SONY DVDRW DW-U18A - Always get Illegal Disc operation

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#1

Hi there,
whenever I try to burn any data into a DVD I get the “Illegal disc” error. I’m new with this problem because just days ago my burner worked without any trouble. I have a SONY DVDRW DW-U18A.

I have the UFS1 firmware version, already changed it to UYS1 and UYS4 with LtnFW software, and as soon as I update it, the tray doesn’t open anymore, so I changed it back to UFS1 and still get the Illegal disc error all the time.

What can I do? Is there another firmware out there that works with my DVD burner?

Please help me, I use my burner almost everyday and now my PC seems to be useless without it.

Thank you in advance. :slight_smile:


#2

you used nero to burn it? if so open C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\NeroHistory.log its the burning log copy & paste the latest but dont include nero’s serial also run nero infotool click the floppy icon and click save open the saved file and copy & paste,do you have any packet writing software?


#3

This is the last record in the Log File…

====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======
Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Archivos de programa\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 16/12/2003 09:18:06 p.m.
Nero version: 6.3.1.17 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-U18A> Version: UFS1 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.17
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <SONY DVD RW DW-U18A >Version: UFS1 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.17
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y080L0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DW-U18A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148A atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DW-U18A G: CDRom0
SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148A H: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 759MB (777580kB)
Free physical memory: 320MB (327804kB)
Memory in use : 57 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

24.7.2005
UDF compilation
06:49:52 p.m. #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6065
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

06:49:52 p.m. #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

06:49:52 p.m. #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer SONY DVD RW DW-U18A running

06:49:52 p.m. #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3172
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

06:49:53 p.m. #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 1576799 (350:23.74, 3079MB)

06:49:53 p.m. #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 257
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD DVD)

06:49:53 p.m. #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2137
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-U18A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: PRINCO -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

06:49:53 p.m. #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 418
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

06:49:53 p.m. #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1576800 (1576800) = #1576800/350:24.0
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1576800 blocks [SONY DVD RW DW-U18A ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

06:49:53 p.m. #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
Prepare recorder [SONY DVD RW DW-U18A ] 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 3229286400, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
1576800 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

06:49:53 p.m. #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching of files started

06:49:53 p.m. #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4182
Cache writing successful.

06:49:53 p.m. #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching of files completed

06:49:53 p.m. #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

06:49:53 p.m. #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

06:49:53 p.m. #16 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 9:54,204 (594204ms) -> OK

06:49:53 p.m. #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1879
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

06:49:53 p.m. #18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20401
Set BUFE: Buffer under-run error protection -> ON , Generic write control : ON

06:49:53 p.m. #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2020
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

06:49:53 p.m. #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8128
---- 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: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

06:50:17 p.m. #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1294
18:50:17.498 - SONY DVD RW DW-U18A\H1 T0 : Queue again later

06:54:04 p.m. #22 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1442
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x05BC0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x05
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x14 0xA0 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x05

06:54:04 p.m. #23 CDR -1046 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Illegal disc

06:54:04 p.m. #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

06:54:04 p.m. #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

06:54:05 p.m. #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2256
EndDAO: Last written address was 5279

06:54:05 p.m. #27 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

06:54:05 p.m. #28 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

06:54:05 p.m. #29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.18a, size=20576 bytes, created 10/07/2005 04:25:43 p.m. (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148), size=86656 bytes, created 17/08/2001 10:51:56 p.m. (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 1 (Security Option)

====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======

The Nero InfoTool crashes when I try to save the file, so I took a snapshot of it, hope it is useful.

I’m sorry but I didn’t understand your last question: “do you have any packet writing software?” What does it mean?



#4

nero infotool probably crashed cuz its old , get the latets version of nero

anyway the media you used is very very bad crap quality and that is likely the cause, use another brand i recommend taiyo yuden you can get some from www.rima.com


#5

Thank you, I’ll try with a different brand of DVDs, I just got a spindle of these at Office Depot.

I’m using Nero 6.3, the weird thing is that I alreayd burned some discs of that brand without any troubles, but now no one of the remaining discs seem to work, so that’s why I started thinking about the malfunction of my burner.

I’ll let you know as soon as I get better discs.

Thanks man.