I encountered this problem for the very first time today. I've been burning DVDs successfully for the past 1.5 years on this computer with absolutely no problem until now. I have even used this same brand of DVD successfully 10-12 times since I bought a spindle a couple of months ago. I successfully burned a DVD as recently as 24 hours ago.
But today, all of a sudden, I'm unable to burn at all. I've even tried with Nero and failed there as well.
The only thing out of the ordinary that I would report is that the action I took immediately before the first instance of this error is using DVD Shrink. I inserted a DVD-RW for perhaps the very 1st time in this computer (I never, ever use RWs, but was copying something for a friend), and used DVD Shrink to rip the video.
I took the DVD-RW out, put one of my DVD-Rs in (which worked, again, 24 hours earlier) and came up with the following error. I've tried 7 or 8 times, including trying another file, and they have all failed. I've restarted the system, checked to make sure I had the right drivers- and I don't seem to be having any PIO/DMA problem as nothing of the sort shows up in the log and I checked the device manager anyway.
I also tried using Nero, and the burn also failed there.
Any suggestions? Could the DVD-RW/DVD Shrink operation I did have caused this? Or is it a coincidence?
2009-03-31 19:31:54 Error BURN: WRITE FAILED: Can't find write strategy at sector 32
2009-03-31 19:31:48 Error BURN: Write error at 16 (16) - Code 05 30 05 [Illegal request, Cannot write medium, Incompatible format]
2009-03-31 19:31:48 Info BURN: Lead-in burning time (mS) 192420
2009-03-31 19:28:36 Info BURN: Write started 1480352 sectors to write
2009-03-31 19:28:36 Info BURN: Init success: DVD-R SAO
2009-03-31 19:28:36 Info BURN: Writing speed requested x6.0, effective x6.0
2009-03-31 19:28:35 Info BURN: Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x,
2009-03-31 19:28:35 Info BURN: Media ID: SONY16D1
2009-03-31 19:28:35 Info BURN: Media type: DVD-R
2009-03-31 19:28:33 Info BURN: Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 3030663168 b. (2.82 Gb.)
2009-03-31 19:28:33 Info BURN: Inserted media type : DVD-R
2009-03-31 19:28:33 Info BURN: Write started
2009-03-31 19:28:31 Info Disc name: "The.Amazing.Race.S14E07.PDTV.Xvi"
2009-03-31 19:28:31 Info Burned folder: "C:\Users\Malcolm\Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\The.Amazing.Race.S14E07.PDTV.XviD-XOXO"
2009-03-31 19:28:29 Info BURN: New media (DVD-R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2009-03-31 19:28:05 Info BURN: Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
2009-03-31 19:28:05 Info BURN: Drive has Serial ATA physical interface
2009-03-31 19:28:05 Info BURN: New Drive selected : 2:1:0 - PBDS DVD+-RW DH-16W1S 2D14 [E] (Fibre channel)
2009-03-31 19:27:43 Info Version is up to date
2009-03-31 19:27:35 Info BURN: 1 writer(s) found.
2009-03-31 19:27:35 Info BURN: Loaded DLL "C:\Program Files\DVDCopyingSoftware\ConvertXtoDVD\vso_hwe.dll" [188.8.131.528]
2009-03-31 19:27:35 Info BURN: Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
2009-03-31 19:27:35 Info BURN: Drive has Serial ATA physical interface
2009-03-31 19:27:35 Info BURN: New Drive selected : 2:1:0 - PBDS DVD+-RW DH-16W1S 2D14 [E] (Fibre channel)
2009-03-31 19:27:35 Info BURN: Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 Async. Access mode
2009-03-31 19:27:35 Info used scaler: VSO vsoscaler.dll (1, 3, 0, 14)
2009-03-31 19:27:22 Info 36 Menu templates loaded.
2009-03-31 19:27:20 Info Supported instruction set: sse3
2009-03-31 19:27:20 Info Tuning Performances for AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ with 2 core(s) CPU
2009-03-31 19:27:20 Info System default language : English (United States)
2009-03-31 19:27:20 Info User default language : English (United States)
2009-03-31 19:27:20 Info Version : 184.108.40.206
2009-03-31 19:27:20 Info ExeName : C:\Program Files\DVDCopyingSoftware\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDVD.exe
2009-03-31 19:27:20 Info OS : Microsoft Vista Home edition (build 6001) with Service Pack 1 6.0
2009-03-31 19:27:18 ---- ******************** Log session start 2009-03-31 19:27:18.718 PID 2964********************