I bought a new Benq DW1655 from newegg for my new build, and still have not been able to burn any DVDs on it. I’ve installed Nero 7 Essentials, and every time I try to burn a DVD I get a “Session fixation error”. I’ve tried also on ImgBurn but I get the same error (probably it’s using the same ASPI driver?). I’m using a new spindle of Verbatim DVD+R 16X, from which I’ve tried discs from the top and bottom of the splindle, just in case it’s a bad batch. Last night I also bought some Memorex Lightscribe DVD+Rs that I saw on sale, and I got the same error. After trying multiple times on the same disc I get a power calibration error too.
I’ve been reading on these forums and others about the session fixation error and I’ve found several suggestions, but nothing seems to fix the problem for me. DMA is enabled, I’ve reinstalled Nero several times (using the Nero cleaner), I’ve tried different media, etc. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can make this work, or do I just have a bad drive? Unfortunately I was getting ready to RMA this thing to newegg but now it seems they are not selling DVD writers anymore (anyone knows why?).
By the way, I’ve been able to burn a CD on the drive without a problem. I’ve also swapped and been able to burn DVDs with a new NEC 4570A.