CD Burning hangs at 5% progress (Lite-On SOHW-1633S)

[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On SOHW-1633S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Can anyone help please ?

Suddenly unable to burn CD rom or Audio Cd’s

Using Nero 6 with Lite-On SOHW-1633S
Windows XP Pro, SP2.

Media - TDK-CDR80

All ok for 2-3 yrs until now -

Burning hangs at 5% progress. Drive whizzes round - sometimes program hangs requiring pc shutdown - or gives error log attached and aborts.

Not sure whther hardware or software - suspect hardware ?

Any suggestions appreciated

thanks

try updating the firmware

Thanks for suggestion…

updated firmware
reinstalled Nero
cleaned cd lens with ixos cleaning disc

still hangs at 5% progress
simulates ok

recall problem may have first occured when attempting to burn a data cd with too much data on.

[QUOTE=fiddlerman;2162957]Thanks for suggestion…

updated firmware
reinstalled Nero
cleaned cd lens with ixos cleaning disc

still hangs at 5% progress
simulates ok

recall problem may have first occured when attempting to burn a data cd with too much data on.[/QUOTE]

How is the drive configured?? Slave, master, on its on channel?
Are you using buffer underrun protection? How much Ram do you have?