Sony DW-G120A/Nero "Communication Error"

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#1

Howdy,

             Recently I've been having trouble with my 

DW-G120A burner. I’m using firmware MYS6.

On occasion I get a ‘communication error’ from Nero 6.6.0.14 &
DVD Decrypter when writing to TY DVD-R at 4x.

It does not happen during every burn.
I’d say the occurrence is at about 40%.

This issue started 2 weeks ago.

I do not think the media is faulty, as I never have had this type of
problem with TY media in the past. When doing 4x simulations using
the same TY DVD-R, on average I get 2 successful burns and 1
failed burn.

My PC is an old Sony Vaio RX470DS with a 1.5GHZ P4, 256MB RAM,
120GB HD, and XP Pro SP2. I plan to replace this POS very soon but
in the mean time I would like to continue burning DVD-Rs.

My most recent failure was this morning, which was surprising
because I defragmented my HD last night.

Any help would be greatly, appreciated!
I am tired of wasting TY discs on failed burns.

Thanks!

Milan

Below is the Nero log for the last failed burn.
The serial number has been removed.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0001), size=45056 bytes,

created 5/28/2003 8:53:46 PM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘H:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’:

Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 5:35:34 PM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.14
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 14d

Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-G120A> Version: MYS6 - HA

1 TA 1 - 6.6.0.14
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected:

ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-116 >Version: 1.22 -

HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.14
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : QUANTUM FIREBALLP AS60.0 atapi Port

0 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JB-00CRA0 atapi Port

0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-116 atapi Port

1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DW-G120A atapi Port

1 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-116 E: CDRom0
SONY DVD RW DW-G120A F: CDRom1

AutoRun : 0
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 40894464 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 255MB (261596kB)
Free physical memory: 64MB (66392kB)
Memory in use : 74 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

20.1.2007
UDF/ISO compilation
9:49:17 AM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files reallocation started

9:49:18 AM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

9:49:18 AM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6314
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : TRUE
Write : FALSE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 2 (Max. of 31 chars)
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

9:49:18 AM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files sorted

9:49:18 AM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

9:49:18 AM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer SONY DVD RW DW-G120A running

9:49:18 AM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3297
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:49:18 AM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3297
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:49:18 AM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3230
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

9:49:18 AM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 267
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45,

4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2236399 (496:58.49,

4367MB)

9:49:18 AM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

9:49:18 AM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2433
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TYG02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

9:49:18 AM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 445
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

9:49:18 AM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp,

Line 830
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2236400 (2236400) =

#2236400/496:58.50
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not

required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0

blocks, length 2236400 blocks [SONY DVD RW DW-G120A]


9:49:18 AM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp,

Line 1043
Prepare recorder [SONY DVD RW DW-G120A] 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    4580147200, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
 2236400 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00

9:49:18 AM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

9:49:18 AM #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4114
Cache writing successful.

9:49:18 AM #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

9:49:18 AM #19 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Simulation started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

9:49:18 AM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp,

Line 2643
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos,

no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

9:49:18 AM #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2316
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

9:49:18 AM #22 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21592
Set BUFE: Power-Burn -> ON , Adapt writespeed to disc : ON

9:49:18 AM #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2470
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

9:49:18 AM #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8821
---- 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: 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

9:49:19 AM #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1288
09:49:19.941 - SONY DVD RW DW-G120A\H1 T1 : Queue again

later

9:49:46 AM #26 SCSI -1024 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x02E50000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x08
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x4D 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20

0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x08 0x03

9:49:46 AM #27 CDR -1024 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Communication failure

9:49:46 AM #28 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

9:49:46 AM #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

9:49:46 AM #30 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2708
EndDAO: Last written address was 19711

9:51:34 AM #31 Phase 35 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Simulation aborted

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes,

created 5/19/2006 3:16:24 PM
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0001), size=17005 bytes,

created 5/28/2003 8:53:46 PM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=3.00.33a, size=36528 bytes,

created 8/24/2006 9:47:00 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180

(xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004

11:59:42 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows

NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)


#2

Hi,

there is a Quantum Fireball HDD running in PIO mode. This should be fixed. Also, communication errors may often be related to bad cables.

Michael


#3

Hi Michael,

                   Thanks for the reply. I do not use the Quantum Fireball when writing to discs. It is an old hard drive that houses a few older OSs. All data is written from the Western Digital 120GB Drive.

Thanks Again,

Milan


#4

This old drive might cause these communication errors, even if you don’t use it.

Michael