CD-RW can't burn anything

It’s not the media, it’s not the software, I’ve tried various of them, problem still persists.

It either fails, or sometimes, if I use XP’s CD Writing Wizard, it does complete successfully, but nothing gets written on CD.

So it’s either the CD-RW that’s dying, or something else that I can’t figure out.

Here’s Nero’s log:

1K22-1867-0795-66M4-5973-6564-****

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 8.3.2.1
Internal Version: 8, 3, 2, 1
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <msi cd-rw="" ms-8348=""> Version: 110D - HA 1 TA 1 - 8.3.2.1
Adapter driver: <ide> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default
CD-ROM: <lg dvd-rom="" drd8160b="">Version: 1.01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 8.3.2.1
Adapter driver: <ide> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : MSI CD-RW MS-8348 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD3200JS-00PDB0 atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HV9362M DTF543L 1.01 aww9iu4q Port 6 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B D: CdRom0
MSI CD-RW MS-8348 E: CdRom1
HV9362M DTF543L F: CdRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1047724kB)
Free physical memory: 319MB (327568kB)
Memory in use : 68 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

26.3.2008
CD-ROM (ISO)
7:54:56 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

7:54:56 PM #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6713
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : TRUE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
Burning mode : TAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

7:54:56 PM #3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3238
MSI CD-RW MS-8348
ExacLink activated

7:54:56 PM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3349
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

7:54:56 PM #5 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1027
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 0. Length: 123989 -> 123987.

7:54:56 PM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3568
Turn on Track-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

7:54:56 PM #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1027
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 123989 -> 123987.

7:54:56 PM #8 Text 0 File FilesystemSettingsValidator.cpp, Line 142
FS Settings: using validator ‘CUDFSettingsValidatorCD’
ParamMode = ‘automatic’, changing UDF partition type from ‘physical’ to ‘physical’
Changing UDF revision from ‘1.02’ to ‘1.02’

7:54:56 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1027
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 123989 -> 123987.

7:54:56 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 311
Last possible write address on media: 359845 ( 79:59.70)
Last address to be written: 123988 ( 27:35.13)

7:54:56 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 323
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

7:54:56 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2932
Recorder: MSI CD-RW MS-8348;
CDR code: 00 97 26 66; OSJ entry from: CMC Magnetics Corporation
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 18, 2: 61 1A 42 (LI 97:26.66), 3: 4F 3B 47 (LO 79:59.71)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 00 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)

7:54:56 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 497
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

7:54:56 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 754
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 123989 (123989) = #123989/27:33.14
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 123987 blocks [E: MSI CD-RW MS-8348]
--------------------------------------------------------------

7:54:56 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 956
Prepare [E: MSI CD-RW MS-8348] for write in TAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 307200 254236672, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 123989 | 0 | 0x00
123989 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

7:54:56 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1027
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 123989 -> 123987.

7:54:56 PM #17 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 240
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

7:54:56 PM #18 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4359
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

7:54:56 PM #19 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files started

7:54:56 PM #20 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4481
Cache writing successful.

7:54:56 PM #21 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files completed

7:54:56 PM #22 Phase 28 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Speed measurement started

7:54:56 PM #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2673
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

7:54:56 PM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 590400

7:55:10 PM #25 Phase 29 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1716
Speed measurement completed: 123.3x (18,496 KB/s)

7:55:10 PM #26 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process started at 12x (1,800 KB/s)

7:55:10 PM #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2673
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

7:55:10 PM #28 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 22530
Set BUFE: ExacLink -> ON

7:55:10 PM #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

7:57:39 PM #30 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 17306
<msi cd-rw="" ms-8348=""> start Close Track #2

8:02:15 PM #31 SPTI -1033 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 196
CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1033)
CDB Data: 0x51 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x04
Sense Qual: 0x01
Sense Area: 0x70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 01
Buffer x0af45f00: Len x20

8:02:15 PM #32 CDR -1033 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1173
Drive not ready
E: MSI CD-RW MS-8348

8:02:15 PM #33 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 17306
<msi cd-rw="" ms-8348=""> start Close Track #2

8:02:15 PM #34 SPTI -1023 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 196
CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1023)
CDB Data: 0x5B 01 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x2C
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 2C

8:02:15 PM #35 CDR -1023 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1173
Command sequence error
E: MSI CD-RW MS-8348

8:02:15 PM #36 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process failed at 12x (1,800 KB/s)

8:02:15 PM #37 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 287
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

8:02:17 PM #38 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11420
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

8:02:17 PM #39 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)</msi></msi></ide></lg></ide></msi>