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Pioneer DVR107D DVD Burning Problems

by marcmatics / January 9, 2007 9:13 PM PST

Im having problems burning data to a range of branded dvd+r discs, in Nero Express the burn fails towards the end with the error message "Unable to recover TOC", this has also happened on a fresh install my OS, the drive burns CDR both audio and data ok and also burns and formats DVDRW discs without a hitch, just dosnt burn DVD-R or DVD+R,

ive updated the burners firmware, ive uninstalled it via the device manager and rebooted to let windows reinstall it, ive reinstalled windows, ive even removed the upperclass and lowerclass filters in the registry as code 39 was one of the error messages a while back, anyone any ideas what could the problem could be, sys info and logs inserted below:

Branded DVD+Rs that didnt work: Phillips, DataWrite, TuffDisc, Mr Data,

System used:
Ez-Buddie 2
Motherboard ECM 651-M
Chipset SiS 651
Celeron 2.4 Ghz
40GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8
512MB DDR2700 RAM
Pioneer DVR-107D DVD Drive
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128MB
Windows XP Pro SP2
DirectX 9


in CopyToDVD the log is shown below using Phillips DVD+R 1-8 speed

10/01/2007 12:12:10 info ******************** Report session closed *********************
10/01/2007 12:12:10 critical Process cancelled
10/01/2007 12:11:55 info Sending anonymous statistics...
10/01/2007 12:11:54 info Finalizing...
10/01/2007 12:11:54 error Write error at 1749168 (16) - Ready status Code 02 04 08 [NOT READY, Long write in progress]
10/01/2007 12:08:20 warning Reporting invalid address for write at sector 1746768 - trying to continue
10/01/2007 12:08:20 info Try #1 - duration 1837697

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"updated the burners firmware, ive uninstalled it via the..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2007 9:19 PM PST

"updated the burners firmware, ive uninstalled it via the device manager and rebooted to let windows reinstall it, ive reinstalled windows, ive even removed the upperclass and lowerclass filters in the registry as code 39"

Did you try a new drive?

Bob

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your right, i am a bit of a scrooge....
by marcmatics / January 9, 2007 9:25 PM PST

lol, you might be right there, i do have one in mind but wanted to see if anyone had similar probs with this model, its most probably the drive itself i agree, what a prompt reply, thanx bob.......

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My old Pioneer lasted about 3 years. How old is this one?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2007 9:49 PM PST

You can do those last hurrah tests. I use PCLinuxOS and it's K3b to see if it was an OS issue, but mine failed so I replaced it. Actually cheaper than some who keep trying and end up with coasters.

Bob

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mines is about the same age, nothings built to last.....
by marcmatics / January 9, 2007 10:10 PM PST

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