Error Codes

The error codes listed below are used by CD and DVD writers that follow the MMC and/or Mt. Fuji standards.  This accounts for nearly all devices manufactured since 1997.

These error codes are often displayed by software dealing with CD devices.  While we make an effort to describe the more common codes in the software itself, not all codes are shown that way.  Also, other publisher's software will often simply give out a code with little or no explanation.

There are two forms that these codes are displayed by nearly all software:

InfinaDyne software uses the latter format.

The Most Common Error Codes

The following are the most common error codes that are encountered by all CD and DVD software.

02 00
Sector not found. There is not enough information on the disc to locate the sector being requested.
06 00
Sector not found. The location where the sector should be was found, but the information from the sector header describing it could not be read.
11 00
Uncorrectable error reading data.  This indicates that there are errors that cannot be corrected by the multiple layers of error correction present on the disc.
21 00
End of recorded area reached.  The sector cannot be read because the drive believes nothing is written at that location.
30 00
Incompatible media.  A DVD+RW disc is inserted in a DVD-RW drive or something similar to that.
64 00
This is officially "Illegal mode for track" but actually is used to represent situations where a sector cannot be read because of errors reading the sector header information.

Important notes:

 

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0000NO ADDITIONAL SENSE INFORMATIONGeneral
B0006I/O PROCESS TERMINATED, PLAY OPERATION ABORTEDGeneral
00011AUDIO PLAY OPERATION IN PROGRESSAudio Play
00012AUDIO PLAY OPERATION PAUSEDAudio Play
00013AUDIO PLAY OPERATION SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETEDAudio Play
00014AUDIO PLAY OPERATION STOPPED DUE TO ERRORAudio Play
00015NO CURRENT AUDIO STATUS TO RETURNAudio Play
00016OPERATION IN PROGRESSSequential Write
40017CLEANING REQUESTEDRead
40100NO INDEX/SECTOR SIGNALRead
30200NO SEEK COMPLETERead
30300PERIPHERAL DEVICE WRITE FAULTRandom Write
20400LOGICAL UNIT NOT READY, CAUSE NOT REPORTABLEGeneral
20401LOGICAL UNIT IS IN PROCESS OF BECOMING READYRead
20402LOGICAL UNIT NOT READY, INITIALIZING CMD. REQUIREDRead
20403LOGICAL UNIT NOT READY, MANUAL INTERVENTION REQUIREDGeneral
20404LOGICAL UNIT NOT READY, FORMAT IN PROGRESSRandom Write
20407LOGICAL UNIT NOT READY, OPERATION IN PROGRESSRead
20408LOGICAL UNIT NOT READY, LONG WRITE IN PROGRESSWrite
40500LOGICAL UNIT DOES NOT RESPOND TO SELECTIONGeneral
20600NO REFERENCE POSITION FOUND (medium may be upside down)Read
40800LOGICAL UNIT COMMUNICATION FAILUREGeneral
40801LOGICAL UNIT COMMUNICATION TIME-OUTGeneral
40802LOGICAL UNIT COMMUNICATION PARITY ERRORGeneral
40803LOGICAL UNIT COMMUNICATION CRC ERROR (ULTRA-DMA/32)General
40900TRACK FOLLOWING ERRORRead
40901TRACKING SERVO FAILURERead
40902FOCUS SERVO FAILURERead
40903SPINDLE SERVO FAILURERead
60A00ERROR LOG OVERFLOWGeneral
10B00WARNINGGeneral
10B 01WARNING - SPECIFIED TEMPERATURE EXCEEDEDGeneral
10B02WARNING - ENCLOSURE DEGRADEDGeneral
30C00WRITE ERRORWrite
30C02WRITE ERROR - AUTO REALLOCATION FAILEDRandom Write
30C03WRITE ERROR - RECOMMEND REASSIGNMENTRandom Write
30C07WRITE ERROR - RECOVERY NEEDEDWrite
30C08WRITE ERROR - RECOVERY FAILEDWrite
30C09WRITE ERROR - LOSS OF STREAMINGSequential Write
10C0AWRITE ERROR - PADDING BLOCKS ADDEDSequential Write
 0D00Reserved 
 0E00Reserved 
 0F00Reserved 
31000ID CRC OR ECC ERRORRead
31100UNRECOVERED READ ERRORRead
31101READ RETRIES EXHAUSTEDRead
31102ERROR TOO LONG TO CORRECTRead
31105L-EC UNCORRECTABLE ERRORRead
31106CIRC UNRECOVERED ERROR CDRead
3110fERROR READING UPC/EAN NUMBER CDRead
31110ERROR READING ISRC NUMBER CDRead
B1111READ ERROR - LOSS OF STREAMINGRead
31200ADDRESS MARK NOT FOUND FOR ID FIELDRead
31300ADDRESS MARK NOT FOUND FOR DATA FIELDRead
31400RECORDED ENTITY NOT FOUNDWrite
31401RECORD NOT FOUNDRead
31405RECORD NOT FOUND - RECOMMEND REASSIGNMENTRead
31406RECORD NOT FOUND - DATA AUTO-REALLOCATEDRead
31500RANDOM POSITIONING ERRORRead
31501MECHANICAL POSITIONING ERRORRead
31502POSITIONING ERROR DETECTED BY READ OF MEDIUMRead
31600DATA SYNCHRONIZATION MARK ERRORRandom Write
31601DATA SYNC ERROR - DATA REWRITTENRandom Write
31602DATA SYNC ERROR - RECOMMEND REWRITERandom Write
31603DATA SYNC ERROR - DATA AUTO-REALLOCATEDRandom Write
31604DATA SYNC ERROR - RECOMMEND REASSIGNMENTRandom Write
11700RECOVERED DATA WITH NO ERROR CORRECTION APPLIEDRead
11701RECOVERED DATA WITH RETRIESRead
11702RECOVERED DATA WITH POSITIVE HEAD OFFSETRead
11703RECOVERED DATA WITH NEGATIVE HEAD OFFSETRead
11704RECOVERED DATA WITH RETRIES AND/OR CIRC APPLIEDRead
11705RECOVERED DATA USING PREVIOUS SECTOR IDRead
11706RECOVERED DATA WITHOUT ECC - DATA AUTO-REALLOCATEDRandom Write
11707RECOVERED DATA WITHOUT ECC - RECOMMEND REASSIGNMENTRandom Write
11708RECOVERED DATA WITHOUT ECC - RECOMMEND REWRITERandom Write
11709RECOVERED DATA WITHOUT ECC - DATA REWRITTENRandom Write
11800RECOVERED DATA WITH ERROR CORRECTION APPLIEDRead
11801RECOVERED DATA WITH ERROR CORR. & RETRIES APPLIEDRead
11802RECOVERED DATA - DATA AUTO-REALLOCATEDRandom Write
11803RECOVERED DATA WITH CIRCCD Read
11804RECOVERED DATA WITH L-ECRead
11805RECOVERED DATA - RECOMMEND REASSIGNMENTRandom Write
11806RECOVERED DATA - RECOMMEND REWRITERandom Write
11807RECOVERED DATA WITH ECC - DATA REWRITTENRandom Write
31900DEFECT LIST ERRORRandom Write
31901DEFECT LIST NOT AVAILABLERandom Write
31902DEFECT LIST ERROR IN PRIMARY LISTRandom Write
31903DEFECT LIST ERROR IN GROWN LISTRandom Write
51A00PARAMETER LIST LENGTH ERRORGeneral
41B00SYNCHRONOUS DATA TRANSFER ERRORGeneral
41C00DEFECT LIST NOT FOUNDRandom Write
41C01PRIMARY DEFECT LIST NOT FOUNDRandom Write
41C02GROWN DEFECT LIST NOT FOUNDRandom Write
E1D00MISCOMPARE DURING VERIFY OPERATIONWrite
11E00RECOVERED ID WITH ECC CORRECTIONRead
52000INVALID COMMAND OPERATION CODEGeneral
52100LOGICAL BLOCK ADDRESS OUT OF RANGERead
52102INVALID ADDRESS FOR WRITEIncremental, Streaming Write
 2300Reserved 
52400INVALID FIELD IN CDBGeneral
52500LOGICAL UNIT NOT SUPPORTEDGeneral
52600INVALID FIELD IN PARAMETER LISTGeneral
52601PARAMETER NOT SUPPORTEDGeneral
52602PARAMETER VALUE INVALIDGeneral
52603THRESHOLD PARAMETERS NOT SUPPORTEDGeneral
52604INVALID RELEASE OF ACTIVE PERSISTENT RESERVATIONGeneral
72700WRITE PROTECTEDWrite
72701HARDWARE WRITE PROTECTEDWrite
72702LOGICAL UNIT SOFTWARE WRITE PROTECTEDWrite
72703ASSOCIATED WRITE PROTECTWrite
72704PERSISTENT WRITE PROTECTWrite
72705PERMANENT WRITE PROTECTWrite
72706CONDITIONAL WRITE PROTECTWrite
62800NOT READY TO READY CHANGE, MEDIUM MAY HAVE CHANGEDGeneral
62900POWER ON, RESET, OR BUS DEVICE RESET OCCURREDGeneral
62901POWER ON OCCURREDGeneral
62902SCSI BUS RESET OCCURREDGeneral
62903BUS DEVICE RESET FUNCTION OCCURREDGeneral
62904DEVICE INTERNAL RESETGeneral
62A00PARAMETERS CHANGEDGeneral
62A01MODE PARAMETERS CHANGEDGeneral
62A02LOG PARAMETERS CHANGEDGeneral
62A03RESERVATIONS PREEMPTEDGeneral
52B00COPY CANNOT EXECUTE SINCE HOST CANNOT DISCONNECTGeneral
52C00COMMAND SEQUENCE ERRORGeneral
52C03CURRENT PROGRAM AREA IS NOT EMPTYCD Write
52C04CURRENT PROGRAM AREA IS EMPTYCD Write
52C05PERSISTENT PREVENT CONFLICTMorphing
62E00INSUFFICIENT TIME FOR OPERATIONTimeout
62F00COMMANDS CLEARED BY ANOTHER INITIATORGeneral
23000INCOMPATIBLE MEDIUM INSTALLEDRead
23001CANNOT READ MEDIUM - UNKNOWN FORMATRead
23002CANNOT READ MEDIUM - INCOMPATIBLE FORMATRead
23003CLEANING CARTRIDGE INSTALLEDRead
53004CANNOT WRITE MEDIUM - UNKNOWN FORMATWrite
53005CANNOT WRITE MEDIUM - INCOMPATIBLE FORMATWrite
53006CANNOT FORMAT MEDIUM - INCOMPATIBLE MEDIUMRandom Write
53008CANNOT WRITE - APPLICATION CODE MISMATCHSequential Write
53009CURRENT SESSION NOT FIXATED FOR APPENDSequential Write
33100MEDIUM FORMAT CORRUPTEDRandom Write
33101FORMAT COMMAND FAILEDFormattable
33102ZONED FORMATTING FAILED DUE TO SPARE LINKINGFormattable
33200NO DEFECT SPARE LOCATION AVAILABLERandom Write
33201DEFECT LIST UPDATE FAILURERandom Write
43400ENCLOSURE FAILUREGeneral
43500ENCLOSURE SERVICES FAILUREGeneral
53501UNSUPPORTED ENCLOSURE FUNCTIONGeneral
23502ENCLOSURE SERVICES UNAVAILABLEGeneral
43503ENCLOSURE SERVICES TRANSFER FAILUREGeneral
53504ENCLOSURE SERVICES TRANSFER REFUSEDGeneral
53800ReservedSequential Write
53900SAVING PARAMETERS NOT SUPPORTEDGeneral
23A00MEDIUM NOT PRESENTGeneral
23A01MEDIUM NOT PRESENT - TRAY CLOSEDGeneral
23A02MEDIUM NOT PRESENT - TRAY OPENGeneral
63B0FEND OF MEDIUM REACHEDRead
23B11MEDIUM MAGAZINE NOT ACCESSIBLELoad
63B12MEDIUM MAGAZINE REMOVEDLoad
63B13MEDIUM MAGAZINE INSERTEDLoad
63B14MEDIUM MAGAZINE LOCKEDLoad
63B15MEDIUM MAGAZINE UNLOCKEDLoad
43B16MECHANICAL POSITIONING OR CHANGER ERRORLoad
53D00INVALID BITS IN IDENTIFY MESSAGEGeneral
23E00LOGICAL UNIT HAS NOT SELF-CONFIGURED YETGeneral
43E01LOGICAL UNIT FAILUREGeneral
43E02TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNITGeneral
63F00TARGET OPERATING CONDITIONS HAVE CHANGEDGeneral
63F01MICROCODE HAS BEEN CHANGEDGeneral
63F02CHANGED OPERATING DEFINITIONGeneral
63F03INQUIRY DATA HAS CHANGEDGeneral
440NNDIAGNOSTIC FAILURE ON COMPONENT NN (80H-FFH)General
54300MESSAGE ERRORGeneral
44400INTERNAL TARGET FAILUREGeneral
B4500SELECT OR RESELECT FAILUREGeneral
44600UNSUCCESSFUL SOFT RESETGeneral
44700SCSI PARITY ERRORGeneral
B4800INITIATOR DETECTED ERROR MESSAGE RECEIVEDGeneral
B4900INVALID MESSAGE ERRORGeneral
44A00COMMAND PHASE ERRORGeneral
44B00DATA PHASE ERRORGeneral
44C00LOGICAL UNIT FAILED SELF-CONFIGURATIONGeneral
B4DNNTAGGED OVERLAPPED COMMANDS (NN = QUEUE TAG)General
B4E00OVERLAPPED COMMANDS ATTEMPTEDGeneral
35100ERASE FAILURERandom Write
35101ERASE FAILURE - Incomplete erase operation detectedSequential Write
45300MEDIA LOAD OR EJECT FAILEDLoad
25302MEDIUM REMOVAL PREVENTEDGeneral
55500SYSTEM RESOURCE FAILUREGeneral
35700UNABLE TO RECOVER TABLE-OF-CONTENTSRead
65A00OPERATOR REQUEST OR STATE CHANGE INPUTGeneral
65A01OPERATOR MEDIUM REMOVAL REQUESTGeneral
65A02OPERATOR SELECTED WRITE PROTECTWrite
65A03OPERATOR SELECTED WRITE PERMITWrite
65B00LOG EXCEPTIONGeneral
65B01THRESHOLD CONDITION METGeneral
65B02LOG COUNTER AT MAXIMUMGeneral
65B03LOG LIST CODES EXHAUSTEDGeneral
15D00FAILURE PREDICTION THRESHOLD EXCEEDED - Predicted Logical Unit FailureGeneral
15D01FAILURE PREDICTION THRESHOLD EXCEEDED - Predicted Media FailureGeneral
15D03FAILURE PREDICTION THRESHOLD EXCEEDED - Predicted Spare Area ExhaustionRandom Write
15DFFFAILURE PREDICTION THRESHOLD EXCEEDED (FALSE)General
65E00LOW POWER CONDITION ONGeneral
65E01IDLE CONDITION ACTIVATED BY TIMERGeneral
65E02STANDBY CONDITION ACTIVATED BY TIMERGeneral
65E03IDLE CONDITION ACTIVATED BY COMMANDGeneral
65E04STANDBY CONDITION ACTIVATED BY COMMANDGeneral
56300END OF USER AREA ENCOUNTERED ON THIS TRACKCD Read
56301PACKET DOES NOT FIT IN AVAILABLE SPACECD Read
56400ILLEGAL MODE FOR THIS TRACKCD Read
56401INVALID PACKET SIZECD Write
46500VOLTAGE FAULTGeneral
56F00COPY PROTECTION KEY EXCHANGE FAILURE - AUTHENTICATION FAILURECPP
56F01COPY PROTECTION KEY EXCHANGE FAILURE - KEY NOT PRESENTCPP
56F02COPY PROTECTION KEY EXCHANGE FAILURE - KEY NOT ESTABLISHEDCPP
56F03READ OF SCRAMBLED SECTOR WITHOUT AUTHENTICATIONCPP
56F04MEDIA REGION CODE IS MISMATCHED TO LOGICAL UNIT REGIONCPP
56F05DRIVE REGION MUST BE PERMANENT/REGION RESET COUNT ERRORCPP
37200SESSION FIXATION ERRORSequential Write
37201SESSION FIXATION ERROR WRITING LEAD-INSequential Write
37202SESSION FIXATION ERROR WRITING LEAD-OUTSequential Write
57203SESSION FIXATION ERROR - INCOMPLETE TRACK IN SESSIONSequential Write
57204EMPTY OR PARTIALLY WRITTEN RESERVED TRACKSequential Write
57205NO MORE RZONE RESERVATIONS ARE ALLOWEDSequential Write
37300CD CONTROL ERRORCD Read
17301POWER CALIBRATION AREA ALMOST FULLSequential Write
37302POWER CALIBRATION AREA IS FULLSequential Write
37303POWER CALIBRATION AREA ERRORSequential Write
37304PROGRAM MEMORY AREA/RMA UPDATE FAILURESequential Write
37305PROGRAM MEMORY AREA/RMA IS FULLSequential Write
17306PROGRAM MEMORY AREA/RMA IS (almost) FULLSequential Write