I’ve tried burning disks using both Nero 6 and Alcohol 120, and both seem to hang during the burn process; my computer also shut off when I tried to burn with Alcohol, after a few minutes, and it’s never done that before.
I thought it might be something wrong in the firmware, so I tried to flash it to version 103, but both gave me the error, “The drive is not allowed to be updated.”
I also tried with the 102 firmware I found on this forum, with the same result.
I tried flashing with BQFlasher, but it wouldn’t load either the 102 or the 103 firmware .exe files.
I’ve replaced cables, and I can read from the drive okay… it’s identified as an ATAPI DVD DC 16X8X5 in the device manager. There is something weird about the device instance ID, though – it’s got tons of underscores in it, something like:
It might be worth noting that I had Starfire on my system (I’m not sure how it got there, but it was present), and I couldn’t use the drive AT ALL, before I removed it… now I can read from the drive, okay, but I can’t write with it at all – when I took the blank DVD+R out of the drive after my computer shut down, it had been written to a little bit, but it was only about 2/3 full (from looking at the discoloration where the burn had occurred).
Anyway, this is totally kicking my butt; anyone got some advice on how to fix it?