My DVDRW SHM-165P6S

Hi, I’m new to this forum so I hope that this is the correct forum but to post in, basically I have a problem with my dvd writer for some reason it won’t burn any sort of DVD or CD - it gets past writing the lead in and starts writing the data but then fails - I had this problem with my previous DVD writer which is why I bought the DVDRW SHM-165P6S however after updating my bios (because i bought a new hardrive which my other bios wouldn’t recognise) it has also stopped working. I tried to update the firmware for the drive but this just caused windows not to recognise the drive. I have a log file for nero which I will put in the attachments. Any help would be much appreciated.

Kev
DJ Onslaught
1A20

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 17:35:32 
Nero Version: 6.6.0.17
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 17c
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:			 <LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S>Version: MS0N - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.17
 Adapter driver:	  <atapi>				   HA 1
 Drive buffer  :	  2048kB
 Bus Type	  :	  default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 
CD-ROM:			   <KU1742A  YAM181J		 >Version: 1.0  - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.6.0.17
 Adapter driver:	  <dtscsi>				  HA 2

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral	   : Maxtor 6L250R0				   atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral	   : Maxtor 6L160P0				   atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral	  : LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S		 atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral	  : KU1742A YAM181J		 1.0	 dtscsi Port 2 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S   F:   CDRom3
KU1742A YAM181J			G:   CDRom1
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE		   : 0
Physical memory	 : 511MB (523760kB)
Free physical memory: 130MB (133120kB)
Memory in use	   : 74 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry	: 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

6.6.2006
ISO compilation
20:57:58	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6356
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	Simulate				: FALSE
	Write				   : TRUE
	Finalize CD			 : FALSE
	Multisession			: TRUE
	Multisession type:	  : Start multisession
	Burning mode			: DAO
	Mode					: 1
	ISO Level			   : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
	Character set		   : ISO 9660
	Joliet				  : TRUE
	Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
	Allow more than 255 characters in path  : TRUE
	Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions		: TRUE
	
20:57:58	#2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
	
20:57:58	#3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
	Writer LITE-ON  DVDRW SHM-165P6S running
	
20:57:58	#4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
20:57:58	#5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
20:57:59	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 270
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:			 358815 ( 79:44.15,  700MB)
	
20:57:59	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 282
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
20:57:59	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2483
	Recorder: LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S, Media type: DVD+R
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: PRODISC, Media Type ID: R04, Product revision number: 4
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7
	
20:57:59	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 448
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
20:57:59	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
		2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
		original disc pos #0 + 358816 (358816) = #358816/79:44.16
		relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
		-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 358816 blocks [LITE-ON  DVDRW SHM-165P6S]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
20:58:00	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
	Prepare recorder [LITE-ON  DVDRW SHM-165P6S] 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	 734855168, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
		   0 |  lead-in |   0 |	0x41 | 0x00
		   0 |		1 |   0 |	0x41 | 0x00
		   0 |		1 |   1 |	0x41 | 0x00
	  358816 | lead-out |   1 |	0x41 | 0x00
	
20:58:00	#12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files started
	
20:58:00	#13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4120
	Cache writing successful.
	
20:58:00	#14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files completed
	
20:58:00	#15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process started at 16x (22,160 KB/s)
	
20:58:01	#16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
20:58:01	#17 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8892
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+R   (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,	  Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F 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:	  26053F h
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:				 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 7 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: PRODISC.
	  Media type ID: R04
	  Product revision number: 4
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
		  00 00 07 50 52 4F 44 49 - 53 43 00 52 30 34 04 38	...PRODISC.R04.8
		  23 54 37 12 02 52 67 02 - 8E 66 15 15 0B 0B 08 08	#T7..Rg..f......
		  01 1D 1E 0C 0C 12 12 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00	................
	
20:58:01	#18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5814
	Drive: LITE-ON  DVDRW SHM-165P6S
	Book Type request [LO], rev 3: DVD-ROM
	Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
	
20:58:01	#19 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5244
	Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM
	
20:58:01	#20 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 665
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
21:00:05	#21 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
	SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x06FE0000
	Status:	 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x0C
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x03 0xA1 0x60 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
				0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00 
	
21:00:05	#22 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
	Write error
	
21:00:05	#23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
21:00:05	#24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	conversion idle, stopping reader
	
21:00:05	#25 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Generating DVD high compatibility borders
	
21:00:05	#26 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Generating DVD borders completed successfully
	
21:00:05	#27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5814
	Drive: LITE-ON  DVDRW SHM-165P6S
	Book Type request [LO], rev 3: DVD+R
	Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0
	
21:00:05	#28 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process failed at 16x (22,160 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 28/10/2003 11:02:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 03/08/2004 22:59:44 (Adapter driver for rec)
File 'Drivers\dtscsi.sys': Ver=?.?.?.?, size=223128 bytes, created 06/06/2006 19:35:14 (Adapter driver for src)

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

Hi and welcome!

If you have changed your DVD writer and your problem persists, then there is something wrong with your system. This might be hardware, or your Windows installation is messed up. Maybe some DRM or copy protection crap (Starforce? Sony-Rootkit?) is installed.
To sort this out, you may try your writer in another computer. Even a fresh Windows install might help.

Michael