Is my DVD+RW drive hosed now?

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I have an LDW851S. Awhile ago I cross-flashed it with the 851s@832s, and it seemed to work fine for months (although burning usage is pretty minimal). The other day I bought some new 8x TDK media and tried to burn a disk. The system slowed way down while the burn was going, and it failed the write. Nothing else was going on at the time. I tried a Sony disc I had, it failed too.

I thought maybe I needed to upgrade the firmware, so I grabbed the latest version of Omnipatcher and did its thing. That didn’t help, and now I noticed that even reading files from a DVD slowed the system way down.

Long story short, I ended up re-flashing various versions, including 832, 851 tweaked, even back to stock, with no luck. Then I realized the drive had somehow stopped using DMA, and was in PIO mode and wouldn’t use DMA even if I asked it nicely. This explained the high CPU, so I removed the controller and rebooted. BAM, back to UDMA mode 2. CPU use back down to 2% or less, looking good.

The problem is, I still can’t get a good burn. I tried a few BIOS revs again, and am now back to the stock firmware from Lite-On’s site (GS0P). Out of 6 DVDs so far the only good burn I’ve gotten was at 2.4x. Any faster speed and the burn completes, but the verify fails. I don’t know if I’ve trashed my drive with all this, or if something can be done.

I’ve tried doing 3 speed tests with Nero CD/DVD speed. Using a failed burn disc, it died on a read error. Using the Splinter Cell install DVD, it failed on a read error. Using the Sims 2 Bonus Disk it completed. Output is here and here. In all cases, it seemed pretty slow for an 8x drive.

Thanks for any help or suggestions!

Incidental, possibly related facts:

I noticed the ASPI32 device had a conflict, so I removed it in device manager, figuring it would get re-added. But it never did, so I don’t have that listed in device manager now.

I recently installed Splinter Cell, which installs StarForce, which I know can cause problems with CD emulators (which I don’t have any running). I don’t know if that could be related, but I thought I’d mention it. I removed Starforce, but it didn’t help. But it’s back in now since I played again.

Here is the Nero InfoTool output:



Nero InfoTool 2.27

Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : LITE-ON  LTR-40125S      
Type                       : CD-RW Recorder
Firmware Version           : ZS0R
Buffer Size                : 2 MB
Date                       : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific            :  týÛ
Drive Letter               : E:\
Location                   : 1:0
Mechanism                  : Tray
Read Speed                 : 48 , 40 , 32 , 24 , 16 , 12 , 8 , 4  X
Write Speed                : 32 , 24 , 20 , 16 , 12 , 8 , 4  X

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

Write CD-R                 : Yes
Write CD-RW                : Yes
Write DVD-R                : No
Write DVD-RW               : No
Write DVD+R                : No
Write DVD+RW               : No
Write DVD+R DL             : No
Write DVD-RAM              : No
Buffer Underrun Protection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                : Yes
Mount Rainier              : Yes
Modes                      : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96


Disc Information (E:\)
-------------------
Type                   : Data CD (Mode 1)
Capacity               : 78:57.51  (693 MB)
Tracks                 : 1
Sessions               : 1
CD-R(W) Info           : CMC Magnetics,  CD-R, 79:59.74

File System            : ISO9660, Joliet
Title                  : NEW
Date                   : 1 September 2002
Publisher              : n/a
Application            : Nero - Burning ROM


Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : LITE-ON  DVDRW LDW-851S  
Type                       : DVD±R/RW Recorder
Firmware Version           : GS0P
Buffer Size                : 2 MB
Date                       : 2004-10-15
Serial Number              : 2004021900006885
Vendor Specific            :  2004/10/15 15:46    
Drive Letter               : F:\
Location                   : 1:1
Mechanism                  : Tray
Read Speed                 : 6.0 , 4.0 , 2.0 , 1.0  X
Write Speed                : 8.0 , 6.0 , 4.0 , 2.4  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                 : Yes
Read DVD+RW                : Yes
Read DVD+R DL              : 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                : Yes
Write DVD+RW               : Yes
Write DVD+R DL             : No
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                     : 1
Changes User               : 4
Changes Vendor             : 4

Disc Information (F:\)
-------------------
Type                   : DVD+R
Capacity               : 507:52.40  (1030 MB)
Tracks                 : 1
Sessions               : 1

File System            : ISO9660, Joliet
Title                  : ImageBackup2b
Date                   : 8 April 2005
Publisher              : n/a
Application            : Nero Burning ROM


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

Driver
Description           : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company               : Microsoft Corporation
Version               : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Description           : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description           : Master: WDC WD400BB-00DEA0
Type                  : Disk Drive
DMA                   : On
Description           : Slave: WDC WD800JB-00CRA1
Type                  : Disk Drive
DMA                   : On

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

Driver
Description           : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company               : Microsoft Corporation
Version               : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Description           : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description           : Master: LITE-ON LTR-40125S
Type                  : CD-Rom Drive
DMA                   : On
Autorun               : On
Description           : Slave: LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-851S
Type                  : CD-Rom Drive
DMA                   : On
Autorun               : On

Adapter 3
---------
Description           : VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller

Driver
Description           : System32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
Company               : Microsoft Corporation
Version               : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Description           : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver

Attached Devices
Description           : Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device
Type                  : Disk Drive
Description           : Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device
Type                  : Disk Drive
Description           : Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device
Type                  : Disk Drive
Description           : Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device
Type                  : Disk Drive
Description           : HP Photosmart 8100 USB Device
Type                  : Disk Drive


Software Information
--------------------
Operating System     : Windows XP Home Edition (5.01.2600 Service Pack 1)
DirectX              : DirectX 9.0c

Description          : Nero Burning ROM
Version              : 6, 6, 0, 3
Company              : Ahead Software AG
Version Check        : Ok

Description          : Nero StartSmart
Version              : 2, 0, 0, 4
Company              : Ahead Software AG

Description          : NeroVision
Version              : 3,0,1,14
Company              : Ahead Software AG

Description          : Nero ShowTime
Version              : 2, 0, 0, 18
Company              : Ahead software AG

Description          : Nero Recode 2
Version              : 2, 2, 6, 1
Company              : Ahead Software AG

Description          : Cover Designer
Version              : 2, 3, 0, 18
Company              : Ahead Software AG

Description          : Nero BackItUp Application
Version              : 1, 2, 0, 33
Company              : Ahead Software AG

Description          : CloneCD Replicator Program
Version              : 4.0.1.9
Company              : Elaborate Bytes

Description          : Application
Version              : 2.0.0.4
Company              : SlySoft, Inc.


Hardware Information
--------------------
CPU                  :  AMD Athlon  XP 2000 MHz
Bus Speed            :  133 MHz
Motherboard          :  Gigabyte GA-7VAXP
System               :     
BIOS                 :  Award F6
Memory               :  1024 MB (60ns)
Sound                : SB Audigy Audio [D000]
Video                : RADEON 9800 PRO

Driver Information
------------------
Driver             : 61883
Description        : 61883 Device Class
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

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

Driver             : ACPI
Description        : ACPI Driver for NT
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
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            : 5.1.2601.1095 built by: xpsp1
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            : 5.1.2600.1152 (xpsp2.021217-1051)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : AnyDVD
Description        : Watch & copy any DVD!
Version            : 2.0.0.4
Company            : SlySoft, Inc.

Driver             : Arp1394
Description        : IP/1394 Arp Client
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
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             : ASPI32
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : AsyncMac
Description        : MS Remote Access serial network driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : atapi
Description        : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : ati2mtag
Description        : ATI Radeon WindowsNT Miniport Driver
Version            : 6.14.10.6517
Company            : ATI Technologies Inc.

Driver             : Atmarpc
Description        : IP/ATM Arp Client
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : Avc
Description        : AVC Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
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            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Cdrom
Description        : SCSI CD-ROM Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
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             : ctac32k
Description        : Creative AC3 SW Decoder Device Driver (WDM)
Version            : 5.12.01.0444-1.84.1010
Company            : Creative Technology Ltd

Driver             : ctaud2k
Description        : Creative WDM Audio Device Driver
Version            : 5.12.01.0443-1.84.1010
Company            : Creative Technology Ltd

Driver             : ctdvda2k
Description        : Creative DVD-Audio Device Driver (WDM)
Version            : 5.13.01.0413-1.56.0430
Company            : Creative Technology Ltd

Driver             : ctprxy2k
Description        : Creative Proxy Device Driver (WDM)
Version            : 5.12.01.0441-1.84.0010
Company            : Creative Technology Ltd

Driver             : ctsfm2k
Description        : SoundFont(R) Manager (WDM)
Version            : 5.12.01.0441-1.84.0010
Company            : Creative Technology Ltd

Driver             : cvintdrv
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            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : dmio
Description        : NT Disk Manager I/O Driver
Version            : 2600.0.503.0
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            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : drmkaud
Description        : Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler Filter
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : ElbyCDFL
Description        : ElbyCDIO Filter Driver
Version            : 4, 0, 1, 5
Company            : Elaborate Bytes

Driver             : ElbyCDIO
Description        : ElbyCD Windows NT/2000/XP I/O driver
Version            : 4, 3, 0, 3
Company            : Elaborate Bytes AG

Driver             : ElbyDelay
Description        : Elby Delay Lower Filter Driver
Version            : 4, 3, 0, 0
Company            : Elaborate Bytes

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

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

Driver             : Fastfat
Description        : Fast FAT File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Fdc
Description        : Floppy Disk Controller Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Flpydisk
Description        : Floppy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : gameenum
Description        : Game Port Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : GearAspiWDM
Description        : Filter Driver for 2k and XP
Version            : 1.026
Company            : GEAR Software

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

Driver             : ha10kx2k
Description        : Creative EMU10KX HAL (WDM)
Version            : 5.12.01.0446-1.84.0060
Company            : Creative Technology Ltd

Driver             : hap16v2k
Description        : Creative EMU10KX-P16v HAL (WDM)
Version            : 5.12.01.0442-1.84.0020
Company            : Creative Technology Ltd

Driver             : hcdriver
Description        : USB2.0 Host Controller Device Driver
Version            : 5.3.0.0 built by: WinDDK
Company            : Intel Corporation

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             : hpt3xx
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : HPZid412
Description        : IEEE-1284.4-1999 Driver (Windows 2000)
Version            : 8, 0, 0, 0
Company            : HP

Driver             : HPZipr12
Description        : IEEE-1284.4-1999 Print Class Driver
Version            : 8, 0, 0, 0
Company            : HP

Driver             : HPZius12
Description        : 1284.4<->Usb Datalink Driver (Windows 2000)
Version            : 8, 0, 0, 0
Company            : HP

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            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Imapi
Description        : IMAPI Kernel Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
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             : IpFilterDriver
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : IpInIp
Description        : IP in IP Encapsulation Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IpNat
Description        : IP Network Address Translator
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IPSec
Description        : IPSec Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IRENUM
Description        : Infra-Red Bus Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
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            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : Modem
Description        : Modem Device Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
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            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSDV
Description        : Microsoft DV Camera and VCR Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSKSSRV
Description        : MS KS Server
Version            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSPCLOCK
Description        : MS Proxy Clock
Version            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSPQM
Description        : MS Proxy Quality Manager
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MSTEE
Description        : WDM Tee/Communication Transform Filter 
Version            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : MxlW2k
Description        : MusicMatch Access Layer KMD
Version            : 1.1.0.121
Company            : MusicMatch, Inc.

Driver             : NABTSFEC
Description        : WDM NABTS/FEC VBI Codec
Version            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

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

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

Driver             : NAVEX15
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : NdisIP
Description        : Microsoft IP Driver
Version            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
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            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : NdisWan
Description        : MS PPP Framing Driver (Strong Encryption)
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : NIC1394
Description        : IEEE1394 Ndis Miniport and Call Manager
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Npfs
Description        : NPFS Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Ntfs
Description        : NT File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft 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            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : Parport
Description        : Parallel Port Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
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             : PCI
Description        : NT Plug and Play PCI Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

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

Driver             : Pcmcia
Description        : PCMCIA Bus Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
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             : PfModNT
Description        : PCI/ISA Device Info. Service
Version            : 3.0.0.3
Company            : Creative Technology Ltd.

Driver             : Point32
Description        : Point32.sys
Version            : 5.20.413.0
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : PQIMount
Description        : PQIMount.sys - PQI Image Mounting Device Driver
Version            : 2, 0, 0, 305
Company            : PowerQuest Corporation

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

Driver             : PQV2i
Description        : StorageCraft Volume Snap-Shot
Version            : 2, 0, 0, 305
Company            : StorageCraft

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

Driver             : PSched
Description        : MS QoS Packet Scheduler
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
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            : 2.02.62a
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            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : RasPppoe
Description        : RAS PPPoE mini-port/call-manager driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
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            : 5.1.2600.1599 (xpsp2.040919-1003)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : RDPWD
Description        : RDP Terminal Stack Driver (US/Canada Only, Not for Export)
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : redbook
Description        : Redbook Audio Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : RTL8023xp
Description        : n/a
Version            : n/a
Company            : n/a

Driver             : rtl8139
Description        : NDIS 5.0 driver                                                                  
Version            : 5.396.0530.2001
Company            : Realtek Semiconductor Corporation                                                

Driver             : SaiH0464
Description        : Saitek Hid Driver
Version            : 4.3.3.1705  
Company            : Saitek

Driver             : Secdrv
Description        : Macrovision SECURITY Driver
Version            : 3.22.000
Company            : Macrovision Corporation, Macrovision Europe Limited, and Macrovision Japan and Asia K.K.

Driver             : serenum
Description        : Serial Port Enumerator
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Serial
Description        : Serial Device Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : sfdrv01
Description        : StarForce Protection Environment Driver
Version            : 1.27
Company            : Protection Technology

Driver             : sfhlp02
Description        : StarForce Protection Helper Driver
Version            : 2.1
Company            : Protection Technology

Driver             : Sfloppy
Description        : SCSI Floppy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : sfsync02
Description        : StarForce Protection Synchronization Driver
Version            : 2.7
Company            : Protection Technology

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

Driver             : SLIP
Description        : Microsoft Slip Deframing Filter Minidriver
Version            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : splitter
Description        : Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : sr
Description        : System Restore Filesystem Filter Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Srv
Description        : Server driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1193 (xpsp2.030327-2018)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : streamip
Description        : Microsoft IP Driver
Version            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : swenum
Description        : Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
Version            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
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             : SymEvent
Description        : Symantec Event Library
Version            : 11.2.2.11
Company            : Symantec Corporation

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            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Tcpip
Description        : TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TDPIPE
Description        : Named Pipe Transport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TDTCP
Description        : TCP Transport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : TermDD
Description        : Terminal Server Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : Udfs
Description        : UDF File System Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

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

Driver             : usbccgp
Description        : USB Common Class Generic Parent Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbehci
Description        : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbhub
Description        : Default Hub Driver for USB
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbprint
Description        : USB Printer driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbscan
Description        : USB Scanner Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbstor
Description        : USB Mass Storage Class Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : usbuhci
Description        : UHCI USB Miniport Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : viaagp1
Description        : VIA NT AGP Filter
Version            : 5.1.0.3442 built by: VIA
Company            : VIA Technologies, Inc.

Driver             : ViaIde
Description        : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version            : 1.00.01.00
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : VolSnap
Description        : Volume Shadow Copy Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

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

Driver             : Wanarp
Description        : MS Remote Access and Routing ARP Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : wceusbsh
Description        : Windows CE USB Serial Host
Version            : 3.7.1.3244
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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

Driver             : wdmaud
Description        : MMSYSTEM Wave/Midi API mapper
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : WSTCODEC
Description        : WDM WST Codec Driver
Version            : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : msvcrt.dll
Version            : 7.0.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)

Driver             : MSVCIRT.DLL
Version            : 7.0.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)

Driver             : MFC42.DLL
Version            : 6.00.8665.0

Driver             : msvcp60.dll
Version            : 6.00.8972.0

Lower Filters
-------------
Driver             : ElbyCDFL
Description        : ElbyCDIO Filter Driver
Version            : 4, 0, 1, 5
Company            : Elaborate Bytes

Driver             : ElbyDelay
Description        : Elby Delay Lower Filter Driver
Version            : 4, 3, 0, 0
Company            : Elaborate Bytes

Driver             : AnyDVD
Description        : Watch & copy any DVD!
Version            : 2.0.0.4
Company            : SlySoft, Inc.

Driver             : PxHelp20
Description        : Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version            : 2.02.62a
Company            : Sonic Solutions

Driver             : MxlW2k
Description        : MusicMatch Access Layer KMD
Version            : 1.1.0.121
Company            : MusicMatch, Inc.

Upper Filters
-------------
Driver             : GEARAspiWDM
Description        : Filter Driver for 2k and XP
Version            : 1.026
Company            : GEAR Software

Video Codecs
------------
Cinepak Codec by Radius                      : 1.10.0.6
Intel 4|2|0 Video V2.50                      : 4.4.3400
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video 4.5                       : 4.51.16.03
Intel IYUV codec                             : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft RLE                                : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)
Microsoft Video 1                            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Toshiba YUV Codec                            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV                                : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec                  : 4.4.3400
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec                  : 4.4.3400
Indeo® video 5.10                            : R.5.10.15.2.55
XviD MPEG-4 Codec                            : n/a
TechSmith Screen Capture Codec               : 2.0.4
Canopus DV                                   : 1.02.000

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
Hewlett Packard Mobile Voice                 : 4.00.0.0
DivX WMA Audio Compressor                    : 4.02.0.0
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                                                                                                                                :  No
(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                                                                                :  No
(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                                                                                :  No



#2

Here is my KProbe 2 output. I’m new to all this, so I just ran it with default settings. This is the last disc I burned. It’s a TDK 8x, burned at 8x.

http://www.goodyville.com/results/kprobe2_out.html

I ran the test on the disk that actually worked (burned at 2.4x). I accidentally didn’t save the graph, but here’s the results output:

Disc : DVD+R , CMC MAGE01 [CMC Magnetics Corporation]
Speed : Max
ECC blocks sum (PI/PIF) : 8/1
Scanned range : 0 - 2285428
Sampling count : 123625
Errors : 3
PI Max : 81
PI Average : 10.75
PI Total : 183471
PIF Max : 7
PIF Average : 0.22
PIF Total : 3707

More errors, double the PI average, much lower PIF average.


#3

Reset Learnt Media, crossfalshing without doing that is probably what messed your system up. Learnt Media is basically a table of calibration data that the drive uses to get a good burn. The different types of firmwares store it differently, so flashing the firmware still leaves the old table in the drive.


#4

Do the KProbe scans at 4x, which is CD Freaks standard.


#5

Thanks, I’ll try resetting the learnt media first and see what happens. Then I’ll run another KProbe at 4x.


#6

Yay! A 4x burn worked after resetting the learned media. Here’s the KProbe2 output. Next to try an 8x. How does this kprobe output look to you guys?


#7

No problem with that scan.


#8

OK, I tried burning a disk at 8x (TDK still), and again it failed on the verification phase. I’m using Nero still, if that matters. Here is the KProbe scan of the failed disk (which verified in Nero to at least 75% before failing).

Any suggestions? Do I need to do something to let the drive relearn how to use these TDK disks or something? Or is there likely another problem?

Thanks for all the help, btw. I really can’t afford to replace this drive (which of course means I shouldn’t be fooling around with the firmware I suppose). But I’m just trying to get back to a stock state of working.

FYI- reading from this failed disk seems very difficult for the drive. I started copying the files back off the disk and explorer estimates it will take an hour or more to finish the task. It took at least 45 seconds to copy the first two files (totalling about 100m).


#9

In Nero CD/DVD Speed do a transfer rate test. The KProbe scan look fine. Try the disc in another drive.


#10

Using one of the failed disks, Nero CD/DVD speed test fails with an Unrecovered Read Error. The results of the successful speed tests linked in the initial post.


#11

Now I’m really worried I think. When I put in a commercial movie DVD yesterday. Instead of it coming up, I hear a repeated “DOINK” noise coming from the drive (like the head is moving back and forth repeatedly). I pop it out and back in, and it’s fine. I tried another disk today and it did the same thing, but more times. I have to keep re-inserting the disk a random number of times before it will read it. What does that mean?


#12

I would say it’s time to buy a new drive.

Try the drive in another PC first, just to be sure it’s not related to the PC.


#13

Aww poo. Well, I wonder if it was trashed from screwed up flashing, or just pooped out and my futzing made it worse (or at least didn’t help).

Any recommendations on what to buy? I’ve been looking at the new Plextor, but it’s a bit pricey still…


#14

Have a look at the NEC drives, very reliable and good on most media.


#15

I’m very satified with my 2 NEC 3500A.


#16

cant burn anymore or play cds …can some one help please i have tried everything like updating firmware and dma check ty…art