Write Error on DVD+R disks

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#1

Hi

I have been doing the same thing for years now without problems until the other day. I have burnt 100’s of the same DVD over the last 6 months.

I have Win XP pro 5.1
Nero 6
Plextor 708A

Ok here is the problem, this was burning fine and about 20 disks into a 100 disk stack i start get “write error” as soon as the buffer get loaded and then it is empted and the error comes. I have tried many times and it fails every time with DVD+R and i have been using this media for a long time without problem until now. I returned that stack and got a new batch of 100 DVD+R’s and still have the error. Either my DVD is crapping out or the walmart disks are carp.

SO i have burn the same data to a DVD+RW or a DVD-R without any problem. So all of a sudden i can’t seem to burn a DVD+R disk. I can’t seem to get it to simulate a burn for this type of disk. I have not yet tried to uninstall nero and reinstall it. I have look at DMA and it is ON. I have deleted CDROMs and IDE channels and let XP plug and play them on a reboot.

Any idea what is wrong, or what i should try next.

Here is a log

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0001), size=45056 bytes, created 8/14/2002 3:03:36 PM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 5:35:34 PM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.13
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 13c

Recorder: <PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A> Version: 1.12 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.13
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 3
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B>Version: 0033 - HA 3 TA 1 - 6.6.0.13
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 3

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST3500641A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3120026AS atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3160023AS atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B atapi Port 3 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : UN5114L NHT742I 2.0B vaxscsi Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A J: CDRom0
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B K: CDRom1
UN5114L NHT742I L: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2046MB (2096124kB)
Free physical memory: 1460MB (1495936kB)
Memory in use : 28
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

9.1.2007
UDF/ISO compilation
8:15:27 PM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files reallocation started

8:15:27 PM #2 Text 0 File DVDVideoCompilation.cpp, Line 549
Content of VIDEO_TS.IFO has been modified

8:15:27 PM #3 Text 0 File DVDVideoCompilation.cpp, Line 549
Content of VIDEO_TS.BUP has been modified

8:15:27 PM #4 Phase 113 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files reallocation completed

8:15:27 PM #5 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6194
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet :FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

8:15:27 PM #6 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files sorted

8:15:27 PM #7 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

8:15:27 PM #8 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A running

8:15:27 PM #9 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

8:15:27 PM #10 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

8:15:27 PM #11 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3167
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

8:15:27 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 260
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 1971919 (438:12.19, 3851MB)

8:15:27 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 272
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

8:15:27 PM #14 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2339
Recorder: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A, Media type: DVD+R

8:15:27 PM #15 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 438
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

8:15:27 PM #16 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 + 1971920 (1971920) = #1971920/438:12.20
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1971920 blocks [PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

8:15:27 PM #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
Prepare recorder [PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A] 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 4038492160, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
1971920 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

8:15:27 PM #18 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

8:15:27 PM #19 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4051
Cache writing successful.

8:15:27 PM #20 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

8:15:27 PM #21 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

8:15:27 PM #22 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

8:15:27 PM #23 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03975600
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: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAD 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x08 0x04 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

8:15:27 PM #24 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 652
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

8:16:03 PM #25 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03EC0000
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: 0x07
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x03 0x26 0x20 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x07

8:16:03 PM #26 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Write error

8:16:03 PM #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

8:16:04 PM #28 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

8:16:18 PM #29 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

8:17:57 PM #30 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Generating DVD borders completed successfully

8:17:57 PM #31 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0001), size=17005 bytes, created 8/14/2002 3:03:36 PM
File ‘Drivers\InCDfs.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 14, 1, size=99456 bytes, created 4/12/2005 10:07:50 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\InCDpass.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 14, 1, size=29056 bytes, created 4/12/2005 10:07:30 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\InCDrec.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 14, 1, size=8704 bytes, created 4/12/2005 10:07:54 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 9:59:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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


#2

You haven’t done anything just prior to the problems starting with your system configuration?

What is your exact physical setup as far as hard drives and other devices. I am not used to seeing three hard drives on separate ports like you show.

Can the Wal-Mart media be cr**? :rolleyes: I would suggest you at least try some better media. I don’t see where the type of media is given, so I can’t check it.

You might also slow the burning to 4x for testing.


#3

Hi Slatgrass

I have not made any changes just before this burn problem showed up but i did reboot for the first time in months. So maybe something was waiting.

I have two SATA drives ports 2 and 3, use to be port 1 and 2, and a few months ago i added a third hard drive it is Ultra ATA and it took port 1. At that time i started to notice that my PC was not as beefy as it used to be. By that i mean I never before had any trouble doing many thing at once, but after adding that last drive i started to notice some slow downs like, while doing a few things like downloading, and unraring largefile, if i then palyed a DVD on my virtual drive it would some time studder or fall a little behind and it had never done that before.

But i was still able to burn DVD without any problem, Normal the small buffer indicator would stay at about 90% while burning but after this new hard drive it would stay at about 87%. The plextor has BURN PROOF, Buffer underrun protection.

OK, now to the problem, Now I it seem at 1% to 3% of the disk burn it fails. It runs until the smal buffer indicator first shows it is full then it just emptys and the the Write error has happened. It is like it can not get anymore data from the hard drive while it is writing to the DVD.

Also the media, Yes this could be the problem. I have been buying my media at walmart as i have no other option without mail order or driving 50 miles and still getting cheap media. I was getting Sony 50 packs, and i had some media problems every now and then i would get a bad batch. I then changed to Imation, that worked great never a bad burn, i used about 4 100 packs. Then about 4 months ago walmart stoped sell Imation and now have Phillips. I tried a 50 pack and it worked OK. So i got a 100 pack and about 20 into the pack i got the burn DVD+R burn problem. I took them back and got a new 100 pack of the same media and have the same problem.

I have just bought a new DVD player and a new larger SATA hard drive. I am going to relaod this PC and go back to just SATA HD’s and just the one new DVD that supports DL DVD’s. I no this will fix my problems if it ain’t the media.

This Plextor 708A has been a great drive but i think it just might have failed, and i still don’t know about that Phillips media “CMC MAG M01” .

Also i find that i have a few of the last DVD i burned in this drive when i put them in thay don’t play and the Plextor light blinks five time and is green. I even find that flashing green light on the blank media that i tried to burn and it still shows as empty.


#4

As far as your drives go, since there seem to be so many computer configurations, it is hard to know for sure if something is correct or not. My SATA drives show on a separate controller from the IDE ones, but your system may work that way.

The CMC MAG M01 media seem to be a little iffy!

But it sounds like possibly the last hard drive started causing problems, maybe you could reset to the original configuration and try that way.

Do you have a fairly large power supply in your system?


#5

Thanks for the info

Well that media is junk it seems, i will not buy anymore from that report you directed me to.

I have just install the new DVD burner and it did burn to that junk media at 16X. But i have took out the Plextor and cleaned it out and cleaned the lens and it still will not burn to that junk media.

I did a full diag test of the plextor with the DVD+R blank disk it came with and it passed with flying colors. So i guess i will have to try some other media as it is just the media or the drive has partly failed. I am starting to think that these cheap media is just to cheap and my old 708A just don’t have what it takes to write to it.

I will be going back to just two SATA drives as it seems that when i put in the UATA drive it forced all hard drive the Ultra DMA mode 5 and took an NEW IRQ and made me share IRQ’s for the SATA interface with a few other devices. I have tried to get XP to forget and reassign IRQ but it will not do it without uninstall hardware.

So a new load of a claen PC with just some hardware and then add the last few hardware after it is fully loaded and patched, seems to be in order as it has been three years since it loaded the PC and a lot of software has been loaded and removed is some cases. Also i must have 75 patches listed in the windows directory. Time for a clean install with my new hardware.

Thanks for the Help