PX-740a on Vista Ultimate x64

[qanda]This thread is about the Plextor PX-740A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hey guys. Having an issue here. Just got my new rig built, and I can’t seem to get this drive to burn a DL disc. I had this drive installed on my old rig running XP MCE 2005, P4 3.2gHz, 4Gb RAM and it worked fine. My Current specs are:

Vista Ultimate x64

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

8Gb Corsair XMS2 RAM

Sony DVD-ROM DDU1615

Plextor PX-740a

As I said, this drive worked fine in my old rig, but for some reason, just won’t burn DL discs. And it’s the same exact package of discs that I have burned successfully from before. (I don’t go through a lot of DL :wink: ) I have the error log from Nero below. Oh, the discs themselves, which have burned successfully before, are Memorex DVD R DL. Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and I have searched around and I’m 99.99% positive I have the most recent firmware installed on the Plextor.

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Windows XP 6.0
AMD64
Wow64Process
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.10.1.0
Internal Version: 7, 10, 1, 0
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A>  Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.10.1.0
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <SONY     DVD-ROM DDU1615 >Version: FYS3 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.10.1.0
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
                     : ST3320620AS             3.AA  nvstor64 Port 4 ID 1  DMA: Off
                     : Maxtor 6L200S0          BACE  nvstor64 Port 5 ID 1  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : NIV     1IJG5Y3CLU      1.03  anfszrlt Port 7 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615       D:   CdRom0
PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A     E:   CdRom1
NIV 1IJG5Y3CLU             H:   CdRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 4095MB (4194303kB)
Free physical memory: 4095MB (4194303kB)
Memory in use       : 21 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

10.1.2009
Burn DVD Image
8:03:41 AM	#1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
	LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	
8:03:42 AM	#2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
8:03:42 AM	#3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
	Last possible write address on media:  4173823 (927:30.73, 8151MB)
	Last address to be written:            1851321 (411:24.21, 3615MB)
	
8:03:42 AM	#4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
8:03:42 AM	#5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2972
	Recorder: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A, Media type: DVD R9 Double Layer
	
8:03:42 AM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
8:03:42 AM	#7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, Joliet)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0   1851322 (1851322) = #1851322/411:24.22
	    not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1851322 blocks [E: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
8:03:42 AM	#8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
	Prepare [E: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:                                  Idx 0         Idx 1      Next Trk
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    3791507456, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 ___Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_____Size_|______NWA_|_RecDep__________
	        0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	        0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	        0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 |  1851322 |  1851322 | 0x00
	  1851322 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
	
8:03:42 AM	#9 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
8:03:42 AM	#10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
	Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-Yes (<64KB)
	
8:03:42 AM	#11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Caching of files started
	
8:03:42 AM	#12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
	Cache writing successful.
	
8:03:42 AM	#13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Caching of files completed
	
8:03:42 AM	#14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)
	
8:03:42 AM	#15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
8:03:42 AM	#16 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 494
	Disc finalized, LBA total Image size: 1851322 (3615MB), Last LBA L0: 925663 (1807MB)
	
8:03:42 AM	#17 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
	CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x24
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0xAD 00 00 00 00 00 00 21 08 04 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 24 
	Buffer x06ab49c0: Len x804
	
8:03:42 AM	#18 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 659
	L0 Data Zone Capacity set to 925664 (E1FE0h, 1807MB) -> OK, confirmed setting
	
8:03:42 AM	#19 CDR -1205 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 686
	Burning Layer 1
	
8:03:42 AM	#20 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 696
	Start writing layer 1 at address 0 (0h)
	Recording mode: unknown Recording Mode
	
8:03:42 AM	#21 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
	CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x24
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0xAD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 04 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 24 
	Buffer x06ab49c0: Len x804
	
8:03:42 AM	#22 SPTI -1065 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
	CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1065)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x20
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0xE9 00 22 0E 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 20 
	Buffer x03c4b180: Len x8
	
8:03:42 AM	#23 SPTI -1065 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
	CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1065)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x20
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0xE9 00 22 0E 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 20 
	Buffer x03c4b180: Len x8
	
8:03:42 AM	#24 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 675
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
8:03:42 AM	#25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
	Pipe memory size 83836800
	
8:03:56 AM	#26 SPTI -1176 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
	CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1176)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x72
	Sense Qual: 0x01
	CDB Data:   0x2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 72 01 
	Buffer x190a0040: Len x10000
	0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	
8:03:56 AM	#27 CDR -1176 File Writer.cpp, Line 303
	Session fixation error
	E: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A
	
8:03:56 AM	#28 SPTI -1176 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
	CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1176)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x72
	Sense Qual: 0x03
	CDB Data:   0x5B 01 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 72 03 
	
8:03:56 AM	#29 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Generating DVD high compatibility borders
	
8:03:56 AM	#30 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 935
	EndDAO: Last written address 0
	
8:03:56 AM	#31 SPTI -1065 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
	CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1065)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x20
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0xE9 00 22 0E 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 20 
	Buffer x03c4b180: Len x8
	
8:03:56 AM	#32 SPTI -1065 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
	CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1065)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x20
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0xE9 00 22 0E 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 20 
	Buffer x03c4b180: Len x8
	
8:03:56 AM	#33 CDR -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 162
	Session fixation error
	E: PLEXTOR DVDR   PX-740A
	
8:03:56 AM	#34 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 162
	Could not perform end of Disc-at-once
	
8:03:56 AM	#35 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
	Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)
	
8:03:56 AM	#36 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
	SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
	
8:04:09 AM	#37 SPTI -1176 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
	CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1176)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x72
	Sense Qual: 0x01
	CDB Data:   0x1B 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 72 01 
	
8:04:11 AM	#38 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
	DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed
	
8:04:11 AM	#39 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
	UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL
	

Existing drivers:

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon

I’m not real great reading these Nero logs anymore but i’ll take a stab at it.

Seems all your hard drives DMA is off. So check that out. (Some SATA HDD’s show DMA is off when it is actually on in Nero logs.)

Also you have (yes i know you have used those discs before) key medium error’s which mean your media is crappy. Most members here recommend Verbatim DL’s only.

One more thing. That drive is/was made by BenQ. It’s a BenQ 1640 i believe. If you care to cross flash it that’s another thread. I found with my Vi$ta 64 bit i could not crossflash my Plex 740A to BenQ 1640. I had to use my older XP 32 bit build.

I have a Plextor 740A in my Vista 64bit rig and have no issues and mine is not flashed to a BenQDW1640 either. I also have a real BenQ DW 1640 installed also. Its not Vista 64 bit that is your issue.


yeah it’s not Vi$ta Ultimate 64 bit causing this.

Hey, thanks for all the advice guys. I ditched those Memorex DL’s and grabbed a few Verbatim DL’s from a friend and used those. Worked perfectly. Not one error. Horray! I can finally watch discs 3 & 4 of Season 2 of Dexter without skipping! :clap: