P4 1.5GHz CPU
Asus P4B i845 mbd
Win XP SP2
Lite-On SOHW-812S burner
BenQ DW1620.0C3 burner
I am a DVD newbie looking for help. The BenQ came with FW:
I didn't test it with this or have the software to save a copy. I had no problems with my Lite-On, so I just went to:
and flashed it with:
Without testing it, I installed it in a friends system as a slave on the primary IDE. Inserting a blank disk caused the system to reboot.
I re-installed it in my system and got the same behaviour. Moving the drive to the seconday IDE stopped the reboots. However, neither Win nor Nero would recognize that there was a disk in the drive. The Lite-On had no problem with the same disk.
I tried flashing it with:
G7M9, G7M9RPC1, G7T9, G7K9
and had various problems. When I could get Nero to burn an image to disk, the system rebooted when Nero completed.
The only time I got stable behaviour was with:
but, obviously, I was trying to make the drive region free. Any suggestions?
PS: During one of the tests I got an error and now one of my 4x Nexxtech DVD-RW disks isn't recognized by Win or Nero in either drive. Is there a utlitly which can recover this disk or is it a coaster now?