Suddenly having problems with dvd shrink

I’ve never had any real problems burning dvds.

A few weeks ago my DVD burner had problems reading Ronin (i managed to read it on another comp with an old dvd drive and burnt it ok).

Lately I have had a lot of errors trying to burn dvds with only the odd success.

I just updated my firmware and nero but instead of not burning and then freezing up it burns 2% then gives me the errors.

I’ve also tried dvdfab and pretty much the same thing happens.

Here is the error log

1A20-0218-0370-2363-8674-1140*

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 2/11/2004 12:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero API version: 6.6.1.15
Using interface version: 6.3.1.4
Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero
Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 15

Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H22L>Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.15
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H22L atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6V300F0 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3320620A atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H22L D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2096620kB)
Free physical memory: 1579MB (1617448kB)
Memory in use : 22 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

5.7.2007
NeroAPI
5:53:18 PM #1 Phase 112 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 275
DVD-Video files reallocation started

5:53:19 PM #2 Phase 114 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 275
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

5:53:19 PM #3 Phase 111 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 275
DVD-Video files sorted

5:53:19 PM #4 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 403
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

5:53:19 PM #5 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
DRM: Beginning burn process.

5:53:19 PM #6 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

5:53:19 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

5:53:19 PM #8 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3316
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

5:54:02 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2286127 (508:01.52, 4465MB)

5:54:02 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 293
Write in overburning mode: NO

5:54:02 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2616
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H22L, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TTH02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

5:54:02 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 459
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================
Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: unknown. Medium required by compilation: DVD R/RW, DVD DL, DVD-RAM.)

5:54:02 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 814
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2286128 (2286128) = #2286128/508:1.53
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286128 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H22L]
--------------------------------------------------------------

5:54:02 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1013
Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H22L] 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 4681990144, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2286128 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

5:54:02 PM #15 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 208
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

5:54:02 PM #16 Phase 24 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 275
Caching of files started

5:54:02 PM #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4158
Cache writing successful.

5:54:02 PM #18 Phase 25 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 275
Caching of files completed

5:54:02 PM #19 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 275
Burn process started at 16x (22,160 KB/s)

5:54:02 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2717
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

5:54:02 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2846
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

5:54:02 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3002
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

5:54:02 PM #23 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 178
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 64 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 24
Buffer x056701c0: Len x648

5:54:02 PM #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8737
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
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: 2FE10 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`…0@P…!..
00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

5:59:36 PM #25 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 178
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x80
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 0C 80
Buffer x22050040: 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

5:59:36 PM #26 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 281
Write error
D: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H22L

5:59:36 PM #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3246
EndDAO: Last written address was -1

5:59:36 PM #28 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 275
Burn process failed at 16x (22,160 KB/s)

5:59:36 PM #29 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

5:59:36 PM #30 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

5:59:36 PM #31 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 253
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

5:59:43 PM #32 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9945
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

5:59:43 PM #33 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 403
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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

Try using either Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden (TY), blank discs. Try cutting back the write speed to half the maximum rate of the disc, if it is 16X media, then burn @8X. How old is this drive?