Problem writing DVD

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#1

Hi all,

Half a year ago, I bought myself a whopping new notebook, a HP zd7258EA. It came with a DVD+ burner, so I went all => :bow: It work perfectly, burning everything I pointed at. But a month ago, the problems came. All of a sudden, the writer didn’t want to burn any DVD+R’s … at all! I tried everything, installing all kinds of software, but nothing worked. It keeps givin’ me a “Write Error”, but none of the programs used (Nero, Roxio, Ashampoo) defined what error exactly caused the write to fail! :rolleyes: So, as a final option, I formatted … and still my DVD+writer doesn’t work! I’ve searched all over the internet for solutions, but I can’t find any … Tried the HP-site for firmware updates, but there aren’t any …

Can anybody help me please? :confused: 'cuz I’m sad now :sad:

Thanks!

P.S. The writer is called “HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N” in my hardware profile … I’m using Windows XP SP1 (before format, it was SP2) …


#2

Oh, PS: strangely, I was able to write a DVD+RW a week ago … It doesn’t make any sense to me …


#3

Your drive is a LG Writer. You could look for LG firmwares, there’s
one for yours, but as i know it’s only for dell computers.
I don’t know really if this one would help.
Also do you tried another media brand?


#4

I searched for the LG firmwares, as you suggested, but like you said: it’s only for Dell computers.

Anyway, this time, I saved an error-log from Nero. This is it:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 18:35:34
Nero Version: 6.6.0.12
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 12c
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N>Version: 1.19 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.12
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N>Version: 1.19 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.12
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : TOSHIBA MK8026GAX atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 510MB (523244kB)
Free physical memory: 238MB (243972kB)
Memory in use : 53 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

6.5.2005
ISO compilation
17:52:49 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6194
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

17:52:49 #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

17:52:49 #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N running

17:52:49 #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

17:52:49 #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3153
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

17:52:49 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 260
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2152079 (478:14.29, 4203MB)

17:52:49 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 272
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

17:52:49 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2339
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: , Media Type ID: 001, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 1

17:52:49 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 438
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

17:52:49 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2152080 (2152080) = #2152080/478:14.30
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2152080 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N]

17:52:49 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N] 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 4407459840, ISRC “”
DAO layout:

Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2152080 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

17:53:19 #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

17:53:20 #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4037
Cache writing successful.

17:53:20 #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

17:53:20 #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 4x (5.540 KB/s)

17:53:20 #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2609
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

17:53:20 #17 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8438
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1
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 Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26053F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 1 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: …
Media type ID: 001
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 30 31 00 38 …001.8
23 54 37 13 02 4A 71 02 - 90 66 16 16 0B 0B 0A 0A #T7…Jq…f…
01 1C 1E 0B 0C 12 12 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

17:53:20 #18 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 648
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

17:53:37 #19 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x0AE30000
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: 0x80
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0E
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x80

17:53:37 #20 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Write error

17:53:37 #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

17:53:37 #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

17:53:38 #23 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

17:53:38 #24 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Generating DVD borders completed successfully

17:53:38 #25 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 4x (5.540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=6.0.0.171 , size=24839 bytes, created 13/01/2003 10:19:26
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 29/08/2002 1:27:50 (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Does anybody know what this means?

And the different media: I’ll try that, but I just bought 2 spindles of 50 DVD+R’s, and I could write on them before without a problem … Burned about 20-30 DVD+R’s …


#5

I have this same drive in my HP zd7160us, and I’m experiencing the same problem… its very strange… I first experienced slowdown burning DVDs…

However when I restart I can burn one and then am no longer allowed another until I restart… I also get this same error…

can anyone help… I’ve searched forums and well I know others are having this same problem


#6

@ humanflycb,

Welcome to the Forum.

Suggest viewing the CD Freaks Forum Rules (http://club.cdfreaks.com/announcement.php?f=74&announcementid=37) and note the comments concerning Double Posting. You have Double Posted in the CD Freaks Newbie Forum and also in CD Freaks CloneDVD Forum. Double posting is against Forum Rules, doesn’t get your inquiry answered any quicker, causes confusion and is discourteous to Forum Members who respond to your posting.

Suggest viewing your posting titled “Need To Restart Computer For Each Burn…” in the CD Freaks CloneDVD Forum for my reply to your inquiry.

Best Regards,
bjkg