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Need help with a problem I can't seem to fix

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by toronado, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. toronado

    toronado Member

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    Alright, I'm going to say it up front. I am a burning noob. I knew just enough about my old CD burner to drag stuff into it and make CD's.

    Recently I bought a Samsung DVD burner with lightscribe. Unfortunately, either due to my own idiocy, or some fixable problem, I cannot seem to make DVD's consistantly. In fact, I have only successfully done so twice, out of about twenty attempts. Every failed try seems to happen during the "lead in" phase, and apparantly leaves me with a coaster, as I can't seem to get Nero to recognize the disc after this happens, so no wiping and restarting for me.


    I am including an error log from Nero, it doesn't mean anything at all to me but perhaps someone here will be able to look over it and give me something to go on. I'm hoping it's just some configuration issue that I can fix in options, but I'm worried that it's an actual drive issue. I got it from Newegg a few months ago, and hadn't really used it for anything other than reading DVD's until a week ago or so, and it reads just fine. Only problem is the write aspect.

    Error Log:

    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 12:35:32 PM
    Nero Version: 6.6.0.19
    Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 19d
    (Nero Express)
    Recorder: <TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182M>Version: SB03 - HA 4 TA 0 - 6.6.0.19
    Adapter driver: <JRAID> HA 4
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
    CD-ROM: <QT5232J MZV926B >Version: 1.0 - HA 5 TA 0 - 6.6.0.19
    Adapter driver: <alvf03l0> HA 5

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6L160M0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S182MSB03 JRAID Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off
    CdRomPeripheral : QT5232J MZV926B 1.0 alvf03l0 Port 5 ID 0 DMA: Off

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182M E: CDRom0
    QT5232J MZV926B F: CDRom1
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 2046MB (2095532kB)
    Free physical memory: 1547MB (1584724kB)
    Memory in use : 24 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    16.7.2007
    ISO compilation
    5:10:37 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6368
    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 : TRUE
    Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
    Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
    Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

    5:10:37 AM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
    Reader running

    5:10:37 AM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
    Writer TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182M running

    5:10:37 AM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    5:10:37 AM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

    5:10:37 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 272
    Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
    Last address to be written: 2194927 (487:45.52, 4286MB)

    5:10:37 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 284
    Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

    5:10:37 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2494
    Recorder: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182M, Media type: DVD-RW
    Disc Manufacturer: CMCW02 -
    Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 214

    5:10:37 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 450
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    5:10:37 AM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 2194928 (2194928) = #2194928/487:45.53
    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2194928 blocks [TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182M]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    5:10:37 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
    Prepare recorder [TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182M] 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 4495212544, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
    0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
    2194928 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

    5:10:37 AM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Caching of files started

    5:10:38 AM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4122
    Cache writing successful.

    5:10:38 AM #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Caching of files completed

    5:10:38 AM #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Burn process started at 2x (2,770 KB/s)

    5:10:38 AM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    5:10:38 AM #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2619
    Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

    5:10:38 AM #18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21864
    Set BUFE: Super Link -> ON

    5:10:38 AM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2774
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    5:10:38 AM #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8926
    ---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
    Book Type: DVD-RW (3), Part Version: 1.1x (2)
    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: 0 h
    End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
    Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
    Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
    Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
    Media Specific [16..63]:
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

    5:10:44 AM #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1289
    05:10:44.046 - TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182M\H4 T0 : Queue again later

    5:11:12 AM #22 SCSI -1176 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1437
    SCSI Exec, HA 4, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x06A90000
    Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
    HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
    TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
    Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
    Sense Code: 0x72
    Sense Qual: 0x01
    CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x01 0xC0 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
    Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
    0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x72 0x01

    5:11:12 AM #23 CDR -1176 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
    Session fixation error

    5:11:12 AM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
    all writers idle, stopping conversion

    5:11:13 AM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
    conversion idle, stopping reader

    5:11:13 AM #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3017
    EndDAO: Last written address was 447

    5:11:13 AM #27 Phase 181 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Writing lead-out...

    5:11:13 AM #28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3050
    Estimated time for 30mm Borders: 6min 44sec

    5:11:13 AM #29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Burn process failed at 2x (2,770 KB/s)


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.32a, size=20640 bytes, created 6/1/2006 6:11:06 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
    File 'Drivers\InCDfs.SYS': Ver=4, 3, 20, 1, size=101504 bytes, created 7/25/2005 11:53:28 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
    File 'Drivers\InCDpass.SYS': Ver=4, 3, 20, 1, size=29696 bytes, created 7/25/2005 11:53:04 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
    File 'Drivers\InCDrec.SYS': Ver=4, 3, 20, 1, size=8704 bytes, created 7/25/2005 11:53:30 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
    File 'Drivers\jraid.sys': Ver=1.14.00.00 built by: WinDDK, size=41728 bytes, created 7/20/2006 10:39:24 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

    I have tried using both Nero 6.6 which came with my DVD drive, and Nero 7.0 trial and they both perform in the same manner. I am using Memorex media, which I understand is poor in general, but an 80% failure rate seems a little extreme to me. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm feeling very frustrated at the moment.
     
  2. gwendolin

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    First thing I looked for was this
    These are horrible discs, try Verbatim or Sony (made in Japan)

    Also need to do the following

    DMA needs to be on, heres a guide to turn back on

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/260038

    Just noticed this at the end of your log

    Nope...thats about right...they're HORRIBLE

    Bump the burn speed up to 4X
     
  3. toronado

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    I'm not sure why the DMA mode is saying off, because I checked the link you gave me and both my primary and secondary IDE devices are set to DMA if available just like the walk through says they should be. I'll get a different set of DVD's to burn with and see if that helps at all.
     
  4. JoeRyan

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    First, your computer settings--the DMA setting--is incorrect; that means that you cannot draw any accurate conclusions about the discs you are using.

    Second, Samsung drives are not generous for their support of a variety of different MID codes. It is very possible, even likely, that with DMA on the discs may not work well if the drive does not include proper write strategy support for the discs. In that case, too, the fact that they do not work means no conclusion can be drawn on their intrinsic quality.

    This is a common mistake. There are other sites where users have drawn different conclusions about the same discs you are using, either because those users have drives that support them or the users know how to distinguish between compatibility and quality.
     
  5. toronado

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    Well how do I fix the DMA? Like I said I went to the link posted and it says that my IDE channels in device manager should be set to DMA if available, if I'm understanding the guide correctly. All of my IDE adapaters are set to DMA if available, and I have also uninstalled and reinstalled the DVD drivers from the device manager as well. Not sure what else to do with the DMA thing.
     
  6. JoeRyan

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    The disc is a DVD-RW. If the disc's address section is corrupted for any reason, it may have to be fully erased on the drive. Even then it may not work. Have you tried any DVD-R or +R discs, or have you been trying to record the same disc over again?

    Your drive firmware needs to be updated. It is version SB03. The newest version is SB05 available at the link below:

    http://www.samsung.com/us/support/d...er&model_nm=SH-S182M&mType=FM&dType=D&vType=R

    Updating the firmware may help in allowing your drive to use the DVD-RW media you have. It might not, also, if the MID code was not added to its firmware table. It also may not be able to salvage the DVD-RW disc you have. Try a DVD-R or DVD+R write-once disc to see if you have better success. If so, then the settings and drive would appear to be OK, and it may be a question of the one disc that may be corrupted or even defective. Corruption or lack of firmware support often shows up when a drive is writing the lead-in section, particularly with rewritable media.
     
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    I'll try the firmware update like you suggested. And just to clear up any confusion, it isn't one disc that I keep working with, its pretty much every disc. :)
     

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