Sony Vaio laptop doesn\'t write DVD-RWs (Pioneer DVR-K16)

[qanda]This thread is about the Pioneer DVR-K16. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hello, this is my first time here ,and my first forum post . I’am not sure how this works so i’ll just ask my question? I’ve had a vaio laptop for 6 months and now it’s decided not to write to dvd-rw .It used to? It still writes to normal dvds ,i’ve tried nero and roxio although they reconize the drives ability to write too dvd-rw ect . Also they reconize the DVD-RW and try to write to it but quicky fail.I’ve also tried several different brands of media.So anyway hope someone can help.

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

What brands of RW disc have you tried? Laptop drives can be a little more picky that their desktop counterparts.

Can you try another RW burn in Nero, and if it fails, it should ask if you want to save an error log - say yes, and post the log here, so we can see what’s going wrong :slight_smile:

Thx for helping , Ok i’am using Verbatim and have tried sony and Pioneer and some others.This is from Roxio Digital media>Sense: 03 ASC: 73 ASCQ: 03 (Command 00)

Px.dll: 2.7.33.500
pxdrv.dll: 1.1.79.0
PxMas.dll: 2.7.33.500
PxSFS.DLL: 2.7.33.500
PxWave.dll: 2.7.33.500
pxwma.dll: 1.0.0.3
So hope this helps ,i dumped nero after it would’nt work but am downloading it again if you need its error log, will post it aswell asap

Hmm, I’m not very good with Roxio error logs or codes, so a Nero one would be preferred if you could try it :flower:

But you’re using the best media, so I doubt very much that’s the problem - hopefully a detailed Nero log will tell us a bit more about system settings and so on.

When i close Roxio i get a Mediahub.exe-Application error.>The instruction at "0x0039b720"referenced memory at "0x8037a720"The memory could not be written> When i click on that it says Microsoft visual c++ Runtime library, Runtime error! Program…common files/sonic shared/sonic central/main/mediahub.exe R6025 -Pure virtual function call ? But i can still write to DVDs and i don’t think i get that with nero and i have also reformatted laptop but it didnt help. Will have nero log in sec.

I’m no software expert, but that sounds like a bug in the program itself.

Hopefully the log will shed some light :slight_smile:

Hope this i

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 8.2.8.0
Internal Version: 8, 2, 8, 0
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D>Version: 1.10 - HA 1 TA 0 - 8.2.8.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2000kB
Bus Type : default
CD-ROM: <PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D>Version: 1.10 - HA 1 TA 0 - 8.2.8.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : TOSHIBA MK8032GSX atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D F: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1022MB (1046636kB)
Free physical memory: 491MB (503228kB)
Memory in use : 51 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

18.9.2008
ISO compilation
7:41:08 AM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

7:41:09 AM #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6655
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
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

7:41:09 AM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3349
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

7:41:09 AM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3502
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

7:41:09 AM #5 Text 0 File FilesystemSettingsValidator.cpp, Line 142
FS Settings: using validator 'CUDFSettingsValidatorDVD’
ParamMode = ‘automatic’, changing UDF partition type from ‘physical’ to 'physical’
Changing UDF revision from ‘1.02’ to ‘1.02’

7:41:10 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2297887 (510:38.37, 4488MB)
Last address to be written: 359503 ( 79:53.28, 702MB)

7:41:10 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

7:41:10 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2957
Recorder: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D, Media type: DVD-RW
Disc Manufacturer ID: <MCC 01> <RW4X >
Disc Application Code: 2, Disc Physical Code: 214

7:41:10 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

7:41:10 AM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 762
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 359504 (359504) = #359504/79:53.29
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 359504 blocks [F: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D]
--------------------------------------------------------------

7:41:10 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 964
Prepare [F: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 736264192, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 359504 | 0 | 0x00
359504 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

7:41:10 AM #12 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 240
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

7:41:10 AM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4288
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

7:41:10 AM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files started

7:41:10 AM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4407
Cache writing successful.

7:41:10 AM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files completed

7:41:10 AM #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

7:41:10 AM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2681
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

7:41:10 AM #19 Text 0 File DVDMinusRW.cpp, Line 262
Perform ‘Quick Format’ (type 15h) to set disc in ‘Restricted Overwrite Mode’.

7:41:10 AM #20 Phase 136 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Quick Format DVD-RW

7:41:36 AM #21 SPTI -1106 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 197
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1106)
CDB Data: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
Sense Area: 0x71 00 03 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 73 03

7:41:36 AM #22 CDR -1106 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1688
Power calibration error
F: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D

7:41:36 AM #23 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1688
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

7:41:36 AM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

7:41:36 AM #25 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

7:41:36 AM #26 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 287
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

7:41:38 AM #27 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11391
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

7:41:38 AM #28 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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

s what you are talking about :slight_smile:

Yep, that’s the one :slight_smile:

But I can’t see anything wrong :eek: (apart from the burn failing, of course!)

Media = good, DMA = on, you’re not overburning…

Have you tried a full format of the media prior to writing, rather than the quick format shown in the log?

Not sure , tried using new disks though , but this is the problem , right now i’am doing the same project exactly with Verbatim DVD-r and it works ?

Well, that’s odd (but good that the drive can still burn successfully).

I’m stumped, I have to say, especially since you’ve used new, good discs.

If the Vaio is still under warranty, I’d contact the manufacturer, because that doesn’t seem right.

Thank you for helping me , with now larger memery sticks i don’t even really need RWables but it gets to me that there is something wrong and i keep trying to figure it out :slight_smile: Most people i ask think it’s weird that it’s only the RW not working, anyway no warranty left so maybe i try and contact Sony or do you think Pioneer, anyway thanks again for trying to fix my problem.

Try ImgBurn (free). First try a ‘Full Erase’ with it and see how that goes.

Thx for the help but it still did’nt work ,here’s the log?I 07:00:58 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 07:00:58 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 07:00:58 Total Physical Memory: 1,046,636 KB - Available: 512,312 KB
I 07:00:58 Initialising SPTI…
I 07:00:58 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 07:00:58 Found 1 DVD±RW!
I 07:01:28 Operation Started!
I 07:01:28 Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D 1.10 (F:) (ATA)
I 07:01:28 Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: MCC 01RW4X) (Speeds: 2x, 4x)
I 07:01:28 Quick Erase: No
I 07:01:28 Erasing Disc…
I 07:01:30 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:02
I 07:02:25 Operation Started!
I 07:02:25 Building Image Tree…
I 07:02:25 Checking Directory Depth…
I 07:02:25 Calculating Totals…
I 07:02:25 Preparing Image…
I 07:02:25 Checking Path Length…
I 07:02:25 Contents: 3 Files, 0 Folders
I 07:02:25 Size: 735,872,852 bytes
I 07:02:25 Sectors: 359,314
I 07:02:25 Image Size: 736,428,032 bytes
I 07:02:25 Image Sectors: 359,584
I 07:02:25 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 07:02:32 Operation Started!
I 07:02:32 Building Image Tree…
I 07:02:34 Checking Directory Depth…
I 07:02:34 Calculating Totals…
I 07:02:34 Preparing Image…
I 07:02:34 Checking Path Length…
I 07:02:34 Contents: 3 Files, 0 Folders
I 07:02:34 Size: 735,872,852 bytes
I 07:02:34 Sectors: 359,314
I 07:02:34 Image Size: 736,428,032 bytes
I 07:02:34 Image Sectors: 359,584
I 07:02:36 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:04
I 07:02:36 Operation Started!
I 07:02:36 Source File: -==//[BUILD IMAGE]/==-
I 07:02:36 Source File Sectors: 359,584 (MODE1/2048)
I 07:02:36 Source File Size: 736,428,032 bytes
I 07:02:36 Source File Volume Identifier: The.Incredible.Hulk[2008]DvDrip-aXXo
I 07:02:36 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.2.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 07:02:36 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 07:02:36 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 07:02:36 Destination Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16D 1.10 (F:) (ATA)
I 07:02:36 Destination Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: MCC 01RW4X) (Speeds: 2x, 4x)
I 07:02:36 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 07:02:36 Write Mode: DVD
I 07:02:36 Write Type: DAO
I 07:02:36 Write Speed: MAX
I 07:02:36 Link Size: Auto
I 07:02:36 Test Mode: No
I 07:02:36 OPC: No
I 07:02:36 BURN-Proof: Enabled
E 07:02:44 Failed to Reserve Track! - Reason: No More Track Reservations Allowed
E 07:02:50 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:13
I 07:02:50 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A