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invalid block address using nero 6

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  1. jdfrey5

    jdfrey5 Member

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    I have a sony vaio with dvd burner. It was copying dvd's fine using nero recode or dvd shrink, but then I started having problems. Invalid block address during burning, thus ruining my dvd+r's. I saw a thread with the similar problem but it was old and didn't show the answer to my problem. I did try to use the links provided for driver-clean tool which did nothing and registery check which disabled my dvd43. which I then had to reinstall and I accomplished nothing. please help.
     
  2. ScubaPete

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    Try using Nero Classic Burning ROM and see if the problem occurs -

    GUIDE:
    OK zen, is everyone comfy ? Goot - its now time for - -
    "Uncle" ScubaPete's German, goose Step by goose Step, Let's burn with Nero 6 Guide -

    First - Do not use Nero Wizard -
    Please follow EXACTLY -
    Vhen you open Nero Burning ROM, you vill be at zee "New Compilation" window. Directly under the title "New Compilation" is a choice block to choose either zee DVD or zee CD, choose zee "DVD". Directly under that click on zee "DVD Video Icon." Then click "New" in the upper right corner of that screen, NOT zee main screen.
    You now are in zee "DVD Video" window. In zee left screen, click "VIDEO_TS". In zee "File Browser" screen, 3rd from zee left, trace your path to zee VIDEO_TS folder, zee one you made earlier holding all of your files and click on that folder. All of your VIDEO_TS files are now opened in zee right screen. Click on zee top file, hold down zee "Shift" key and then click zee bottom file thereby hi-lighting zee entire column of files. Click and (holding zee left mouse button down) drag zee entire column of files to zee open screen, second from zee left and release zee mouse button. Now click zee icon on zee task bar that shows a match on a disc, and then click "OK" and now, clear zee room, stand up tall and shout out, "Burn Baby, BURN" ! One more time, let me hear you say it, "Who's your Daddy Now ???"
    Guess what my Friend ? You are done !!!

    (Wheeew, now I really need a cigarette)

    NOW, STAND AWAY FROM ZEE COMPUTER ! !
    Keep all fingers and toes away from zee Computer. Do not fold spindle or mutilate and never mess vid zee electron box vhen it's working - it could be hazardous to your health, Commander Jason is watching -
    Go and have your coffee, vhen Nero is done, zee electronic wonder box vill let you know ;-))

    Enjoy your backup,

     
  3. jdfrey5

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    Well, I ran into another problem. I used dvd decrypter to rip, shrink was having a problem encoding. I then used shrink to compress the files so that I could burn on a single verbatim dvd+r. However, after 70% completion, burn failed due to my burner reset itself. I don't know why. With each program or process I use I get a different error. I attached the log file. Any ideas?Jeremy Frey
    Me
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/28/2004 4:51:12 PM
    Nero version: 6.6.0.1
    Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-U14A> Version: 2.0c - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.1
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
    Drive buffer : 8192kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
    CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B>Version: 0015 - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.6.0.1
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : ST3160021A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DW-U14A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    SONY DVD RW DW-U14A E: CDRom0
    HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162 F: CDRom1
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 511MB (523628kB)
    Free physical memory: 140MB (143368kB)
    Memory in use : 72 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    18.11.2004
    UDF/ISO compilation
    10:53:50 AM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
    DVD-Video files reallocation started

    10:53:50 AM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
    DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

    10:53:50 AM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6165
    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 :FALSE
    Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
    Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
    Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

    10:53:50 AM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
    DVD-Video files sorted

    10:53:50 AM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
    Reader running

    10:53:50 AM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
    Writer SONY DVD RW DW-U14A running

    10:53:51 AM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3286
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    10:53:51 AM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3286
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    10:53:51 AM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3117
    Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

    10:53:51 AM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 256
    Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
    Last address to be written: 2286159 (508:02.09, 4465MB)

    10:53:51 AM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 268
    Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

    10:53:51 AM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2309
    Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-U14A, Media type: DVD+R
    Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC, Media Type ID: 002, Product revision number: 0
    Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 1

    10:53:51 AM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 430
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    10:53:51 AM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 844
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 2286160 (2286160) = #2286160/508:2.10
    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286160 blocks [SONY DVD RW DW-U14A]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    10:53:51 AM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1047
    Prepare recorder [SONY DVD RW DW-U14A] 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 4682055680, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_RecDep_|_CtrlAdr_
    0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
    0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
    2286160 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

    10:53:51 AM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
    Caching of files started

    10:53:51 AM #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4003
    Cache writing successful.

    10:53:51 AM #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
    Caching of files completed

    10:53:51 AM #19 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
    Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

    10:53:53 AM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2497
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    10:53:53 AM #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8281
    ---- 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: 1 h
    Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC.....
    Media type ID: 002
    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 01 4D 43 43 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 30 32 00 38 ...MCC.....002.8
    23 54 37 13 02 4A 71 02 - 90 66 16 16 0B 0B 0A 0A #T7..Jq..f......
    01 1C 1E 0B 0C 12 12 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

    10:53:53 AM #22 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1711
    Set remaining time: 14:17,684 (857684ms) -> OK

    10:53:53 AM #23 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 632
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    11:03:17 AM #24 SCSI -1114 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1432
    SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03300000
    Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
    HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
    TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
    Sense Key: 0x06 (KEY_UNIT_ATTENTION)
    Sense Code: 0x29
    Sense Qual: 0x00
    CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x16 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
    Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x06 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x12
    0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x29 0x00

    11:03:17 AM #25 CDR -1114 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
    Reset occurred

    11:03:17 AM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
    all writers idle, stopping conversion

    11:03:17 AM #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
    conversion idle, stopping reader

    11:03:50 AM #28 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1711
    Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

    11:03:50 AM #29 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1711
    Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

    11:03:50 AM #30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
    Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.02.60a, size=17232 bytes, created 8/27/2003 4:02:00 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
    File 'Drivers\InCDfs.SYS': Ver=4, 1, 5, 8, size=94320 bytes, created 2/23/2004 9:36:06 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
    File 'Drivers\InCDpass.SYS': Ver=4, 1, 5, 8, size=27440 bytes, created 2/23/2004 9:36:18 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
    File 'Drivers\InCDrec.SYS': Ver=4, 1, 5, 8, size=9561 bytes, created 2/23/2004 9:36:10 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
    File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 11:59:42 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

     
  4. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Jermey,

    Have you tried burning anything else ?

    A CD for instance ?

    Try it for playing a disc also -

    If it will burn a CD then we can start looking into Nero.

    Lastly, Exactly how much room do you have on your HD ?


    Pete

     
  5. jdfrey5

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    ok. it always burns cd's without a hitch. I did couple of things differently, and so far so good. I've successfully burned 4 dvd's in a row. No problem. I did what you said and ditched the nero wizard. I still received the invalid block address error. Then I slowed down the write speed to 2.4x and deleted all previously burned files. Seems to be working fine, but I've been lucky before and then hit problems again. I have 121GB freespace an hard drive. Funny thing is, I used dvdshrink exclusively when I first started burning with no problem and then the errors and wasted dvdr's just started happening. what do you think?
     
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    There are a few things we can check and it won't do anything but update your PC if you need to change something and we may well find that "something" that's messing with your Burning -

    The first and most important thing is - what brand of media are you using ? Here's why I ask -

    For our education, let's take Memorex as an excellent example as DVD media goes, 90% of Memorex, made by CMC, is sub-standard as far as DVD backups are concerned, figures as high as 50% coasters have been reported (One member bought a stack of 50 and got 23 good burns.), not what I would call an impressive record. Memorex made a name for itself with their magnetic tapes (VHS and audio cassettes) and have been living off it ever since. There are 4 different companies that manufacture Memorex DVD's BTW and product quality varies widely as you might imagine. Only 10% of the Memorex out there, those are discs manufactured by Mitsubishi in the 25 pack spindle , and they're the exception – they are the good ones. It's easy to see now why the quality of a big-named company can’t be trusted - “ Who’s making your Memorex tonight ?”

    Is it just Memorex ? No ! I just used Memorex as an example, Princo, Orange Pack, Great AZO and most "store" discs aren’t all that suitable as a DVD backup media – that’s why we are specific in the type of media we are recommending.

    1. * Cheap media freezes, skips, pixelats and may refuse to be recognized by both burners and players :-( Besides "Freezing", "skips" many times you’ll get a “Cyclic Redundancy error” or an "I/O error". This message can mean that your discs are scratched or dirty, it can also mean that your burner won’t accept your “cheap” media :-(
    Another problem which, “Pops up” is a “*Power Calibration Error”. This can stop you right in your tracks and most often is caused by, Yep, you guessed it, inexpensive media. *A “Power Calibration Error” can also be attributed to the Optical Components of a DVD Writer, though this isn’t usually the case.

    Orange Pack, Princo, Great AZO and 90% of Memorex plus many others are just not that good for DVD burning. Those same discs however, are quite good for your MP3 music, picture archives, Spread sheets and Data..Even DataSafe G04’s made by Ritek have been reported as an inferior quality media and are evoking that “Oh no, I shouldn’t have gotten those.”

    What we are suggesting is to download this DVD Identifier to find out who manufactured your DVD and if it's a decent quality.

    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

    Once you have your disc identified, click the "More information" icon and see what information you're given. if you're not sure of the quality, come on back and we'll check it out for you -

    2. A good grade, Hi-quality media is needed for DVD reproduction ! RiData, Sony, TDK, "Branded" Ritek G04's or "Branded" Verbatim Data Life, Verbatim DataLife plus, Taiyo Yuden's and generally, almost any discs manufactured by Mitsubishi are excellent bets. Among the better discs we're looking for, any media boasting "Advanced Metal AZO" - BUT it must say "METAL" AZO !, this indicates a superior dye and dye application on a good composite disc, while they are sometimes a bit "pricey" they are just the type of media we're looking for to do our DVD backups, Prices online from Meritline.com OR Newegg.com have gotten Ritek G04 starting at about a $ .45 (USD) a disc –

    For DVD backups, purchasing inexpensive media or even average media is a gamble, some people win BUT the majority lose, they lose varying amounts true but, they still lose :-(

    Using good grade media can guarantee you one thing to an absolute certainty; it surely cannot hurt.

    In an effort to clear the air, when I speak of "Cheap" or "Inexpensive" media, I'm not referring to the price you pay at the counter - I'm referring to poor quality control used during manufacturing and the quality of the dye, dye application or composite type used. I'm not saying it won't burn - Some may burn, some may not. It's quality is inconsistent, meaning it's not dependable. To make matters worse, many times the discs that you do burn may play in your PC BUT your standalone player may not accept them – what good then is a backup DVD that cannot be watched on a DVD player ?

    When I say "Branded," that means that when you pick up a disc in your hand, it says "Ritek" or "RiData" on the disc itself. The monetary cost of the media we recommend many times is cheaper than what you are purchasing now.

    We like to verify our information prior to recommending things. There are certain things we look at. For instance, when their dye and dye application are listed as unknown, this almost guarantees us they are using whatever they can get at a cheap price. Companies that use quality materials like to BRAG about it, naming names and staying with quality manufacturers who produce their media.

    Using DVD identifier and MediaMatch can help you find out a lot about what you're using. Purchasing your DVD media online can insure that you're getting quality merchandise at a good price. Shopping wisely will save you time, aggravation and money.

    Cheers,

    Pete

    Iffin that doesn't,work we'll check your Firmware next -
     
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    Sorry Pete, I forgot to list my media earlier. I'm using branded verbatim datalife dvd+r's. I went ahead and did identifier anyway , Manufacture by Mitsubishi (MCC). Jeremy.
     
  8. ScubaPete

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    There are some things we should check as they have a direct influence over how our drive behaves -

    1. Let's check for up-to-date Firmware for your burner.

    "OK, so what is this "Firmware" garbage?" Fair question. Firmware is a "tutor" who's job it is to "introduce" all the different kinds of media to your burner and to tell your burner a little bit about it. What type of media it is and at what speed to burn it. As new media in introduced OR, as the Mfgrs of your burner find new ways to use it, new Firmware updates come out to "school" your burner, keeping it up-to-date.

    At the bottom of the page look for "What's my firmware? - Try this little tool I found," Download this tool and check out your Firmware's health (up-to-date wise). You can probably get a current upgrade there also –

    http://flashman.rpc-1.com/


    Firmware page -

    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php

    Firmware, You can't be without it -


    Now we need to see if we have a working ASPI Layer.

    "Yea right, and ASPI stands for Another Stupid Piece of Insanity, right ?" No, not quite, it stands for "Advanced SCSI Programming Interface". "Well that tells me nothing, what's it do ?" That's a much easier question to answer. It is kind of a "translator" allowing your software to talk your hardware in a manner that your hardware will understand. Let's imagine an Earthman trying to talk to a rock. Now, think of a sledgehammer as being the interface. With the interface in play, the Earthman can tell the rock to disperse into gravel no matter what planet the rock is from, OK ? Good, let's see if we have a sledgehammer –

    2. Check for your ASPI Layer. If one isn't present, we'll need to get one and reinstall it, then reboot our PC to allow it to "settle in".

    ASPI Checker -
    http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/su...oduct/EZ-SCSI_5.0&filekey=aspichk.exe&sess=no


    Force 1.8 ASPI Layer -

    http://forceaspi18.w.interia.pl/

    If you've found you need an ASPI layer OR would like some additional information about it - here you go –

    http://cd-rw.org/articles/archive/aspisetup.cfm

    Finally, we need to check your DMA. "Ooohh, no you're not ! Only my husband or my Doctor checks my "D", "M" . . whatever . . ." No, no, it's OK, DMA stands for "Direct Memory Access" transfer mode OR as we say in the computer field, it's a really, fast way to move stuff. Many PC's today are using UDMA or "Ultra Direct Memory Access transfer mode, or as we like to call it, a really super-duper fast way to move stuff as opposed to the PIO mode. The PIO or Programmed I/O mode, is a technique whereby the system CPU and support hardware directly control the transfer of data between the system and the hard disk since shortly after the beginning of PC's up until the mid-1990's. So we want DMA (fast) more than we PIO (slow).

    3. Let's check your Drive's transfer mode. It should be DMA-4, not PIO.
    Windows XP downgrades the Ultra DMA transfer mode after receiving six CRC errors and drops it down to the much slower PIO mode.

    To enable DMA mode using the Device Manager
    1. Open Device Manager
    2. Double-click IDE ATA//ATAPI Controllers to display the list of controllers and channels.
    3. Right-click the icon for the channel to which your burner is connected and select Properties. Now click the Advanced Settings tab.
    4. In the Current Transfer Mode drop-down box, select DMA if available if the current setting says, "PIO Only."
    If the drop-down box already says, "DMA if Available" but the current transfer mode is PIO, then the user must "toggle" the settings. That is, change the selection from "DMA if available" to PIO only, and click "OK".
    Then repeat the steps above to change the selection to "DMA if available".

    OPTION: Right-click the burner and select "Uninstall" and then "OK" all prompts until the PC reboots. Upon rebooting, the PC should "find" your burner and reinstall it setting it by "Default" to DMA.

    Lastly, when did you last defrag your Hard Drive (HD) ? If you have to stop and think about the last time you did it, then it's way, way overdue. Here we go, (Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Defragmenter. When it opens, choose your HD, analyses it to see where we stand then if you need it (you probably will) choose Defragment.).

    After you finish doing it now you might want to think about having "Scheduled Tasks" in your Control Panel do it for you on a daily basis.

    A fragmented HD not only drastically slows down your system but it can cause all number of things to happen inside your PC, a messed up burn being one of them.

    Cheers,

    Pete

    Now let's see if everything will work together the way we want it to, OK ?

    Give it a test run and let us know how you make out -

     
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    I couldn't find the "What's My firmware?" link on the site. I may be more of a newbie than previously thought. I run windows xp, and I can't find the device manager. I remember using it before on an older platform but not on xp. So I wasn't able to check the DMA mode. My aspi layer checker downloaded, I unzipped it and then couldn't find it to run it. I'm not much help to myself. Anyway I burned about 6 dvd's in a row no problem. til today, I was backing up Rounders and right away invalid block address. I try again doing the exact same process and it works fine. I'm at a loss.
     
  10. ScubaPete

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    jdfrey5,

    You must READ the ENTIRE SENTENCE. It is at the bottom, between the toilet and the Beer, ON THE BOTTOM of the page -

    "My Computer" in the full window, AT THE TOP LEFT OF THE WINDOW, TOP LEFT - UNDER system tools, click on - View system information then choose Hardware -

    OPTION 1. Go to"Start" the lQQk for "Search" in the blank box type in, ASPICHK.EXE. Then select all files and folders and then choose under "Look in: "C:" then click "Search". When the results come up just hi-light and double-clickto open it.
    OPTION 2. Download it again and lQQk where the file is downloaded, the extracted file s/b there too OR click "Extarct to" and select a location that you know how to find and then extract it to that location.

    Were you doing anything at all when Nero began to burn, ANYTHING ?

    Was your PC doing anything at all besides burning the DVD ? Was any proggy running ?

    Though the things we're doing now will only help your PC to run better It seems we must look at all the things you're doing with your PC.

    Pete

     
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    OK, I was on the wrong site, ran the What's My Firmware. Device: DVD RW DW-U14A Firmware Version: 2.0c. I didn't see any updates available. I did run aspichk 4.70. ASPI Installion Verification stated ERROR: aspi is not properly installed. The error wasn't printed in bold pritn like the rest of the screen (just a note). So I read the instructions on force aspi 1.7. Followed them, ran dumpAspi, then instaAspi, rebooted, ran aspchk and still received the aspi error. I found the device manager and I am running in DMA-4 mode. As far as programs running, the only thing a can think of is my broadband connection and Norton antivirus. In my windows task manager, the applications are empty. Since the last reply I burned the Terminal, but had the same result, one coaster, and then a good burn. It said my dvd burner reset itself again.
     
  12. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Jeremy,

    You have GOT to get a decent ASPI layer installed. Clear the ASPI again, reboot then Force ASPI.

    Your broadband isn't a problem BUT Norton AV has been known to cause problems - try closing it down -

    DO NOT GO ONLINE WITH IT DOWN AND DON'T FORGET TO START IT ONCE YOU'RE DONE !

    BTW, Your burner resetting can be attributed to a non-working ASPI

    Cheers,

    Pete

     
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    Well it worked for awhile. I got the ASPI layer installed. I then ran aspichk. ASPI is properly installed and fully operational. I burned a few DVD's, then 3 coasters. Invalid block address again and one dvd reset itself. Should I blow up my dvd burner. UGHHHH. What else can we check, Pete?
     
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    Hi
    I'm having the same troubles you had with 'Invalid block address'
    Did you fix in the end or not?
    If So How?
    Please help getting desperate....
     
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    no we never figured it out. If I restart my computer after each burn, it seems to help. I don't know why. I think I may just have a bad burner. Good luck. If you find an answer please post it here for me, Thx.
     
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    i'll let you know! i've just done a full recovery so i'm installing everything bit by bit. It's burning fine with other programs.Just Nero thats gone wrong.
     
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    Jeremy,

    (I must have been tired and totally missed this . . . .)


    First, NAV has caused some issues in the past. I don't know why . . . McAfee doesn't, Go figure . . . ?

    Soooooo, turn off NAV.

    Second, Just because you don't see it in your Task Manager doesn't mean anything. You need to shut down all in msconfig ~ ~> startup. "Disable all," Apply, OK, OK again to reboot -

    Then give it a try -

    BTW, Did you do a Defrag ? You never said -

    Pete
     
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    i've been having the 'invalid block address' this evening on one of my new LG burners. it was mounted internally and reads from discs fine/rips fine, but every time i feed it a Verb TY and try to burn 8x it fails at lead-in with 'invalid block address' (i never do 8x but was seeing what results i'd get at 8x). a 4x write on very same disc was fine. a few times got the same results. as drive is gonna be sent back for swap anyway now as i don't trust it, hooked it up in a USB2 enclosure, same results. the other LG drive lives in a USB2 enclosure, switched that on, and it's been burnig at 8x sweetly all eve. so one burner's faulty and it would appear that i can now burn at the elusive 8x....

    ...just in case that helps anyone...
     
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    Hi all, I see here this stupid error "invalid block address" is something that all of you got. So, ofcourse, I got it too on my god damn new LG that I bought today, burned 2 DVD's at the 8x speed and at the third I wanted to see how it's going at the 4x speed and surprise I got this "invalid block address" error. I want to know something, it's the device bad or it's the writing software bad. I got waranty on the device so I want to know if I should go with it. If you say with other writing programs didn't get this error, what is that program? Thanks

    P.S: The blanks are RAXON
     

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