Why Are My Burns Failing?

[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung DVD-Writer 20x Super-WriteMaster, Black. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]TSSTcorp SH-S203N

I 14:31:49 ImgBurn Version 2.4.4.0 started!
I 14:31:49 Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Edition (6.0, Build 6002 : Service Pack 2)
I 14:31:49 Total Physical Memory: 8,385,932 KB - Available: 3,688,764 KB
I 14:31:49 Initialising SPTI…
I 14:31:49 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 14:31:49 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROM!
I 14:34:31 Operation Started!
I 14:34:31 Source File: C:\Temp\Mac OS X Install DVD (Leopard 10.5.1).iso
I 14:34:31 Source File Sectors: 3,936,208 (MODE1/2048)
I 14:34:31 Source File Size: 8,061,353,984 bytes
I 14:34:31 Source File Volume Identifier: Boot Camp
I 14:34:31 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet
I 14:34:31 Destination Device: [3:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N SB02 (H:) (ATA)
I 14:34:31 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 14:34:31 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824
I 14:34:31 Write Mode: DVD
I 14:34:31 Write Type: DAO
I 14:34:31 Write Speed: 2x
I 14:34:31 Link Size: Auto
I 14:34:31 Lock Volume: Yes
I 14:34:31 Test Mode: No
I 14:34:31 OPC: No
I 14:34:31 BURN-Proof: Enabled
W 14:34:54 DeviceIoControl(FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME) Failed! - Reason: Access is denied.
I 14:34:54 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 14:34:54 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,968,112
I 14:34:54 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: ECC Block Boundary
I 14:35:40 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!
I 14:35:41 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 14:35:42 Writing LeadIn…
I 14:35:44 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3936207)
I 14:35:44 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3936207)
I 14:35:44 Writing Layer 0… (LBA: 0 - 1968111)
W 14:43:21 Failed to Write Sectors 1019168 - 1019199 - Reason: Write Error
W 14:43:21 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:21 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 14:43:21 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:35 Retrying (21)…
W 14:43:35 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:36 Retrying (22)…
W 14:43:36 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 14:43:44 Retrying (23)…
W 14:43:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
E 14:43:47 Failed to Write Sectors 1019168 - 1019199 - Reason: Write Error
E 14:43:47 Next Writable Address: 1018481
I 14:43:47 Synchronising Cache…
I 14:43:55 Closing Track…
I 14:43:58 Finalising Disc…
W 14:45:01 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (94%, 0/3) - Session Fixation Error Writing Lead Out
W 14:45:01 Finalise Disc Failed! - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead Out
W 14:45:01 Retrying (1 of 3)…
W 14:46:44 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (94%, 0/3) - Session Fixation Error Writing Lead Out
W 14:46:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead Out
W 14:46:44 Retrying (2 of 3)…
W 14:48:37 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (94%, 0/3) - Session Fixation Error Writing Lead Out
W 14:48:37 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead Out
W 14:48:37 Retrying (3 of 3)…
W 14:50:32 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (94%, 0/3) - Session Fixation Error Writing Lead Out
W 14:50:32 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead Out
E 14:50:39 Failed to Write Image!
I 14:50:39 Exporting Graph Data…
I 14:50:39 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Danny\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S203N_SB02_FRIDAY-JULY-17-2009_2-34_PM_RITEK-S04-66_2x.ibg
I 14:50:39 Export Successfully Completed!
E 14:50:39 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:16:08
I 14:50:39 Average Write Rate: 4,220 KB/s (3.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,631 KB/s (4.1x)

I think that the cause is the disc. Too bad, for DL discs only Verbatim proved to be a reliable disc, whereas Memorex proved to be one of the ugliest DL discs ever produced :doh:

Hi nydev,
I think the main reason is the media kind you are using. RITEK-S04-66 media are not very reliable. Try some higher quality DVD DLs like Verbatim or Falcon Pro.

I 14:34:31 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x)

I 14:34:31 Write Speed: 2x

also
I 14:35:41 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)

Buffer is very small, what’s that ? a 10th of a second burn time ?
If you do anything else on the computer the buffer will empty and you have problems, that said Verbatim (and many starting to say Falcon Pro) are the only DL media worth any time.

You by any chance using Internet Explorer whilst burning?

I found it was causing problems and interfering with my DVD writer. I now use Firefox and no problems.

W 14:34:54 DeviceIoControl(FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME) Failed! - Reason: Access is denied.

I used to get this if I had used or was using IE, now I don’t use it, no problem locking the volume. [B]Try and find what’s preventing you from locking the volume and it should solve your problem[/B]. I think there is also a piece of free software that can tell you which programs have the drive locked, but I can’t remember what they are called.

[QUOTE=geno888;2309523]I think that the cause is the disc. Too bad, for DL discs only Verbatim proved to be a reliable disc, whereas Memorex proved to be one of the ugliest DL discs ever produced :doh:[/QUOTE]

you are right about quality of disc. go and get a good one like Verbatim or sony, those are litter more money spend but aslo offer high quality.