I have an Asus DRW-1608P DVD writer and soon after installing it, I have encountered several problems! I have upgraded the firmware from 1.17 to 1.40 at the first time and downloaded the latest nero utility. When I tried to burn a DVD-R disk it started the process, filled the memory buffer and stopped doing anything!
The progress bar of the written amount of data didn't moved a bit, however the buffer was full, and the CPU usage bar also moved sometime, but the LED of the drive didn't flashed any! It was the same with CDs, and also Alcohol 120% did the same!
After 15 minutes I aborted the process and the disk was unusable, although it didn't contained any data. I tried to burn a rewritable CD with Windows XP's CD writer software and it burned it correctly! I don't really know why could a stupid integrated CD burning software do something what a professional one couldn't! I also upgraded the firmware to 1.50 but it didn't help!
What could be the problem? Can anyone help? I have an Intel P4 2,2GHz CPU, 512MB DDR RAM, 2 hard drives, and the DVD writer is the secondary master, with a liteon LTD163 DVD-ROM slave, although it didn't work withot the slave also! Please if you have any suggestions, tips or know anything that can solve the problem please help! Thanks a lot!