I'm pretty sure I know the exact instance that caused this, but I do not know why it happened or how to fix it. I have a 40125W burner.
What I am seeing now is that anytime I load any program (nero, roxio, clonecd, cdrwin all tried) it detects device and media just fine, however when it starts the burn process it never goes past 0% and it locks the drive and the program cannot exit or cancel normally. I cannot eject the media and must restart the computer, and I cannot get a single burn started. I can hear the drive barely start to spin up and stop and barely start to speed up again, then repeats the process. I had the factory default ws01 but in hopes that new firmware would fix it flashed it to ws05 sucessfully but still the problem existed.
Now, this all started after the following events:
I was burning a cd in cdrwin and just installed fireburner. I accidentally started fireburner while the burn in cdrwin was still going. Immediately stuff seemed to freeze then fireburner came up and cdrwin gave some error like Device not found. Now at this point I could still here the drive spinning and cdrwin exited the burn after hitting OK on the error, yet the burner kept spinning the drive and wouldnt stop and was locked in burn (red light stayed on). So, I had to reboot and from then on I had this problem in every burning application I tried (even after firmware update).
Other information that might be relevant: WinXP Pro, Abit AT7MAX Motherboard, burner is plugged into primary IDE as master (no other device on controller with it).
Please, Please, Please help me!!!! I have no other idea what to try and it looks like somehow the drive killed itself.