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Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by needhelp7, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. needhelp7

    needhelp7 Member

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    Dvd shrink keeps telling me to put in a blank DVD. I've tried half a spindle and it keeps saying that. It's a new spindle, so they are all blank and new. Why does it keep saying this?
     
  2. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like your drive isn't recognizing the media you're using.
    Which are you using - like Sony +R 16x?

    What's the make and model of the drive? Firmware up to date?
     
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    I've ran into this once or twice, just try leaving it in for a while and see what happens. Mine eventually recognized the disc. Usually happened with imatation discs.
     
  4. Mez

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    This is why most of us are selective as to what we buy. It might be your firmware but it is far more likely you have bargain disks. I don't think there has been any new media types on the market in over a year. Unless you are using 32X media, the chances are slim that you have a new type of media. Even the good brands are getting worse the cheap brands have hit new lows. I have found even if my burner can read and burn the players can't read it. Everyone is trying to use less dye in their disks.

    Try to return them and buy Sony or better yet Verbatum. I use the crappy blanks I can't return as data disks if my burner can read read and burn to them. I have found my year old Memorex blanks are showing age. I am seeing visual defects in the ones that are not usable as data disks. What I am saying is even if they are use-able they may age out quickly.
     
  5. needhelp7

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    I'm using Maxell DVD-R 16x
    I've used this brand alot in the past. Everything seemed to work fine. I recently had bought a few more spindles, and none of the DVD's seemed to work. I tried in both of my PC's, several DVD's out of both spindles.

    HP DVD Writer 300n and _NEC DVD+RW ND-6500A
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Maxell uses different manufacturers so you can get a different one with each spindle and they may not be compatible w/ your drive.
    The 16x speed may not do well on the HP300n - older drive and the last firmware update was from 1/04. The latest is 3.00

    The NEC in the laptop though has newer updates - here's a link.
    If the NEC is not up to date update it - you'll need to figure out which one to use. Like if this is a dell laptop the latest is 203E.
     
  7. needhelp7

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    My firmware is up to date. I'm getting another error on my Laptop.
    I've tried buring at several different speeds.

    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=169792 bytes, created 3/14/2007 12:43:16 PM

    NT-SPTI used
    Nero API version: 7.10.1.0
    Using interface version: 6.3.1.4
    Installed in: C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\
    Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
    Internal Version: 7, 10, 1, 0

    Recorder: <_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6500A> Version: 203E - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.10.1.0
    Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : Hitachi HTS721080G9AT00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD+-RW ND-6500A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    _NEC DVD+-RW ND-6500A D: CdRom0
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 511MB (523644kB)
    Free physical memory: 223MB (228912kB)
    Memory in use : 56 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    23.7.2007
    NeroAPI
    7:00:46 PM #1 Phase 112 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 285
    DVD-Video files reallocation started

    7:00:46 PM #2 Phase 114 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 285
    DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

    7:00:46 PM #3 Phase 111 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 285
    DVD-Video files sorted

    7:00:47 PM #4 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
    LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

    7:00:47 PM #5 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 838
    DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
    DRM: Beginning burn process.

    7:00:47 PM #6 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    7:00:47 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    7:00:47 PM #8 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

    7:00:49 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
    Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
    Last address to be written: 2158079 (479:34.29, 4214MB)

    7:00:49 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
    Write in overburning mode: NO

    7:00:49 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2972
    Recorder: _NEC DVD+-RW ND-6500A, Media type: DVD-R
    Disc Manufacturer: RITEKF - 1
    Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

    7:00:49 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    7:00:49 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 2158080 (2158080) = #2158080/479:34.30
    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2158080 blocks [D: _NEC DVD+-RW ND-6500A]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    7:00:49 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
    Prepare [D: _NEC DVD+-RW ND-6500A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN: ""
    TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
    Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
    1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4419747840, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    ___Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_____Size_|______NWA_|_RecDep__________
    0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 2158080 | 0 | 0x00
    2158080 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

    7:00:49 PM #15 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
    SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

    7:00:49 PM #16 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
    Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-No, small files-Yes (<32KB)

    7:00:49 PM #17 Phase 24 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 285
    Caching of files started

    7:00:49 PM #18 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
    Cache writing successful.

    7:00:49 PM #19 Phase 25 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 285
    Caching of files completed

    7:00:49 PM #20 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 285
    Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

    7:00:50 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    7:00:50 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3225
    Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

    7:00:50 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3381
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    7:00:50 PM #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9869
    ---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
    Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
    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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
    Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
    Revision number of maximum recording speed: 6.0
    Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
    Revision number table of recording speed: 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 - -
    Class: 0
    Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
    Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
    Media Specific [16..63]:
    00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`...0@P...!....
    00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

    7:00:51 PM #25 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
    CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
    Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
    Sense Code: 0x30
    Sense Qual: 0x05
    CDB Data: 0x53 00 00 00 00 00 20 EE 00 00 00 00
    Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05

    7:00:51 PM #26 CDR -1046 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1752
    Illegal disc
    D: _NEC DVD+-RW ND-6500A

    7:00:51 PM #27 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1752
    Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

    7:00:51 PM #28 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
    Pipe memory size 74390400

    7:00:51 PM #29 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 285
    Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

    7:00:51 PM #30 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 863
    DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

    7:00:51 PM #31 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 892
    DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

    7:00:51 PM #32 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
    SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

    7:00:52 PM #33 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
    DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

    7:00:52 PM #34 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
    UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes, created 3/27/2007 3:55:32 AM
    File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=3.00.43J, size=36624 bytes, created 3/27/2007 3:55:31 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

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

    Mez Active member

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    Maxell is not the worst brand by far but it isn't a great brand. Try Verbatum or Sony I don't even use Fugi any more. Making coasters is a waist of time. Wait for them to go on sale then buy a few month worth. That will keep you going until they go on sale again.
     
  9. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    @needhelp7
    Your getting an illegal disc error which usually means the media isn't supported by the firmware. The Maxells you're using are made by Ritek - not bad but looking like not compatible w/ your drive.

    Follow Mez advice and try different media like Verbatim or Sony. Taiyo Yuden is another great one. You can get them online from a reputable online store or instore made in Japan only Sony or Fuji - usually the 8x & under if you can find them.
     

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