Writing error

Everytime I start burning a DVD Nero shows a writing error, I’m using Verbatim 16x +R DVDs and burning (usually) at 4x and already tried with a different brand and the problem still exists so I’m guessing something is messed up in my laptop. , plus I’ve burned several DVDs with the same characteristics (and brand).

I tried burning CDs and everything seems to be in order.

The DVDs are never written BTW, here’s my log.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/2003 10:18:06 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.17 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N>Version: 0G32 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.17
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 11
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: DVD+R9 DL recorder
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N>Version: 0G32 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.17
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHT2080AH atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080 E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1022MB (1047024kB)
Free physical memory: 491MB (503432kB)
Memory in use : 51 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

3.8.2007
ISO compilation
10:57:41 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6065
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 : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

10:57:41 AM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

10:57:41 AM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N running

10:57:41 AM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

10:57:41 AM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3172
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

10:57:41 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2083087 (462:54.37, 4068MB)

10:57:41 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 257
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

10:57:41 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2137
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC, Media Type ID: 004, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7

10:57:41 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 418
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

10:57:41 AM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2083088 (2083088) = #2083088/462:54.38
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2083088 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N]
--------------------------------------------------------------

10:57:41 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N] 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 4266164224, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2083088 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

10:57:42 AM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching of files started

10:57:42 AM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4182
Cache writing successful.

10:57:42 AM #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching of files completed

10:57:42 AM #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

10:57:42 AM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

10:57:42 AM #17 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8120
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1
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: 26053F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC…
Media type ID: 004
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 07 4D 43 43 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 30 34 00 38 …MCC…004.8
23 54 37 12 02 54 6C 02 - 92 5F 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 #T7…Tl…_…
01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

10:57:42 AM #18 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 13:04,373 (784373ms) -> OK

10:57:42 AM #19 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 613
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

10:58:01 AM #20 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1442
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x0B7F0000
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: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x02 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x10
0x35 0x2D 0x00 0x0E 0x0C 0x00

10:58:01 AM #21 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Write error

10:58:01 AM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

10:58:01 AM #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

10:58:01 AM #24 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1188
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
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: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x35 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x10
0x35 0x2D 0x00 0x0E 0x0C 0x00

10:58:01 AM #25 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

10:58:11 AM #26 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1188
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
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: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x10
0x35 0x2D 0x00 0x0E 0x0C 0x00

10:58:11 AM #27 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

10:58:11 AM #28 CDR -1135 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 164
Write error

10:58:11 AM #29 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 164
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

10:58:11 AM #30 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

10:58:11 AM #31 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 8/17/2001 11:07:32 PM
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=9464 bytes, created 3/7/2007 6:51:00 PM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=3.00.56a, size=43528 bytes, created 3/7/2007 6:51:00 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/4/2004 7:59:44 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======

So could anyone please tell me what’s wrong with this?

Thanks in advance.

I wouldn’t burn so slow as these discs burn very nicely at anything from 8x to 20x, my preference being 12x.
As Nero doesn’t seem to recognise the burner why not try with our favourite burning app here which is ImgBurn. If it still fails then at least you know it’s not Nero.

Since that’s an 8x burner, does it allow you to burn at 8x on those Verbs?

If so, try that (as Tim says, I wouldn’t burn so slow on such good media either).

I tried burning at 8x with ImgBurn and it worked perfectly, so I’m guessing Nero is the one causing the problems.

Yep, I’ve burned at 8x before without problems, but now Nero just won’t burn most of the DVDs, “most” because, this will sound weird but, I bought 3 packs of Verbatim DVDs and Nero burned the top DVD of the 3 packs without problems, but it refuses to burn the other DVDs.

So I guess the problem is solved for now, I’m gonna try getting a newer Nero version (since the one I’m using is the old OEM I got when I bought my laptop), if that doesn’t work then I’m gonna stick with ImgBurn.

Thanks to both of you.

Stick with IMGBurn…you won’t regret it…it worked right? :slight_smile: