CDRW - reads but doesn't burn

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itweb

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OK, here is the situation.

Since my old CDRW completely gave up (didn't read, write or recognized the CDs), I got a replacement, USED Lite-ON LTR-52327S model.

It reads CDs just fine, but I am not able to burn anything. And I tried it under XP Pro2, Knoppix, Mint and Mepis. I tried 3 or 4 different CD brands. Tried both regular data compliation and ISO. Tried CD Burning XP Pro, Nero 8 and couple more that I don't remember.

All software except for Nero, recognizes blank CDs as full, with zero bytes remaining. Nero, on the bottom tab shows empty disk but when I tried to burn, it pops up with disk full message.

Linux distro were giving me more error info, including possible DMA errors and buffer underruns.

Let me know if I need to paste some more info (error logs - what exactly should I do), but for starters here is my system:

Mobo: MSI 845E Max2
BIOS Revision Number (if known): 5.70, MSI Live Update shows it as the newest one. It's kinda aged though (2003 or so?)
CPU/Speed: 2.4GHZ Pentium 4
RAM Manufacturer/Type/Module Size: Samsung 2x 512Mb
CDRW/CDROM/DVD Manufacturer and Spec: Lite-On LTR-52327s
Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP2
Anything else you think is relevant: 2 hard drives on Primary IDE, 2 optical drives on Secondary IDE, CDRW is master.

I have tried a lot of things, including system re-installs, but lets keep all options open. One thing on the list is to try this CDRW out in a different box.
 
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One of the last things I would buy used is a cd burner, especially a cheap brand like Lite-on and it sounds like you have one that doesn't work also. If you tried a different cable and made sure the plugs are seated, that is about all you can do.
 

itweb

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I know, but it's an old setup that will need replacement soon (most likely laptop), so I needed a cheap fix. And it was cheap enough to give it a try.

Yeah, it was tried in different cable/primary-secondary/master-slave setups.

One thing that bothers me is that it didn't work both at XP and Linux systems.

I am aware about registry fixes existence (tried couple) and it might be viable option.
Trying the drive in another box is another, but I won't have time to do it for another couple days.
 
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If it doesn't work in Linux or Windows that rules out software and makes it most likely a dead drive unfortunately.
 
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