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shockeymoe

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I have installed a new DVD writer for a friend. Its an LG 4120B which can apparently handle DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD/R and CD/RW.
I have not been able to do what I promised I could do with it, which is to make a DVD+RW that could be copied on to from the desktop. When I format a disk with Nero it works for copying files from nero but it is not recognized on the desktop. Then I put in another disc and I get an error formatting it while trying to copy to it using nero's create a data disc.
I have included the error log following this. Please help if you can see from the log where I may have gone wrong. (BTW I was getting a message each time that the disc drive is not in DMA mode so I have gone to the driver and turned it on. I am going to restart to see if that makes a difference. Thanks and here is the log:


1A20-020E-0000-1349-1210-6697*

Windows 98 4.10
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=1, 0, 0, 0, size=36864 bytes, created 4/23/99 10:22:00 PM
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\PROGRAM FILES\AHEAD\NERO\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/03 8:18:06 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.12 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B>Version: A104 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.3.1.12
Adapter driver: <ESDI_506> HA 0
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B>Version: A104 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.3.1.12
Adapter driver: <ESDI_506> HA 0
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B (Target 0, D:): Autoinsert Off, DMA Off, Disconnect ?, SyncDataXfer ?
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 24117248 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 127MB (130464kB)
Free physical memory: 0MB (36kB)
Memory in use : 100 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

6.2.2005
ISO compilation
1:12:00 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6065
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
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 : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

1:12:00 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

1:12:00 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B running

1:12:00 PM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

1:12:00 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3167
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

1:12:01 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 607 ( 0:08.07, 1MB)

1:12:01 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 257
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

1:12:01 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2137
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B, Media type: DVD+RW
Disc Manufacturer ID: RICOHJPN, Media Type ID: W11, Product revision number: 1
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 1

1:12:01 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 418
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

1:12:01 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 608 (608) = #608/0:8.8
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 608 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

1:12:01 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 982
Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 1245184, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
__Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_RecDep_|_CtrlAdr_
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
608 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

1:12:01 PM #12 Text 0 File DriveLocker.cpp, Line 691
Could not LockVolume for burning on D

1:12:01 PM #13 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Caching of files started

1:12:01 PM #14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4177
Cache writing successful.

1:12:01 PM #15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Caching of files completed

1:12:01 PM #16 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

1:12:01 PM #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2345
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

1:12:01 PM #18 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8063
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+RW (9), Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: re-writable
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: RICOHJPN
Media type ID: W11
Product revision number: 1
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 57
Media Specific [16..63]:
00 00 01 52 49 43 4F 48 - 4A 50 4E 57 31 31 01 39 ...RICOHJPNW11.9
23 00 8A 86 68 02 26 00 - 8A 86 70 02 28 00 8A 86 #...h.&...p.(...
6A 02 28 22 12 10 E0 00 - F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 j.("............

1:12:01 PM #19 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1694
Set remaining time: 3:27,228 (207228ms) -> OK

1:12:01 PM #20 Phase 98 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Start formatting disc before burning

1:12:59 PM #21 Phase 100 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Formatting disc was successful

1:13:02 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 606
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

1:13:02 PM #23 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1441
SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x02320000
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: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x10
0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x0F 0x30 0x05

1:13:02 PM #24 CDR -1046 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Illegal disc

1:13:02 PM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

1:13:02 PM #26 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1694
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

1:13:02 PM #27 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1694
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

1:13:02 PM #28 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)


Existing drivers:
File 'IoSubSys\SCSI1HLP.VXD': Ver=4.10.1998, size=19270 bytes, created 4/23/99 10:22:00 PM
File 'IoSubsys\NEROCD95.VXD': Ver=4.5.0.14, size=39882 bytes, created 3/11/02 11:55:38 AM
File 'IoSubsys\DRVWPPQT.VXD': Ver=3.20.53a, size=260991 bytes, created 11/22/00 3:20:00 AM
File 'IoSubsys\CDFS.VXD': Ver=4.10.1998, size=59133 bytes, created 4/23/99 10:22:00 PM
File 'IoSubsys\ESDI_506.PDR': Ver=4.10.2222, size=24406 bytes, created 4/23/99 10:22:00 PM
File '..\System\Vmm32\Ios.vxd': Ver=4.10.2222, size=69570 bytes, created 4/23/99 10:22:00 PM
File 'IoSubsys\Disktsd.vxd': Ver=4.10.2222, size=18809 bytes, created 4/23/99 10:22:00 PM

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Triple6

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Try it again with DMA on. This is very important and you may need to update the drivers for the motheroard/IDE controller to get the best performance. Do you know what motherboard you have or what it said the IDE Controller was in the Device Manager? Intel, VIA, ALI. SIS, etc.

You also need to make sure DMA is enabled in the BIOS setup. This is before Windows loads and you generally press F2 or DEL to get into the setup. Then look for DMA settings, maybe under Advanced or Chipset settings and make sure its enabled or set to AUTO.

And on the back of the drive you should make sure the jumper is set correctly. If you have the DVD drive on the same cable as any other drive then make sure that one of the drives is set with the jumper on the back of the drive to Master and the other drive is set to Slave.

You may also want to download the latest patches to Nero from here: http://www.nero.com/us/nero6_3.html

If you want to drag and drop files on a CD or DVD then you also need to install INCD thats comes with Nero and use it to format the disc. This is a seperate application from the main Nero program.

You can download the latest INCD from here: http://www.nero.com/us/update.php?pak=5

You may also need to update the firmware on the drive. Not all media works with all drives unfortanetely but soemtimes a firmware update can resolve this.

http://ca.lgservice.com/index_b2c.jsp
From that link select Device Driver, then DVD-ROM, and scroll down to the 4120B(ver 111) and click on that for the latest firmware. Read the instructions carefully.
 

shockeymoe

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Thanks for the reply. I turned on DMA and it seems to be working although right after I format a disc I have to restart the computer and then the disc works properly. If I don't restart the disc will not be recognized by the operating system. I think I also had some bad media because something, probably InCD, brought up a message saying that the disc was going to be set to read only and I could no longer write to it. I understand the firmware upgrade but I am a little lerie about trying it. Anyway I'll limp along as it is right now because we are just using it for backups and so we will format a few discs ahead of time.
 
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