SONY DVD RW DW-D22A: Disks are only partially burned

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#1

I am having problem with my SONY DVD RW DW-D22A. It is a random problem that I do not know how to fix. Sometimes, the disk I burn only get burned partially…

Here is the image of the disk after I burned 4GB ISO image… :sad:

(Notice that burn trail is only present in the middle of the disk >.<)

I tried burning it 4 times, all with the same result (see picture above). Same thing, begining of the disk is not burned.

Sometimes, it is the opposite. (using another ISO file) Only the edges are burned and not the middle. :confused:

It is not ISO file fault, because usually I restart my computer, and I can burn normally again.

However today, I failed to burn an ISO image 4 times (even after restarting my computer), so I finally pulled out my old Sony External SONY DVD RW DRU-510A, and burned it with no problem.

I do not know what to do… Please help :sad:

What could it be???

[ul]
[li]Over use? Because I burn 5-6 images per day?
[/li][li]Because I burn using maximum speed and my DVD+R are 8x, while my DVD burner is 16x?
[/li][li]Bad drivers?
[/li][li]Bad drive?
[/li][li]Mysterious acts of God???
[/li][/ul]

EDIT: This problem started when I switched to SONY DVD+R disks :confused: Before that I used Verbatim DVD+R with no problems! :confused:

Alcohol 120% Diagnostic:

########################### System Information ###########################
Windows XP Professional 5.1 Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Processor info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.20GHz x 2 (3192MHz)
Memory Available to Windows: 1,047,916 KB

############################ Program Information ###########################
File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\Alcohol.exe
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol 120%
Original: alcohol.exe
Product: Alcohol 120%
Trademarks: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2005 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 1.9.5 ( Build 3105 )
Date: 2005/07/05
Size: 1517568 Bytes
Hash: 7b483efea095f765ee87cc5b23643dcd
Hash(1): d1a6dcfed81ff332d01c55e3cbc5c0e68bc7c1025c3ae23577c953ca5d59955
Hash(2): 80965b475776dcff3fc125950300bc53e7fff35f2cb2cb2f83c727ad952c740
File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\alcoholx.dll
Description: Alcohol virtual device control library
Original: alcoholx.dll
Copyright: Copyright © 2000-2004
Version: 3.47.0 ( Build 0 )
Date: 2004/08/12
Size: 74752 Bytes
Hash: 1b7083f2ca3a98bb3c14c3a08ad5c2d2
File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\devsupp.dll
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Original: devsupp.dll
Product: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2003 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 2.4.0 ( Build 627 )
Date: 2005/07/08
Size: 42496 Bytes
Hash: cb8e209009b1a3fd93103fad4efe4085

########################### Options Setting ###########################
Devices control interface: Default Driver Control Interface
CPU Priority Level: High
Memory Buffer Size (MB): 128
Examine the accuracy of data read from physical device: Yes
Turn off “Auto-Select best write speed” function if possible: No
Overburn disc(s): No
Fill memory buffer before recording discs: Yes
Ignore Media Type: Yes
RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) Emulation: No
BAD Sectors Emulation: No
Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: No
Laserlock Emulation: No
Current Language: English

############################ Device(s) List ############################
( D: ) SONY DVD RW DW-D22A (atapi, Port 0, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
( E: ) SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E (atapi, Port 0, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0)
( J: ) SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM (Vax347s, Port 3, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)

##################### Installed Device Drivers List #####################
1394BUS.SYS ACPI.sys afd.sys arp1394.sys ati2cqag.dll
ati2dvag.dll ati2mtag.sys ati3duag.dll ativvaxx.dll audstub.sys
BATTC.SYS Beep.SYS BOOTVID.dll Cdfs.SYS cdrom.sys
CLASSPNP.SYS compbatt.sys disk.sys DMICall.sys dmio.sys
dmload.sys drmk.sys dump_atapi.sys dump_WMILIB.SYS Dxapi.sys
dxg.sys dxgthk.sys e1000325.sys fdc.sys Fips.SYS
flpydisk.sys fltMgr.sys Fs_Rec.SYS fsvga.sys ftdisk.sys
hal.dll HDAudBus.sys HidBatt.sys HIDCLASS.SYS HIDPARSE.SYS
hidusb.sys HSF_CNXT.sys HSF_DP.sys HSFHWAZL.sys HTTP.sys
i8042prt.sys iaStor.sys imapi.sys InCDfs.SYS InCDPass.sys
InCDrec.SYS incdrm.SYS intelppm.sys ipnat.sys ipsec.sys
isapnp.sys kbdclass.sys KDCOM.DLL kmixer.sys ks.sys
KSecDD.sys mdmxsdk.sys mnmdd.SYS Modem.SYS mouclass.sys
MountMgr.sys mrxdav.sys mrxsmb.sys Msfs.SYS msgpc.sys
MSPQM.sys mssmbios.sys Mup.sys naveng.sys navex15.sys
NDIS.sys ndistapi.sys ndisuio.sys ndiswan.sys NDProxy.SYS
netbios.sys netbt.sys nic1394.sys Npfs.SYS ntdll.dll
Ntfs.sys ntoskrnl.exe Null.SYS ohci1394.sys parport.sys
PartMgr.sys pci.sys pciide.sys PCIIDEX.SYS portcls.sys
psched.sys ptilink.sys PxHelp20.sys rasacd.sys rasl2tp.sys
raspppoe.sys raspptp.sys raspti.sys rdbss.sys RDPCDD.sys
rdpdr.sys redbook.sys RtkHDAud.sys savrt.sys Savrtpel.sys
SCSIPORT.SYS smrt.sys sr.sys srv.sys STREAM.SYS
swenum.sys SYMEVENT.SYS SYMREDRV.SYS SYMTDI.SYS sysaudio.sys
tcpip.sys TDI.SYS termdd.sys update.sys USBD.SYS
usbehci.sys usbhub.sys USBPORT.SYS USBSTOR.SYS usbuhci.sys
Vax347b.sys Vax347s.sys vga.sys VIDEOPRT.SYS VolSnap.sys
wanarp.sys watchdog.sys wdmaud.sys win32k.sys WMILIB.SYS

################## Detailed Information of Device(s) ##################

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
( D: ) SONY DVD RW DW-D22A(0:0) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: SONY
Product Identification: DVD RW DW-D22A
Production Revision Level: BFS1
Location: atapi, Port 0, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW DAO(96), TAO, DVD DAO
BURN-Free Technology: SMART-BURN
Auto-Select best write speed: SMART-BURN
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
Response Data Format: 02h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: Yes
DVD-ROM Read: Yes
DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: Yes
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: Yes
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
C2 Pointers Support: Yes
ISRC Supported: Yes
UPC Supported: Yes
Read Bar Code: No
Lock media into the drive: Yes
Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
Prevent Jumper: No
Eject Command: Yes
Separate volume levels: Yes
Separate channel mute: Yes
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: Yes

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
( E: ) SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E(0:1) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: SAMSUNG
Product Identification: DVD-ROM SD-616E
Production Revision Level: F500
Location: atapi, Port 0, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
Response Data Format: 02h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/No
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: No
DVD-ROM Read: Yes
DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: No
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
C2 Pointers Support: Yes
ISRC Supported: Yes
UPC Supported: Yes
Read Bar Code: No
Lock media into the drive: Yes
Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
Prevent Jumper: No
Eject Command: Yes
Separate volume levels: Yes
Separate channel mute: Yes
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: Yes

#######################################################################


#2

Try a different burning application.
You could try DVDdecrypter to burn your iso’s with.


#3

So the disc you burn - does it miss some data? If not, and if it can be read fine, that means the drive uses different laser powers for different burn regions, and thus you can see them - and there is nothing to worry about. You should do some transfer/quality scans, and we’ll see what is it about. Though if data is fine, I dont think you should worry about it.


#4

I tried both Nero 6.6 and Alcohol 120%. Similar results on both. Moreover, every time I tried to burn with Nero 6.6 this problem occured. If I use Alcohol 120%, the problem seem to be random.

Data is, in fact, missing. :confused: If I use my computer to read the disk, it just hangs trying to read it. (since it reads blank, non burned, disk region). Similar results from the DVD player. (when I tried to burn home movie, and got similar bad disk.) :sad:


#5

Strange - it’s not something I have ever seen. I don’t think there is much you can do - well, try a different firmware perhaps.

Or maybe it’s only a faulty batch?


#6

My computer is Sony VAIO, and they do not offer any firmware updates for my DVD. Either way, I installed all the updates they offered for my computer few months ago. (they do not have any more updates since last time)

I have updated Nero recently, but problem still presented itself in Alcohol 120.

Today, I did a little bit of experiment:

I made an ISO image with Nero 6.6, and burned it using Alcohol 120. The only change I made is that instead of specifying maximum burn speed, I set it to minimum of 4x.

The disk got burned correctly. (and I did not restart my computer before burning it either).

Maybe it is the Sony DVD+R disks fault. As I mentioned before, I did not have any problems with Verbatim DVD+R disks. :confused:

I will try burning from now on using minimum speeds. See if that will fix my problem ^^. Then switch back to Verbatim DVD+R disks. :iagree:


#7

Hmmm DAMN YOU SONY. I myself have had this Sony DW-D18A for about 1 year and a half or so . Hard to remember when i got this tricky bastard. Been trying all sorts of firmwares just tryed codeguys CG05 the one that’s supposed to have better burn support. Doesn’t seem to matter what the firmware I’m using the results are the same.
I get what I call little burn gaps right on the inside of the DVD. Right next to where you can stick your finger through. about the size of what was my middle finger and now it’s the size of my thumbnail from sony going right up my ass. Actually though this drive is quite the wonder. It makes these gaps and the results vary. On most of my Ritek Ridatas
I just went through 100 stack maybe threw away about 10 or so. I use Discjuggler or Nero new versions for my PS2 backing up I got an older ps2 with swap magic and a slide card. I also use clonedvd and anydvd for my movie needs.
when I first got my drive things we’re great for about a year or so. recently I’ve had more defective burns than normal. I did notice right before I got my shipment of verbatim 4x generics last friday I had saved Toca 2 race driver for PS2 to hard disk cause I was out of disks messing with stuff trying to get better burns. Keep in mind even with a gap I can play games… Right now I just backup’d Area 51 and Star Wars Ep III for ps2
both have same size gap in same place on dvd. had this problem with ritek, teon, verbatim my drive never had problems with these brands til more recently. Anyway Area 51 disappointed me. it loaded I started playing got to intro movie. IT skipped so bad the characters started repeating dialogue taking forever to get through the cutscenes. didn’t even get to the gameplay turned off and got on here to see what I can do. I’m going to try to make and image to disc save it then burn to disc at 4x instead of maximum… my drive goes up to 8x I believe and for some reason discjuggler, nero and I just got alcohol 120% after reading a thread on here how to remove older version got the latest. noticed if you have the original disc and you make a copy from same burner the only speeds are like 8x and 2.4x or something no 4x
I just snapped to the fact my toca2.cdi discjuggler image I had sitting on hard disk for 2 days burned perfectly when I wasn’t using burn from same drive. I have two drives right now. Sony DW-D18A and ASUS CRW-5224 A 52X cd burner. I noticed too my DW-D18A has had problems recognizing CDRs even though it says it does 40 or 48x I forget at moment. haven’t been concerned with that as i have this asus. I’m thinking I might have to replace this sony dw-d18a with another cheap ass OEM I saw on newegg.com they have a pioneer, NEC and even an ASUS all 16 x with DL capabilities at 4x not 2.4x so it would be a nice upgrade anyway for this piece of crap drive. all brands by the way are from 35 to 48 bucks I got this damned sony liteon knockoff for 80 bucks through pricegrabber last year… Should have waited … :>
Anyway Area 51 skips movies don’t want to play it til I can make better copy will try making image first then burning this has worked in past. Might have to try reinstalling original dw-d18a YVS2 .bin file I got from one of these servers :>
I noticed last poster had the sony dw22a which seems to be one notch up from mine. Similiar problem. I did have earlier verbatim 4x’s give me horizontal gaps small going along the spiral of the regular dvd data. the gaps I have now are straight vertical gaps going out toward the edge of the disc from the center currently only bout half and inch. they used to be slightly smaller and broken. now it looks like straight catscratch…
I’m glad I read the last post as I did notice I’ve been using maximum instead of selecting 4x. In discjuggler, Nero and Alcohol it will go by the original speed not the write althought it does say its writing at 4x I get the feeling it’s not doing it properly :>
anyway I’m off


#8

Oh yeah I forgot (really baked and angry at computer today had to work early this morning to boot) Star Wars Ep III works perfectly as far as I can tell. plays movies without skipping and the cutscenes in this game are freaking sweet. Looks just like the movie previews I saw. Haven’t seen movie yet. heard mixed reviews getting bootleg from a friend here soon he’s getting the dvd early from another friend and me with my dvd burner. need to get to bottom of my problem. I’m getting gaps with my movies too using new versions of clonedvd and anydvd. movies play sometimes some of em freeze half way through. had to make new copies of a few of em. also this was interesting I made a better backup of Driv3r for PS2… had one that was gapped and didn’t want to load. got me those new ridata 100 stack and I think I might have told it to copy at 4x on this case. anyway took gapped backup that didn’t work and made a perfectly good copy from it using a new disc. so the problems this drive seem very sporadic. seems like faulty lens prolly losing calibration or something just downloaded EEPROM too gonna mess with that before I revert back to original firmware. need to get LTNFN for that anyway :> which reminds me need to go do that :>
BTW Star Wars III the game it pretty damned cool as far as gameplay and cutscenes :>


#9

Hi all,
My question is not directly related to Vexy’s burning problem, but it’s about SONY DVD RW DW-D22A, so I thought I would post here.

My cousin gave me his old Sony DVD RW DW-D22A burner (without any installation CDs or drivers, for that matter) and as I was trying to install the burner, I was not able to because I am missing the required driver/ installation CD.

I contacted Sony, but they were of no help.

If anyone has any information on how to get my hands on it, or has one that they could send to me, or any help in general, it would be greatly appreaciated.

Thank you so much in advance,

Jake


#10

you don’t really need any drivers for dvd burners…


#11

In addition to mrQQ’s answer, you only need burning software, and software to playback dvd’s. That’s the only software that comes with a drive. Normally, during installation Windows detects the drive and uses it’s build in drivers.

:wink: Leo


#12

Well, as I said in my last post ^^ I switched to burning only at 4x speeds :iagree: And I no longer have any problems. All my disks are getting burned as they should with no gapping or errors ^^. I am so happy ^^! :iagree: :bigsmile:

My only comment is that when selecting maximum speed, the burner maybe burning as fast as it can, and thus going at speeds more then the DVD+R are design for.

But anyway, I fixed my problem. Thank you for all the help guys!! :iagree:

Did writting at 4x speed worked for you?