Searched, but still need help

I am using anydvd and nero with a mad dog 7 in 1 16x external drive. I was using clone dvd successfully and then when I used some fujifilm dvd-r I got coaster after coaster. I went back to the maxwell that I was having success with and coaster after coaster. clone dvd kept giving me the “bad media” error. I updated mad dog’s firmware and no help there either. I have run a simulation on Nero and here is the log, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 5/5/2005 10:38:42 PM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 1:35:32 PM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.8 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9A2> Version: 1.F3 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.6.0.8
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E >Version: F501 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.8
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y080L0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8483B atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E D: CDRom0
HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8483B E: CDRom1
MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9A2 F: CDRom4

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 509MB (522220kB)
Free physical memory: 152MB (156024kB)
Memory in use : 70 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

7.5.2005
DVD-Copy on the fly
7:33:26 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

7:33:26 PM #2 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9A2 running

7:33:26 PM #3 Text 0 File DVDCopy.cpp, Line 279
DVD Track-Information from source disc
S01 T01 Con 0x14 Start 0 Len 2017792 (gap 0) Blank 0 Res 0 Dmg 0 Open Trk 0 Mode TRM_DATA_MODE1 (0)

7:33:26 PM #4 Text 0 File DVDCopy.cpp, Line 382
Max -1 tracks of 1 allowed to copy
1: 0 - 2017792 = 2017792, TRM_DATA_MODE1, block size 2048, read opt 0 (no read options)

7:33:26 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3153
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

7:33:26 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2017791 (448:23.66, 3940MB)

7:33:26 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 271
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

7:33:26 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2316
Recorder: MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9A2, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: Prodis - cF01
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

7:33:26 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 433
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

7:33:26 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (1 - Data (mode 1))
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2017792 (2017792) = #2017792/448:23.67
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2017792 blocks [MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9A2]
--------------------------------------------------------------

7:33:26 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
Prepare recorder [MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9A2] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x40; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4132438016, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2017792 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

7:33:27 PM #12 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Simulation started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

7:33:27 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2609
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

7:33:27 PM #14 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2356
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

7:33:27 PM #15 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21206
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

7:33:27 PM #16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2502
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

7:33:27 PM #17 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8442
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
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: 26127F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

7:33:27 PM #18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6098
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

7:33:27 PM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6098
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

7:33:27 PM #20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6098
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

7:33:27 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5222
Drive: MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9A2
Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM
Book Type setting not supported for the loaded disc type
Changing the Book Type was finished with error, return code -4

7:33:46 PM #22 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1287
19:33:46.687 - MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9A2\H2 T0 : Queue again later

7:34:04 PM #23 SCSI -1194 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1435
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03760000
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: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x04
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x04

7:34:04 PM #24 CDR -1194 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
PMA update failure

7:34:04 PM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

7:34:05 PM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

7:34:05 PM #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2765
EndDAO: Last written address was -1

7:34:05 PM #28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6098
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

7:34:05 PM #29 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6098
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 4

7:34:05 PM #30 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5222
Drive: MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9A2
Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM
Book Type setting not supported for the loaded disc type
Changing the Book Type was finished with error, return code -4

7:34:05 PM #31 Phase 34 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Simulation failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 8/17/2001 4:07:32 PM
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 5/5/2005 10:38:42 PM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 10/28/2003 6:02:00 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/4/2004 1:59:42 AM (Adapter driver for src)

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

from what i understand, your drive = OEM NEC ND-3500AG. you might want to check the NEC forum for ways of flashing the drive with other firmwares. also, Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR) is almost always a media problem, either the drive don’t like the media or the disc itself is crap, or you are attempting to burn too fast for that disc.

thanks so much, let me check out those options - hope something works out from there.

Prior to switching to the Fujifilm DVD-R media, did you change any settings either with your burning software or with your drive?

No, I didn’t change any settings. The Maxwell fifty pack I had, maybe I had three coasters and at first I chalked it up to me needing to restart the computer because once I did the burn was fine. The fujifilms also burned the first three discs I backed up, but then coaster after coaster. Same thing for the last couple of Maxwell’s I had (so that’s why I didn’t think it was the media itself). I have a new pack of maxwell’s “made in japan” and I ordered Taiyo Yuden 4x dvd-r from a reputable online place, so we’ll see once those are delivered. I was wondering if it would be worth it to uninstall the drive and software and reinstall it.

Stop using coffee beans then :slight_smile:

sorry i just had to do it :slight_smile:

okay so I finally got a successful backup on the maxwell dvd-r :bow: . I turned off my screensaver, virus protection, and firewall and reduced speed down to 2x and finally got a burn and the dvd seems to be working fine. Also I read that I shouldn’t do too many back to back burns. So hopefully little to no coasters as long as I keep doing this. For the coasters, would i still be able to burn on them if it never got past 0% (clone dvd just did that “erasing” thing and then gave bad media error)?

Anyways thanks for your help G)-(osters and Mike A :bigsmile: .

turning off the background apps was good because i noticed it said 70% of your memory was in use, and thats a bad thing especially for external drives. I also noticed that the drive was trying to do something with the book-type. maybe that had something to do with it as well. Since your drive will burn dvd+r as a dvd-rom maybe you should try some +r discs. Changing the book-type makes the discs as compatible as -r discs.