I/O Magic crossflashed to BenQ problem

vbimport

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Hi,

I recently purchased an I/O Magic 16x burner which is a rebadged BenQ DW1655 (clearly identified on the top label of the drive.) The drive came with a generic GCAB firmware that I wish to be upgraded back to BenQ’s latest BCDB. There have been a few failed attempts on crossflashing so far, hence I am starting a new thread to address this issue and hopefully someone will come to the rescue… :sad:

My previous posts about this issue were posted in this thread: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1368683&postcount=285

The following is my hardware detail from Nero InfoTool:

Nero InfoTool 2.27


Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : BENQ     DVD LS DW1655   
Type                       : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version           : BCDB
Buffer Size                : 2 MB
Date                       : ?
Serial Number              : KWHB123456SC0
Vendor Specific            :  KWHB123456SC0       
Drive Letter               : E:\
Location                   : 1:1
Mechanism                  : Tray
Read Speed                 : 48  X
Write Speed                : 48  X

Read CD Text               : Yes
Return C2 Pointers         : No
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                 : Yes
Read DVD+RW                : Yes
Read DVD+R DL              : Yes
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                : Yes
Write DVD+RW               : Yes
Write DVD+R DL             : Yes
Write DVD-RAM              : No
Buffer Underrun Protection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                : Yes
Mount Rainier              : No
Modes                      : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, 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

Disc Information (E:\)
-------------------
Type                   : - no disc inserted -


Interface Information
---------------------
Adapter 1
---------
Description           : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description           : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company               : Microsoft Corporation
Version               : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description           : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description           : Master: HDT722516DLAT80
Type                  : Disk Drive
DMA                   : On
Description           : Slave: HDS722525VLAT80
Type                  : Disk Drive
DMA                   : On

Adapter 2
---------
Description           : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description           : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company               : Microsoft Corporation
Version               : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description           : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description           : Master: BENQ DVD LS DW1655
Type                  : CD-Rom Drive
DMA                   : On
Autorun               : On

Adapter 3
---------
Description           : Unknown Adapter

Driver
Description           : system32\drivers\si3112r.sys
Company               : Silicon Image, Inc.
Version               : 1, 0, 0, 50
Description           : Serial ATA RAID miniport driver

Attached Devices


Software Information
--------------------
Operating System     : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
DirectX              : DirectX 9.0c

Description          : Nero Burning ROM
Version              : 6, 6, 0, 6
Company              : Ahead Software AG
Version Check        : Ok

Description          : Nero StartSmart
Version              : 2, 0, 0, 9
Company              : Ahead Software AG

Description          : Cover Designer
Version              : 2, 3, 0, 26
Company              : Nero AG

Description          : Nero BackItUp Application
Version              : 1, 2, 0, 37
Company              : Ahead Software AG


Hardware Information
--------------------
CPU                  :  Unknown CPU Type 2000 MHz
Bus Speed            :  200 MHz
Motherboard          :  http://www.abit.com.tw/ AN7 (nVidia-nForce2)
System               :     
BIOS                 :  Phoenix 6.00 PG
Memory               :  1024 MB (10ns)
Sound                : NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio
Video                : ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 SERIES - Secondary  

Driver Information
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Driver             : Abiosdsk
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : abp480n5
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : AC2003
Description        : AC2003 - ABIT AC2003 Device Driver
Version            : 1.2
Company            : ABIT Computer Corp.

Driver             : ACPI
Description        : ACPI Driver for NT
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ACPIEC
Description        : ACPI Embedded Controller Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : adpu160m
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : aec
Description        : Microsoft Acoustic Echo Canceller
Version            : 5.1.2601.2078
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Aha154x
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : aic78u2
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : aic78xx
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : AliIde
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : AmdK7
Description        : Processor Device Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : amsint
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Arp1394
Description        : IP/1394 Arp Client
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : asc
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : asc3350p
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : asc3550
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : AsyncMac
Description        : MS Remote Access serial network driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : atapi
Description        : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Atdisk
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ATI Remote Wonder II
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ati2mtag
Description        : ATI Radeon WindowsNT Miniport Driver
Version            : 6.14.10.6462
Company            : ATI Technologies Inc.

Driver             : atinrvxx
Description        : ATI WDM Rage Theater MiniDriver RT2
Version            : 6.14.10.6238
Company            : ATI Technologies Inc.

Driver             : ATITUNEP
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ativraxx
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ATIXSAudio
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Atmarpc
Description        : IP/ATM Arp Client
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : audstub
Description        : AudStub Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : btaudio
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : BTDriver
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : BTKRNL
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : BTWDNDIS
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : BTWUSB
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : cbidf2k
Description        : CardBus/PCMCIA IDE Miniport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : CCDECODE
Description        : WDM Closed Caption VBI Codec
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : cd20xrnt
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Cdaudio
Description        : CD-ROM Audio Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Cdfs
Description        : CD-ROM File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Cdrom
Description        : SCSI CD-ROM Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Changer
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : CmdIde
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Cpqarray
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : dac960nt
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Disk
Description        : PnP Disk Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : dmboot
Description        : NT Disk Manager Startup Driver
Version            : 2600.2180.503.0
Company            : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software

Driver             : dmio
Description        : NT Disk Manager I/O Driver
Version            : 2600.2180.503.0
Company            : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software

Driver             : dmload
Description        : NT Disk Manager Startup Driver
Version            : 2600.0.503.0
Company            : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software.

Driver             : DMusic
Description        : Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : dpti2o
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : drmkaud
Description        : Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler Filter
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Fastfat
Description        : Fast FAT File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Fdc
Description        : Floppy Disk Controller Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Flpydisk
Description        : Floppy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : FltMgr
Description        : Microsoft Filesystem Filter Manager
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Ftdisk
Description        : FT Disk Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Gpc
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : HidUsb
Description        : USB Miniport Driver for Input Devices
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : hpn
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : HTTP
Description        : HTTP Protocol Stack
Version            : 5.1.2600.2525 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.040919-1056)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : i2omgmt
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : i2omp
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : i8042prt
Description        : i8042 Port Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Imapi
Description        : IMAPI Kernel Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ini910u
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : IntelIde
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Ip6Fw
Description        : IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IpFilterDriver
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : IpInIp
Description        : IP in IP Encapsulation Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IpNat
Description        : IP Network Address Translator
Version            : 5.1.2600.2524 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.040919-1056)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IPSec
Description        : IPSec Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IRENUM
Description        : Infra-Red Bus Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : isapnp
Description        : PNP ISA Bus Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : kmixer
Description        : Kernel Mode Audio Mixer
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : lbrtfdc
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : mbmiodrvr
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Modem
Description        : Modem Device Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : mouhid
Description        : HID Mouse Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : mraid35x
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : MRxDAV
Description        : Windows NT WebDav Minirdr
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSKSSRV
Description        : MS KS Server
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSPCLOCK
Description        : MS Proxy Clock
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSPQM
Description        : MS Proxy Quality Manager
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : mssmbios
Description        : System Management BIOS Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSTEE
Description        : WDM Tee/Communication Transform Filter 
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MVDCODEC
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : NABTSFEC
Description        : WDM NABTS/FEC VBI Codec
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : NdisIP
Description        : Microsoft IP Driver
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : NdisTapi
Description        : NDIS 3.0 connection wrapper driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Ndisuio
Description        : NDIS User mode I/O Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : NdisWan
Description        : MS PPP Framing Driver (Strong Encryption)
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : NIC1394
Description        : IEEE1394 Ndis Miniport and Call Manager
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Npfs
Description        : NPFS Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Ntfs
Description        : NT File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : nvatabus
Description        : NVIDIA® nForce(TM) IDE Performance Driver
Version            : 5.10.2600.0446 built by: WinDDK
Company            : NVIDIA Corporation

Driver             : nvax
Description        : NVIDIA® nForce(TM) MCP Audio Enumerator
Version            : 6.14.0442.30 built by: NVIDIA
Company            : NVIDIA Corporation

Driver             : NVENET
Description        : NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Driver.
Version            : 4.14.01.0416
Company            : NVIDIA Corporation

Driver             : nvnforce
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : nv_agp
Description        : NVIDIA nForce AGP Filter
Version            : 4.12.01.0377
Company            : NVIDIA Corporation

Driver             : NwlnkFlt
Description        : NWLINK2 Traffic Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : NwlnkFwd
Description        : NWLINK2 Forwarder Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ohci1394
Description        : 1394 OpenHCI Port Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Parport
Description        : Parallel Port Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : PartMgr
Description        : Partition Manager
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ParVdm
Description        : VDM Parallel Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : PCDCODEC
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PCI
Description        : NT Plug and Play PCI Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : PCIDump
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PCIIde
Description        : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Pcmcia
Description        : PCMCIA Bus Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : PDCOMP
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PDFRAME
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PDRELI
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PDRFRAME
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : perc2
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : perc2hib
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PptpMiniport
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : PSched
Description        : MS QoS Packet Scheduler
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Ptilink
Description        : Parallel Technologies DirectParallel IO Library
Version            : 1.10 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Parallel Technologies, Inc.

Driver             : PxHelp20
Description        : Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version            : 2.02.53a
Company            : Sonic Solutions

Driver             : ql1080
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Ql10wnt
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ql12160
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ql1240
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ql1280
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Rasl2tp
Description        : RAS L2TP mini-port/call-manager driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : RasPppoe
Description        : RAS PPPoE mini-port/call-manager driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Raspti
Description        : PTI DirectParallel(R) mini-port/call-manager driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Rdbss
Description        : Redirected Drive Buffering SubSystem Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2541 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.040919-1056)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : RDPCDD
Description        : RDP Miniport
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : rdpdr
Description        : Microsoft RDP Device redirector
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : RDPWD
Description        : RDP Terminal Stack Driver (US/Canada Only, Not for Export)
Version            : 5.1.2600.2695 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050609-1528)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : redbook
Description        : Redbook Audio Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : sbp2port
Description        : SBP-2 Protocol Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Secdrv
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : serenum
Description        : Serial Port Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Serial
Description        : Serial Device Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Sfloppy
Description        : SCSI Floppy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : si3112r
Description        : Serial ATA RAID miniport driver
Version            : 1, 0, 0, 50
Company            : Silicon Image, Inc.

Driver             : SiFilter
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Simbad
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : SiWinAcc
Description        : Windows Accelerator Driver
Version            : 1.0.0.8
Company            : Silicon Image, Inc.

Driver             : SLIP
Description        : Microsoft Slip Deframing Filter Minidriver
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Sparrow
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : splitter
Description        : Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : sr
Description        : System Restore Filesystem Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Srv
Description        : Server driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2673 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050509-1531)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : streamip
Description        : Microsoft IP Test Driver
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : swenum
Description        : Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : swmidi
Description        : Microsoft GS Wavetable Synthesizer
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : symc810
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : symc8xx
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : sym_hi
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : sym_u3
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : sysaudio
Description        : System Audio WDM Filter
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Tcpip
Description        : TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2827 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.060112-1653)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TDPIPE
Description        : Named Pipe Transport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TDTCP
Description        : TCP Transport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TermDD
Description        : Terminal Server Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TosIde
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Udfs
Description        : UDF File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ultra
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : Update
Description        : Update Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbehci
Description        : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbhub
Description        : Default Hub Driver for USB
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbohci
Description        : OHCI USB Miniport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : USBSTOR
Description        : USB Mass Storage Class Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : VgaSave
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : ViaIde
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : VolSnap
Description        : Volume Shadow Copy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Wanarp
Description        : MS Remote Access and Routing ARP Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : WDICA
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : wdmaud
Description        : MMSYSTEM Wave/Midi API mapper
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : WSTCODEC
Description        : WDM WST Codec Driver
Version            : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : msvcrt.dll
Version            : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver             : msvcirt.dll
Version            : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver             : mfc42.dll
Version            : 6.02.4131.0

Driver             : msvcp60.dll
Version            : 6.02.3104.0

Driver             : ole32.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.2726 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050725-1528)

Driver             : olepro32.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180

Driver             : oledlg.dll
Version            : 1.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)

Driver             : advapi32.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver             : comctl32.dll
Version            : 5.82 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver             : setupapi.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Lower Filters
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Driver             : PxHelp20
Description        : Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version            : 2.02.53a
Company            : Sonic Solutions

Upper Filters
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Video Codecs
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Cinepak Codec by Radius                      : 1.10.0.11
Intel 4|2|0 Video V2.50                      : 5.1.2600.2180
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video 4.5                       : 4.51.16.03
Intel IYUV codec                             : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft RLE                                : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft Video 1                            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Toshiba YUV Codec                            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec                  : 5.1.2600.2180
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec                  : 5.1.2600.2180
Indeo® video 5.10                            : R.5.10.15.2.55
ATI YUV12 Format Codec
ATI YUV12 Format Codec

Audio Codecs
------------
Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC                    : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft ADPCM CODEC                        : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC  : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC               : 4.00.0.0
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM) Software CODEC      : 1.00.0.0
Microsoft G.723.1 CODEC                      : 1.02.0.1
Windows Media Audio                          : 4.02.0.0
Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec      : 3.02.0.0
Indeo® audio software                        : 2.05.0.53
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                : 1.09.1.49
Microsoft PCM Converter                      : 5.00.0.0


ASPI Information
----------------
System ASPI      :  ASPI is not installed

Nero ASPI        :  ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL     :  2.0.1.74 164112 bytes October 26, 2004

Installed OS Patches
--------------------
(Q810090) USB Update                                                                                                                                :  Yes
(Q329112) Multi-Border DVD with More Than 4 GB of Data Not Readable Past First Border                                                               :  Yes
(Q812415) Problems with Multiple ATA devices                                                                                                        :  No
(Q322359) Intelide.sys Is Not Used on Computers with ICH4 or ICH5                                                                                   :  No
(Q320174) IMAPI Update - CDs recorded have missing files or errors                                                                                  :  Yes
(Q311542) Devices May not power up properly when resuming from standby                                                                              :  Yes
(Q327086) Data Added to Removable Media During Hibernation May Be Lost When You Resume Windows XP                                                   :  Yes
(Q308374) Ricoh 1394 Controller May Not Work with Windows XP                                                                                        :  Yes
(Q314634) Windows XP Does Not Detect Your New USB Device                                                                                            :  Yes
(Q822603) USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 update                                                                                                                :  No
(Q323507) Your IEEE 1394 or USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive May Not Be Recognized in Windows XP                                                         :  No
(Q815834) 'Code 28' Error Message and a Yellow Exclamation Mark Next to a USB Device in Device Manager After Your Computer Resumes from Hibernation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                :  No
(Q316575) Problems When You Swap a CD-ROM During Hibernation in Windows XP                                                                          :  No
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error                                                                                :  Yes
(Q323322) Cannot Use Sony VAIO PCG-C1MRX Internal Camera with Windows Messenger After You Apply Q316397                                             :  No
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error                                                                                :  Yes


Thanks for your time and advice! :bow:


#2

Have you used BQFlasher? If so, you must have the firmware in the same folder as BQFlasher.


#3

Yes, I certainly did. All of my attempt details have been stated in this page.


#4

DMA needs to be enabled on this drive.


#5

During the crossflashing in Safe Mode, the DMA was off. Then after system restart, the DMA was automatically back on.


#6

It needs to be on while crossflashing


#7

Took your advice, and crossflashed one more time with DMA on. The drive still crashed the system when any media is in. :frowning:


#8

Hi :slight_smile:
Yep, it appears that flash went OK (you may want to download f/w again, in case there’s a problem with that). DMA is enabled under normal running of pc.
How about jumper settings? All the BenQ drives that I’ve recently come have been set to slave. If this is the case with your drive, you need to change this to master. (see attached). Just a little plug that can be removed & replaced according to what you require.


#9

You are right, so far all of my crossflash/direct flash processes went well without any error or complaint. Just a moment ago I followed your suggestion and set the jumper to Master on this single drive of the Secondary IDE channel. Then I tried crossflash (first) and direct flash (later) again. Both times the firmware upgraded OK, but the drive still acted up upon the first medium loaded right after the upgrade (this is, performed after system restart right after the upgrade, of course.) :confused:

Oh and, for the record, I did keep DMA on for both attempts albeit the same results as usual. I already did the “DMA off” counterparts (with the drive being the master alone on the Secondary IDE channel) of the same experiments earlier today and they didn’t work either. I guess I am simply SOL with this drive. :doh:


#10

Here’s my story. I have a NF2 chipset based mobo (Abit AN7) which uses nVidia ATA/IDE driver. I took the advice and “roll back” the driver to Windows’ default IDE driver, and restart the system to the Safe Mode. There, I could finally see BQFlasher detect my OEM BenQ DW1655 all right (so looks like it’s getting somewhere.)

In the Safe Mode, I carefully checked Primary/Secondary IDE DMA settings on Device Manager, and verified that all drives were set to the “PIO Mode”, i.e. no DMA is enabled at any channel. Then I used BQFlasher to cross flash the BCDB.exe firmware. After it is done, I shut down the computer, and turn back on to the normal windows mode. Inserted a DVD movie, then the system froze up just like before.

I reboot it and removed the the DVD, and let windows boot into the Safe Mode again. Again I verified the PIO Mode setting, but this time I would like to try direct firmware flashing with the BCDB.exe alone. The direct flashing was done successfully, and I reboot the windows into normal mode. After windows was up, I inserted a music CD and the system still got locked up as usual.
vws, to me it looks like your problem is related to drivers/software and not your drive.
First thing that comes to mind is to completely uninstall any nVidia IDE drivers and burning softwares, to start with.

[I]Edit.[/I] Can you use QSuite and what happens if you try to burn a DVD?

jhtalisman, the only file that has to be in “same folder” is wnaspi32.dll.
If you understand flashing process you should know DMA mode is NOT required.


#11

Agree with pinto2’s suggestion. Same thing happened to me with a NF3 chipset (BenQ 1620) with with nVidia drivers installed.(Think it depends on the version of nVidia IDE drivers latley, newer ones seem to work OK) Rolled them back to STD MS IDE drivers and it worked fine. Don’t forget to restart as DMA wont be enabled until you restart your PC.:slight_smile:


#12

Yes I do know that, but the drive needs to be in DMA mode anyway. Why not keep it that way? What benefit would there be flashing in PIO mode? None.


#13

[I]off topic.[/I]

…Many. :smiley:
Conflicting, corrupted IDE drivers for once (not to going into details about flashing process).
Some manufacturers (like NEC) even recommend safe mode flashing.

BTW, don’t forget the best BenQ/Philips crossflashing tool BENQCVT flash that runs in pure DOZ.


#14

Why not try flashing it in another machine?

  1. Download BQFlasher, WNASPI32.DLL, and BenQ firmware BCDB (place all in a new folder)
  2. Have working UPS hooked up. (incase of power problems)
  3. Setup Drive as Secondary Master.
  4. Boot into safemode F8.
  5. Execute BQFlasher, follow promts. Wait for it to do its thing, when its done, and reboot.

#15

Crossflashing I/O Magic to BenQ BCDB is not that complicated all you have to do have BQFlasher and Winaspi32.dll in the same folder click on BQflasher inject the BCDB file into flasher and follow the instruction that is all to it. Some times you might not even need the winaspi32.dll file too.


#16

Thanks for all you guys advice. The DOS-mode BENQCVT crossflashing was my last resort today. Again, it completed the crossflashing successfully, but after that the drive still locked the whole system up in both DOS and Windows environments. Heck, I even had a very difficult time to eject the CD/DVD inside - it had to be timed very precisely at a certain point during hardware reboot to get it out.

I have tried all you experts’ suggestions (except flashing it at another machine which is not necessary), including uninstalling/rolling back the nVidia ATA/IDE driver (v2.6) back to WinXP standard and removing the affecting softwares, as well as ensuring the burner is the only single drive as Secondary Master. I even tried the DOS flashing method to no avail. Like I have reported here many times, [B]crossflashing/flashing all went successfully[/B], meanwhile I also made sure the firmware/downloadables are not corrupted. So based on the results of all these controlled experiments, I believe it’s the drive hardware (e.g. read/write head or something in the read/write subsystem) that causes this problem. I might just have a bad luck to get a drive that ever works. :doh:

Many thanks to you guys’ time and analysis, I do appreciate and have learned from every single advice you offered. This is indeed a forum that is worth its reputation. :iagree:


#17

Sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you vws. :sad:
I hope you’ll have better luck with your replacement.

Keep us posted. :wink:


#18

well, just a last one, i just dont know if u’ve tried it… just did you try to change the IDE cable?! it might be the defective one, not the Drive…


#19

Did you uninstall nforce in add/remove programs? Have you tried different 12v power cords or reseated them. Tried different IDE cables or reseat them?

Edit: headquarter84 already mentioned IDE cables.


#20

Thanks headquarter84 and rolling56 for more inputs. The IDE cable should not be the problem as I replaced the BenQ with my old Optorite last night and just burned a CD fine (data verified successfully.) On a side note, during my crossflashing experiments, I did try reseating the power cables as well as the IDE plugs. (I did a lot side-by-side comparison during my series of ‘controlled’ experiments. :D)

As for the technique to uninstall nForce IDE drivers, crossg pointed out he had succeeded by “Roll Back Driver” to STD MS drivers which was the same method that I tried (I even made sure to flash in Safe Mode only, where the driver-set are back to the generic/conservative microsoft), still the lock up problem persists. Even further, I finally used BENQCVT to crossflash in pure DOS mode and that still didn’t fix the problem.

A couple of things I’d like to ask you guys. First, whether a crossflash followed by direct flash would cause permanent damage to the firmware chip. And for those rebadged drives, can we ever direct-flash them after a successful initial crossflash. Or quite on the contrary, should we always direct-flash them once the drive is crossflashed over… (what is the requirement to crossflash, and when is the requirement lifted?)

Second, I felt that most flashing/crossflashing programs do not verify what they have written to the burner chip. It appears to me they are simply doing one-way writing and when the writing is completed they’d simply declare “success”. Among my 20-some successful crossflashing/flashing experiments, there is no way to find out which “success” was actually corrupted. Is it normal that the burner makers always try to protect themselves by preventing their firmware data from being read out, while only allowing one-way writing to their chips? For regular maintenance, how do we know when the burner firmware got corrupted accidentally that requires our immediate reflashing?

I know there’s much to learn from you guys here, thanks in advance… :bigsmile: :bow: