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Might be the wrong Forum but......My dvd's do not work

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by linuxman, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. linuxman

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    I bought some DVD-R over here in Iraq and am having some trouble getting them to burn. Below are the respective error logs and screen shots. I was hoping somebody could give me some insight as to why these DVD’s are not working correctly.

    ########################### System Information ###########################
    Windows XP Home Edition 5.1 Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
    Processor info: Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.30GHz (1594MHz)
    Memory Available to Windows: 457,712 KB

    ############################ Program Information ###########################
    File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\Alcohol.exe
    Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
    Description: Alcohol 120%
    Original: alcohol.exe
    Product: Alcohol 120%
    Trademarks: Alcohol Soft Development Team
    Copyright: Copyright(C) 2002-2004 Alcohol Soft Development Team
    Version: 1.9.2 ( Build 1705 )
    Date: 2004/05/06
    Size: 1375232 Bytes
    Hash: 9d75768468c7d69b8ad25edeaa1f4e6f
    File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\alcoholx.dll
    Description: Alcohol virtual device control library
    Original: alcoholx.dll
    Copyright: Copyright (C) 2000-2004
    Version: 3.47.0 ( Build 0 )
    Date: 2004/04/30
    Size: 74240 Bytes
    Hash: c11b59c21722ca30141696c21b72578d
    File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\devsupp.dll
    Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
    Description: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
    Original: devsupp.dll
    Product: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
    Copyright: Copyright(C) 2002-2003 Alcohol Soft Development Team
    Version: 2.3.7 ( Build 505 )
    Date: 2004/05/05
    Size: 38400 Bytes
    Hash: 0e6f733d3f570f3b0328261d11a2794e

    ########################### User Information ###########################
    User Name:
    Company Name:
    Registered User ID:

    ########################### Options Setting ###########################
    Devices control interface: Default Driver Control Interface
    CPU Priority Level: High
    Memory Buffer Size (MB): 128
    Examine the accuracy of data read from physical device: Yes
    Turn off "Auto-Select best write speed" function if possible: No
    Overburn disc(s): No
    Fill memory buffer before recording discs: Yes
    Ignore Media Type: Yes
    RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) Emulation: No
    BAD Sectors Emulation: No
    Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: No
    Laserlock Emulation: No
    Current Language: English

    ############################ Device(s) List ############################
    (D:) SONY CD-RW CRX830E (atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
    (E:) AXV CD/DVD-ROM (a347scsi, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
    (H:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A (USBSTOR, Port 0, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)

    ##################### Installed Device Drivers List #####################
    1394BUS.SYS a347bus.sys a347scsi.sys ACPI.sys ACPIEC.sys
    afd.sys agp440.sys aliide.sys aliirda.sys arp1394.sys
    ati2dvag.dll ati2mtag.sys ati3d1ag.dll atisgkaf.sys audstub.sys
    BATTC.SYS Beep.SYS BOOTVID.dll caliaud.sys calihal.sys
    Cdfs.SYS cdrom.sys CLASSPNP.SYS CmBatt.sys compbatt.sys
    disk.sys DKbFltr.SYS DP83815.SYS drmk.sys dump_atapi.sys
    dump_WMILIB.SYS Dxapi.sys dxg.sys dxgthk.sys Fastfat.SYS
    fdc.sys Fips.SYS flpydisk.sys Fs_Rec.SYS ftdisk.sys
    hal.dll hpci.sys HSF_CNXT.sys HSF_DP.sys HSFHWALI.sys
    i8042prt.sys imapi.sys intelide.sys ipsec.sys irda.sys
    irenum.sys isapnp.sys iviaspi.sys kbdclass.sys KDCOM.DLL
    kmixer.sys ks.sys KSecDD.sys mdmxsdk.sys mnmdd.SYS
    Modem.SYS MODEMCSA.sys mouclass.sys MountMgr.sys mrxdav.sys
    mrxsmb.sys Msfs.SYS msgpc.sys Mup.sys MxlW2k.SYS
    NAVENG.SYS NAVEX15.SYS NDIS.sys ndistapi.sys ndisuio.sys
    ndiswan.sys NDProxy.SYS netbios.sys netbt.sys nic1394.sys
    Npfs.SYS ntdll.dll Ntfs.sys ntoskrnl.exe Null.SYS
    ohci1394.sys OPRGHDLR.SYS parport.sys PartMgr.sys ParVdm.SYS
    pci.sys pciide.sys PCIIDEX.SYS pcmcia.sys portcls.sys
    processr.sys psched.sys ptilink.sys rasacd.sys rasirda.sys
    rasl2tp.sys raspppoe.sys raspptp.sys raspti.sys rdbss.sys
    RDPCDD.sys redbook.sys SAVRT.SYS SAVRTPEL.SYS SCSIPORT.SYS
    sr.sys srv.sys strmdisp.sys swenum.sys SYMEVENT.SYS
    SYMREDRV.SYS SYMTDI.SYS SynTP.sys sysaudio.sys tcpip.sys
    TDI.SYS termdd.sys Udfs.SYS update.sys USBD.SYS
    usbehci.sys usbhub.sys USBPORT.SYS USBSTOR.SYS usbuhci.sys
    vga.sys viaide.sys VIDEOPRT.SYS VolSnap.sys wanarp.sys
    watchdog.sys wdmaud.sys win32k.sys WMILIB.SYS

    ################## Detailed Information of Device(s) ##################

    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    (D:) SONY CD-RW CRX830E(1:0) detail information.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Vendor Identification: SONY
    Product Identification: CD-RW CRX830E
    Production Revision Level: JPK4
    Location: atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
    Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, RAW DAO(96)
    BURN-Free Technology: Unknown
    Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
    *** NOT listed in Alcohol's database. Please report to development team
    -* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. *-
    -* This software does not use this information! *-
    Removable media: Yes
    Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
    Response Data Format: 02h
    CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
    CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
    Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
    Test Write: Yes
    DVD-ROM Read: Yes
    DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
    DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
    Audio Play: Yes
    Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: Yes
    Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: No
    Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
    Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
    Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
    Multi-Session: Yes
    BUF: Yes
    CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
    CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
    R-W Supported: Yes
    R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
    C2 Pointers Support: Yes
    ISRC Supported: Yes
    UPC Supported: Yes
    Read Bar Code: No
    Lock media into the drive: Yes
    Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
    Prevent Jumper: No
    Eject Command: Yes
    Separate volume levels: Yes
    Separate channel mute: Yes
    Changer Supports Disc Present: No
    Software slot selection: No
    Side change capable: No
    P through W in Lead-In: Yes
    Maximum Read Speed Supported (with current disc): 24X (3600 KB/Sec)
    Maximum Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 24X (3600 KB/Sec)
    Current Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 4X (600 KB/Sec)

    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    (H:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A(USB:0) detail information.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Vendor Identification: _NEC
    Product Identification: DVD_RW ND-1300A
    Production Revision Level: 1.06
    Location: USBSTOR, Port 0, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
    Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO(96), TAO, DVD DAO
    BURN-Free Technology: BURN-Proof
    Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
    -* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. *-
    -* This software does not use this information! *-
    Removable media: Yes
    Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
    Response Data Format: 02h
    CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
    CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
    Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
    Test Write: Yes
    DVD-ROM Read: Yes
    DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
    DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
    Audio Play: Yes
    Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
    Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: No
    Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
    Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
    Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
    Multi-Session: Yes
    BUF: Yes
    CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
    CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
    R-W Supported: Yes
    R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
    C2 Pointers Support: Yes
    ISRC Supported: Yes
    UPC Supported: Yes
    Read Bar Code: No
    Lock media into the drive: Yes
    Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
    Prevent Jumper: No
    Eject Command: Yes
    Separate volume levels: Yes
    Separate channel mute: Yes
    Changer Supports Disc Present: No
    Software slot selection: No
    Side change capable: No
    P through W in Lead-In: Yes
    Maximum Read Speed Supported (with current disc): 40X (6000 KB/Sec)
    Maximum Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 16X (2400 KB/Sec)
    Current Read Speed Supported (with current Disc): 40X (6000 KB/Sec)
    Current Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 16X (2400 KB/Sec)

    #######################################################################

    ###################### Source Disc/Image Information ######################
    Type: Standard ISO Image file
    Path: C:\Documents and Settings\David\My Documents\Alcohol 120%\
    Name: Movie.ISO
    Size: 3449.78 MB
    Session: 1
    Track: 1


    Session 01:
    Track 01: DVD, Length: 1766286(3.37 GB), Address: 000000
    #############################################################################

    ####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
    19:54:51 Processor info: Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.30GHz (1594MHz)
    19:54:51 Memory Available to Windows: 457,712 KB
    19:54:51 Memory Buffer size: 128 MB
    19:54:51 Image file loading: C:\Documents and Settings\David\My Documents\Alcohol 120%\Movie.ISO
    19:54:51 DVD Source Info: Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 3.37 GB / 392:30:36
    19:54:58 (H:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A(USB:0): Recording Method/Speed
    19:54:58 Recording - DVD DAO - 2.0X (2760 KB/Sec)
    19:54:58 (H:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A(USB:0): Recording failed!
    19:54:58 Error message: [05/30/05] - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    19:54:58 (H:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A(USB:0): Recording failed!
    19:54:58 Image file loading aborted!
    19:55:01 Something is wrong with the recording procedure!
    Please check the log file and report any errors to Technical Support.
    ##############################################################################



    This is the Nero Error Log

    David

    [serial removed]

    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/2003 8:18:06 PM
    Nero version: 6.3.1.10 (Nero Express)
    Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A> Version: 1.06 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.3.1.10
    Adapter driver: <> HA 3
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
    CD-ROM: <AXV CD/DVD-ROM >Version: 2.2a - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.10
    Adapter driver: <a347scsi> HA 2

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : HTS548040M9AT00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : SONY CD-RW CRX830E atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : AXV CD/DVD-ROM 2.2a a347scsi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    SONY CD-RW CRX830E D: CDRom0
    AXV CD/DVD-ROM E: CDRom1
    _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A H: CDRom2
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    CmdQueuing : 1
    CmdNotification: 2
    WriteBufferSize: 66060288 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    EraseSpeed : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 446MB (457712kB)
    Free physical memory: 236MB (242620kB)
    Memory in use : 46 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    22.10.2004
    Burn DVD Image
    7:59:30 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
    Reader running

    7:59:30 PM #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3200
    Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

    7:59:30 PM #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 244
    Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
    Last address to be written: 1766435 (392:32.35, 3450MB)

    7:59:30 PM #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 249
    Write in overburning mode: FALSE

    7:59:30 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2107
    Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A, Media type: DVD-R
    Disc Manufacturer: DKMZ01 -
    Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

    7:59:30 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 410
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    7:59:30 PM #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, ISO 9660)
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 1766436 (1766436) = #1766436/392:32.36
    not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1766436 blocks [_NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A ]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    7:59:30 PM #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 982
    Prepare recorder [_NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A ] 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 3617660928, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_RecDep_|_CtrlAdr_
    0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
    0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
    1766436 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

    7:59:30 PM #9 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
    Caching of files started

    7:59:30 PM #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4210
    Cache writing successful.

    7:59:30 PM #11 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
    Caching of files completed

    7:59:30 PM #12 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
    Burn process started at 2.4x (3,312 KB/s)

    7:59:30 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2345
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    7:59:30 PM #14 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1650
    Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

    7:59:30 PM #15 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20051
    Set BUFE: supported -> ON

    7:59:30 PM #16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1791
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    7:59:30 PM #17 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8024
    ---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
    Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
    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: 26127F h
    End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
    Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
    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 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    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 ................

    7:59:30 PM #18 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1185
    SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 0, LUN 0
    Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
    HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
    TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
    Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
    Sense Code: 0x30
    Sense Qual: 0x05
    CDB Data: 0x53 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x1A 0xF4 0x30 0x00 0x00 0x00
    Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
    0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x05

    7:59:30 PM #19 CDR -1046 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1607
    Illegal disc

    7:59:30 PM #20 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1607
    Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

    7:59:30 PM #21 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
    Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,312 KB/s)


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\a347scsi.sys': Ver=3.47.0.0 built by: WinDDK, size=5248 bytes, created 4/30/2004 9:33:00 AM (Adapter driver for src)

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

    the log screen from Decrypter:
    I 20:43:25 DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.1.0 started!
    I 20:43:25 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 1)
    I 20:43:25 Initialising SPTI...
    I 20:43:25 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 20:43:25 Found 1 DVD-ROM, 1 DVD-ROM/CD-RW and 1 DVD±RW!
    I 20:43:32 Operation Started!
    I 20:43:32 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\David\My Documents\Alcohol 120%\Movie.ISO
    I 20:43:32 Source File Sectors: 1,766,286 (MODE1/2048)
    I 20:43:32 Source File Size: 3,617,353,728 bytes
    I 20:43:32 Destination Device: [0:0:0] _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A 1.06 (H:) (USB)
    I 20:43:32 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: DKMZ01)
    I 20:43:32 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
    I 20:43:32 Write Mode: DVD
    I 20:43:32 Write Speed: 56x
    I 20:43:32 Test Mode: Yes
    I 20:43:32 BURN-Proof: Disabled
    W 20:43:32 [0:0:0] _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A 1.06 (H:) (USB) - Selected Write Speed: 77,560 KB/s (56x)
    W 20:43:32 [0:0:0] _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A 1.06 (H:) (USB) - Actual Write Speed: 1,352 KB/s (1x)
    E 20:44:06 Failed to Reserve Track! - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
    E 20:44:26 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:53
    I 20:44:26 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A


    I am having trouble finding any DVD+R over here, and I have yet to find a company that will ship to a military APO address. If any of you know of a company that will ship blank DVD to Iraq please let me know. Or if any of you want to send me some blanks over here, that would be much appreciated too.

    Linuxman


     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2004
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Howdy howdy soldier :)

    I don't even recognize the media code listed in your log which probably isn't a good thing and from the error messages it looks like your burner doesn't like them.

    You're in luck though, one of the best sites to order media from will ship to an APO (I just checked). The site is http://newegg.com and the media you want to get is Ritek RiDATA. I've been through a bunch of them and they're great stuff. If you need anything else just give us a holler :)

    God's speed in Iraq my friend.
     
  3. Jerry746

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    Hi linuxman, Adding to what Nephilim gave you, it looks like your DMA is OFF for the NEC dvd burner if I read the log right. The Sony and AXV are on but the NEC is OFF. Check them in your device manager, all 3 should be set to DMA not PIO, Check both IDE channels there also. They should be on DMA too. Take care and keep a low profile over there.

    Jerry
     
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    The NEC drive is a USB IOMEGA Backpack drive, and I have searched and searched and there is nowhere to set the DMA PIO modes on this drive.

    I think the drive is bad, because now, with Memorex DVD+R the burn process completes and it goes to write the lead out and it fails, with a power calibration error. Unable to finish disk at once.

    I think I can change the drive out of the backpack case and put another one in there.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Linuxman
     
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    That explains it - I don't believe DMA is applicable to USB drives.

     
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    Ok, update

    I have a new burner and a whole series of new problems have arisen.

    1. I bought HP 8x DVD+R media, the manufacture is CC MAC, cannot find any information on that, but.....When I try to use my USB burner with those new disks I get a focus or tracking error. Needless to say that it happens just after the disk is turned into a coaster. It happens with Nero, alcohol 120% and with nero and with decrypter.

    2. At least with the new burner the afore mentioned dvd -r will burn half of the time. The other half of the time they say invalid media or once again they are turned into coasters with an error that says somthing to the effect of RPA Invalid, or somthing like that.

    Man, I long for the good ole days of memorex 8x dvd's in my good ole nec dvd burner, 300 + backups and no coasters. Now in the last 5 days I have about 20. This could become an expensive habit.

    Linuxman
     
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    1) CMC MAG is one of the lowest grade media on the market and cause lots of problems sp that most likely explains the focus tracking errors.

    2) Is the new drive an NEC as well? Have you updated it to the latest firmware?


    Are you connecting the drive to a USB 2.0 port? USB 1.1 can cause problems because it isn't fast enough to properly support a DVD burner. Here's a link that shows how to check for USB 2.0:

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000602.htm
     

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