Image
20:07:47 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

20:07:47 #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

20:07:47 #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2285848 (507:57.73, 4464MB)

20:07:47 #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

20:07:47 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2972
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: Prodis - cF01
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

20:07:47 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

20:07:47 #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
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 + 2285849 (2285849) = #2285849/507:57.74
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2285849 blocks [E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

20:07:47 #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
Prepare [E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A] 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 4681418752, 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 | 2285849 | 2285849 | 0x00
2285849 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

20:07:47 #9 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

20:07:47 #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

20:07:47 #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files started

20:07:47 #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
Cache writing successful.

20:07:47 #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files completed

20:07:47 #14 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Simulation started at 8x (11 080 KB/s)

20:07:47 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

20:07:47 #16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3225
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

20:07:47 #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3381
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

20:07:47 #18 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
---- 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: 0.0 (0)
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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Revision number of maximum recording speed: -
Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
Revision number table of recording speed: - - - - - - -
Class: 0
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 …

20:07:47 #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

20:07:48 #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1352
20:07:48.875 - E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A : Queue again later

20:16:38 #21 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 113
<E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2285849 (22E119h), length 0 blocks

20:16:54 #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3783
EndDAO: Last written address was 2285855 (22E11Fh)

20:16:58 #23 Phase 33 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Simulation completed successfully at 8x (11 080 KB/s)

20:16:59 #24 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process started at 8x (11 080 KB/s)

20:16:59 #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

20:16:59 #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3225
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

20:16:59 #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3381
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

20:16:59 #28 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
---- 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: 0.0 (0)
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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Revision number of maximum recording speed: -
Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
Revision number table of recording speed: - - - - - - -
Class: 0
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 …

20:16:59 #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

20:17:51 #30 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1352
20:17:51.375 - E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A : Queue again later

20:19:39 #31 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
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 02 A0 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 0C
Buffer x0b9e0780: Len x10000
0x00 00 01 BA 44 04 D5 D2 7D 85 01 89 C3 F8 00 00
0x01 E0 07 EC 81 00 00 78 5D 12 21 BA 2B 64 04 B4
0x6C 1A 46 23 8F B2 59 29 63 A0 92 90 06 10 01 29

20:19:39 #32 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 303
Write error
E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A

20:19:39 #33 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3783
EndDAO: Last written address was 197279 (3029Fh)

20:19:40 #34 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process failed at 8x (11 080 KB/s)

20:19:41 #35 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

20:19:43 #36 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

20:19:43 #37 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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

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

4x

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.10.1.0
Internal Version: 7, 10, 1, 0

Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-U18A> Version: UYS4 - HA 1 TA 4 - 7.10.1.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B>Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.10.1.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD800JB-00ETA0 nvatabus Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MPE3084AE nvatabus Port 0 ID 1 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DW-U18A nvatabus Port 0 ID 2 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B nvatabus Port 0 ID 3 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : ST3160021AS 3.05 SI3112r Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : TIH JCXA3WT 1.03 a7kejw13 Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DW-U18A E: CdRom4
LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B G: CdRom1
TIH JCXA3WT H: CdRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2096628kB)
Free physical memory: 1584MB (1622944kB)
Memory in use : 22 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

1.6.2009
Burn DVD Image
21:08:48 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

21:08:48 #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

21:08:48 #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2285848 (507:57.73, 4464MB)

21:08:48 #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

21:08:48 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2972
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: Prodis - cF01
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

21:08:48 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

21:08:48 #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
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 + 2285849 (2285849) = #2285849/507:57.74
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2285849 blocks [E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

21:08:48 #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
Prepare [E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A] 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 4681418752, 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 | 2285849 | 2285849 | 0x00
2285849 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

21:08:48 #9 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

21:08:48 #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

21:08:48 #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files started

21:08:48 #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
Cache writing successful.

21:08:48 #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files completed

21:08:48 #14 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Simulation started at 4x (5 540 KB/s)

21:08:48 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

21:08:48 #16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3225
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

21:08:48 #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3381
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

21:08:48 #18 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
---- 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: 0.0 (0)
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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Revision number of maximum recording speed: -
Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
Revision number table of recording speed: - - - - - - -
Class: 0
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 …

21:08:48 #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

21:08:49 #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1352
21:08:49.859 - E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A : Queue again later

21:23:23 #21 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 113
<E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2285849 (22E119h), length 0 blocks

21:23:47 #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3783
EndDAO: Last written address was 2285855 (22E11Fh)

21:23:51 #23 Phase 33 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Simulation completed successfully at 4x (5 540 KB/s)

21:23:52 #24 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process started at 4x (5 540 KB/s)

21:23:52 #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

21:23:52 #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3225
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

21:23:52 #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3381
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

21:23:52 #28 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
---- 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: 0.0 (0)
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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Revision number of maximum recording speed: -
Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
Revision number table of recording speed: - - - - - - -
Class: 0
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 …

21:23:52 #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

21:24:19 #30 SPTI -1106 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom4: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1106)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03
Buffer x07900040: Len x10000
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

21:24:19 #31 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 303
Power calibration error
E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A

21:24:20 #32 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3783
EndDAO: Last written address was -1 (FFFFFFFFh)

21:24:21 #33 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process failed at 4x (5 540 KB/s)

21:24:22 #34 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

21:24:25 #35 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

21:24:25 #36 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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

Thank you!

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

From the log appear that all your devices have DMA disabled. Enabling DMA is mandatory in DVD burning.

Moreover, it is possible that you are using low quality discs (the most frequent cause of power calibration errors). The only solution in this case is use quality discs :slight_smile:

Thank you for answering quickly. My drives are running under ultra dma2 - ultra 33 now. previously they were on "let bios set transfer mode (which also selected ultra dma2). I still retry to burn and it actually started and stopped after around 70% -write error. Could my lens be dirty or it is just bad media? here is the log for the write error.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.10.1.0
Internal Version: 7, 10, 1, 0

Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-U18A> Version: UYS4 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.10.1.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B>Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.10.1.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD800JB-00ETA0 nvatabus Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MPE3084AE nvatabus Port 0 ID 1 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DW-U18A nvatabus Port 0 ID 2 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B nvatabus Port 0 ID 3 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : ST3160021AS 3.05 SI3112r Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : TIH JCXA3WT 1.03 ar04lgw0 Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DW-U18A E: CdRom0
LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B G: CdRom1
TIH JCXA3WT H: CdRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2096628kB)
Free physical memory: 1671MB (1711600kB)
Memory in use : 18 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

2.6.2009
Burn DVD Image
23:06:28 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

23:06:28 #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

23:07:06 #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2285848 (507:57.73, 4464MB)

23:07:06 #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

23:07:06 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2972
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: Prodis - cF01
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

23:07:06 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================
Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: Unknown. Medium required by compilation: DVD R/RW.)

23:07:06 #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
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 + 2285849 (2285849) = #2285849/507:57.74
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2285849 blocks [E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

23:07:06 #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
Prepare [E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A] 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 4681418752, 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 | 2285849 | 2285849 | 0x00
2285849 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

23:07:06 #9 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

23:07:06 #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

23:07:06 #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files started

23:07:06 #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
Cache writing successful.

23:07:06 #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files completed

23:07:06 #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process started at 4x (5 540 KB/s)

23:07:06 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

23:07:06 #16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3225
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

23:07:06 #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3381
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

23:07:06 #18 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
---- 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: 0.0 (0)
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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Revision number of maximum recording speed: -
Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
Revision number table of recording speed: - - - - - - -
Class: 0
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 …

23:07:06 #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

23:07:23 #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1352
23:07:23.265 - E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A : Queue again later

23:18:43 #21 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 1A F1 20 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x71 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 0C
Buffer x085f3800: Len x10000
0x00 00 01 BA 44 04 04 2D 35 2D 01 89 C3 F8 00 00
0x01 E0 07 EC 81 00 00 12 86 4E FD 6B FC E0 01 A5
0xBE 74 7E DB 7C F4 50 68 4C 0C 0D 25 28 F4 6F 01

23:18:43 #22 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 303
Write error
E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A

23:19:06 #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3783
EndDAO: Last written address was 1765663 (1AF11Fh)

23:19:07 #24 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process failed at 4x (5 540 KB/s)

23:19:07 #25 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

23:19:09 #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

23:19:09 #27 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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

From the log, the DMA seems still disabled :frowning:

Alright, I reinstalled the ATA controller, and now dma is enabled (i checked the logs) but it still gives me a write error (actually, it stops at the lead-in part of the burning process, once again, here is the log. I hope it helps

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.10.1.0
Internal Version: 7, 10, 1, 0

Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-U18A> Version: UYS4 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.10.1.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B>Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.10.1.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD800JB-00ETA0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MPE3084AE atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DW-U18A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3160021AS 3.05 SI3112r Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : TIH JCXA3WT 1.03 a37ov66a Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DW-U18A E: CdRom0
LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B G: CdRom1
TIH JCXA3WT H: CdRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2096628kB)
Free physical memory: 1666MB (1706576kB)
Memory in use : 18 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

3.6.2009
Burn DVD Image
23:38:56 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

23:38:56 #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

23:38:56 #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2285848 (507:57.73, 4464MB)

23:38:56 #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

23:38:56 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2972
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: Prodis - cF01
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

23:38:56 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

23:38:56 #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
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 + 2285849 (2285849) = #2285849/507:57.74
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2285849 blocks [E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

23:38:56 #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
Prepare [E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A] 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 4681418752, 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 | 2285849 | 2285849 | 0x00
2285849 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

23:38:56 #9 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

23:38:56 #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

23:38:56 #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files started

23:38:57 #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
Cache writing successful.

23:38:57 #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files completed

23:38:57 #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process started at 4x (5Â 540 KB/s)

23:38:57 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

23:38:57 #16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3225
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

23:38:57 #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3381
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

23:38:57 #18 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
---- 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: 0.0 (0)
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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Revision number of maximum recording speed: -
Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
Revision number table of recording speed: - - - - - - -
Class: 0
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 …

23:38:57 #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

23:39:25 #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1352
23:39:25.593 - E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A : Queue again later

23:39:31 #21 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x71 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 0C
Buffer x07a10080: Len x10000
0x01 00 02 00 CB 00 00 00 B2 05 F0 01 20 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 45 4E 45 4D 59 41 54
0x54 48 45 47 41 54 45 53 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

23:39:31 #22 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 303
Write error
E: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A

23:39:37 #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3783
EndDAO: Last written address was 31 (1Fh)

23:39:38 #24 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process failed at 4x (5Â 540 KB/s)

23:39:39 #25 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

23:39:42 #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

23:39:42 #27 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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

Get verbatim media and try again.

I’ll buy some new media this week end and I’ll let you know! thanks!