Problems with burning dvd

I haven’t used my pioneer dvr-105 and dvr-110 in a long time and just started to use them again. Everytime I put a blank dvd in and try burning it, it fails. I look at my computer and it says cd drive with a dvd-r in a little square. When I take it out, it goes back to the name of the drive. Done this with both drives and with the same problem. Can somebody help me? Using Windows xp.

Have Pioneer Dvr-105 and dvr-108. Thought I had dvr-110. If anybody can help me thanks.

What software are you using to burn?

If it’s Nero, could you please post an error log (it should prompt you to save one if the burn fails).

I’m using dvd fab platinum 4 to do everything including burn.

post the log from dvd fab

Yep, Jethro is spot on, DVDFab keeps a log as well (usually in a folder in My Documents by default) :slight_smile:

Sorry for taking so long. I found the log, but don’t know how to put it here in the message. Also used dvr105 with no problems except burning really slow at 1x. Thanks for the help.

Copy and paste into your post will do just fine :slight_smile:

As for the burning slowly, go into DVDFab’s “Common Settings” (the little gear shaped button) and click “Reset DMA”. See if that helps. :slight_smile:

Sorry…I really need to learn more about computers. I see a .txt file in the log. Don’t know how to copy and paste. I thought I did. Again, I’m so sorry.

Highlight the text in the log, then right-click your highlighted text and choose “Copy”…then reply to this thread, and in the message field, right-click and choose “Paste” :slight_smile:

Wow…I did it. Hope that this helps. Thanks again for all your help.

4/23/2008 2:02:12 PM error Write error at 784 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 1
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Write started 2248304 sectors to write
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Init success: DVD-R DAO
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Available write speed: 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Media ID: SONY16D1
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Media type: DVD-R
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
4/23/2008 2:01:51 PM info Scanned files #29, folder #2 - total size 4603375616 b. (4.29 Gb.)
4/23/2008 2:01:51 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
4/23/2008 2:01:51 PM info Write started
4/23/2008 2:01:41 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
4/23/2008 1:50:29 PM error Write error recovery failed at 784 (16) - Code 03 0C 00 [Write error]
4/23/2008 1:50:29 PM info Try #480 - duration 671 µs
4/23/2008 1:50:05 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 1
4/23/2008 1:50:04 PM info Write started 2248304 sectors to write
4/23/2008 1:50:04 PM info Init success: DVD-R DAO
4/23/2008 1:50:04 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
4/23/2008 1:50:04 PM info Available write speed: 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x
4/23/2008 1:50:04 PM info Media ID: SONY16D1
4/23/2008 1:50:04 PM info Media type: DVD-R
4/23/2008 1:50:04 PM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
4/23/2008 1:50:02 PM info Scanned files #29, folder #2 - total size 4603375616 b. (4.29 Gb.)
4/23/2008 1:50:02 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
4/23/2008 1:50:02 PM info Write started
4/23/2008 1:49:48 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
4/23/2008 1:41:53 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
4/23/2008 1:41:53 PM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 1.20 [F] (Ide)
4/23/2008 1:36:56 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:07 - Total completion time 00:56:09
4/23/2008 1:36:56 PM info WRITE SUCCESS
4/23/2008 1:36:48 PM info Write finished in 00:56:01 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 1.10
4/23/2008 12:40:47 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 3
4/23/2008 12:40:47 PM info Write started 2280592 sectors to write
4/23/2008 12:40:47 PM info Init success: DVD-R DAO
4/23/2008 12:40:47 PM info Writing speed requested x1.0, effective x1.0
4/23/2008 12:40:46 PM info Available write speed: 4x, 2x, 1x
4/23/2008 12:40:46 PM info Media ID: SONY16D1
4/23/2008 12:40:46 PM info Media type: DVD-R
4/23/2008 12:40:46 PM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
4/23/2008 12:40:44 PM info Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 4669550592 b. (4.35 Gb.)
4/23/2008 12:40:44 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
4/23/2008 12:40:44 PM info Write started
4/23/2008 12:40:39 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
4/23/2008 12:23:02 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, CD-R, CD-RW
4/23/2008 12:23:02 PM info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-105 1.30 [E] (Ide)
4/23/2008 12:20:12 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:1:0 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-105 1.30 [E] (Ide)
4/23/2008 12:20:12 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
4/23/2008 12:20:12 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
4/23/2008 12:20:12 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
4/23/2008 12:20:12 PM info DLL Version 2.1.7.338
4/23/2008 12:20:12 PM info DLL D:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\vso_hwe.dll
4/23/2008 12:20:12 PM info Version 4, 1, 2, 0
4/23/2008 12:20:12 PM info ExeName : "D:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 4\DVDFabPlatinum.exe"
4/23/2008 12:20:12 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
4/23/2008 12:20:12 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
4/23/2008 2:02:12 PM error Write error at 784 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 1
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Write started 2248304 sectors to write
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Init success: DVD-R DAO
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Available write speed: 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Media ID: SONY16D1
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Media type: DVD-R
4/23/2008 2:01:53 PM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
4/23/2008 2:01:51 PM info Scanned files #29, folder #2 - total size 4603375616 b. (4.29 Gb.)
4/23/2008 2:01:51 PM info Inserted media type : DVD-R
4/23/2008 2:01:51 PM info Write started
4/23/2008 2:01:41 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
4/23/2008 1:50:29 PM error Write error recovery failed at 784 (16) - Code 03 0C 00 [Write error]
4/23/2008 1:50:29 PM info Try #480 - duration 671 µs
4/23/2008 1:50:05 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 1

Great! :slight_smile:

OK first of all, you might try the very latest firmware for your Pioneer 108 (I don’t have any links to hand so may you could Google or look on the Pioneer website).

As for the 105…I really doubt that Sony media will be supported properly, being as it’s 16x media and the drive only supports DVD-R at 4x max.

So, I’d give up using the 105 for now, and try and update your 108 firmware.