Write error

i need help with a write error problem, i’ve been burning o.k. until just recently, have not been able to complete a burn for the last 5 tries, i was using tdk’s dvd+r and changed to sony dvd+r. i was able to burn successfully on 2 burns but not since. can you help?. Thanks.

10/21/2008 11:39:55 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
10/21/2008 11:39:32 AM error WRITE FAILED: Can’t find write strategy at sector 41424
10/21/2008 11:39:32 AM error Write error at 41408 (16) - Code 03 80 04 [Medium error]
10/21/2008 11:35:47 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Write started 1690672 sectors to write
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Format failed, trying to continue…
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Available write speed: 4x
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Media ID: SONY-D21-00
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Media type: DVD+R
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info PIO Mode
10/21/2008 11:35:25 AM info Scanned files #8, folder #2 - total size 3461402624 b. (3.22 Gb.)
10/21/2008 11:35:25 AM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
10/21/2008 11:35:25 AM info Write started
10/21/2008 11:35:22 AM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
10/21/2008 11:35:21 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
10/21/2008 11:35:21 AM info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
10/21/2008 11:35:21 AM info New Drive selected : 2:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 740b ED24 [E] (Ide)
10/21/2008 11:34:38 AM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info Current Drive selected : 2:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 740b ED24 [E] (Ide)
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info DLL Version 5, 0, 9, 0
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info Version 5, 0, 9, 0
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe”
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info ******************** Report session started…********************

[quote=omega73;2144614]i need help with a write error problem, i’ve been burning o.k. until just recently, have not been able to complete a burn for the last 5 tries, i was using tdk’s dvd+r and changed to sony dvd+r. i was able to burn successfully on 2 burns but not since. can you help?. Thanks.

10/21/2008 11:39:55 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
10/21/2008 11:39:32 AM error WRITE FAILED: Can’t find write strategy at sector 41424
10/21/2008 11:39:32 AM error Write error at 41408 (16) - Code 03 80 04 [Medium error]
10/21/2008 11:35:47 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Write started 1690672 sectors to write
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Format failed, trying to continue…
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Available write speed: 4x
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Media ID: SONY-D21-00
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info Media type: DVD+R
10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info PIO Mode
10/21/2008 11:35:25 AM info Scanned files #8, folder #2 - total size 3461402624 b. (3.22 Gb.)
10/21/2008 11:35:25 AM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
10/21/2008 11:35:25 AM info Write started
10/21/2008 11:35:22 AM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
10/21/2008 11:35:21 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
10/21/2008 11:35:21 AM info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
10/21/2008 11:35:21 AM info New Drive selected : 2:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 740b ED24 [E] (Ide)
10/21/2008 11:34:38 AM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info Current Drive selected : 2:0:0 - HP DVD Writer 740b ED24 [E] (Ide)
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info DLL Version 5, 0, 9, 0
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info Version 5, 0, 9, 0
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe"
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
10/21/2008 11:34:35 AM info ******************** Report session started…********************[/quote]
Well for starters you need to reset your drive to DMA mode, it is in PIO mode
"10/21/2008 11:35:28 AM info PIO Mode"
also sony disc’s can be problematic at times and are not that reliable when it comes to playback.
Be better if you used high quality media like Verbatim, I myself use Taiyo Yuden…top of the line ya know

you can also select ImgBurn as the burn engine within common settings–>Write, it is a lot better burn engine…also there is an update version 5.1.0.0

thanks will give that a try…also the verbatim…

:wink:

[QUOTE=omega73;2144707]thanks will give that a try…also the verbatim…[/QUOTE]

  1. Change PIO to DMA in the DEVICE MANAGER-> IDE DEVICES
  2. Use IMGBURN engine
  3. Verbatim (or Taiyo Yuden -TY) media
    Excellent Choices :iagree:

[quote=debro;2144777]1) Change PIO to DMA in the DEVICE MANAGER-> IDE DEVICES
2) Use IMGBURN engine
3) Verbatim (or Taiyo Yuden -TY) media
Excellent Choices :iagree:[/quote]
Kind of sounds like something I said :bigsmile:

[QUOTE=StormJumper;2144827]Kind of sounds like something I said :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]
That it be - 'Tis the summary/checklist, for the benefit of the O.P. :wink: