Tear my hair out GSA-2166

My external DvD Burner has had times when it had no problems and times when it wouldn’t do a thing. Now it will burn CDs and recognize the discs immediatly but with dvd’s it doesnt recognize that a disc is present, and times when it does find the disc eventually, it fails the burn. Ive tried using memorex dvds and verbatim.

this is the log from a burn

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 1:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.0.0 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D>Version: 1.01 - HA 1 TA 2 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4243N>Version: 1.07 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST94019A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4243N atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 2.26 imagedrv Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4243N D: CDRom0
NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 F: CDRom1
HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D I: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 766MB (785392kB)
Free physical memory: 391MB (401188kB)
Memory in use : 48 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

22.10.2007
Burn DVD Image
10:41:58 PM #1 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 81920KB of Memory

10:41:58 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

10:41:58 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
Writer I: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D running

10:41:58 PM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3301
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

10:41:59 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 277
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2295061 (510:00.61, 4482MB)

10:41:59 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 289
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

10:41:59 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2568
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: CMC MA - G. AM3
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

10:41:59 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 456
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

10:41:59 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 846
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2295062 (2295062) = #2295062/510:0.62
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2295062 blocks [I: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D]
--------------------------------------------------------------

10:41:59 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1058
Prepare recorder [I: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D] 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 4700286976, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2295062 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

10:41:59 PM #11 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 34
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

10:41:59 PM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Caching of files started

10:41:59 PM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4129
Cache writing successful.

10:41:59 PM #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Caching of files completed

10:41:59 PM #15 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Simulation started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

10:41:59 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2669
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

10:41:59 PM #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2469
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

10:41:59 PM #18 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21541
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

10:41:59 PM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2624
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

10:41:59 PM #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8385
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
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 …þ…ÿ…
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

10:56:16 PM #21 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<I: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2295062 (230516h), length 0 blocks

10:56:16 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

10:56:17 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2866
EndDAO: Last written address was 2295055

10:56:49 PM #24 Phase 33 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Simulation completed successfully at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

10:56:50 PM #25 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

10:56:50 PM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2669
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

10:56:50 PM #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2469
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

10:56:50 PM #28 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21541
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

10:56:50 PM #29 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2624
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

10:56:50 PM #30 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8385
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
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: (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 …þ…ÿ…
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

11:02:58 PM #31 SPTI -1093 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 306
CdRom2: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1093)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x02
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 0E E0 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 02
Buffer x0b110000: 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

11:02:58 PM #32 CDR -1093 File Writer.cpp, Line 302
No seek complete
I: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D

11:02:58 PM #33 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:02:58 PM #34 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

11:02:58 PM #35 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2866
EndDAO: Last written address was 3807

11:02:58 PM #36 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 10/26/2005 1:12:48 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\InCDfs.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 23, 2, size=102016 bytes, created 3/23/2006 5:15:58 PM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\InCDpass.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 23, 2, size=29440 bytes, created 3/23/2006 5:15:56 PM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\InCDrec.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 23, 2, size=8704 bytes, created 3/23/2006 5:00:28 PM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)

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

I’m at my wits end, can anybody help me?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

Nate

Welcome Nate :slight_smile:

Your Nero version 7.0.0.0 is old and buggy, time to get an update from the Nero support pages. You could also try the free ImgBurn as an alternative burning app.

If you don’t use Nero’s InCD packet-writing software, then uninstall it as it is known to cause problems sometimes.

It could always be the DVD laser died in your drive, maybe you can connect it to another PC for testing. If the problem remains, your drive is probably bad. If it goes away, you have some software problem (see above).

I’m guessing its the drive because the problem is mainly detecting that a dvd disc is present. I have removed all programs which are associated with dvd burning and re-downloaded and installed the driver and it still fails to recognize there is a disc.

Is there any info regarding iTunes or another regular prog interfering? I’ve run Norton, Spybot, and Registry Mechanic and nothing helps.