Lite-On 1673S - can't burn

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#1

I just bought a nice new Lite-On 1673S burner. But I couldn’t get it to burn with Nero. Kept getting “Communication Failure” errors. Then I uninstalled my existing nero software, and installed the OEM version that came with my burner. (Lite-On 1673S). Then I DID manage to get a successful burn to a TDK 4X DVD-RW. Could even watch it on my sony home entertainment system. So I thought I had solved the issue :slight_smile:

And then I went to burn yesterday :frowning: Same error. Again and again. I shutdown everything else that was running (Zonealarm, spybot, etcetc), but to no avail. I can wipe the DVD, but everytime I try to burn to it, “Communication Failure”. I hadn’t installed, uninstalled etc etc anything else since the previous day when it actually worked :frowning:

Would flashing the drive help? I D/l’ed the lastest thingy to flash it with, but thought I’d hold off on this since the drive was manufactured in Feb 2005, it should be reasonably up to date.

The only other copying utility I have installed it Alcohol 120%, which I may uninstall just grasping at straws…

I have attached the log of my attempt to burn this morning below.

By the way, I can read DVDs/CDs etc etc from the drive. Just can’t use it to burn. Although I did get it to burn successfully once :frowning: :frowning:

Any ideas on things to try would be very much appreciated. :bow:

edit - can anyone suggest other burning software that I could try? Maybe the problem is just with nero?? Thanks.


Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 17/07/2002 10:03:20 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 22/07/2004 4:33:44 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.26 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S>Version: JS02 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <IdeChnDr> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <AXV CD/DVD-ROM >Version: 2.2a - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <a347scsi> HA 2

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JB-00DUA3 IdeChnDr Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S IdeChnDr Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 IdeChnDr Port 1 ID 1 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : AXV CD/DVD-ROM 2.2a a347scsi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S D: CDRom0
ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 E: CDRom1
AXV CD/DVD-ROM F: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 634MB (650188kB)
Memory in use : 37 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

29.3.2005
UDF/ISO compilation
7:07:44 AM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
DVD-Video files reallocation started

7:07:44 AM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

7:07:44 AM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6083
Iso document burn settings

Determine maximum speed : TRUE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet :FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

7:07:44 AM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
DVD-Video files sorted

7:07:44 AM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

7:07:44 AM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S running

7:07:44 AM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

7:07:44 AM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

7:07:44 AM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3152
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

7:07:45 AM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 247
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2246495 (499:13.20, 4387MB)

7:07:45 AM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

7:07:45 AM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2162
Recorder: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S, Media type: DVD-RW
Disc Manufacturer: TDK601 - saku
Disc Application Code: 2, Disc Physical Code: 214

7:07:45 AM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 420
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

7:07:45 AM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2246496 (2246496) = #2246496/499:13.21
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2246496 blocks [LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S]

7:07:45 AM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
Prepare recorder [LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:

MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4600823808, ISRC “”
DAO layout:

_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2246496 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

7:07:45 AM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Caching of files started

7:07:45 AM #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4163
Cache writing successful.

7:07:45 AM #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Caching of files completed

7:07:45 AM #19 Phase 28 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Speed measurement started

7:07:45 AM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

7:12:13 AM #21 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 115
<LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2246496 (224760h), lenght 0 blocks

7:12:13 AM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

7:12:13 AM #23 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

7:12:13 AM #24 Phase 29 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1806
Speed measurement completed: 12.2x (16,966 KB/s)

7:12:13 AM #25 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

7:12:13 AM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

7:12:13 AM #27 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 13:55,971 (835971ms) -> OK

7:12:13 AM #28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2011
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

7:12:13 AM #29 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20794
Set BUFE: supported -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON

7:12:13 AM #30 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2152
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

7:12:13 AM #31 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8228
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-RW (3), Part Version: 3
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: 10.08 Mbps (2 h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
80 20 10 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 03 12 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

7:12:15 AM #32 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1297
07:12:15.828 - LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S\H1 T0 : Queue again later

7:12:24 AM #33 SCSI -1024 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1445
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x0AE90000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x08
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x08 0xC0 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x08 0x03

7:12:24 AM #34 CDR -1024 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Communication failure

7:12:25 AM #35 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

7:12:25 AM #36 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

7:12:25 AM #37 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2394
EndDAO: Last written address was 2239

7:15:45 AM #38 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

7:15:45 AM #39 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1713
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

7:15:45 AM #40 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1855
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK, size=16512 bytes, created 17/07/2002 9:05:10 AM
File ‘Drivers\IdeChnDr.sys’: Ver=?.?.?.?, size=93594 bytes, created 22/04/2002 12:00:00 AM (Adapter driver for rec)
File ‘Drivers\a347scsi.sys’: Ver=3.47.0.0 built by: WinDDK, size=5248 bytes, created 30/04/2004 9:33:00 AM (Adapter driver for src)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======


#2

The first thing you should do in a situation like this is uninstall any other burning apps. you have on your comp. LIKE alcohol. I bet that will fix it. Most of these programs have conflicts with each other.


#3

OK. I’ll give it a try as soon as I get home. Alcohol is the only other copying program I have. I’ve also got a new IDE cable to try (incase this is causing my problems).

I’m also going to try other DVD burning software and see if it’s just Nero causing my problems, or if it is a bigger problem…

Still interested to hear what other DVD copying/writing software people use regularly (other than Nero) so I can try them out tonight…


#4

@Pope 22

Maybe it’s the same problem I had, the IDE-cable. Read this thread:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=120977

:smiley: Leo


#5

Hmmm! I’m running Nero, Alcohol 120, CloneDVD2, DVDShrink and others in addition to XP’s own burning program (Roxio). I haven’t seen any conflicts…


#6

disable the IMAPI-burning-service.


#7

I agree with chok0, disable imapi (under administrative tools, services) to start. I might also try removing the aspi 4.71 and using force aspi 4.60, ensuring dma mode 2(?) is enabled for drive, making sure burner and hdd are both masters on separate ide cables and set as so (which I am sure u did but just covering bases). Also try upgrading to the newest firmware, even though it was made in 2/2005, the firmware has been revised twice since. Goodluck!


#8

HMMM… I did check to flash the firmware, and the one I downloaded (latest?) said it was JS02 (or something). Which is what I already have on my drive??

What does disabling imapi actually do?

Anyway, I am burning again!!! Here what I tried, what didn’t work and then eventually what is seeming to work.

  • I uninstalled Alcohol 120% (the last of my other burning software), rebooted, didn’t help.

  • I bought a nice Sony blank, and now I have a nice coaster.

  • I upgraded nero to 6.6.0.8a (or something, whatever the latest was). Didn’t help.

  • I installed CloneDVD. Tried to burn with CloneDVD. Errored out.

  • Checked out my ASPI thingy. Said it wasn’t working properly (via adeptec checkaspi tool). Installed 4.72 or whatever. Didn’t help. Tool still said it wasn’t working properly. And I noticed I had 4.72 stuff for 2 items, and 4.60 for another 2. But then I thought that since Nero uses it’s own method, it should really matter about the Adaptec one. I used Nero to see what it thought of the ASPI state of affairs and it said it was cool with it all.

  • I uninstalled CloneDVD, and nero. Then reinstalled Nero. Tried again. Didn’t help. Updated to 6.6.0.8a again. Didn’t help.

  • I went into device manager again and had a look at my IDE stuff again. Hoping to spot something. THEN I notice that on my IDE channel, I have my CD burner and my DVD burner connected to (DVD being master, CD being slave), that the master was on DMA5, and the slave was on DMA2. So it got me thinking. maybe the CD burner is stuffing things up (slowest link kind of thing). So, I did 2 things. Made sure my IDE cable was nice and snug in the back on my DVD burner. I THOUGHT I felt it move just the tiniest bit. And I also disconnected my CD burner from the cable.

And I am now burning now worries. Did a movie to my -RW and 4 more movies to -Rs. All TDK. Which despite what I’ve read on here, I have never had a problem with.

Anyway, I ran out of time. I will experiment with reconnecting the CD burner and see if I can still burn. If I can, this whole think might have been because my IDE cable wasn’t pushed in enough. Alternately, my DVD burner will stop working, meaning that somehow my CD burner was causing the problem. I will post back my findings in a day or 2. (Really flat out at the moment).

I hope it’s not just that I didn’t push the IDE cable in properly, because it should have been the first thing to check. But it’s a real hassle to pull my computer desk out,m disconnect this and that, pull the case out etc etc. Anyway, I’M BURNING!!! :d


#9

the newest firmware is JS05, but it can’t help to solve your problem. you really need to test burning with disabled IMAPI function.


#10

Really? The Liteon site has JS02 as the latest one??

Anyway, I’m burning OK now. Now need to play with firmware…


#11

Glad you are up and running, but if the opportunity presents itself you will like the results you get if you stuff some Verbatim +R 16X blanks in that beast of a burner. Fast and sweet ! Keep tweaking, JSO5 is fine on mine. My 2 cents, friend.


#12

get JS05 here: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares/stock/1673S.JS05.stock.rar


#13

Thanks everyone. Would there be any point flashing my firmware to JS05 if i am now burning ok? (Well, semi-ok!)

I found that my problem was my other cd burner on the same IDE cable (the slave). With it connected, I can’t burn a DVD. With it disconnected, I can burn away to my hearts content…

Might try to figure out exactly WHY the CD burner is causing a problem when I have time. It has always been there as a slave, and previously I had a DVD ROM drive attached as the master. When I got my burner, I just pulled out the old DVD ROM and slipped the new burner in. Hmmm…


#14

I have a Sony DRU-800A DVD Burner. I had the same problem. Could not burn a CD or a DVD. I could sometimes burn a few megabytes but never a couple of hundred MB. I went through the same process of trying many different things.
When I replace the cable I was able to burn a CD but not a DVD. The burn would go jsut so far (as much as 65%) and then fail with “Communication Failure”. I finally installed a large drive with a 7200rpm spindle speed. Now when I want to burn a DVD I place that Data into an empty partition on the fast HD and burn with no problem.


#15

I have a Sony DRU-800A DVD Burner. I had the same problem. Could not burn a CD or a DVD. I could sometimes burn a few megabytes but never a couple of hundred MB. I went through the same process of trying many different things.
When I replace the cable I was able to burn a CD but not a DVD. The burn would go jsut so far (as much as 65%) and then fail with “Communication Failure”. I finally installed a large drive with a 7200rpm spindle speed. Now when I want to burn a DVD I placed that Data into an empty partition on the fast HD and burn with no problem.