DVD writing not working. (SOHW-1693S)

i have a LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S …
it can read CDs… read DVDs but cannot write DVDs. i tried writing with various softwares (Nero 7, Alcohol 120%, Gnome Baker) in windows XP as well as ubuntu 7.04.

Here is the report from nero info tool:

Please suggest something…

Nero InfoTool 4.4.0.0

Drive Information

Drive : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version : KS0B
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 2005-08-22
Serial Number : n/a
Vendor Specific : 2005/08/22 16:30
Drive Letter : I:
Location : 1:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 8.0 , 6.0 , 4.0 , 2.0 , 1.0 X
Write Speed : 8.0 , 6.0 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
LightScribe : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : None
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

CSS : Yes
CPRM : Yes
AACS : No
VCPS : No

And here is the Alcohol 120% log (with the error highlighted in red):

########################### System Information ###########################
Windows XP Professional 5.1 Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Processor info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 1.60GHz (1594MHz)
Memory Available to Windows: 523,760 KB

############################ Program Information ###########################
File Name: D:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\Alcohol.exe
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol 120%
Original: Alcohol.exe
Product: Alcohol 120%
Trademarks: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2006 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 1.9.6 ( Build 5403 )
Date: 2007/06/04
Size: 1663360 Bytes
Hash: a646ead5c4fa2dc12d94addac9a513bc
Loader: l:\windows\explorer.exe
File Name: D:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\alcoholx.dll
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Co., Ltd.
Description: Alcohol virtual device control library
Original: alcoholx.dll
Product: Alcohol
Copyright: Copyright © 2000-2006
Version: 4.10.0 ( Build 0 )
Date: 2007/06/04
Size: 916960 Bytes
Hash: 854741219568150eb400c9b7ca1f5926
File Name: D:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\devsupp.dll
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Original: devsupp.dll
Product: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2006 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 2.5.2 ( Build 604 )
Date: 2007/06/04
Size: 59264 Bytes
Hash: 7d03c805a8ff40376f01f17e6f836510

########################### User Information ###########################
Licensed to: UN-REGISTERED
Registered User ID: UN-REGISTERED

########################### Options Setting ###########################
Devices control interface: Default Driver Control Interface
CPU Priority Level: High
Memory Buffer Size (MB): 204
Examine the accuracy of data read from physical device: Yes
Enable Enhanced Weak Sector Scanner during dumping: No
Overburn disc(s): No
Turn off “Auto-Select best write speed” function if possible: No
Fill memory buffer before recording discs: Yes
Book Type DVD+R/DVD+RW disc as DVD-ROM while burning: No
Ignore Media Type: No
RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) Emulation: No
BAD Sectors Emulation: No
Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: No
Laserlock Emulation: No
Current Language: English

############################ Device(s) List ############################
(E:) SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-352B (atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
(I:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S (atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0)
(K:) CI5240A IGS925O (ah5u7vtt, Port 3, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)

##################### Installed Device Drivers List #####################
a6bqrlyn.SYS ac97intc.sys ACPI.sys afd.sys agp440.sys
ah5u7vtt.SYS atapi.sys ATMFD.DLL audstub.sys avg7core.sys
avg7rsw.sys avg7rsxp.sys avgclean.sys BOOTVID.dll Cdfs.SYS
cdrom.sys CLASSPNP.SYS daemon.dll disk.sys dmio.sys
dmload.sys drmk.sys Dxapi.sys dxg.sys dxgthk.sys
e100b325.sys Fastfat.SYS fdc.sys Fips.SYS flpydisk.sys
fltMgr.sys Fs_Rec.SYS ftdisk.sys gameenum.sys GEARAspiWDM.sys
hal.dll HIDCLASS.SYS HIDPARSE.SYS hidusb.sys HTTP.sys
i8042prt.sys imapi.sys InCDFs.sys InCDPass.sys InCDrec.SYS
InCDRm.sys intelide.sys ipfltdrv.sys ipnat.sys ipsec.sys
isapnp.sys kbdclass.sys KDCOM.DLL kmixer.sys ks.sys
KSecDD.sys LMImirr.sys LMIRfsDriver.sys mdmxsdk.sys mnmdd.SYS
mouclass.sys mouhid.sys MountMgr.sys mozy.sys mrxdav.sys
mrxsmb.sys Msfs.SYS msgpc.sys msmpu401.sys mssmbios.sys
Mup.sys NDIS.sys ndistapi.sys ndiswan.sys NDProxy.SYS
netbios.sys netbt.sys Npfs.SYS ntdll.dll Ntfs.sys
ntoskrnl.exe Null.SYS nv4_disp.dll nv4_mini.sys parport.sys
PartMgr.sys ParVdm.SYS pci.sys PCIIDEX.SYS pgfilter.sys
portcls.sys PQNTDrv.SYS processr.sys psched.sys ptilink.sys
RaInfo.sys rasacd.sys rasl2tp.sys raspppoe.sys raspptp.sys
raspti.sys rdbss.sys RDPCDD.sys rdpdr.sys redbook.sys
SCSIPORT.SYS secdrv.sys serenum.sys serial.sys snapman.sys
sptd.sys sr.sys srv.sys STREAM.SYS swenum.sys
sysaudio.sys tcpip.sys TDI.SYS termdd.sys update.sys
USBD.SYS usbehci.sys usbhub.sys usbohci.sys USBPORT.SYS
usbuhci.sys vga.sys VIDEOPRT.SYS vmm.sys VMNetSrv.sys
VolSnap.sys wanarp.sys watchdog.sys wdmaud.sys webc3cam.SYS
webc3vid.sys win32k.sys WMILIB.SYS WudfPf.sys

################## Detailed Information of Device(s) ##################

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
(E:) SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-352B(1:0) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: SAMSUNG
Product Identification: CDRW/DVD SM-352B
Production Revision Level: T809
Location: atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, RAW DAO(96), TAO
BURN-Free Technology: ExacLink
Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
Response Data Format: 01h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: Yes
DVD-ROM Read: Yes
DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
DVD-RAM Read/Write: Yes/No
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: Yes
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: Yes
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
C2 Pointers Support: Yes
ISRC Supported: Yes
UPC Supported: Yes
Read Bar Code: No
Lock media into the drive: Yes
Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
Prevent Jumper: No
Eject Command: Yes
Separate volume levels: Yes
Separate channel mute: Yes
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: Yes

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
(I:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S(1:1) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: LITE-ON
Product Identification: DVDRW SOHW-1693S
Production Revision Level: KS0B
Location: atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, RAW DAO(96), TAO, DVD DAO
BURN-Free Technology: SMART-BURN
Auto-Select best write speed: SMART-BURN
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
Response Data Format: 02h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: Yes
DVD-ROM Read: Yes
DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: Yes
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: Yes
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
C2 Pointers Support: Yes
ISRC Supported: Yes
UPC Supported: Yes
Read Bar Code: No
Lock media into the drive: Yes
Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
Prevent Jumper: No
Eject Command: Yes
Separate volume levels: Yes
Separate channel mute: Yes
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: Yes

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
(K:) CI5240A IGS925O(3:0) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: CI5240A
Product Identification: IGS925O
Production Revision Level: 1.0
Location: ah5u7vtt, Port 3, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ANSI X3.131:1994 (SCSI-2)
Response Data Format: 02h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/No
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: No
DVD-ROM Read: Yes
DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/No
DVD-RAM Read/Write: Yes/No
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: Yes
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: No
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: Yes
C2 Pointers Support: Yes
ISRC Supported: Yes
UPC Supported: Yes
Read Bar Code: No
Lock media into the drive: Yes
Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
Prevent Jumper: No
Eject Command: Yes
Separate volume levels: No
Separate channel mute: No
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: No

#######################################################################

###################### Source Disc/Image Information ######################
Type: Standard ISO Image file
Path: F:
Name: Mac OS X 10.4.8 [JaS AMD-Intel-SSE2-SSE3 with PPF1 & PPF2].iso
Size: 4481.00 MB
Session: 1
Track: 1

Session 01:
Track 01: DVD, Length: 2294272(4.38 GB), Address: 000000
#############################################################################

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
********* Time stamp of this log file: 6/10/2007 10:35:10 PM *********
22:35:10 Processor info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 1.60GHz (1594MHz)
22:35:10 Memory Available to Windows: 523,760 KB
22:35:10 Memory Buffer size: 204 MB
22:35:12 Image file loading: F:\XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.iso
22:35:12 DVD Source Info: Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 4.38 GB / 509:50:22
22:36:30 (I:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S(1:1): Recording Method/Speed
22:36:30 Recording - DVD DAO - 6.4X (8864 KB/Sec)
(I:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S(1:1) - Media format: DVD-R
22:38:15 (I:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S(1:1) - [Write ERROR] LBA: 16, Length: 16
S:KEY - 03/0C/00 - “Write Error”
22:39:15 (I:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S(1:1): Recording failed!
22:39:15 Error message: [03/0C/00] - Write Error
22:39:15 (I:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S(1:1): Recording failed!
22:39:15 Image file loading aborted!
22:39:20 Something is wrong with the recording procedure! Please check the log file and report any errors to Technical Support.
##############################################################################

Please suggest something.

Welcome to cdfreaks. :slight_smile:

[I]Suggestions;[/I] try with other media and use ImgBurn to burn with.
Alcohol tastes bad in my mouth.

(Hope this is legit copy of Mac OS because you forgot to edit file name above the highlighted section.)

ok… imgburn also doesnt show anything even after telling me the the “logical unit is in the process of becoming ready”…

perhaps i’ll try changing media… will post results soon.

i bought a Moser Baer PRO DVD R (16x) and was able to write to it.
the problem is that it got burnt at 1.6x average and got verified at 2.3x average…

why is it so slow? and what can i do?

Uninstall Alcohol and try again with Imgburn.

Congratulation [I]sitric[/I]. :clap: You proved your drive is able to burn DVD’s. :wink: And with quality DVD+R’s you might be even more lucky.

Now, make sure your drive is running in UDMA mode, linky.

Also, whatever app using GEARAspiWDM.sys, remove it because your system seems to be clogged with all kind of drivers and ghosting applications.
As last resort, reinstalling a clean windoze XP is the best you can do. :cool: