Burning slow after Flashing Firmware on SOHW-812S

I am running Win2K and burning with Nero. I have flashed the firmware from 812S to 832S, The burner registers as 832S now. When I burn I have noticed that the Buffer Level for the recorder bounces all over and has always in Win2k but in WinXP it stays full at 100%. Why is this and how do I fix it. The other question is, since flashing the firmware it burns CD’s slower now taking 6 minutes at 40X for a 700MB disk. Is this normal speed or slow? It seems much slower now.

Any help is appreciated.

After flashing, you should now uninstall the drive from device manager and restart your computer so that it gets redetected.

Ok I did that and not sure if it is faster but the Recorder buffer still bounces around from 100 to 10%. It took 4:46 for a 535 MB Burn.

Here is the log if this is any help.

Windows 2000 5.0
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/28/2004 4:51:12 PM 
Nero version: 6.6.0.0
Recorder:             <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S> Version: VS0E - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.0
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 
CD-ROM:               <LITE-ON  DVDRW SOHW-832S >Version: VS0E - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.0
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD600BB-00CAA0               atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD800JB-00CRA1               atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S          atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T          atapi Port 1 ID 1  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : AXV     CD/DVD-ROM      2.2a  a347scsi Port 2 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S    G:   CDRom3
SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T    H:   CDRom1
AXV CD/DVD-ROM             I:   CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 767MB (785888kB)
Free physical memory: 358MB (366948kB)
Memory in use       : 53 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

30.12.2004
CueSheet
10:47:31 PM	#1 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 2834
	LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S
	Buffer underrun protection activated
	
10:47:31 PM	#2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
	
10:47:31 PM	#3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
	Writer LITE-ON  DVDRW SOHW-832S  running
	
10:47:31 PM	#4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3119
	Turn on Disc-at-once, using CD-R/RW media
	
10:47:31 PM	#5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 256
	Last possible write address on media:   359845 ( 79:59.70)
	Last address to be written:             238429 ( 53:01.04)
	
10:47:31 PM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 268
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
10:47:31 PM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2310
	Recorder: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S;
	   CDR code: 00 97 32 19; OSJ entry from: Prodisc Technology Inc.
	   ATIP Data:
	     Special    Info [hex] 1: 00 00 00, 2: 00 00 00 (LI 0:00.00), 3: 00 00 00 (LO 0:00.00)
	     Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 00 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)
	
10:47:31 PM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 430
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
10:47:31 PM	#9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 844
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_RAW_MODE1 (Cue Sheet Track)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 238430 (238430) = #238430/52:59.5
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_ULTRARAW96_MODE1, 2448, config 4, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 238430 blocks [LITE-ON  DVDRW SOHW-832S]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
10:47:31 PM	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1045
	Prepare recorder [LITE-ON  DVDRW SOHW-832S] for write in raw writing
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:
	   1: TRM_ULTRARAW96_MODE1, 2448/0x04, FilePos             0        367200     584043840, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_RecDep_|_CtrlAdr_
	    -150 |  lead-in |   0 |   0x00 |  0x41
	    -150 |        1 |   0 |   0x00 |  0x41
	       0 |        1 |   1 |   0x00 |  0x41
	  238430 | lead-out |   1 |   0x00 |  0x41
	
10:47:31 PM	#11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1861
	Caching of files started
	
10:47:31 PM	#12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4135
	Cache writing successful.
	
10:47:31 PM	#13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1861
	Caching of files completed
	
10:47:31 PM	#14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1861
	Burn process started at 40x (6,000 KB/s)
	
10:47:31 PM	#15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2471
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
10:47:31 PM	#16 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 15894
	StartDAO : CD-Text - Off
	
10:47:31 PM	#17 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20542
	Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON
	
10:52:00 PM	#18 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
	<LITE-ON  DVDRW SOHW-832S > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 238430 (3A35Eh), lenght 6750 blocks
	
10:52:09 PM	#19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
10:52:10 PM	#20 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1719
	Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK
	
10:52:16 PM	#21 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1861
	Burn process completed successfully at 40x (6,000 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\CDR4_2K.SYS': Ver=5.3.2.31, size=58000 bytes, created 12/4/2004 7:51:47 AM 
File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=5.3.2.31, size=23420 bytes, created 12/4/2004 7:51:47 AM 
File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=?.?.?.?, size=86672 bytes, created 6/18/2003 11:05:04 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option) 


@ Liquid Penguin
You may want to enable your DMA

CdRomPeripheral : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : AXV CD/DVD-ROM 2.2a a347scsi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
You may want to make sure your HDD is defragged and that you aren’t running other programs or surfing during the burn.

Thanks please. Setting that took care of the buffer for the burner bouncing around and the time for a 645MB disk was 2:42 minutes. Thanks alot. This has always bugged me when running 2K and it bounced. I’m guessing XP sets DMA mode automatically cause I had no problems ever on XP.

Also I can do other things now when before I could only burn.