SOHR 5238S doesn't write!

Hi,
yesterday I bought a Lite-On SOHR-5238S. I plugged on my P-III 933 with Win XP Pro SP1 as secondary master. No problems to get installed.
I have installed Alcohol 120% and tried to make a backup to a CDRW at 4X. Failed after 4 minutes.
Reboot, and tried another time with another CDRW. Failed.
Tried a simulation with a CDR. Failed.
Installed Nero 6 and tried to write a 1Kb file to CDRW and CDR. FAILED :frowning: :frowning:
I can read CDs, and quick delete CDRW. But nothing more.

Tried to find new driver, but only MS available.
Tried to uipdate firmware but the last is installed.

Any ideas??

Thx a lot.
Xexi.

Welcome :slight_smile:

It doesn’t look good. Simulation failed :confused:. What was the error mesage? Try a burn (create disc) or simulate (transfer rate test on blank disc) using Nero CD-DVD Speed and post the results.

Hi,
I’ve tried to uninstall all writing sw, except the provided by XP. Set XP to not use Lite-On to write Cds.

Installed Nero 6.
Tested the unit with cd-dvd speed. No read problems.
Tested to write and Nero does nothing when goes to write.

Installed Alcohol 120% and when I try to make a bakup this is the result:

########################### System Information ###########################
Windows XP Professional 5.1 Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
Processor info: Pentium III (0.18 um) With 256 KB On-Die L2 Cache (933MHz)
Memory Available to Windows: 327.156 KB

############################ Program Information ###########################
File Name: F:\Archivos de programa\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\Alcohol.exe
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol 120%
Original: alcohol.exe
Product: Alcohol 120%
Trademarks: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2003 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 1.4.8 ( Build 1222 )
Date: 2003/12/22
Size: 1416704 Bytes
Hash: 639d1f7bed6e97d1357ef0a88c608a48
Hash(1): d1a7ccfe8bcd4599680e2af1e5e2e07345e3e0812e1d71072ebf973f2eaccd
Hash(2): 14b0c9b6dd5ddb73fcff0496540c02f14f9fffcd7cb2cb2cbe0f1c9eb65958
File Name: F:\Archivos de programa\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\alcoholx.dll
Description: Alcohol virtual device control library
Original: alcoholx.dll
Copyright: Copyright © 2000-2003
Version: 3.44.0 ( Build 0 )
Date: 2003/12/20
Size: 72704 Bytes
Hash: fb1934b1a3a49efc761dadd9791ead2e
File Name: F:\Archivos de programa\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\devsupp.dll
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Original: devsupp.dll
Product: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2003 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 2.3.3 ( Build 1220 )
Date: 2003/12/20
Size: 37376 Bytes
Hash: 24f137366a06a90b004d8da378370d9b

########################### User Information ###########################
User Name: betamaster
Company Name: alcohol lovers
Registered User ID: 0299

########################### Options Setting ###########################
Devices control interface: Default Driver Control Interface
CPU Priority Level: High
Memory Buffer Size (MB): 128
Examine the accuracy of data read from physical device: Yes
Turn off “Auto-Select best write speed” function if possible: No
Overburn disc(s): No
Fill memory buffer before recording discs: Yes
Ignore Media Type: Yes
RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) Emulation: No
BAD Sectors Emulation: No
Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: No
Laserlock Emulation: No
Current Language: Catalan

############################ Device(s) List ############################
(E:) LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5238S (atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
(G:) AXV CD/DVD-ROM (xmasscsi, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)

##################### Installed Device Drivers List #####################
ACPI.sys, afd.sys, audstub.sys, Beep.SYS, BOOTVID.dll, BT848.sys,
BTTUNER.sys, BTXBAR.sys, Cdfs.SYS, cdrom.sys, CLASSPNP.SYS, disk.sys,
DLKRTS.SYS, dmio.sys, dmload.sys, drmk.sys, Dxapi.sys, dxg.sys,
dxgthk.sys, Fastfat.SYS, fdc.sys, Fips.SYS, flpydisk.sys, Fs_Rec.SYS,
ftdisk.sys, gameenum.sys, hal.dll, HIDCLASS.SYS, HIDPARSE.SYS, hidusb.sys,
i8042prt.sys, imapi.sys, ipsec.sys, isapnp.sys, kbdclass.sys, KDCOM.DLL,
kmixer.sys, ks.sys, KSecDD.sys, mnmdd.SYS, mouclass.sys, mouhid.sys,
MountMgr.sys, mrxdav.sys, mrxsmb.sys, Msfs.SYS, msgpc.sys, Mup.sys,
NAVENG.Sys, NavEx15.Sys, NDIS.sys, ndistapi.sys, ndiswan.sys, NDProxy.SYS,
netbios.sys, netbt.sys, Npfs.SYS, ntdll.dll, Ntfs.sys, ntoskrnl.exe,
Null.SYS, nv4_disp.dll, nv4_mini.sys, p3.sys, parport.sys, PartMgr.sys,
ParVdm.SYS, pci.sys, PCIIDEX.SYS, pelmouse.sys, pelusblf.sys, PfModNT.sys,
portcls.sys, psched.sys, ptilink.sys, rasacd.sys, rasl2tp.sys, raspppoe.sys,
raspptp.sys, raspti.sys, rdbss.sys, RDPCDD.sys, rdpdr.sys, redbook.sys,
SAVRT.SYS, SAVRTPEL.SYS, sbpci.sys, SCSIPORT.SYS, serenum.sys, serial.sys,
sr.sys, srv.sys, STREAM.SYS, swenum.sys, SYMEVENT.SYS, SYMREDRV.SYS,
SYMTDI.SYS, sysaudio.sys, tcpip.sys, TDI.SYS, termdd.sys, update.sys,
USBD.SYS, usbhub.sys, USBPORT.SYS, usbuhci.sys, vga.sys, viaagp.sys,
viaide.sys, VIDEOPRT.SYS, VolSnap.sys, vsdatant.sys, wanarp.sys, watchdog.sys,
wdmaud.sys, win32k.sys, WMILIB.SYS, xmasbus.sys, xmasscsi.sys

################## Detailed Information of Device(s) ##################

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
(E:) LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5238S(1:0) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: LITE-ON
Product Identification: CD-RW SOHR-5238S
Production Revision Level: 4S06
Location: atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, RAW DAO(96)
BURN-Free Technology: Not Supported
Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
Response Data Format: 02h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: Yes
DVD-ROM Read: No
DVD-R Read/Write: No/No
DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: Yes
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: Yes
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
C2 Pointers Support: Yes
ISRC Supported: Yes
UPC Supported: Yes
Read Bar Code: No
Lock media into the drive: Yes
Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
Prevent Jumper: No
Eject Command: Yes
Separate volume levels: Yes
Separate channel mute: Yes
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: Yes
Maximum Read Speed Supported (with current disc): 52X (7800 KB/Seg)
Maximum Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 52X (7800 KB/Seg)
Current Read Speed Supported (with current Disc): 12X (1800 KB/Seg)
Current Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 4X (600 KB/Seg)

#######################################################################

###################### Source Disc/Image Information ######################
Tipus: Arxiu d’Imatge Standard ISO
Ruta: C:\Gravadora
Nom: Blaupunkt Teleatlas 2004.2005 Portugal España By Heavenspawn.iso
Arxiu: 291.31 MB
Sessió: 1
Pista: 1

Sessió 01:
Pista 01: Mode 1, Llargada: 149152(291.3 MB), Direcció: 000000
#############################################################################

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
17:18:30 Processador : Pentium III (0.18 um) With 256 KB On-Die L2 Cache (933MHz)
17:18:30 Memòria Disponible per Windows: 327.156 KB
17:18:30 Tamany del Buffer de Memòria: 128 MB
17:18:32 Iniciant motor per ignorar errors EFM
17:18:32 Carregant Arxiu d’Imatge: C:\Gravadora\Blaupunkt Teleatlas 2004.2005 Portugal España By Heavenspawn.iso
17:18:32 Info. de l’Origen : Sessió: 1, Pista: 1, Llargada: 291.3 MB / 033:08:52
17:18:41 (E:) LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5238S(1:0): Gravació: Mètode/Velocitat
17:18:41 Simulació de Gravació - RAW DAO - 4X (600 KB/Seg)
(E:) LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5238S(1:0): RAW DAO Write Mode - RAW-PW(96)
17:21:46 (E:) LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5238S(1:0) - [Write Lead-In area ERROR]: -11078 - -151
S:KEY - 06/28/00 - “Not Ready To Ready Change, Medium May Have Changed”
17:21:46 (E:) LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5238S(1:0): Gravació fallida!
17:21:46 Missatge d’error: [06/28/00] - Not Ready To Ready Change, Medium May Have Changed
17:21:46 (E:) LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5238S(1:0): Simulació de Gravació fallida!
17:21:46 Cà rrega d’Arxiu d’Imatge cancel·lada!
17:21:51 Hi ha hagut un error en el procés de gravació!
Si us plau, miri l’Historial i reporti qualsevol error al Suport Tècnic.
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I think the problems is with XP and rundll32.exe because when I want to close Nero from task admin shows rundll32.exe to finish.

Thx a lot.
Xexi.

SOOOLVED!!

BIOS configuration was the problem. Load optimal values and now working fine!

Thx everybody.
Xexi.