HP DVD Writer 840b HI86 Problems

Hello. I’ve been having some major problems with my pc dvd burner, the HP DVD Writer 840b HI86. I when thru nearly half a spindle of blank dvds last month, and assumed it was a very bad batch. They were Verbatim, in the old white and blue label packaging. I assumed they were bad, because I was still able to write to -RWs. Some burns were successful.

Now I’m getting the same errors with these-trusted old ones, plus a newly purchased pack. The drive will read burned dvds, will recognize blanks, but when I start to burn with Imgburn, or TMPG DVD Author 3’s burning application, I will get errors, stopping the burn. Plus the disc is read as ‘full’, not longer empty. On a lark, I decided Monday to put a rejected disc into a Panasonic set top recorder. It read the disc, displayed it as having 2 hrs available. I hit the record button, and it recorded to the disc without problem. I’m assuming the discs I threw away were in fact still good,which I’m not at all pleased with-Verbatim is a very pricy brand.

So now I don’t know what to do. It will cost me either way to take it in and have someone check it out, or buy a new drive and have it installed. If it’s something that can be fixed easily, I’d hate to waste money on a new drive. Just don’t know what I should do now.
Here’s the Imgburn log for the last attempt.

I 19:48:36 ImgBurn Version 2.4.0.0 started!
I 19:48:36 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 19:48:36 Total Physical Memory: 981,484 KB - Available: 488,924 KB
W 19:48:36 Drive D:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
I 19:48:36 Initialising SPTI…
I 19:48:36 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 19:48:36 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 19:51:10 Operation Started!
I 19:51:10 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\My Documents\DISC_1.ISO
I 19:51:10 Source File Sectors: 2,285,829 (MODE1/2048)
I 19:51:10 Source File Size: 4,681,377,792 bytes
I 19:51:10 Source File Volume Identifier: DISC_1
I 19:51:10 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 005AF556DVDSHRNK
I 19:51:10 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 19:51:10 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 19:51:10 Destination Device: [2:0:0] HP DVD Writer 840b HI86 (E:) (ATA)
I 19:51:10 Destination Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: RITEKW04) (Speeds: 4x)
I 19:51:10 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 19:51:10 Write Mode: DVD
I 19:51:10 Write Type: DAO
I 19:51:10 Write Speed: 4x
I 19:51:10 Link Size: Auto
I 19:51:10 Test Mode: No
I 19:51:10 OPC: Yes
I 19:51:10 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 19:51:14 Filling Buffer… (20 MB)
I 19:51:15 Writing LeadIn…
W 19:56:10 Failed to Write Sectors 672 - 703 - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
W 19:56:10 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 19:56:10 Retry Failed - Invalid Field in CDB
E 19:56:21 Failed to Write Sectors 672 - 703 - Invalid Field in CDB
I 19:56:21 Synchronising Cache…
W 19:56:25 User opted to skip the ‘Close Track/Session/Disc’ functions.
E 19:56:25 Failed to Write Image!
E 19:56:25 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:05:14
I 19:56:25 Average Write Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x)
I 20:00:09 Operation Started!
I 20:00:09 Device: [2:0:0] HP DVD Writer 840b HI86 (E:) (ATA)
I 20:00:09 Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: RITEKW04) (Speeds: 4x)
I 20:00:09 Quick Erase: Yes
I 20:00:09 Erasing Disc…
I 20:02:47 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:02:37
I 20:03:12 Operation Started!
I 20:03:12 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\My Documents\DISC_1.ISO
I 20:03:12 Source File Sectors: 2,285,829 (MODE1/2048)
I 20:03:12 Source File Size: 4,681,377,792 bytes
I 20:03:12 Source File Volume Identifier: DISC_1
I 20:03:12 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 005AF556DVDSHRNK
I 20:03:12 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 20:03:12 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 20:03:12 Destination Device: [2:0:0] HP DVD Writer 840b HI86 (E:) (ATA)
I 20:03:12 Destination Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: RITEKW04) (Speeds: 4x)
I 20:03:12 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 20:03:12 Write Mode: DVD
I 20:03:12 Write Type: DAO
I 20:03:12 Write Speed: 4x
I 20:03:12 Link Size: Auto
I 20:03:12 Test Mode: No
I 20:03:12 OPC: Yes
I 20:03:12 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 20:03:47 Filling Buffer… (20 MB)
I 20:03:47 Writing LeadIn…
W 20:03:56 Failed to Write Sectors 672 - 703 - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 20:03:56 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 20:03:56 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
E 20:04:03 Failed to Write Sectors 672 - 703 - Invalid Address For Write
E 20:04:03 Next Writable Address: 0
I 20:04:03 Synchronising Cache…
W 20:04:39 User opted to skip the ‘Close Track/Session/Disc’ functions.
E 20:04:39 Failed to Write Image!
E 20:04:39 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:01:27

Any advice on how to proceed will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.