PX-716A can't write DL help!

I’ve tried to write three DL(2 TDK and 1 EMTEC DVD+R DL) but no luck… :sad:

here is the LOG…

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 2/11/2004 1:54:32 μμ

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.1.4
Internal Version: 7, 0, 1, 4

Recorder: <PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A> Version: 1.09 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.0.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 8192kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <Generic DVD-ROM >Version: 1.0 - HA 1 TA 2 - 7.0.1.4
Adapter driver: <SCSI> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Speed iaStor Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : Generic DVD-ROM 1.0 d347prt Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : SH0261N PTZ701Q 2.0B vaxscsi Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A D: CDRom1
PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM E: CDRom0
Generic DVD-ROM F: CDRom2
SH0261N PTZ701Q G: CDRom3

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1534MB (1571560kB)
Free physical memory: 939MB (962316kB)
Memory in use : 38 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

11.4.2006
UDF compilation
12:35:07 μμ #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6411
UDF 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
UDF Mode : pure
UDF Revision : 1.02
UDF Partition Type : physical

12:35:07 μμ #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 81920KB of Memory

12:35:07 μμ #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

12:35:07 μμ #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
Writer D: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A running

12:35:07 μμ #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3342
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

12:35:08 μμ #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
Last possible write address on media: 4173823 (927:30.73, 8151MB)
Last address to be written: 4037887 (897:18.37, 7886MB)

12:35:08 μμ #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 291
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD DVD)

12:35:08 μμ #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2578
Recorder: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A, Media type: DVD+R9 Double Layer
Disc Manufacturer ID: RICOHJPN, Media Type ID: D00, Product revision number: 1
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 0

12:35:08 μμ #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 458
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

12:35:08 μμ #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 4037888 (4037888) = #4037888/897:18.38
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 4037888 blocks [D: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A]

12:35:08 μμ #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [D: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:

MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 8269594624, ISRC “”
DAO layout:

Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
4037888 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

12:35:08 μμ #12 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 36
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

12:35:08 μμ #13 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files started

12:35:08 μμ #14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4176
Cache writing successful.

12:35:08 μμ #15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files completed

12:35:08 μμ #16 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process started at 2.4x (3.324 KB/s)

12:35:08 μμ #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

12:35:08 μμ #18 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 639
L0 Data Zone Capacity not set.
Max LBA L0 2086911 (1FD7FFh, 4075MB), next writable address 0 (0h, 0MB)

12:35:08 μμ #19 CDR -1205 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 655
Burning Layer 1

12:35:08 μμ #20 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 665
Start writing layer 1 at address 0 (0h)
Recording mode: unknown Recording Mode

12:35:08 μμ #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8411
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 258
Book Type: DVD+R DL (14), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 2, Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,293 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: FCFFFF h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 22D7FF h (LBN: 1FD7FF h, 4075 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 0 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: RICOHJPN
Media type ID: D00
Product revision number: 1
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 64
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 52 49 43 4F 48 - 4A 50 4E 44 30 30 01 40 …RICOHJPND00.@
25 25 37 11 00 34 64 00 - 34 64 20 21 0C 0D 12 12 %%7…4d.4d.!..
02 01 01 10 00 20 21 0C - 0D 12 12 02 01 01 10 00 …!..

12:35:08 μμ #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5683
Drive: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A
Book Type request [PX]: DVD-ROM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

12:35:08 μμ #23 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5330
Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM

12:35:08 μμ #24 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: No

12:35:11 μμ #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1197
12:35:11.437 - D: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A : Queue again later

12:35:51 μμ #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1197
12:35:51.437 - D: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A : Queue again later

12:57:21 μμ #27 CDR -1206 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 1910
Burning Layer 2

12:57:21 μμ #28 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 1921
Perform layer 1 to 2 jump before writing at address 2086912 (1FD800h)

12:57:21 μμ #29 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1197
12:57:21.515 - D: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A : Queue again later

12:57:23 μμ #30 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1197
12:57:23.500 - D: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A : Queue again later

12:57:42 μμ #31 SPTI -1093 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
D: CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1093)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x02
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 1F E7 60 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0xF0 00 03 00 1F DB 90 0A 00 00 00 00 02
Buffer x038e0000: Len x10000
0x69 C6 8A 77 A2 A4 1B 66 13 07 7E 98 D9 8C D8 C2
0x30 29 98 D9 BC 54 86 CC 26 58 7B A6 D1 D7 99 4D
0x30 2F 9D D9 C4 BC A6 87 44 76 7C A6 08 9D DF F4

12:57:42 μμ #32 CDR -1093 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
No seek complete
D: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A

12:57:42 μμ #33 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

12:57:42 μμ #34 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

12:57:45 μμ #35 SPTI -1093 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
D: CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1093)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x02
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0xF0 00 03 FF FF EE C0 0A 00 00 00 00 02

12:57:45 μμ #36 SPTI -1169 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
D: CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1169)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x04
Sense Qual: 0x08
CDB Data: 0xE9 00 22 0E 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 08
Buffer x003d5200: Len x8

12:57:45 μμ #37 CDR -1093 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
No seek complete
D: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A

12:57:45 μμ #38 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

12:57:45 μμ #39 SPTI -1169 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
D: CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1169)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x04
Sense Qual: 0x08
CDB Data: 0x5A 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 48 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 08
Buffer x034a7400: Len x48

12:57:46 μμ #40 SPTI -1169 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
D: CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1169)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x04
Sense Qual: 0x08
CDB Data: 0x5A 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 48 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 08
Buffer x034a7400: Len x48

12:57:46 μμ #41 CDR -1169 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 172
Logical unit not ready, operation in progress
D: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A

12:57:46 μμ #42 TRANSFER -39 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 172
Could not perform EndSession

12:57:46 μμ #43 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3.324 KB/s)

12:57:46 μμ #44 SPTI -1169 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
D: CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1169)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x04
Sense Qual: 0x08
CDB Data: 0x1E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 08

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 20/12/2004 9:37:14 μμ (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\scsiport.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=96256 bytes, created 3/8/2004 10:59:42 μμ (Adapter driver for src)

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

The first layer is written ok when it cames to write second layer the PX-716A just stops…what is the problem??? ANY HELP!!!
THX IN ADVANCE!!!

Update Nero to latest 7.0.8.2

Try Verbatim DL.

The disc you use are RICOHJPND00, and is not the best.

Do you use latest firmware.

Usually Ricoh DL do work in that drive, but Emtec is probably fake Ricoh.

I am having exactly the same problem. I get to the layer break and the burner just stops. No errors, warnings, etc. Just stops doing anything. Only way to bring it back to life is a reboot.

Firmware V1.09 (Latest)
Application: DVDDecrypter (ISO write)
Media: Fuji Branded (Ritek D01) 2.4X

I have tried burning both at the media speed of 2.4X and at the drive allowed speed of 4X. Same result.

As DL disks are not cheap I have stopped experimenting and am awaiting a response to an email I sent to Plextor.

Did you try with the newer ImgBurn instead of DVDDecrypter?
What I/O interface are you using? You can check it under Tools -> Settings -> I/0. Most probably it will be “SPTI - Microsoft”… If you have any SlySoft/Elaborate Bytes product (AnyDVD, CloneCD, etc.), try using “ElbyCDIO”.

Regards, :slight_smile:

ET

Why should the drive not b0rk with Ritek D01?

I’ve had no problems writing DL with my 716.

I’m using Decryptor to rip the ISO and Imgburn to burn it, but I’ve only used Verbatim’s. :iagree:

is ElbyCDIO better than using standard Microsoft SPTI?

Thanks for all the suggstions.

Actually I have downloaded ImgBurn (today) but have not bothered to try it with my PX-716. Back to that in a moment. I have tried it with my benq DW1655 and it works great.

As you guessed I am using SPTI but have had no problems with that with my DW1655 or with my Panasonic SW-9574-C (different computer).

Now, back to the PX-716. I spent some time communicating with the techs at Plextor today and we have decided that, in my case anyway, the drive is bad. Just in answer to alexnoe, the first thing the techs suggested was to try Verbatim media (I have heard elsewhere that Verbatim is the most reliable DL media out there). The next sentence was: “but we suspect the drive is bad”.

As it turns out the DL burn that I was having trouble with was the very first burn I had attempted on this drive (just purchased as a replacement for my PX-708 that has decided it no longer wants to burn CDs). Later in the day I tried a straight DVD5 burn with Nero. Seemed to burn ok at 8X to 8X media but verification came back with about 1,000 errors. So I slowed it down to 4X and tried again. No more luck the second time. So I tried different media (Verbatim) at 4X and still got the same results. I think that this is pretty conclusive proof that the drive is NOT working right as I have never managed to get 5 bad burns (2 DL and 3 DVD5) in a row! Plextor seems to agree and I should have an RMA in hand shortly. So the PX-708 is back in the machine and burning DVDs just fine at top speed (guess the CD laser is gone – won’t read them either) and the PX-716 is boxed up waiting for an RMA.

Thanks again for all the help.

i think my px-716 is going to plextor too… :-(((

Has your warranty expired yet? If it has then take your plextor out and unscrew the four screws on the bottom of the drive. Once the interior of the drive is exposed use a can of compressed air and blow directly at the lense and blow away all the dust in and around the drive.

Alot of times if you live in a house with carpet there tends to be alot of dust, even with your drive close because of the exhaust fans in the back of your case tends to create a vacuum therefore suck in dust in and some of it settle inside your drive.

I thought I had read and write errors with your 708A, 716A, and Premium drive after 8 months for the 708 & 716 and 2 years for the Premium, but after I took the drives apart and gave it a good blow their read and writing like the day I first bought them.

qOdisOnyOuRsIDe: Are you asking if the warranty is out on my PX-708? The answer to that is yes. Way out. I read about what you suggested somewhere else and gave it a try before ordering a new drive. In my case no luck although I have heard that others were able to recover their drives this way. In my case the drive is so far gone (as far as CDs are concerned) that it won’t even recognize one. It churns for a bit then the activity light goes out and thats that…

Thanks for the suggestion though!