The saying goes: two heads are better than one. Anyhow, for about a month I have been trying to solve a problem relating to burning DVD+RWs. Any help to try to solve this mystery will be greatly appreciated for I have completely run out of ideas.
Relevant hardware involved:
Mainboard: Asus P5V800-MX (Via P4M800 + VT8521)
Mainboard Firmware: v 0802 (latest)
Processor: Intel Celeron D 2.66GHz, FSB: 533MHz, L1 Cache: 16k, L2 Cache 256k
RAM: DDR 400MHz
HDD: 2x Samsung SP2504C 250GB SATA2 in Mirror RAID configuration
Drives tested: Lite-On SHW-1635S, Lite-On LH-20A1P, Pioneer DVR-112DBK
Symptoms: Unable to correctly burn UDF DVD+RW
My replacement office PC. I have tried to get mainboard, which have the following:
- Integrated gameport/sound
- Integrated graphics
- 2 PATA 133 connectors
- Built in SATA RAID
The Asus P5V800-MX fits the bill perfectly.
Integration consisted of:
- Proper RAM burn-in for 7 days with mem test
- Proper HDD burn in test for 12 hours per drive
- Install of Windows XP Pro SP1 OEM, followed by SP2
All went perfectly smoothly untill I tried burning a backup of a DVD (an ISO image) onto a Verbatim DVD+RW. The burn completed successfully at 4x, however Nero data verification failed. The same happened at 2x. I have run a file compare program CD Check v188.8.131.52 to check the ISO on my HDD and on the DVD+RW. The files did not match. The same 3 burners in a PC with Intel 965 chipset perform flawlessly at 2x and 4x with the same media. They burn with no errors each and every time on Verbatim and Mitsubishi DVD+RW media. I have not tried any other type of media, i.e. DVD-RW, DVD-R etc. I have 200 of the Verbatim and Mitsu DVD+RW, so I am keen to fix this issue.
I tried the following burning programs:
- Nero 184.108.40.206
- Nero 220.127.116.11
- Nero 18.104.22.168
- CDburnerXPpro 3.0.116
- CDburnerXPpro 4.0.022.370
- InCD 22.214.171.124
- InCD 5.5.31
- CyberLink Power2Go 6.00.1005
- NTI CD & DVD Maker Platinum 126.96.36.1990
The following DVD+RW disks:
The following layers:
- Native Nero ASPI
- System Aspi 4.6
- System Aspi 4.71
- Patin Couffin Internal Revision 37
The following BIOS setting for the DVD burner:
- Auto (all 3 burners were detected as UDMA 4)
- Manual UDMA 4
- Manual UDMA 2
- Manual MultiWord DMA 2
The following IDE drivers:
- Native Windows XP
- Via 4in1 v5.14A
Windows XP was re-installed twice and tested in various configurations as per above. I have even connected DVD burner to a SATA controller with a SATA to PATA converter with no change to erroneous burning process.
In any of the above combinations, only PIO mode for the DVD burner produces error free burning, however on this setup takes well over an hour to do 4.3GB data DVD, which is unacceptable. System log listed 2 errors, which I felt did not have much bearing on this problem. These errors happened during a multitude of restarts with different DVD burners for testing.
- The device ‘LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1P’ (IDE\CdRomLITE-ON_DVDRW_LH-20A1P__________________KL0N____\5&19694ff7&0&0.0.0) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.
- Driver detected an internal error in its data structures for \Device\Scsi\SI3112r1.
I would greatly appreciate any feedback relating to this problem.