System is an Athlon 2200XP on an MSI MS-6570 mainboard (NForce 2 chipset). I am running Win2K Pro. Hard disks are SCSI via my Adaptec 2940U2W, only IDE is my BenQ DW1655 as master on the primary IDE and Pioneer 111D as master on my secondary IDE. Both drives have the 80 pin cable and IDE controller shows them both in Ultra DMA Mode. Low processor usage during DVD drive use confirms this.
Received the Pioneer 111D with 1.23, flashed with TDB 8.19D and then with TDB 8.29D INT. The 8.29D INT firmware was modified with MCSE to remove riplock. I was able to get 8.19D on there without disconnecting the BenQ drive, but when I tried to flash 8.29D it claimed “Available Target Is Not Found”. Disconnecting the BenQ and trying again fixed the problem, and the drive shows up fine after another reboot as a 111D with 8.29. Shutting down, plugging in the BenQ and booting up does not show the Pioneer drive any more in anything but the Device Manager, where it shows with the yellow “!” mark. Properties shows “The device could not start”. This didn’t happen before the flash to 8.XX. I did not try it with 8.19 though. I also had 8.29L INT on there with no problem, but I also had not run MCSE on it to remove the riplock.
Anyone run into anything like this before? I’m getting sick of rebooting! :a