Problem burning DVD+R

Hello everyone!
I’m new at here, and what brings me here is a really annoying problem with my NEC DVD RW ND 3550A burner. It’s been working very well for about 3 years now, until about some months ago when it first started doing these really weird things with my burned DVD’s. I used Nero to burn some data DVD+R and the burning process went all fine without any errors, when the burning was finished I checked the disc in the my comupter and the files were on the disc. However, I took the disc out and put it back in again, and then the files were gone! After that I’ve tried burning lots of discs with the same problem… I started using two other programs CDburnerXP and ImgBurn, all with the same problem… However, the burning started working again after a while…I really don’t have any idea how and why… But oh well, now I’m stuck with the problem once again, since a couple of days I’ve ruined about 20 DVD+R discs! :a … It’s really annoying and I really don’t know what to do… Could it be that the burner is starting to die? I need to get a new one?

The discs I’ve been using for burning are SONY DVD+R 1-16x ,and I lowered the burning speed down to 1 and 2x, but it had no result this time, however I think it worked a few times when I did this some months ago. And also, I have updated the burner to the latest firmware.

Any suggestions? I’m really desperate :frowning:

I’m using Win XP SP3

3 years is a very long time!

Post a logfile or just buy a spankin newburner for under 30 bucks.

Here’s the logfile for yet another ruined DVD+R, I tried burning it Nero.
The burning process went all fine as usual, but in the end there is nothing on the disc. I just realized another strange behaviour, right after the burning was finished, (a pop message appeared) I clicked discharge and waited for the disc tray to eject, however it never did and somehow the program freezed and the disc was trying to load over and over again… I had to eject the disc myself.

And yeah, maybe it would be the best solution after all, to just buy a new burner. It’s not that much money :slight_smile:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 2008-05-06 08:01:50
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 2003-06-17 15:25:04
Nero version: 6.0.0.11
Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A> Version: 1.07 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.0.0.11
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM >Version: 1.0A - HA 6 TA 0 - 6.0.0.11
Adapter driver: <mcdbus> HA 6

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3320620AS atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6L300S0 atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : MagicISOVirtual DVD-ROM 1.0A mcdbus Port 6 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : MagicISOVirtual DVD-ROM 1.0A mcdbus Port 6 ID 1 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : MagicISOVirtual DVD-ROM 1.0A mcdbus Port 6 ID 2 DMA: Off

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 334MB (342804kB)
Memory in use : 67 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

7.6.2009
ISO compilation
00:35:21 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 5771
Iso document burn settings

Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

00:35:21 #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

00:35:21 #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 127
Writer _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A running

00:35:21 #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3854
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

00:35:21 #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3173
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

00:35:22 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 228
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28)
Last address to be written: 2269279 (504:17.04)

00:35:22 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 233
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

00:35:22 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1722
Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A, Media type: DVD+R

00:35:22 #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 768
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2269280 (2269280) = #2269280/504:17.5
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2269280 blocks [_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A ]

00:35:32 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 937
Prepare recorder [_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A ] 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 307200 4647792640, ISRC ""
DAO layout:

_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2269280 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

00:35:32 #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
Caching of files started

Multisession type: : Start multisession
on DVD is a very bad idea!

Oh I see, thanks for the tip. I’m testing to burn it without multisession now, Hoping it will work.

Oh well, I’ve tried again, but it still doesn’t work, this time it won’t even finish the burning, stops in the end and gives an error message:
Well, Maybe I should just get a new burner after all…
Just hoping it’s the burner that is the fault and nothing else :sad:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 2008-05-06 08:01:50
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 2003-06-17 15:25:04
Nero version: 6.0.0.11
Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A> Version: 1.07 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.0.0.11
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <HUAWEI Mass Storage >Version: 2.31 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.0.0.11
Adapter driver: <> HA 3

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3320620AS atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6L300S0 atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 203MB (208644kB)
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)

7.6.2009
ISO compilation
20:07:04 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 5771
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

20:07:04 #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

20:07:04 #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 127
Writer _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A running

20:07:04 #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3854
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

20:07:05 #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3173
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

20:07:05 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 228
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28)
Last address to be written: 1792463 (398:19.38)

20:07:05 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 233
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

20:07:05 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1722
Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A, Media type: DVD+R

20:07:05 #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 768
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1792464 (1792464) = #1792464/398:19.39
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1792464 blocks [_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

20:07:05 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 937
Prepare recorder [_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A ] 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 307200 3671273472, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
1792464 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

20:07:05 #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
Caching of files started

20:07:05 #12 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
Caching of files completed

20:07:05 #13 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
Burn process started at 16.1x (22Â 218 KB/s)

20:07:05 #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2130
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

20:07:05 #15 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1205
SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03005000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAD 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x08 0x04 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

20:07:05 #16 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 2:53,613 (173613ms) -> OK

20:07:05 #17 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 553
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

20:13:56 #18 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1415
SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03450000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x06 0xA1 0xC0 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00

20:13:56 #19 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 335
Write error

20:13:56 #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 227
all writers idle, stopping conversion

20:13:56 #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 221
conversion idle, stopping reader

20:13:56 #22 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1205
SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x5B 0x01 0x01 0x00 0x00 0xFF 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00

20:13:56 #23 SCSI -1176 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1205
SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x72
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x5B 0x01 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x72 0x03

20:13:56 #24 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

20:13:56 #25 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

20:13:56 #26 CDR -1135 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 162
Write error

20:13:56 #27 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 162
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

20:13:56 #28 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

20:13:56 #29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
Burn process failed at 16.1x (22Â 218 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes, created 2006-07-24 03:00:00
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK, size=16512 bytes, created 2008-05-06 08:01:50
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=3.00.40a, size=36528 bytes, created 2006-07-24 03:00:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108), size=96512 bytes, created 2008-04-14 14:00:00 (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Try to update Nero to 6.x…
Try burning at 8x and with other media too.