Toshiba dvd burner stuck at "writing lead in"

Ive got a Toshiba :a dvd burner that used to work fine with the current media i am using , which I always thought was good media, its maxell dvd+r’s from staples, they come up as “maxell 002”, ive been searching around for a solution to this problem for awhile and the only answer Ive found is “bad media” , but many agree that maxell makes good media, do I need even better media? or is something else going wrong here?

here is an error log from DVDShrink, ive also had the same problems with other burning software, im also using up to date firmware for the drive, and aspi drivers are working and dma is on, i cant figure out what else could be wrong… :sad:

anyone have any suggestions? thanks

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Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 10/09/1999 12:06:00 PM 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 7:35:34 PM 
Nero API version: 6.6.0.13
Using interface version: 6.3.1.4
Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\
Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 13c
 
Recorder: <TOSHIBA CD/DVDW SDR5372V>Version: TU15 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.13
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 3
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
 
=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : MAXTOR 6L040J2 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC NR-7500A atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral : TOSHIBA CD/DVDW SDR5372V atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0 08.0 viamraid Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : NO5034I HQQ057J 1.0 dtscsi Port 5 ID 0 DMA: Off
 
=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC NR-7500A E: CDRom1
TOSHIBA CD/DVDW SDR5372V F: CDRom0
NO5034I HQQ057J G: CDRom2
=======================
 
AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048044kB)
Free physical memory: 547MB (560384kB)
Memory in use : 46 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 
 
15.7.2006
NeroAPI
1:55:09 PM	#1 Phase 112 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
	DVD-Video files reallocation started
 
1:55:09 PM	#2 Phase 114 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
	DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)
 
1:55:09 PM	#3 Phase 111 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
	DVD-Video files sorted
 
1:55:09 PM	#4 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
 
1:55:09 PM	#5 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
	Writer TOSHIBA CD/DVDW SDR5372V running
 
1:55:09 PM	#6 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
	DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
	DRM: Beginning burn process.
 
1:55:09 PM	#7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
 
1:55:09 PM	#8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
 
1:55:09 PM	#9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3167
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
 
1:55:09 PM	#10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 260
	Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written: 2270319 (504:30.69, 4434MB)
 
1:55:09 PM	#11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 272
	Write in overburning mode: NO
 
1:55:09 PM	#12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2339
	Recorder: TOSHIBA CD/DVDW SDR5372V, Media type: DVD+R
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: MAXELL, Media Type ID: 002, Product revision number: 0
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3
 
1:55:09 PM	#13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 438
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
 
1:55:09 PM	#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 + 2270320 (2270320) = #2270320/504:30.70
	 relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	 -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2270320 blocks [TOSHIBA CD/DVDW SDR5372V]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
 
1:55:09 PM	#15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
	Prepare recorder [TOSHIBA CD/DVDW SDR5372V] 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 4649615360, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	 0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
	 0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
	 0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
	 2270320 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
 
1:55:09 PM	#16 Phase 24 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
	Caching of files started
 
1:55:09 PM	#17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4051
	Cache writing successful.
 
1:55:09 PM	#18 Phase 25 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
	Caching of files completed
 
1:55:09 PM	#19 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
	Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)
 
1:55:09 PM	#20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2609
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
 
1:55:09 PM	#21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8438
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1
	 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: 26053F h
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	 Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	 Extended Information indicators: 3 h
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: MAXELL..
	 Media type ID: 002
	 Product revision number: 0
	 Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	 00 00 03 4D 41 58 45 4C - 4C 00 00 30 30 32 00 38 ...MAXELL..002.8
	 23 54 37 12 02 42 71 02 - 8C 68 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 #T7..Bq..h......
	 01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
 
1:55:09 PM	#22 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 652
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
 
2:01:57 PM	#23 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
	SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x00D10000
	Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x0C
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x02 0x60 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00 
 
2:01:57 PM	#24 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
	Write error
 
2:01:57 PM	#25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
 
2:01:57 PM	#26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	conversion idle, stopping reader
 
2:01:57 PM	#27 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
	SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 0, LUN 0
	Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x05
	CDB Data: 0x5B 0x01 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x05 
 
2:01:57 PM	#28 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
	SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 0, LUN 0
	Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x05
	CDB Data: 0x5B 0x01 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x05 
 
2:01:57 PM	#29 Phase 127 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
	Generating DVD high compatibility borders
 
2:01:57 PM	#30 Phase 129 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
	Generating DVD borders completed successfully
 
2:01:57 PM	#31 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
	Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)
 
2:01:57 PM	#32 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
	DRM: DRM burn session terminated.
 
2:01:57 PM	#33 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
	DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.
 
 
Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 10/09/1999 12:06:00 PM 
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 05/12/2005 1:12:26 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
 
Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

Welcome to CDF, DennisLX :slight_smile:

You’re almost 7 minutes into the burn when the error occurs - that’s not a lead-in problem, I believe. Are the files you’re burning located on the Maxtor hard disk or on the Western Digital (viamraid looks a bit strange to me and DMA is Off)?

DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0 08.0 [B]viamraid [/B]Port 4 ID 0 [B]DMA: Off[/B]

@Cressida. Nero quite often does not pick up DMA on raid controllers so the Western Digital may well be operating in the proper DMa mode. Not sure about Nero 7 though.:confused:

@DennisLX. Welcome to CDFreaks. Moved this thread to the Optical drive forum where you may get more help.:wink: