Sony DW-D23A fails to write DVD's

Hi,

I have had this drive now for 6-8 months and I have never been able to get it to record DVD’s. I have managed to record 1 CD but this took ages and loads of messing arround.

I have an XP system as follows Asus A7N8X-VM, on the primary IDE I have a 300GB HD (Old 5400 RPM) and a Zip drive. On the secondary IDE I have the DW-D23A and a Sony CDROM drive. 256MB memory and AMD XP2200 CPU.
All NVIDIA drivers are bang upto date.

I have tried Nero and Alcohol120% in particular Alcohol120% as I am tring to burn File images with a .img extention. Thing is the burn process starts but will fail after a the process gets typically somewhere between 2-9% and yes it has written to the disc at this point.
It fails with the following:-

Devices control interface: Windows NT/2000/XP ATAPI/SCSI Control Interface
  CPU Priority Level: High
  Memory Buffer Size (MB): 89
  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: Yes
  BAD Sectors Emulation: No
  Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: No
  Laserlock Emulation: No
  Current Language: English

############################ Device(s) List ############################
  (F:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S  (Port 1, Bus 0, Target 2, Lun 0)
  (G:) SONY CDK 1016             (Port 1, Bus 0, Target 3, Lun 0)
  (L:) AXV CD/DVD-ROM            (Port 0, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
  (M:) AXV CD/DVD-ROM            (Port 0, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0)
  (N:) AXV CD/DVD-ROM            (Port 0, Bus 0, Target 2, Lun 0)
  (O:) AXV CD/DVD-ROM            (Port 0, Bus 0, Target 3, Lun 0)

##################### Installed Device Drivers List #####################
  a347bus.sys   a347scsi.sys  ACPI.sys      afd.sys       amdk7.sys
  atapi.sys     audstub.sys   Beep.SYS      BOOTVID.dll   Cdfs.SYS
  cdrbsdrv.SYS  cdrom.sys     CLASSPNP.SYS  cryptstd.sys  disk.sys
  dmio.sys      dmload.sys    drmk.sys      dump_nvatabus.sys dump_WMILIB.SYS
  Dxapi.sys     dxg.sys       dxgthk.sys    ElbyCDFL.sys  ElbyCDIO.sys
  fdc.sys       Fips.SYS      flpydisk.sys  fltmgr.sys    Fs_Rec.SYS
  ftdisk.sys    hal.dll       HTTP.sys      i8042prt.sys  imapi.sys
  imounter.sys  ip6fw.sys     ipnat.sys     ipsec.sys     isapnp.sys
  kbdclass.sys  KDCOM.DLL     kmixer.sys    ks.sys        KSecDD.sys
  mnmdd.SYS     mouclass.sys  MountMgr.sys  mrxdav.sys    mrxsmb.sys
  Msfs.SYS      msgpc.sys     mssmbios.sys  Mup.sys       NDIS.sys
  ndistapi.sys  ndisuio.sys   ndiswan.sys   NDProxy.SYS   netbios.sys
  netbt.sys     Npfs.SYS      ntdll.dll     Ntfs.sys      ntoskrnl.exe
  Null.SYS      nv_agp.sys    nv4_disp.dll  nv4_mini.sys  nvapu.sys
  nvarm.sys     nvatabus.sys  nvax.sys      NVENET.sys    nvmcp.sys
  PartMgr.sys   pci.sys       pciide.sys    PCIIDEX.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   SCSIPORT.SYS  serenum.sys   serial.sys    srv.sys
  swenum.sys    sysaudio.sys  tcpip.sys     tcpip6.sys    TDI.SYS
  termdd.sys    tm_cfw.sys    Tmpreflt.sys  tmtdi.sys     TmXPFlt.sys
  tunmp.sys     Udfs.SYS      update.sys    USBD.SYS      usbhub.sys
  usbohci.sys   USBPORT.SYS   vga.sys       VIDEOPRT.SYS  VolSnap.sys
  Vsapint.sys   vsdatant.sys  wanarp.sys    watchdog.sys  wdmaud.sys
  win32k.sys    WMILIB.SYS    ws2ifsl.sys   xcrdisk.sys   

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

  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    (F:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S(1:2) detail information.
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Vendor Identification: LITE-ON
    Product Identification: DVDRW SOHW-1653S
    Production Revision Level: CSTR
    Location: Port 1, Bus 0, Target 2, Lun 0
    Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, RAW DAO(96), TAO, DVD DAO
    BURN-Free Technology: SMART-BURN
    Auto-Select best write speed: SMART-BURN
  -* 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: Yes
      DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
      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: Locked
      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): 63X (9450 KB/Sec)
      Maximum Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 47X (7050 KB/Sec)
      Current Read Speed Supported (with current Disc): 63X (9450 KB/Sec)
      Current Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 31X (4650 KB/Sec)

  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    (G:) SONY CDK 1016(1:3) detail information.
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Vendor Identification: SONY CDK
    Product Identification: 1016
    Production Revision Level: 1.0
    Location: Port 1, Bus 0, Target 3, Lun 0
  -* 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: 01h
      CD-R Read/Write: No/No
      CD-RW Read/Write: No/No
      Read CD-R Fixed Packet: No
      Test Write: No
      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: No
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
      Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
      Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
      Multi-Session: Yes
      BUF: No
      CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
      CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
      R-W Supported: No
      R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
      C2 Pointers Support: No
      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: No

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

###################### Source Disc/Image Information ######################
Type: 	Unknown
Path: 	D:\Music\Film images\Ladder 49\
Name: 	rep-ladder49.img 
Size:	4478.85 MB
Session: 	1
Track: 	1


Session 01: 
  Track 01: DVD, Length: 2293170(4.37 GB), Address: 000000
#############################################################################

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
13:37:52 Processor info: AMD Athlon(tm) XP  2200+ (1797MHz)
13:37:52 Memory Available to Windows: 228,720 KB
13:37:52 Memory Buffer size: 36 MB
13:37:53 Image file loading: D:\Music\Film images\Ladder 49\rep-ladder49.img
13:37:53 DVD Source Info:  Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 4.37 GB / 509:35:45
13:37:55 (F:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S(1:2): Recording Method/Speed
13:37:55 Illegal speed 4.0X (5540 KB/Sec) for this medium, running on 2.3X (3185 KB/Sec)
13:37:55 Recording - DVD DAO - 2.3X (3185 KB/Sec)
    (F:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S(1:2) - Media format:DVD+R  
13:39:27 (F:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S(1:2) - [Write ERROR] LBA: 157376, Length: 16
    S:KEY - 04/08/03  - "Logical Unit Communication CRC Error (Ultra-DMA/32)"
13:39:27 (F:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S(1:2): Recording failed!
13:39:27 Error message:  [04/08/03] - Logical Unit Communication CRC Error (Ultra-DMA/32)
13:39:27 (F:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S(1:2): Recording failed!
13:39:27 Image file loading aborted!
##############################################################################

Now does anyone have any ideas if not I will junk this drive and buy something that will burn.

PS: I have tried Both Sony and Lite-ON firmware and several releases and this makes no difference.

Cheers

Steve

You are asking for help to burn pirated software?!?!?

Either your media is crap or your drive damaged. :cop:

Sorry srv128, but we don’t condone the use of illegal software on this forum. Please read our rules…

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