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Can read but not write DVD's

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by redryderr, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. redryderr

    redryderr Member

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    Hi, first post to this forum. Thanks to all so far for the info I've gathered by lurking.

    I've encountered a sudden problem with burning. I have a sony DRU-530A with the up-to-date firmware, which I purchased used, with supposedly a dozen or so burns on it. I've burned approximately 30 movies so far using DVDShrink/ANYDVD, and Alcohol 120, no problems. I can now only rip DVD's, but not burn. Standard CD's copy and burn just fine. The only change I've made since my last successful burn was to download the latest MS media player, and the newest DVD Decrypter. Any help would be appreciated.

    Here is a snip of my Alcohol log:

    ####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
    20:19:05 Processor info: Pentium II (0.25 um) (399MHz)
    20:19:05 Memory Available to Windows: 196,084 KB
    20:19:05 Memory Buffer size: 76 MB
    20:19:05 Image file loading: E:\dvd_rips\LASTWALTZ.ISO
    20:19:05 DVD Source Info: Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 4.36 GB / 507:59:35
    20:19:08 (H:) SONY DVD RW DRU-530A(0:0): Recording Method/Speed
    20:19:08 Recording - DVD DAO - 4.0X (5520 KB/Sec)
    20:19:57 (H:) SONY DVD RW DRU-530A(0:0) - [Write ERROR] LBA: 16, Length: 16
    S:KEY - 04/09/01 - "Tracking Servo Failure"
    20:20:04 (H:) SONY DVD RW DRU-530A(0:0): Recording failed!
    20:20:04 Error message: [04/09/01] - Tracking Servo Failure
    20:20:04 (H:) SONY DVD RW DRU-530A(0:0): Recording failed!
    20:20:04 Image file loading aborted!
    ##############################################################################
     
  2. zombieman

    zombieman Regular member

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    I notice your trying to burn at 4x. try turning it up or down and see if you still get the same error message. it might actually be a couroption in alchol 120. you might try reinstalling or using another such as nero or copytodvd. Have you rebooted and tried after that. check your ASPI version and see if it is running properly or properly installed. I'll be honest with you. Im just throwing thing out there that I would try. check you aspi version, you can dl it here http://www.adaptec.de/worldwide/sup...age=German&cat=/Product/ASPI-4.70&faq_id=8439
     
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  3. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Hi redryderr,


    Well, since you can rip, it would seem the problem is with Alcohol 120% OR your burner.

    To keep it simple let's use DVD Decrypter to compliment DVD Shrink.

    Follow the guide you'll find 1/2 way down this page. Once your settings have been made you should have no trouble. If we do, we'll then have to look at your firmware, ASPI layer etc.

    So we'll try the guide first -

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/2/74599

    Report back if that doesn't work and we'll start to work on your burner's possibilities -

    Cheers,

    Pete :)


     
  4. redryderr

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    Thanks for the fast replies!

    I will follow the instructions from the attached thread and report back. I would like to add though, that I have tried to burn an image that was created with DVD Decrypter, and it also failed, using alcohol to burn. I've tried to burn with the software that was included with the Sony (Sonic Record Now) also with failure. I've even restored my PC to a known good image using Norton Ghost, still no luck.

    Thanks again for the help!
     
  5. Gringle

    Gringle Guest

    I've had similar problems with the new version of DVD Decrypter.
    The only way I can download to the designated VIDIO_TS folder is in file mode, after that Decrypter can't access the folder,
    however I can still burn a vidio from there using nero vision express.

    The next problem was downloading in ISO mode, and burning with Dycrpter; after much trial and errors' I found the ISO's would read\download into C:\New.ISO file! And upload/burn from C:\New.MDS file!

    It's no hardship typing these two options in so I'm leaving well alone, for now. lol

    Both these files are well hidden in the Sub-folders
    So I use the search facility to delete them afterwards.

    Hope this info is of some use,
    regards gringle.
     
  6. redryderr

    redryderr Member

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    Thanks, looks like I'm in!
    I followed the instructions and was able to burn succesfully. It still confuses me as to why Alcohol stopped working. Is it possible that when I installed the new DVD Decrypter software it corrupted Alcohol?

    Red
     
  7. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Red,

    Glad you're burning.

    Now we know the problem is with 120%.

    Try to uninstall it and the reinstall it - maybe it will be OK then -

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
  8. redryderr

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    As you suggested, I uninstalled and reinstalled, and it seems to work correctly now. Thanks again.
     
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    no problem, glad we could help.
     
  10. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    CONGRATS Red,

    Burn on . . . . .




    Pete :)

     

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