Problems Burning with Any Program

Hi… having a big problem burning movies/video files using NeroVision, Nero Recode, Sonic, etc… It almost immediately tells me that the burn has failed, and asks me if I just want to save a log file, which I have and will paste below.
The CD/DVD Burner I have came with the computer, which is an HP Pavilion, and the Burner itself is a LightScribe DVD+Writer/CD-Writer… I looked it up in System Information and it only says HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H54L…

I can still burn audio CDs… but anything involving a DVD - a Video or Data Disc - is a failure. I’ve tried using multiple DVDs, the most recent being a memorex dvd+r… oddly enough… today, after I tried burning something w/ recode 3 times, I tried it the 4th time and it miraculously sly worked, but I’ve tried burning the same way 20 straight times and it hasn’t worked again. Uhm… what else… in Recode, it gets to 4%, w/ the Frames being 0.0, before the current frame in the video preview freezes, and a few seconds later it says “Writing file to Disc failed” and “Burn Process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)”. It might be worth mentioning that the one time it magically worked today after multiple failures, it locked up at that 4% for 20 or 30 seconds, and then somehow picked up and continued to finish. Thanks so much to anyone who can help me.

Here is the Nero Recode log file:

Version: 2.5.5.0

Project type: Remake a DVD
Compilation name: My Disc
Target size: DVD5 (2282925)

19:04:14 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 467
Compile DVD: Cancel

Burn settings:
Target: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H54L
Number of copies: 1
Write speed: 5540 KB/s
Temp folder: C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator.DAD\My Documents\Nero Recode\VIDEO_TS (28907139072 bytes free)
Direct burning: true
Target media: DVD R/RW, DVD DL, DVD-RAM
Shutdown when finished: false
Advanced Analysis: false
Compress Adaptive: false

19:04:24 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 238
Compile DVD: init

----- Begin NeroAPI error log -----

1C82-0000-19E5-MAAX-4003-0750-****

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=169792 bytes, created 3/14/2007 12:43:16 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero API version: 7.11.10.0
Using interface version: 7.5.0.2
Installed in: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core
Application: Ahead\Nero Recode
Internal Version: 7, 11, 10, 0

Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H54L>Version: 1.00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.11.10.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6L250S0 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H54L atapi Port 5 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H54L E: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 958MB (981484kB)
Free physical memory: 283MB (290528kB)
Memory in use : 70
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

12.7.2009
NeroAPI
7:04:24 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

7:04:24 PM #2 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: -1 ( 0:00.-1, 0MB)

7:04:24 PM #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO

7:04:24 PM #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2988
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H54L, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: <CMC MAG>, Media Type ID: <M01>, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7

7:04:24 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

7:04:24 PM #6 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 240
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

7:04:24 PM #7 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 181
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 64 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 24
Buffer x05215300: Len x648

7:04:25 PM #8 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 1028
Estimated filesystem size: 640

7:04:25 PM #9 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 282
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

7:04:27 PM #10 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 181
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 64 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 24
Buffer x0fc97940: Len x648

7:04:27 PM #11 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10161
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Transfer 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
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: CMC.MAG.
Media type ID: M01
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…783]:
00 00 07 43 4D 43 20 4D - 41 47 00 4D 30 31 00 38 …CMC.MAG.M01.8
23 54 37 18 00 3E 6E 00 - 70 62 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 #T7…>n.pb…
01 19 1B 0B 0B 0E 0F 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
01 00 38 38 00 1D 62 35 - 07 30 22 10 08 20 1C 01 …88…b5.0"…
00 00 00 1D 62 35 07 30 - 22 10 08 20 1C 01 00 00 …b5.0"…
02 00 54 70 02 38 5F 56 - 20 14 0B 0B 01 18 00 00 …Tp.8_V…
00 00 02 3D 5D 7A 20 14 - 0C 0A 01 18 00 00 00 10 …=]z…
03 00 54 DF 02 1F 65 5A - 20 14 0C 0A 01 18 00 00 …T…eZ…
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7:04:27 PM #12 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6611
Drive: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H54L
Book Type request [LG]: DVD-ROM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

7:04:27 PM #13 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 181
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 64 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 24
Buffer x0fc97940: Len x648

7:04:27 PM #14 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 675
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

7:04:48 PM #15 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 181
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x80
CDB Data: 0x53 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 A0 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 0C 80

7:04:48 PM #16 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 693
Error reserving fragment (0)

7:04:48 PM #17 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 3710
Disc info:
Partitions: 0

7:04:48 PM #18 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 1900
Error reserving start segment

7:04:48 PM #19 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 3710
Disc info:
Partitions: 0

7:04:48 PM #20 Phase 179 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 282
Writing file to disc failed

7:04:49 PM #21 Text 0 File BurnAtOnceRecorder.cpp, Line 3710
Disc info:
Partitions: 0

7:04:49 PM #22 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 287
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

7:04:49 PM #23 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

7:04:49 PM #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11411
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

7:04:56 PM #25 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 282
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes, created 8/19/2005 10:00:00 AM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=3.00.56a, size=43528 bytes, created 9/19/2008 2:57:32 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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

----- End NeroAPI error log -----

19:04:57 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 308
Compile DVD: exit

@ jebusss,

Your HL-DT-ST GSA-H54L Optical Drive is a Hitachi LG Data Storage GSA-H54L Optical Drive ->

The Memorex DVD+R CMC-MAG-M01 Media you are attempting to use is manufactured by CMC Magnetics Corporation. In many instances Memorex DVD+R CMC-MAG-M01 CMC Magnetics Corporation Media has proven to be problematic poor quality Media.

Suggest using known proven quality error free Media such as Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim Media which has an excellent proven track record of consistently producing quality error free results.

Regards,
bjkg

Doesnt look good: “Free physical memory: 283MB (290528kB)”