Unrecognised DVDs

I’m trying to burn data dvds (DVD -R discs) using nero 6.3.1.10 onto a Sony DRU-530A on a Win2K system. Every single one I’ve tried has resulted in an unrecognisable disc - even in the drive that I used to burn them.

The same setup burns CD’s fine though :confused: .

If anyone can advise where I’m going wrong I’d much appreciate it.

OK, I’ve uninstalled Nero and used the Nero cleanup tools. Also uninstalled EasyCD and cleaned with Roxizap.

Re-installed Nero 6.3.1.10 and updated to 6.3.1.25 and I’m still burning unrecognisable discs.

If anyone knows of something stupid, or otherwise, that I’m doing wrong I’d really appreciate knowing it.

Here’s a log

Windows 2000 5.0
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/2003 8:18:06 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.10
Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DRU-530A> Version: 1.0d - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.3.1.10
Adapter driver: <> HA 3
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <LG CD-ROM CRD-8482B>Version: 1.05 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.10
Adapter driver: <IntelAta> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD200EB-75CPF0 IntelAta Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : LG CD-ROM CRD-8482B IntelAta Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : YAMAHA CRW2200S 1.0D adpu160m Port 2 ID 1 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
LG CD-ROM CRD-8482B D: CDRom1
YAMAHA CRW2200S G: CDRom0
SONY DVD RW DRU-530A F: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 510MB (522768kB)
Free physical memory: 281MB (288584kB)
Memory in use : 44 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

5.10.2004
Burn DVD Image
4:06:47 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

4:06:47 PM #2 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer SONY DVD RW DRU-530A running

4:06:47 PM #3 IMAGEGEN -10 File ImageGen.cpp, Line 366
Image was written as DAO.
DAOI:
MediaCatalogNumber = ‘’
TocType = 0x00
Finalized = 1
First/Last Track = 1 / 1
1: ISRC = ‘’
Blocksize = 2048
TrackMode = ‘TRM_DATA_MODE1’
TrackConfig = 0x00
First/Last Index = 0 / 1
Index0FilePos = 0, Index1FilePos = 307200, NextTrackFilePos = 1134702592
CUES:
0: Ctrl=0x41 Trk= 0 (0x00) Index=00 RecDep=0x00 Start=954437:08.46 ( -150)
1: Ctrl=0x41 Trk= 1 (0x01) Index=00 RecDep=0x00 Start=954437:08.46 ( -150)
2: Ctrl=0x41 Trk= 1 (0x01) Index=01 RecDep=0x00 Start=00:00.00 ( 0)
3: Ctrl=0x41 Trk=110 (0xAA) Index=01 RecDep=0x00 Start=123:05.29 ( 553904)
MTYP: Mediumtype = DVD (old format) (0x1C)
Image file name: <\ssd1\dfs\Redirected Data\adminjohn\My Documents\al.nrg>

4:06:47 PM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3200
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

4:06:47 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 244
Last possible write address on media: 2297887 (510:38.37, 4488MB)
Last address to be written: 553903 (123:05.28, 1081MB)

4:06:47 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 249
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

4:06:47 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2107
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DRU-530A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: MCI4XG - 01
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

4:06:47 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 410
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

4:06:47 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (1 - DVD-ROM)
2 indices, index0 (150) provided
original disc pos #0 + 553904 (553904) = #553904/123:5.29
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 553904 blocks [SONY DVD RW DRU-530A ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

4:06:47 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 982
Prepare recorder [SONY DVD RW DRU-530A ] 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 1134395392, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
553904 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

4:06:47 PM #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Caching of files started

4:06:48 PM #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4210
Cache writing successful.

4:06:48 PM #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Caching of files completed

4:06:48 PM #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Burn process started at 4x (5,520 KB/s)

4:06:48 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2345
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

4:06:48 PM #16 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1699
Set remaining time: 3:44,927 (224927ms) -> OK

4:06:48 PM #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1642
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

4:06:48 PM #18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20009
Set BUFE: Power-Burn -> ON

4:06:48 PM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1783
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

4:06:48 PM #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8024
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
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
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

4:11:24 PM #21 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 115
<SONY DVD RW DRU-530A > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 553904 (873B0h), lenght 0 blocks

4:11:24 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

4:11:24 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1993
EndDAO: Last written address was 553903

4:11:46 PM #24 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1699
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

4:11:46 PM #25 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1699
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

4:11:46 PM #26 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
Burn process completed successfully at 4x (5,520 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=v3.10a, size=64432 bytes, created 6/19/2003 1:05:04 PM
File ‘Drivers\IntelAta.sys’: Ver=7.00.2001, 02/21/2001, size=79106 bytes, created 3/23/2001 7:00:00 AM (Adapter driver for src)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 1 (Security Option)

My first suggestion would be to try some other media if you can. If your drive produces coasters it’s a matter of trial and error to find out what’s causing it. Report back.

Thanks for the push in the right direction gamefreak. I was under the impression that our media, that previously worked with Nero 5.5, hadn’t changed. Turns out we’d been supplied by a different manufacturer with a different spec DVD. Couldn’t tell as they’re just plain white for printing purposes and arrive on a spindle.

Anyway, tried an original disc that someone had hoarded and it worked fine.Finally tried one of the cr@ppy discs again but manually set the write speed to 2x and that worked. At last!

In summary, different spec disc required slower write speed.

Thanks again

J

Good to hear you solved your problem. If you want, you can read the media ID code from your DVDR media with software like DVD Identifier. This will tell you who actually manufactured your media. You can then check out our Media Forum for experiences with this manufacturer. Of course, you can also check the Media Forum to find out which manufacturers produce quality media.