PC - Athlon 2200, 512MB PC2100, XP home
dvd-rom as master, iomega(nec1300)dvd burner as slave on the secondary ide. This has worked fine for 2 years.
I replaced the dvd-rom with a Lite on 1693, set as the master. Firmware KSOA. DMA is on.
Windows recognized the new hardware. I burned 1 Verbatim, MCC, 16X +R using Ulead DVD MF2, and it burned at 6.4X. I burned 1 Maxell, 8X -R, it burned at 3.2X. Note sure if this has any bearing on the problem below.
The screwy thing is that if I attempt to use a DVD+RW disc, the system immeadiately stops recognizing the drive as a writer, and will not allow any more discs to be burned, +RW, -R, +R. It will still play a dvd. The Iomega drive is still recognized as a
DVDMF, DVDecrypter, and DVDinfo, all lose the drive letter as a writeable drive.
In Dvdecrypter, the drive is shown as "[1:0:0] LITEON DVDRW SOHW-1693S" before the problem.
After the problem, the drive is not an option for writing, but for reading it shows the drive as
I have tried several DVD+RW discs, Memorex 2.4X INFODISC, Memorex 4X RICOHJPN, Philips, etc. At least 6 different brands of disc, same problem. These are all discs that I have burned and reused many times on the Iomega drive.
After a reboot, if I load a +-R disc and open DVD MF or DVDecrypter for burning, I can watch the drive letter disappear as an option when I switch the disc to a +RW.
After reboot, I can burn +-R, but as soon as I put a +RW in the drive, the problem occurs.
I removed the old Iomega drive, leaving the 1693 as the only drive as master, same problem.
I removed the Iomega burning sw, called Hotburn, that I never use. Same problem. I installed InCD that came with the 1693, same problem.
I am leaning towards thinking this is a bad drive. Maybe the laser setting for +RW doesn't work, but +-R does? ( I also posted over at videohelp.com, so far no suggestions yet)