Taiyo Yuden blank DVD high failure rate

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#1

I have burned 200+ Taiyo Yuden with great success…maybe only 5% failure. I ordered another 100 blanks and 50% or more failed. Several months later, I ordered another 100 blanks and 50% or more have failed so far. Same computer, same OS, and I have used three different software burning programs but each or them produced high failure rates. The burner is four years old and I’ve checked for firmware updates for the burner.

I have NEVER had a problem burning to rewriteable (RW) discs. But the last 200 TY02 DVD-Rs have “Write Errors.” :sad: I’m really stumped.


#2

Are these “value line” TY or premium? Who did you order them from?

What burner, make and model? Which burning programs?

Post a burn log for one of your failed burns.


#3

I’m using TY premium…ordered from supermediastore.com
Burner is HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GWA4164B
I’ve used 1Click DVD, ImgBurn, and HP DVD writer.

Log info:
 12/5/2009 1:51:41 PM	info	******************** Report session closed *********************
12/5/2009 1:51:24 PM	info	Burning engine : COPYTODVD
12/5/2009 1:51:24 PM	info	PCSETUP : 1.33.6.92
12/5/2009 1:51:24 PM	info	BOUDUCON : 1.6.2.132
12/5/2009 1:51:24 PM	info	VSO_HWE : 2.0.13.249
12/5/2009 1:51:24 PM	info	DVD2DVD : 5.0.0.8 - 262B
12/5/2009 1:51:24 PM	info	User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/5/2009 1:51:24 PM	info	System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/5/2009 1:51:24 PM	info	Version 4.2.9.1
12/5/2009 1:51:24 PM	info	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy 4.2\1ClickDvdCopy.exe"
12/5/2009 1:51:24 PM	info	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
12/5/2009 12:51:04 PM	info	******************** Report session closed *********************
12/5/2009 11:35:23 AM	info	Burning started
12/5/2009 11:28:01 AM	info	Burning started
12/5/2009 11:25:26 AM	info	Burning started
12/5/2009 11:20:42 AM	info	Burning started
12/5/2009 9:53:41 AM	info	Burning started
12/5/2009 9:53:41 AM	info	Preparing to burn
12/5/2009 9:53:41 AM	info	Transcoding finished
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Transcoding started
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Audio Enabled : Audio 1: English (Dolby AC-3 6ch 48Kbps DRC ) (ID: 0x80)
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Audio Language : english
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Include Extras : False
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Free hard disk space : 23.3331 GB
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Dual Layer : False
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Movie Only Menus : False
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Include Subtitles : False
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	DTS Audio : False
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	All Languages : False
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	IncludeExtras : False
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\1ClickDVDCopy\
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Destination : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Volume Name : DVD_MOVIE
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Source : C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Desktop\Movie\DVD(2)\VIDEO_TS(2)
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	Source size : 5.0638 GB
12/5/2009 9:42:32 AM	info	START button pressed ****************************
12/5/2009 9:41:13 AM	info	Burning engine : COPYTODVD
12/5/2009 9:41:13 AM	info	PCSETUP : 1.33.6.92
12/5/2009 9:41:13 AM	info	BOUDUCON : 1.6.2.132
12/5/2009 9:41:13 AM	info	VSO_HWE : 2.0.13.249
12/5/2009 9:41:13 AM	info	DVD2DVD : 5.0.0.8 - 262B
12/5/2009 9:41:13 AM	info	User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/5/2009 9:41:13 AM	info	System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/5/2009 9:41:13 AM	info	Version 4.2.9.1
12/5/2009 9:41:13 AM	info	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy 4.2\1ClickDvdCopy.exe"
12/5/2009 9:41:13 AM	info	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
12/4/2009 10:51:56 PM	info	******************** Report session closed *********************
12/4/2009 10:01:16 PM	info	Transcoding started
12/4/2009 10:01:15 PM	info	Audio Enabled : Audio 1: English (Dolby AC-3 6ch 48Kbps DRC ) (ID: 0x80)
12/4/2009 10:01:14 PM	info	Audio Language : english
12/4/2009 10:01:14 PM	info	Include Extras : False
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	Free hard disk space : 23.5395 GB
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	Dual Layer : False
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	Movie Only Menus : False
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	Include Subtitles : False
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	DTS Audio : False
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	All Languages : False
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	IncludeExtras : False
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\1ClickDVDCopy\
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	Destination : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	Volume Name : <YOU_DONT_MESS_WITH_THE_ZOHAN>
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	Source : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	Source size : 7.9535 GB
12/4/2009 10:01:08 PM	info	START button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 10:00:53 PM	info	Burning engine : COPYTODVD
12/4/2009 10:00:53 PM	info	PCSETUP : 1.33.6.92
12/4/2009 10:00:53 PM	info	BOUDUCON : 1.6.2.132
12/4/2009 10:00:53 PM	info	VSO_HWE : 2.0.13.249
12/4/2009 10:00:53 PM	info	DVD2DVD : 5.0.0.8 - 262B
12/4/2009 10:00:53 PM	info	User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 10:00:53 PM	info	System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 10:00:53 PM	info	Version 4.2.9.1
12/4/2009 10:00:53 PM	info	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy 4.2\1ClickDvdCopy.exe"
12/4/2009 10:00:53 PM	info	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
12/4/2009 6:45:31 PM	info	******************** Report session closed *********************
12/4/2009 6:44:04 PM	info	CANCEL button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 6:44:03 PM	info	Burning started
12/4/2009 6:44:03 PM	info	Preparing to burn
12/4/2009 6:42:59 PM	info	Transcoding finished
12/4/2009 6:42:39 PM	info	Transcoding started
12/4/2009 6:42:37 PM	info	Audio Enabled : Audio 1: English (Dolby AC-3 6ch 48Kbps DRC normal) (ID: 0x80)
12/4/2009 6:42:37 PM	info	Audio Language : english
12/4/2009 6:42:36 PM	info	Include Extras : False
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	Free hard disk space : 28.3645 GB
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	Dual Layer : False
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	Movie Only Menus : False
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	Include Subtitles : False
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	DTS Audio : False
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	All Languages : False
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	IncludeExtras : False
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\1ClickDVDCopy\
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	Destination : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	Volume Name : STAR_TREK_XI_DOM
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	Source : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	Source size : 7.4761 GB
12/4/2009 6:42:34 PM	info	START button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 6:42:27 PM	info	Burning engine : COPYTODVD
12/4/2009 6:42:27 PM	info	PCSETUP : 1.33.6.92
12/4/2009 6:42:27 PM	info	BOUDUCON : 1.6.2.132
12/4/2009 6:42:27 PM	info	VSO_HWE : 2.0.13.249
12/4/2009 6:42:27 PM	info	DVD2DVD : 5.0.0.8 - 262B
12/4/2009 6:42:27 PM	info	User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 6:42:27 PM	info	System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 6:42:27 PM	info	Version 4.2.9.1
12/4/2009 6:42:27 PM	info	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy 4.2\1ClickDvdCopy.exe"
12/4/2009 6:42:27 PM	info	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
12/4/2009 6:33:22 PM	info	******************** Report session closed *********************
12/4/2009 6:17:36 PM	info	Transcoding started
12/4/2009 6:17:35 PM	info	Audio Enabled : Audio 1: English (Dolby AC-3 6ch 48Kbps DRC ) (ID: 0x80)
12/4/2009 6:17:35 PM	info	Audio Language : english
12/4/2009 6:17:35 PM	info	Include Extras : False
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	Free hard disk space : 28.3646 GB
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	Dual Layer : False
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	Movie Only Menus : False
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	Include Subtitles : False
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	DTS Audio : False
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	All Languages : False
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	IncludeExtras : False
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\1ClickDVDCopy\
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	Destination : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	Volume Name : <YOU_DONT_MESS_WITH_THE_ZOHAN>
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	Source : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	Source size : 7.9535 GB
12/4/2009 6:17:28 PM	info	START button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 5:47:52 PM	info	Transcoding started
12/4/2009 5:47:51 PM	info	Audio Enabled : Audio 1: English (Dolby AC-3 6ch 48Kbps DRC ) (ID: 0x80)
12/4/2009 5:47:51 PM	info	Audio Language : english
12/4/2009 5:47:51 PM	info	Include Extras : False
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	Free hard disk space : 28.3653 GB
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	Dual Layer : False
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	Movie Only Menus : False
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	Include Subtitles : False
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	DTS Audio : False
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	All Languages : False
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	IncludeExtras : False
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\1ClickDVDCopy\
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	Destination : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	Volume Name : <YOU_DONT_MESS_WITH_THE_ZOHAN>
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	Source : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	Source size : 7.9535 GB
12/4/2009 5:47:43 PM	info	START button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 5:10:32 PM	info	Transcoding started
12/4/2009 5:10:31 PM	info	Audio Enabled : Audio 1: English (Dolby AC-3 6ch 48Kbps DRC ) (ID: 0x80)
12/4/2009 5:10:30 PM	info	Audio Language : english
12/4/2009 5:10:30 PM	info	Include Extras : False
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	Free hard disk space : 28.3653 GB
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	Dual Layer : False
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	Movie Only Menus : False
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	Include Subtitles : False
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	DTS Audio : False
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	All Languages : False
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	IncludeExtras : False
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\1ClickDVDCopy\
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	Destination : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	Volume Name : <YOU_DONT_MESS_WITH_THE_ZOHAN>
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	Source : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	Source size : 7.9535 GB
12/4/2009 5:10:22 PM	info	START button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 5:10:17 PM	info	Burning engine : COPYTODVD
12/4/2009 5:10:17 PM	info	PCSETUP : 1.33.6.92
12/4/2009 5:10:17 PM	info	BOUDUCON : 1.6.2.132
12/4/2009 5:10:17 PM	info	VSO_HWE : 2.0.13.249
12/4/2009 5:10:17 PM	info	DVD2DVD : 5.0.0.8 - 262B
12/4/2009 5:10:17 PM	info	User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 5:10:17 PM	info	System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 5:10:17 PM	info	Version 4.2.9.1
12/4/2009 5:10:17 PM	info	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy 4.2\1ClickDvdCopy.exe"
12/4/2009 5:10:17 PM	info	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
12/4/2009 4:58:02 PM	info	******************** Report session closed *********************
12/4/2009 4:56:46 PM	info	Burning started
12/4/2009 4:56:46 PM	info	Preparing to burn
12/4/2009 4:56:20 PM	info	Transcoding finished
12/4/2009 4:56:12 PM	info	Transcoding started
12/4/2009 4:56:10 PM	info	Audio Enabled : Audio 1: English (Dolby AC-3 6ch 48Kbps DRC normal) (ID: 0x80)
12/4/2009 4:56:10 PM	info	Audio Language : english
12/4/2009 4:56:10 PM	info	Include Extras : False
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	Free hard disk space : 28.3650 GB
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	Dual Layer : False
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	Movie Only Menus : False
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	Include Subtitles : False
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	DTS Audio : False
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	All Languages : False
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	IncludeExtras : False
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\1ClickDVDCopy\
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	Destination : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	Volume Name : STAR_TREK_XI_DOM
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	Source : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	Source size : 7.4761 GB
12/4/2009 4:56:07 PM	info	START button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 4:56:04 PM	info	Burning engine : COPYTODVD
12/4/2009 4:56:04 PM	info	PCSETUP : 1.33.6.92
12/4/2009 4:56:04 PM	info	BOUDUCON : 1.6.2.132
12/4/2009 4:56:04 PM	info	VSO_HWE : 2.0.13.249
12/4/2009 4:56:04 PM	info	DVD2DVD : 5.0.0.8 - 262B
12/4/2009 4:56:04 PM	info	User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 4:56:04 PM	info	System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 4:56:04 PM	info	Version 4.2.9.1
12/4/2009 4:56:04 PM	info	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy 4.2\1ClickDvdCopy.exe"
12/4/2009 4:56:04 PM	info	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
12/4/2009 4:55:05 PM	info	******************** Report session closed *********************
12/4/2009 4:54:25 PM	info	CANCEL button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 4:54:24 PM	info	Burning started
12/4/2009 4:54:24 PM	info	Preparing to burn
12/4/2009 4:53:51 PM	info	Transcoding finished
12/4/2009 4:53:42 PM	info	Transcoding started
12/4/2009 4:53:41 PM	info	Audio Enabled : Audio 1: English (Dolby AC-3 6ch 48Kbps DRC normal) (ID: 0x80)
12/4/2009 4:53:41 PM	info	Audio Language : english
12/4/2009 4:53:41 PM	info	Include Extras : False
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	Free hard disk space : 28.3664 GB
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	Dual Layer : False
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	Movie Only Menus : False
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	Include Subtitles : False
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	DTS Audio : False
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	All Languages : False
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	IncludeExtras : False
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\1ClickDVDCopy\
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	Destination : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	Volume Name : STAR_TREK_XI_DOM
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	Source : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	Source size : 7.4761 GB
12/4/2009 4:53:39 PM	info	START button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 4:53:28 PM	info	Burning engine : COPYTODVD
12/4/2009 4:53:28 PM	info	PCSETUP : 1.33.6.92
12/4/2009 4:53:28 PM	info	BOUDUCON : 1.6.2.132
12/4/2009 4:53:28 PM	info	VSO_HWE : 2.0.13.249
12/4/2009 4:53:28 PM	info	DVD2DVD : 5.0.0.8 - 262B
12/4/2009 4:53:28 PM	info	User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 4:53:28 PM	info	System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 4:53:28 PM	info	Version 4.2.9.1
12/4/2009 4:53:28 PM	info	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy 4.2\1ClickDvdCopy.exe"
12/4/2009 4:53:28 PM	info	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
12/4/2009 4:11:06 PM	info	******************** Report session closed *********************
12/4/2009 4:10:36 PM	info	CANCEL button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 3:27:29 PM	info	Transcoding started
12/4/2009 3:27:28 PM	info	Audio Enabled : Audio 1: English (Dolby AC-3 6ch 48Kbps DRC ) (ID: 0x80)
12/4/2009 3:27:27 PM	info	Audio Language : english
12/4/2009 3:27:27 PM	info	Include Extras : False
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	Free hard disk space : 28.3887 GB
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	Dual Layer : False
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	Movie Only Menus : False
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	Include Subtitles : False
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	DTS Audio : False
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	All Languages : False
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	IncludeExtras : False
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\1ClickDVDCopy\
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	Destination : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	Volume Name : <YOU_DONT_MESS_WITH_THE_ZOHAN>
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	Source : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B E113 [D] (Ide)
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	Source size : 7.9535 GB
12/4/2009 3:27:19 PM	info	START button pressed ****************************
12/4/2009 3:26:46 PM	info	Burning engine : COPYTODVD
12/4/2009 3:26:46 PM	info	PCSETUP : 1.33.6.92
12/4/2009 3:26:46 PM	info	BOUDUCON : 1.6.2.132
12/4/2009 3:26:46 PM	info	VSO_HWE : 2.0.13.249
12/4/2009 3:26:46 PM	info	DVD2DVD : 5.0.0.8 - 262B
12/4/2009 3:26:46 PM	info	User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 3:26:46 PM	info	System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
12/4/2009 3:26:46 PM	info	Version 4.2.9.1
12/4/2009 3:26:46 PM	info	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy 4.2\1ClickDvdCopy.exe"
12/4/2009 3:26:46 PM	info	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)

#4

There are no error messages in the log you posted. Look in ImgBurn–>Help–>ImgBurn logs and post one of the failed burns with it.

This is a Dell computer? This looks like an OEM version of an LG drive which requires firmware updates from Dell. Though you mentioned HP, so scratch that.

Have you tried burning any of these disks in another drive? Your dvd drive may be malfunctioning.


#5

It is a Dell. I added the HP writer later. I don’t have another DVD drive. I just checked Dell for new firmware but nothing new since 2006. I have mostly used 1ClickDVD, but have used HP writer and more recently ImgBurn.

I just tried again with ImgBurn and yet another coaster (5th in a row) here is the “burn file”:

I 17:07:29 ImgBurn Version 2.5.0.0 started!
I 17:07:29 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 17:07:29 Total Physical Memory: 522,224 KB - Available: 129,564 KB
I 17:07:29 Initialising SPTI…
I 17:07:29 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 17:07:29 Found 1 DVD±RW!
I 17:15:17 Operation Started!
I 17:15:17 Building Image Tree…
I 17:15:17 Checking Directory Depth…
I 17:15:17 Calculating Totals…
I 17:15:17 Preparing Image…
I 17:15:18 Checking Path Length…
I 17:15:18 Contents: 8 Files, 2 Folders
I 17:15:18 Content Type: DVD Video
I 17:15:18 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 17:15:18 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 17:15:18 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
I 17:15:18 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled
I 17:15:18 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
I 17:15:18 TV System: NTSC
I 17:15:18 Size: 4,239,351,808 bytes
I 17:15:18 Sectors: 2,069,996
I 17:15:18 Image Size: 4,239,982,592 bytes
I 17:15:18 Image Sectors: 2,070,304
I 17:15:18 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 17:19:34 Operation Started!
I 17:19:34 Building Image Tree…
I 17:19:34 Checking Directory Depth…
I 17:19:34 Calculating Totals…
I 17:19:34 Preparing Image…
I 17:19:34 Checking Path Length…
I 17:19:34 Contents: 8 Files, 2 Folders
I 17:19:34 Content Type: DVD Video
I 17:19:34 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 17:19:34 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 17:19:34 Volume Label: DONT_MESS_WITH_THE_ZOHAN
I 17:19:34 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled
I 17:19:34 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
I 17:19:34 TV System: NTSC
I 17:19:34 Size: 4,239,351,808 bytes
I 17:19:34 Sectors: 2,069,996
I 17:19:34 Image Size: 4,239,982,592 bytes
I 17:19:34 Image Sectors: 2,070,304
I 17:19:43 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:09
I 17:19:43 Operation Started!
I 17:19:43 Source File: -==//[BUILD IMAGE]/==-
I 17:19:43 Source File Sectors: 2,070,304 (MODE1/2048)
I 17:19:43 Source File Size: 4,239,982,592 bytes
I 17:19:43 Source File Volume Identifier: DONT_MESS_WITH_THE_ZOHAN
I 17:19:43 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.5.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 17:19:43 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 17:19:43 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 17:19:43 Destination Device: [1:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GWA4164B E113 (D:) (ATA)
I 17:19:43 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: TYG02) (Speeds: 4x, 8x)
I 17:19:43 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,904
I 17:19:43 Write Mode: DVD
I 17:19:43 Write Type: DAO
I 17:19:43 Write Speed: MAX
I 17:19:43 Link Size: Auto
I 17:19:43 Lock Volume: Yes
I 17:19:43 Test Mode: No
I 17:19:43 OPC: No
I 17:19:43 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 17:19:44 Filling Buffer… (20 MB)
I 17:19:45 Writing LeadIn…
I 17:20:10 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2070303)
I 17:20:10 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2070303)
W 17:49:04 Failed to Write Sectors 1608224 - 1608255 - Reason: Unknown (Vendor Unique) (ASC: 0x80, ASCQ: 0x04)
W 17:49:04 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: No Seek Complete
W 17:49:04 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 17:49:04 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 17:49:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:07:56 Retrying (21)…
W 18:07:56 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:07:58 Retrying (22)…
W 18:07:58 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:00 Retrying (23)…
W 18:08:00 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:02 Retrying (24)…
W 18:08:02 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:03 Retrying (25)…
W 18:08:03 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:04 Retrying (26)…
W 18:08:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:21 Retrying (27)…
W 18:08:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:46 Retrying (28)…
W 18:08:46 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:48 Retrying (29)…
W 18:08:48 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:49 Retrying (30)…
W 18:08:49 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:50 Retrying (31)…
W 18:08:50 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:50 Retrying (32)…
W 18:08:50 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:51 Retrying (33)…
W 18:08:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:51 Retrying (34)…
W 18:08:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 18:08:52 Retrying (35)…
W 18:08:52 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
E 18:08:53 Failed to Write Sectors 1608224 - 1608255 - Reason: Unknown (Vendor Unique) (ASC: 0x80, ASCQ: 0x04)
E 18:08:53 Next Writable Address: 0
I 18:08:54 Synchronising Cache…
E 18:09:02 Failed to Write Image!
I 18:09:02 Exporting Graph Data…
I 18:09:02 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVD±RW_GWA4164B_E113_SATURDAY-DECEMBER-05-2009_5-19_PM_TYG02_MAX.ibg
I 18:09:03 Export Successfully Completed!
E 18:09:03 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:49:19
I 18:09:03 Average Write Rate: 1,100 KB/s (0.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 2,603 KB/s (1.9x)


#6

Oh and please remember, I’ve never had a problem when using DVD-RW. I can’t figure it out???


#7

I suggest a different burner. The error you get in ImgBurn shows a mismatch in the firmware for this type of dye/mid code. Obviously it works sometimes, but not consistently.

There isn’t newer firmware to possibly get this burner better tuned to this media. The only other thing to try is to clean the lens of the drive. Or buy a new burner.


#8

Yo-

Yup - it’s gotta be the burner-eh!!


#9

You could try slowing your burn speed down some as it is showing that you are trying to burn at max speed, myself I would try 6x instead of max


#10

Thanks for your replies. KERRY56 may have hit on something!!!
I did not know about lens cleaning. I’ve logged between 700 hours to maybe 1000 hours on my DVD player/burner. I just ordered a cleaning disc and I’m hoping that does the job. Thanks to all.