Session Fixation Error from Philips+-RW DVD8631

Ok here is what happened, I was having no problems at all then some windows files got messed up on my Dell Dimension 4700, After going through the tortures of the damned I was able to get a Windows XP SP2 reinstallation disc but not the system resources disc. After reformatting the HDD and reinstalling windows I reinstalled most of the critical drivers i had to have someone for me off the dell website. After I got everything reinstalled I found that I could burn CDs but not DVDs I get a session fixation error. I tried to update to the latest firmware listed on dell’s site (GD30) and it get an error saying my model of drive is not supported. So I try to cross flash it to a BenQ which had bad results at first cause I used the wrong firmware :doh: . But I got it recovered and flashed it with the proper BenQ firmware and I am still having the same issue. I have tried burning it in Nero 7.2.0.3, Record now, DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink and gotten the same result every time. Does anyone know how I might get this drive burning again?

Here is the log from nero:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 9/10/1999 12:06:00 PM 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 1:54:32 PM 

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.2.0.3
Internal Version: 7, 2, 0, 3

Recorder:             <BENQ DVD DD DW1620>      Version: B7H9 - HA 1 TA 4 - 7.2.0.3
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <SAMSUNG  DVD-ROM SD-616E >Version: F501 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.2.0.3
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral      : SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E          atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : BENQ DVD DD DW1620               atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : Maxtor 6Y080M0                   atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD800JB-00FMA0      13.0     ultra Port 2 ID 1  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : OE3272Z AYA541I         1.0     dtscsi Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E    D:   CDRom0
BENQ DVD DD DW1620         E:   CDRom4
OE3272Z AYA541I            H:   CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 40894464 (0) Byte
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 254MB (260176kB)
Free physical memory: 25MB (26244kB)
Memory in use       : 89 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

7.7.2006
UDF/ISO compilation
5:59:19 PM	#1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	DVD-Video files reallocation started
	
5:59:20 PM	#2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)
	
5:59:21 PM	#3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6424
	UDF document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	Simulate                : FALSE
	Write                   : TRUE
	Finalize CD             : TRUE
	Multisession            : FALSE
	Burning mode            : DAO
	Mode                    : 1
	UDF Mode                : UDF/ISO bridge
	UDF Options             : automatic
	UDF Revision            : 1.02
	UDF Partition Type      : physical
	ISO Level               : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
	Character set           : ISO 9660
	Joliet                  : FALSE
	Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
	Allow more than 255 characters in path  : TRUE
	Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions        : TRUE
	
5:59:21 PM	#4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	DVD-Video files sorted
	
5:59:21 PM	#5 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
	ReadBuffer-Pipe got 39936KB of Memory
	
5:59:21 PM	#6 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
	Reader running
	
5:59:21 PM	#7 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
	Writer E: BENQ DVD DD DW1620 running
	
5:59:21 PM	#8 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
5:59:21 PM	#9 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
5:59:21 PM	#10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3365
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
5:59:22 PM	#11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 289
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:            2286159 (508:02.09, 4465MB)
	
5:59:22 PM	#12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 301
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
5:59:22 PM	#13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2715
	Recorder: BENQ DVD DD DW1620, Media type: DVD+R
	
5:59:22 PM	#14 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 473
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
5:59:22 PM	#15 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 + 2286160 (2286160) = #2286160/508:2.10
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286160 blocks [E: BENQ DVD DD DW1620]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
5:59:22 PM	#16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
	Prepare recorder [E: BENQ DVD DD DW1620] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    4682055680, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 2286160 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
5:59:22 PM	#17 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 39
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
5:59:22 PM	#18 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 84
	SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
	
5:59:22 PM	#19 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Caching of files started
	
5:59:22 PM	#20 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4199
	Cache writing successful.
	
5:59:22 PM	#21 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Caching of files completed
	
5:59:22 PM	#22 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)
	
5:59:22 PM	#23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2707
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
5:59:22 PM	#24 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 290
	E: CdRom4: 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 x052aae00: Len x804
	
5:59:22 PM	#25 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5676
	Book Type automatically set to: Current recorder setting
	
5:59:22 PM	#26 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
5:59:37 PM	#27 SPTI -1176 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 290
	E: CdRom4: 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 x05470000: 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 
	
5:59:37 PM	#28 CDR -1176 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
	Session fixation error
	E: BENQ DVD DD DW1620
	
5:59:37 PM	#29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
5:59:37 PM	#30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	conversion idle, stopping reader
	
5:59:37 PM	#31 SPTI -1176 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 290
	E: CdRom4: 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 
	
5:59:37 PM	#32 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Generating DVD high compatibility borders
	
5:59:37 PM	#33 CDR -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
	Session fixation error
	E: BENQ DVD DD DW1620
	
5:59:37 PM	#34 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
	Could not perform end of Disc-at-once
	
5:59:37 PM	#35 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes, created 5/19/2006 2:16:24 PM 
File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 9/10/1999 12:06:00 PM 
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=3.00.11B, size=46080 bytes, created 5/16/2006 1:23:54 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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

Help. This looks like the same problem I am having. I should say that my burner worked fine using Nero 6 reloaded. WhenI ungraded to Nero 7 it stopped working. It will run througt all sequences ok (coding the movie) until it starts the burn. Then it fails right at the begining (usually it get to about 3.7%, just after the disc has runs up to spead.) I am using the philip GD30 firmware (flashed without a problem) on my Dell 8400.

It might work if I reinstall nero 6 but I dont want to do this.

Does anyone have any suggestions.

Physical memory : 254MB (260176kB)
[B]Free physical memory: 25MB[/B] (26244kB)
Memory in use : 89 %

HOW should this ever work??

You should remove your Nero key from the log!

Try B7P9 as a minimum upgrade for this frive. B7T9 and B7W9 are also very good.

As to the install of optical drives

  • remove or swiitch the Samsung to slave
  • get rid of the CdRomPeripheral : OE3272Z AYA541I 1.0 dtscsi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off (virtual drive ?)
  • one HD is DMA off “DiskPeripheral : WDC WD800JB-00FMA0 13.0 ultra Port 2 ID 1 DMA: Off”

Done. :wink:

Is there any page where i can lookup the diffs between all those versions?

Thanks