Solved DVD writing failed at 10x

February 7, 2020 at 09:07:30
Specs: Windows 8.1, Core 2 Duo E6600 / 4 GB DDR2
I have DVD writer, I have been using this, but from last one year I didn't use for a single time. It was working fine. Today I enter a 16x DVD-R into the drive (Samsung Multi Recorder) and started Nero Burning ROM and after selecting the files, I started burn it. but after some time, it gives error. Writing failed at 10x.
Here I need to mention that I usually select low writing speed. I select 10x, while it can write at 16x too.
I am posting the log below. I think my drive has some cleaning issue due to not using. What is the reason? Kindly help.

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February 7, 2020 at 09:07:45


Windows NT based 6.2
Nero Version:
Internal Version: 12,5,5,0

Recorder: <TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224BB>Version: SB00 - HA 1 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <Serial ATA> HA 1
Drive buffer : 1536kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data
CD-ROM: <TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224BB >Version: SB00 - HA 1 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <Serial ATA> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224BB G: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2097151kB)
Free physical memory: 2047MB (2097151kB)
Memory in use : 30 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

UDF compilation
21:46:18 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 464
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

21:46:19 #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 7619
UDF document burn settings
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
UDF Mode : pure
UDF Options : automatic
UDF Revision : 1.02
UDF Partition Type : physical

21:46:19 #3 PHASE 214 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 2066
Generation of disc structures started

21:46:19 #4 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10675
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information of Control Data Zone in the Lead-in (10h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Transfer 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)
Outer Limit of Data Recordable Area: 26127F h

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February 7, 2020 at 09:48:49
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buy a cleaning cd/dvd and run it through.

Also blow a can of clean/compressed air through the system.

Dust frequently gathers and can coat and block both the lenses and other vital parts...

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February 7, 2020 at 09:56:09
I edited your post since it was far too long with most of the information being of little use.

As trvlr says, try cleaning the lenses first. Also let the drive determine its best speed for writing. Also try different brands of media.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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February 7, 2020 at 11:45:35
Several options...

- before buying a cleaning kit, try blasting the inside of the burner with canned air
- try a different burning program:
- try burning at an even lower rate like 2x or 4x. Obviously it will take longer
- try a different brand of discs

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February 7, 2020 at 12:41:46
Generally slower burn speeds give fewer (if any) problems.

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February 8, 2020 at 02:46:47

Here in the UK, Cleaning Kits can be purchased at cheapo Shops such as the Pound Store.

Ensure the Kit Selected comes with a liquid Cleaner - some do not.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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February 8, 2020 at 04:00:15
And perhaps test the drove using another usb cable? They can occasionally play up.

Likewise blow some air into usb port on the drive and on the computer, as occasionally a little dust ot whatever can get in there etc...

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February 8, 2020 at 12:58:57
I have cleaned with the cd cleaner. now it is working fine. I burned at 6x.
is there any steps to check the burned data?

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February 8, 2020 at 14:53:16

"is there any steps to check the burned data?

Just make sure you finalize the burn and can read the data again (preferably on another machine)

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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February 8, 2020 at 16:29:40
Nero Burning Rom allows you to compare/check the written data on CD/DVD with the original file data.
The few DVD/s I write are are done at x2 or x3 no matter what the label on the DVD says. Burning Max speed can degrade the DVD faster over time.

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February 18, 2020 at 07:37:55
What is the reason, is hard to tell. But what is a fact is that these speeds are only meant to exist to be able to select a lower speed ... if you have issues with burning.

I'm sure quality of media may be a factor, maybe just a dirty disc, or your writer being dirty ...
But there's many causes for it. The problem is: you can only try, and try until success.

Also the content of what you are writing, may be involved. Not saying it's bad, but it may be a factor. For example: many small files, or few big files ?

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February 18, 2020 at 07:41:06
After writing, perform a full copy of the disc to your hard disc (so, the other way round as the burning action in question), is usually the best way to conclude if a given disc is 100% OK. Some writers have a check option that you can enable. I would enable it, but I wouldn't rely on it.

Just copy back, using Windows Explorer, or even command line:
xcopy D:\* C:\temp /I /E

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February 20, 2020 at 06:18:22
I had a similar problem, only replacing the laser will help.

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February 20, 2020 at 08:59:16
I would think the price of replacing a defective laser in a burner/reader would be more than the cost of new unit? And to replace the laser means the drive will have to be recalibrated etc. afterwards; and I have no idea how long that would take - nor exactly where to start in that regard...

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April 2, 2020 at 08:01:34
Thank you everyone,
by following @trvlr instructions, playing a cleaning CD has made my drive recordable.

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April 2, 2020 at 09:09:34
Hi "raaz..."

gud gnus for you.

And "tak" for the feedback.

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