SOHW-812S fried after official flashing ?!?

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Hi good people,
Sorry this is a little long. Maybe someone can help.
I have a LiteOn SOHW-812S, manufactured Jan 2004. It came with US01 firmware. When I got it I was able to burn Philips DVD+RW (PHILIPS041) media nicely at 4X. I had 5 disks of this Philips media and used it for many months without problems: every two weeks or so I would (quick) reformat this media and reburn new backups. I was very happy with this setup.
When US0Q firmware was released I decided to upgrade (via official LiteOn site). Everything flashed fine, and I rebooted. I then inserted one of my PHILIPS041 media to make a new backup as usual. Immediately I noticed that the drive made some strange seeking noises. These noises went on for a while. I tried another media, same thing. The media would not show up in Explorer or Nero (version 5.x at the time). So I flshed back to my original US01 media (which I had backed up). I inserted my PHILIPS041 media and it did not make any noises. I thought that US0Q is at fault, so I would stick with US01. I opened Nero 5.x and did my usual quick format as always… it failed. Mmm. I inserted next media. It also failed. I inserted brand new PHILIPS041 media and Nero tried formating it, and failed (all I see are small rings on the inside tracks). I tried Sony DVD+RW media (SONYS11), Maxell DVD+RW media (unknown), and Fujifilm DVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11), in all cases I got the same seeking sounds with US0Q, and the same rings of death with US01.
I found this forum and read up on 812S@832S. I crossflashed with CG2B, CG3B, CG3E, VS0E, etc. The results are always the same with all DVD+RW media mentioned above: I always get this seeking noises, and no disk found in Explorer or Nero 5.x and Nero 6.6.0.3 (by now I also upgraded to latest nero, but it did not help). When I flash back to my original US01 I don’t get the seeking sounds, but I can’t burn either now.
Where did things go wrong? Is there any way to get this fixed? I opened up the drive and gave it a good clean, just in case. The problems persist. (By the way, inside I found a Sony component board). Funny thing is, at all firmware versions above, CDR/RW work perfectly! I have not tried any other DVD media besides DVD+RW - I need to use DVD+R/+RW media for work reasons. Help! Below follows my latest Nero Infotool output:


Nero InfoTool 2.27

Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : LITE-ON  DVDRW SOHW-832S 
Type                       : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version           : CG3E
Buffer Size                : 2 MB
Date                       : 2004-09-29
Serial Number              : 2004012100014674
Vendor Specific            :  2004/09/29 09:23    
Drive Letter               : G:\
Location                   : 1:0
Mechanism                  : Tray
Read Speed                 : 40  X
Write Speed                : 40  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              : 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 (G:\)
-------------------
Type                   : - no disc inserted -


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

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

Attached Devices

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 DVDRW SOHW-832S
Type                  : CD-Rom Drive
DMA                   : On
Autorun               : On

Adapter 3
---------
Description           : Adaptec AHA-2940UW PCI SCSI Controller

Driver
Description           : System32\DRIVERS\aic78xx.sys
Company               : Microsoft Corporation
Version               : v3.60a (Lab01_N.010510-0033)
Description           : Adaptec Ultra SCSI miniport

Attached Devices
Description           : ID 0 (0): HP 36.4GMAN3367MC       HP04
Type                  : Disk Drive
Description           : ID 1 (0): HP 36.4GMAN3367MC       HP04
Type                  : Disk Drive
Description           : ID 2 (0): HP 36.4GMAN3367MC       HP04
Type                  : Disk Drive

Adapter 4
---------
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


Software Information
--------------------
Operating System     : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 1)
DirectX              : DirectX 8.1b

Description          : Nero - Burning Rom
Version              : 5, 5, 10, 56
Company              : Ahead Software AG
Version Check        : Ok

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

Description          : Cover Designer
Version              : 2, 2, 1, 11
Company              : ahead software gmbh, karlsbad

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

Description          : SnagIt Studio
Version              : 6.0.2
Company              : TechSmith Corporation


Hardware Information
--------------------
CPU                  :  Intel  Pentium  4 Processor 2400 MHz
Bus Speed            :  100 MHz
Motherboard          :    M266A
System               :    M266A
BIOS                 :  AMI P1.40
Memory               :  1024 MB
Sound                : SB Live! Audio [E400]
Video                : RADEON 9000 SERIES

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Adaptec

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Company            : ATI Technologies Inc.

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software

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

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Driver             : IpNat
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IPSec
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : IRENUM
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : isapnp
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Description        : RAS L2TP mini-port/call-manager driver
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : Raspti
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Description        : n/a
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Description        : Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Description        : System Restore Filesystem Filter Driver
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Description        : Server driver
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Description        : Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : swmidi
Description        : Microsoft GS Wavetable Synthesizer
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Company            : Microsoft Corporation

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Description        : System Audio WDM Filter
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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             : Teefer
Description        : Teefer Driver
Version            : 1.60.1101
Company            : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

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             : urvpndrv
Description        : uRoam Inc. VPN Adapter for Windows NT 
Version            : 2003, 1, 24, 1
Company            : uRoam Inc.

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

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             : viaagp
Description        : VIA NT AGP Filter
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company            : Microsoft Corporation

Driver             : viaagp1
Description        : VIA NT AGP Filter
Version            : 5.1.0.3441 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             : 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             : wg3n
Description        : wgxn
Version            : 1.2.1222.0
Company            : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver             : wpsdrvnt
Description        : wpsdrvnt
Version            : 1, 0, 0, 17
Company            : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver             : WSTCODEC
Description        : WDM WST Codec Driver
Version            : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
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

Driver             : ole32.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.1362 (xpsp2.040109-1800)

Driver             : olepro32.dll
Version            : 5.0.5014

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

Driver             : advapi32.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)

Driver             : comctl32.dll
Version            : 5.82 (xpsp1.020828-1920)

Driver             : setupapi.dll
Version            : 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)

Lower Filters
-------------
Upper Filters
-------------
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                                    : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV                                    : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Toshiba YUV Codec                                : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV                                    : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
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
MS MPEG-4 3688 V1                                : 4.00.0.3688
MS MPEG-4 3688 V2                                : 4.00.0.3688
MS MPEG-4 3688 V3                                : 4.00.0.3688
DivX MPEG-4 3917 Fast                            : 4.divx.3917
DivX MPEG-4 3920 Low                             : 4.divx.3920
Sunplus 32-bit Compressor                        : 1, 2, 2, 1
Sunplus 32-bit Compressor                        : 1, 2, 2, 1
Sunplus 32-bit Compressor                        : 1, 2, 2, 1
Sunplus 32-bit Compressor                        : 1, 2, 2, 1
Sunplus 32-bit Compressor                        : 1, 2, 2, 1
Microsoft Windows Media Video 9                  : 9.0.1.0369

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 (professional)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                : 1.00.0.63
DivX ;-) Audio Compressor                        : 4.02.0.0
Microsoft PCM Converter                          : 5.00.0.0


ASPI Information
----------------
System ASPI      :  ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL     :  4.60 (1021) 45056 bytes September 10, 1999
ASPI32.SYS       :  4.60 (1021) 25244 bytes September 10, 1999
WINASPI.DLL      :  4.60 (1021) 5600 bytes September 10, 1999
WOWPOST.EXE      :  4.60 (1021) 4672 bytes September 10, 1999

Nero ASPI        :  ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL     :  2.0.1.59 160016 bytes January 29, 2003

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                                                                                        :  No
(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


Help!!!
Squish Squash


#2

Welcome :slight_smile:
Very good post, you supplied all infos you had. Your system config looks fine. You could try your luck with the codeguys eeprom tool to reset the learnt write behavior. You could also try a full erase instead of a quick erase.


#3

Hi,
Thanks for the suggestions. Truth be told, I have been trying everything I have come across in these forums with this drive, including EEPROM_Utility_1.3.2 (I have also reset media… made a backup also), and all combinations of Omnipatcher media tweaks and patches. These are all good utilities. But I still get the rings of death on every DVD+RW so far :confused: Also, in Nero I always get the message “illegal disc” or “illegal medium” shortly after a fresh burn attempt. See below for a Nero log using IS01 firmware.
If only I coulg get back to US01 in a working state it would hold me for a couple more months until I can afford to buy a new burner. I have made some sums, and so far I’ve spent more on coasters than a new NEC would have cost :sad:
Help!


Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 10/09/1999 12:06:00 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 17:35:34 
Nero version: 6.6.0.3
Recorder:             <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S> Version: US01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.3
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 
CD-ROM:               <LITE-ON  DVDRW SOHW-812S >Version: US01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.3
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral      : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S          atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : HP 36.4GMAN3367MC       HP04   aic78xx Port 2 ID 0  DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral       : HP 36.4GMAN3367MC       HP04   aic78xx Port 2 ID 1  DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral       : HP 36.4GMAN3367MC       HP04   aic78xx Port 2 ID 2  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S    R:   CDRom0
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 703MB (720720kB)
Memory in use       : 31 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1) 

24.12.2004
ISO compilation
16:50:33	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6168
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	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                  : TRUE
	Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
	Allow more than 255 characters in path  : TRUE
	Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions        : TRUE
	
16:50:33	#2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
	
16:50:33	#3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
	Writer LITE-ON  DVDRW SOHW-812S  running
	
16:50:33	#4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3286
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
16:50:33	#5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3151
	Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media
	
16:50:34	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 256
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:            2262137 (502:41.62, 4418MB)
	
16:50:34	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 268
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
16:50:34	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2309
	Recorder: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S, Media type: DVD+RW
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: RICOHJPN, Media Type ID: W11, Product revision number: 1
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 1
	
16:50:34	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 430
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
16:50:34	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 2262288 (2262288) = #2262288/502:43.63
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2262288 blocks [LITE-ON  DVDRW SOHW-812S]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
16:50:34	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1040
	Prepare recorder [LITE-ON  DVDRW SOHW-812S] 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 338198528, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 2262288 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
16:50:34	#12 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)
	
16:50:34	#13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2596
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
16:50:34	#14 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8315
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+RW  (9), Part Version: 2
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: re-writable
	 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
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 1 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: RICOHJPN
	  Media type ID: W11
	  Product revision number: 1
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 57
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	      00 00 01 52 49 43 4F 48 - 4A 50 4E 57 31 31 01 39    ...RICOHJPNW11.9
	      23 00 8A 86 68 02 26 00 - 8A 86 70 02 28 00 8A 86    #...h.&...p.(...
	      6A 02 28 22 12 10 E0 00 - F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    j.("............
	
16:50:34	#15 Phase 98 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Start formatting disc before burning
	
16:52:05	#16 Phase 100 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Formatting disc was successful
	
16:52:05	#17 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 608
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
16:52:09	#18 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1430
	SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03AB0000
	Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x10
	CDB Data:   0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x10 
	
16:52:09	#19 CDR -1046 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
	Illegal disc
	
16:52:10	#20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
16:52:10	#21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	conversion idle, stopping reader
	
16:52:10	#22 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 10/09/1999 12:06:00 
File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 29/08/2002 01:27:50 (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Help! :sad:


#4

Hi,
I have attached the seeking sounds my 812S is making with DVD+RW media. Just in case someone has heard these before. Help! :sad:

812noises.zip (56.8 KB)


#5

Flash to US0Q and use reset learn with the new [thread=112103]EEPROM Utility v2.0[/thread]. Do some +RW test burns with Nero CD-DVD Speed create data disc and post the results. It also has a quick erase feature. :wink:

Also see:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=118794


#6

Hi,
Therein lies the rub… using any firmware (official or crossflashed) besides US01 results in the seeking noises and no DVD+RW disk detected. CDR/RW works fine. If I use US01 now, DVD+RW disks (new or previously used) are detected, but I can’t use them.
I just re-flashed US01, rebooted, reset learn media with EEPROM Utility 2, rebooted, inserted a brand new RICOHJPNW11 (Fujifilm) DVD+RW 4X disk, ran Nero CD-DVD Speed 3.55. It recognised the RICOHJPNW11, but gave me an error when I tried doing the tests (Error - MEDIUM NOT FORMATTED (053010)). So I tried Extrta -> Erase Disk -> Format. It immediately shows 100% completed but runs for another two minutes or so before returning control back. Tried running the tests again, same MEDIUM NOT FORMATTED error. Tried Extrta -> Erase Disk -> Quick and Full Erase and get “not formated” messge. Tried formatting again and just keep going round in circles as above :a
In short, no firmware recognises DVD+RW media except US01, and even US01 does not let me burn recognised media :confused:
Probably time to get a new burner, but I can’t afford it yet.

Help! :sad:


#7

That sounds like you use a packet writing software like INCD or directcd. Remove it and try again.


#8

Hi,
I have never deliberately installed packet writing software. In “Ad or Remove Programs”, C:\Program Files, and Windows Services I do not see any other CD/DVD related software programs/services.
:confused:

Help!


#9

Hi,
I am uploading Nero CD-DVD Speed tests for CD-R 52x media. As I said, CD read and writes work fine with all firmwares. DVD read or writes do not work for US01 any more, and DVD media is not even recognised with any other firmware (official or crossflashed/patched).

Help! :confused:





#10

… I just thought of something: do CD and DVD use different lasers? When I opened up the drive I only saw one lense. Maybe the DVD laser was damaged after the first (official) firmware upgrade???


#11

You do have different lasers.


#12

A friend suggested that maybe the DVD laser is out of focus or misalligned??? Can this happen? And can it happen by simply flashing the firmware??? The DVD laser is not dead, I get the rings of death on my DVD+RW media. Are there any LiteOn tools that can check DVD laser allignment and such? A system check or diagnostics tool?

Is it time to chuck this drive :sad:


#13

Hi,
Just a quick update on my old 812S. The DVD part is definitely faulty. It still burns CDs perfectly.
So I went out to buy a new LiteOn or NEC burner, but came home with a new Samsung TS-H552B instead. It was the last OEM one in the shop so I got it for a bargain :-). I have quick-erased all my coasters from 812S, and now they burn perfectly in my new TS-H552B. The thing I miss is that I can’t set the Book Type. Oh, and I can’t use kprobe to test the media. I’ll miss kprobe.
Regards,
Squish Squash