Trouble with LG Writer+Nero+DVD-R

Hi y’all:
I’m with trouble with my LG DVD Writer. It reads DVD discs but it does not burn them (it stops before finishing the job).

Specifications:

WRITER: hl-dt-st dvd-ram gsa-h55n 1.06 (ATA)

FIRMWARE: 1.06 (updated recently from LG’s site)

SOFTWARE: Nero Burning Rom 6.3.1.25 / Windows XP. I tried too with ImgBurn 2.4.4.0 but got the same results.

MEDIA: DVD-R 16X Imation

What should I try??? Should I try with a newer version of Nero?

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Can you try another burn with Nero (this will unfortunately mean sacrificing another disc), and when it fails, it should ask if you’d like to save an error log; if you can post that log here for us, we can get a better picture of what’s happening and why burns are failing.

However, possibly trying a better media brand might help.

Thank you Arachne!
While getting Nero’s log, in the meanwhile I can show you this I got from ImgBurn.
Also, I recently burn without problem with the old firmware (LG 1.03) in Ridata DVD-R 8X and Office Depot DVD-R.

I 00:21:15 ImgBurn Version 2.4.4.0 started!
I 00:21:15 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 00:21:15 Total Physical Memory: 1,015,284 KB - Available: 660,112 KB
I 00:21:15 Initialising SPTI…
I 00:21:15 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 00:21:15 Found 1 CD-RW and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 00:21:47 Operation Started!
I 00:21:47 Building Image Tree…
I 00:21:47 Checking Directory Depth…
I 00:21:47 Calculating Totals…
I 00:21:47 Preparing Image…
I 00:21:47 Checking Path Length…
I 00:21:47 Contents: 169 Files, 4 Folders
I 00:21:47 Content Type: Data
I 00:21:47 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 00:21:47 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
I 00:21:47 Size: 2,113,347,512 bytes
I 00:21:47 Sectors: 1,031,991
I 00:21:47 Image Size: 2,114,453,504 bytes
I 00:21:47 Image Sectors: 1,032,448
I 00:21:47 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 00:21:55 Operation Started!
I 00:21:55 Building Image Tree…
I 00:21:55 Checking Directory Depth…
I 00:21:55 Calculating Totals…
I 00:21:55 Preparing Image…
I 00:21:55 Checking Path Length…
I 00:21:55 Contents: 179 Files, 6 Folders
I 00:21:55 Content Type: Data
I 00:21:55 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 00:21:55 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
I 00:21:55 Size: 2,217,498,640 bytes
I 00:21:55 Sectors: 1,082,851
I 00:21:55 Image Size: 2,218,655,744 bytes
I 00:21:55 Image Sectors: 1,083,328
I 00:21:55 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 00:22:01 Operation Started!
I 00:22:01 Building Image Tree…
I 00:22:01 Checking Directory Depth…
I 00:22:01 Calculating Totals…
I 00:22:01 Preparing Image…
I 00:22:01 Checking Path Length…
I 00:22:01 Contents: 190 Files, 7 Folders
I 00:22:01 Content Type: Data
I 00:22:01 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 00:22:01 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
I 00:22:01 Size: 2,335,672,845 bytes
I 00:22:01 Sectors: 1,140,560
I 00:22:01 Image Size: 2,336,882,688 bytes
I 00:22:01 Image Sectors: 1,141,056
I 00:22:01 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 00:22:16 Operation Started!
I 00:22:16 Building Image Tree…
I 00:22:16 Checking Directory Depth…
I 00:22:16 Calculating Totals…
I 00:22:16 Preparing Image…
I 00:22:17 Checking Path Length…
I 00:22:17 Contents: 286 Files, 11 Folders
I 00:22:17 Content Type: Data
I 00:22:17 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 00:22:17 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
I 00:22:17 Size: 3,947,165,453 bytes
I 00:22:17 Sectors: 1,927,457
I 00:22:17 Image Size: 3,948,675,072 bytes
I 00:22:17 Image Sectors: 1,928,064
I 00:22:17 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 00:22:21 Operation Started!
I 00:22:21 Building Image Tree…
I 00:22:21 Checking Directory Depth…
I 00:22:21 Calculating Totals…
I 00:22:21 Preparing Image…
I 00:22:22 Checking Path Length…
I 00:22:22 Contents: 298 Files, 12 Folders
I 00:22:22 Content Type: Data
I 00:22:22 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 00:22:22 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
I 00:22:22 Size: 4,064,637,520 bytes
I 00:22:22 Sectors: 1,984,823
I 00:22:22 Image Size: 4,066,181,120 bytes
I 00:22:22 Image Sectors: 1,985,440
I 00:22:22 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 00:22:38 Operation Started!
I 00:22:38 Building Image Tree…
I 00:22:46 Checking Directory Depth…
I 00:22:46 Calculating Totals…
I 00:22:46 Preparing Image…
I 00:22:46 Checking Path Length…
I 00:22:46 Contents: 298 Files, 12 Folders
I 00:22:46 Content Type: Data
I 00:22:46 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 00:22:46 Volume Label: Pimsleur audio courses
I 00:22:46 Size: 4,064,637,520 bytes
I 00:22:46 Sectors: 1,984,823
I 00:22:46 Image Size: 4,066,181,120 bytes
I 00:22:46 Image Sectors: 1,985,440
I 00:22:49 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:10
I 00:22:49 Operation Started!
I 00:22:49 Source File: -==//[BUILD IMAGE]/==-
I 00:22:49 Source File Sectors: 1,985,440 (MODE1/2048)
I 00:22:49 Source File Size: 4,066,181,120 bytes
I 00:22:49 Source File Volume Identifier: Pimsleur audio courses
I 00:22:49 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.4.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 00:22:49 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 00:22:49 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 00:22:49 Destination Device: [1:1:0] HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N 1.06 (E:) (ATA)
I 00:22:49 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MBI 01RG40) (Speeds: 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 00:22:49 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 00:22:49 Write Mode: DVD
I 00:22:49 Write Type: DAO
I 00:22:49 Write Speed: MAX
I 00:22:49 Link Size: Auto
I 00:22:49 Lock Volume: Yes
I 00:22:49 Test Mode: No
I 00:22:49 OPC: No
I 00:22:49 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 00:23:04 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 00:23:06 Writing LeadIn…
I 00:23:16 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 1985439)
I 00:23:16 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 1985439)
I 00:27:49 Synchronising Cache…
I 00:28:07 Exporting Graph Data…
I 00:28:07 Graph Data File: C:\Documentos\Administrador\Datos de programa\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVD-RAM_GSA-H55N_1.06_JUEVES-25-DE-JUNIO-DE-2009_12-22_a.m._MBI_01RG40_MAX.ibg
I 00:28:07 Export Successfully Completed!
I 00:28:07 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:05:17
I 00:28:07 Average Write Rate: 14,598 KB/s (10.5x) - Maximum Write Rate: 20,970 KB/s (15.1x)
I 00:28:07 Cycling Tray before Verify…
W 00:28:19 Waiting for device to become ready…
I 00:51:04 Abort Request Acknowledged
E 00:51:04 Device Not Ready - Reason: Medium Not Present
E 00:51:04 Operation Aborted!
I 00:55:21 Close Request Acknowledged
I 00:55:21 Closing Down…
I 00:55:21 Shutting down SPTI…
I 00:55:21 ImgBurn closed!

Thanks for the ImgBurn log!

If those are the Imation discs shown in the log, then rather than choosing MAX write speed, try lowering the burn speed to 8x if you haven’t tried that already.

My LGs will write to practically any media at that speed - and some LG drives can be pretty picky about media quality. But we’ll see what a Nero log shows. :slight_smile: