Dual ASUS DRW-24B1ST Not Burning / Burning Blank Discs

Hello,

I am having a bizarre issue with burning CDs on my ASUS DRW-24B1ST drives. I built my computer with parts purchased from Newegg a little under a year ago and installed dual DVD/CD drivers; there are two identical drives installed, and both worked perfectly for several months.

I attempted today for the first time since this September to burn an audio CD. Suddenly, both drives have ceased to write properly. The software indicates a successful burn took place, however the disc is either empty, fails to read entirely (a series of clicks and whirs regardless of what computer among 3 I test it on), or indicates the appropriate amount of space is taken on the disc but with no files visible. Autoplay does not function on any of them. The disc itself reflects having been written on (holding it up to the light shows a darker inner circle), so I do not think it is a failure of the write lasers. Both drives still read and play discs without a problem.

I have tried burning data discs, audio discs, mp3 discs, and wma discs all with the same result.

I have tried burning via Cheetah DVD Burner, ImgBurn, and Windows Media Player. All return no errors on the burn, but fail to produce a usable disc. Verification fails on ImgBurn with "Failed to Read Sector 0 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error." Windows Media Player produced an autoplay window, but the disc still either showed as blank or locked up the program on two different computers.

"Enable CD Recording on this Drive" is checked.

Due to concerns about the quality of media, I tried burning multiple discs from the same stack on my laptop and all worked perfectly well. Every disc I have attempted in both of my ASUS drives has failed. As such, the problem seems to be with the drives, not the disc brand.

I have attempted disconnecting one drive and running with the remaining, but the same issue remains. The unlikelihood of the exact same issue arising in both drives at the exact same time leads me to question it being a hardware issue, but I am running out of other options rapidly. Please let me know if you have any ideas. I am running Windows XP SP3, and am considering upgrading to Windows 7 soon.

Thank you in advance
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  1. I have attempted cleaning out the inside of the burners with spray air, and have further manually removed the hardware from device manager and allowed Windows to rediscover it. The same issue persists.
  2. It's odd that two drives would fail in exactly the same way, more or less at exactly the same time like that, and makes me think there is probably something else at play.

    Bit of a long shot, but have you cleared the upper and lower filters in the registry? If that doesn't do anything, I could set up an RMA for one drive as a test. If the replacement gives you the same problems, then obviously something else is in play.
  3. Hi Scott,

    Thanks for the tip. I have removed the LowerFilter (there was no Upper this time) and the issue remains, save that now it seems to autoplay it as a blank disc instead of ignoring or freezing. So, progress of a sort. :)

    I may take you up on the RMA offer, but I also find the idea of it being both pieces of hardware at once to be a last resort, logically speaking. Right now I am in the middle of a move, and I intend to wipe my hard drive and install Win7 once I am settled in. That should eradicate any potential registry or software problems, so if the issue remains I'll proceed to RMA and hardware troubleshooting.

    I have attempted another software (Nero Express), and while the same issues persist this one did produce an error log. I am attaching that in the event anyone can discern something of significance in it.

    If there are any other suggestions to try in the meantime before either wiping windows or returning one of the drives, please let me know.

    Quote:


    2X24-K0C1-4899-TXL9-MAX7-8PC2-1H3P-MPW2-X0C3-6ZT5-KAMA-K5CW-0E2P-1EEP-CK7P-049L-97E8-345H-9189-0E7A-HH6P-ECC7-0CC9-CA3H-454T-5KM1-1LA4-8L8Z-5C4W-****-****

    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -

    NT-SPTI used
    Nero Version: 10.0.23.100
    Internal Version: 10,0,23,100
    (Nero Express)
    Recorder: <ASUS DRW-24B1ST a> Version: 1.04 - HA 1 TA 0 - 10.0.23.100
    Adapter driver: <Serial ATA> HA 1
    Drive buffer : 1536kB
    Bus Type : via Inquiry data
    Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
    Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
    CD-ROM: <ASUS DRW-24B1ST a >Version: 1.04 - HA 1 TA 0 - 10.0.23.100
    Adapter driver: <Serial ATA> HA 1

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : ASUS DRW-24B1ST a atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : ASUS DRW-24B1ST a atapi Port 2 ID 1 DMA: Off

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST a D: CdRom0
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST a E: CdRom1
    DTSOFT BDROM I: CdRom2
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 2047MB (2097151kB)
    Free physical memory: 2047MB (2097151kB)
    Memory in use : 24 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    22.12.2012
    CD-ROM (ISO)
    9:27:32 AM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 464
    LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

    9:27:32 AM #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6956
    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

    9:27:32 AM #3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3166
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST a
    FlextraLink activated

    9:27:33 AM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3336
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    9:27:33 AM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3496
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

    9:27:33 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 314
    [D: DRW-24B1ST a ] Last possible write address on media: 359846
    Last address to be written: 607

    9:27:33 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 326
    [D: DRW-24B1ST a ] Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

    9:27:33 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2890
    Recorder: ASUS DRW-24B1ST a;
    CDR code: 00 97 26 60; OSJ entry from: CMC Magnetics Corporation
    ATIP Data:
    Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 B0, 2: 61 1A 3C (LI 97:26.60), 3: 4F 3B 4A (LO 79:59.74)
    Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 80 00 (invalid), 3: 00 80 80 (invalid)

    9:27:33 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 499
    [D: DRW-24B1ST a ] >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    9:27:33 AM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 785
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 608 (608) = #608/0:8.8
    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 608 blocks [D: ASUS DRW-24B1ST a]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    9:27:33 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1001
    Prepare [D: ASUS DRW-24B1ST a] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN: ""
    TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
    Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
    1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 307200 1552384, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    ___Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_____Size_|______NWA_|_RecDep__________
    -150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
    -150 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 608 | 0 | 0x00
    608 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
    MediaType: CD-R

    9:27:33 AM #12 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 251
    SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

    9:27:33 AM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4206
    Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

    9:27:33 AM #14 PHASE 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1827
    Caching of files started

    9:27:33 AM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4328
    Cache writing successful.

    9:27:33 AM #16 PHASE 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1827
    Caching of files completed

    9:27:33 AM #17 PHASE 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1827
    Burn process started at 16x (2,400 KB/s)

    9:27:33 AM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2769
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    9:27:33 AM #19 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 17596
    StartDAO : CD-Text - Off

    9:27:33 AM #20 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21592
    Set BUFE: FlextraLink -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON

    9:27:33 AM #21 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 17824
    CueData, Len=32
    41 00 00 14 00 00 00 00
    41 01 00 10 00 00 00 00
    41 01 01 10 00 00 02 00
    41 aa 01 14 00 00 0a 08

    9:27:33 AM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 273
    Pipe memory size 83836800

    9:27:40 AM #23 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1275
    09:27:40.562 - D: ASUS DRW-24B1ST a : Queue again later

    9:27:40 AM #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1275
    09:27:40.828 - D: ASUS DRW-24B1ST a : Queue again later

    9:27:50 AM #25 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 244
    <D: ASUS DRW-24B1ST a> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 608 (260h), length 0 blocks

    9:28:06 AM #26 SPTI -1169 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 217
    CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1169)
    CDB Data: 0x51 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
    Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
    Sense Code: 0x04
    Sense Qual: 0x08
    Sense Area: 0x70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 08
    Buffer x0659c0c0: Len x20

    9:29:04 AM #27 CDR -1093 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1921
    No seek complete
    D: ASUS DRW-24B1ST a

    9:29:04 AM #28 TRANSFER -24 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 1222
    Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

    9:29:04 AM #29 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 1460
    SetDriveCaps: Set LAST LBA of layer 1 to 0

    9:29:04 AM #30 PHASE 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1827
    Burn process failed at 16x (2,400 KB/s)

    9:29:04 AM #31 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 301
    SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

    9:29:04 AM #32 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11916
    DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

    9:29:04 AM #33 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 464
    UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL


    Existing drivers:

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

  4. I have recently noticed that my 2 ASUS DRW-24B1STc drives won't verify or read disks burned with BurnAwareFree. In file manager there appears to be nothing. However if I take that same disk and put it in a LG drive, all of the files show up. This just began happening, it seems, when I installed BurnAwareFree 6.3 . Ashampoo free burn and reads fine with the ASUS drive. If I use the "Custom Disk ISO/UDF" in BurnAwareFree disks burn and read and verify. I don't know why one program works fine now when they both worked until recently. Also if the disk is burned with BurnawareFree on the LG drive, it won't read on the ASUS drives.
    I found the problem. Removed "Intel RST" . Now all the unreadable disks can be read. They were written to even though it had appeared nothing was there before removing Intel RST. Not an ASUS problem.
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