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Interpretation: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by tijn1303, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. tijn1303

    tijn1303 Guest

    I have a NEC Optiarc AD-7173A Burner using the latest firmware (1.03). I use Platinum DVD+R DL 8x discs, they have worked fine until now for similar tasks. I use a fully updated version of imgburn.

    When I try to burn a xbox 360 .dvd backup image at 2,4x speed I get the following error(s):
    Code:
    I/O Error!
    
    Devixe:[0:0:0]Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173A 1-03(D:)(ATA)
    
    ScsiStatus: 0x02
    Interpretation: Check Condition
    
    CDB: 2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00
    Interpretation: Write(10) - Sectors: 0 - 31
    
    Sense Area: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05 00 00 00 00
    Interpretation: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    My log looks like this:
    Code:
    I 21:23:28 ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 started!
    I 21:23:28 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
    I 21:23:28 Total Physical Memory: 2.095.532 KB  -  Available: 1.604.144 KB
    W 21:23:28 Drive E:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
    I 21:23:28 Initialising SPTI...
    I 21:23:28 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 21:23:28 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
    I 21:23:31 Operation Started!
    I 21:23:31 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\Tijn van Doorn\Mijn documenten\GrabIt Downloads\xbox360 Assassins Creed\all-ac.dvd
    I 21:23:31 Source File Sectors: 3.697.696 (MODE1/2048)
    I 21:23:31 Source File Size: 7.572.881.408 bytes
    I 21:23:31 Source File Volume Identifier: XGD2DVD_NTSC
    I 21:23:31 Source File Implementation Identifier: Sonic Scenarist 3.1
    I 21:23:31 Source File File System(s): ISO9660; UDF (1.02)
    I 21:23:31 Destination Device: [0:0:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173A 1-03 (D:) (ATA)
    I 21:23:31 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: CMC MAG-D03-64)
    I 21:23:31 Destination Media Sectors: 3.827.520
    I 21:23:31 Write Mode: DVD
    I 21:23:31 Write Type: DAO
    I 21:23:31 Write Speed: 2,4x
    I 21:23:31 Link Size: Auto
    I 21:23:31 Test Mode: No
    I 21:23:31 BURN-Proof: Enabled
    I 21:23:31 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1.913.760
    I 21:23:31 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
    I 21:23:40 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
    I 21:23:40 Writing LeadIn...
    W 21:23:40 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (1 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (2 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (3 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (4 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (5 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (6 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (7 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (8 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (9 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (10 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (11 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (12 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (13 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (14 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (15 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (16 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (17 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (18 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (19 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    W 21:23:40 Retrying (20 of 20)...
    W 21:23:40 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    E 21:27:50 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    I 21:27:50 Synchronising Cache...
    I 21:27:51 Closing Track...
    E 21:27:52 Close Track Failed! - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    I 21:27:52 Closing Track (Last Attempt!)...
    E 21:27:52 Close Track Failed! - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    I 21:27:52 Finalising Disc...
    E 21:27:55 Finalise Disc Failed! - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    I 21:27:55 Finalising Disc (Last Attempt!)...
    E 21:27:55 Finalise Disc Failed! - Reason: Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    E 21:27:55 Failed to Write Image!
    E 21:27:55 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:04:23
    I 21:27:55 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A
    
    The information displayed right in the imgburn menu:
    Code:
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173A 1-03 (ATA)
    Current Profile: DVD+R DL
    
    Disc Information:
    Status: Empty
    Erasable: No
    Free Sectors: 3.827.520
    Free Space: 7.838.760.960 bytes
    Free Time: 850:35:45 (MM:SS:FF)
    
    DVD±R DL Boundary Information:
    L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1.913.760
    Changeable: No
    
    Physical Format Information (ADIP):
    Disc ID: CMC MAG-D03-64
    Book Type: DVD+R DL
    Part Version: 1
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 2
    Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
    Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196.608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16.580.607
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2.283.519
    
    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
    Disc ID: CMC MAG-D03-64
    Book Type: DVD-ROM
    Part Version: 1
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 2
    Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
    Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196.608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16.580.607
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2.283.519
    
    I have run out of clues, i have been trying to fix this all evening, its blowing my brains out. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. GrandpaBW

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    Them media that you are using is made by CMC Magnetics, which is about the worst junk there is on the market. Try Verbatim media.
     
  3. tijn1303

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    I succesfully finished 7 others. I used that same dvd on a laptop, wich burned it with no problems. The problem lies in my NEC Drive, it didnt die, because i can burn regular dvd's. Dont know what it is, drives me nuts.
     
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    Well, it really doesn't matter if you had 7 successful burns before. Try a different brand of media as a test.
     
  5. asianhawk

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    Did you burn the 7 d/l disks from the same pack on the same drive?

    I have an NEC AD-5170A (firm 1.13) and have probably burnt about 80 dvds with 95% success using Bulpaq printable at 2.4x. I just bought 75 more disks, and now i get the same error as you. Looks like although all the packaging is the same, the dye has changed from one pack to another. The older disks i had used CMC MAG-D04-00, and these new disks use CMC MAG-D03-64 (according to the error). So either i bought some really old stock, or the MAG numbers are going down. Either way, you've got to find media for your drive and stick to it.

    ps. These are actually the cheapest d/l disks i've seen, so you don't have to go with the expense of Verbatim.
     
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