I have a 411s on a secondary IDE channel (set as master) with a generic DVDROM drive as it’s slave. When it is in this configuration, I am unable to burn or read DVDs or CDs. All the applications I’ve tried including Nero 6.3.02 and DVD Decrypter 3.9, as well as Windows in general, do not recognize the drive. I recieve a message saying “The request could not be preformed because of an I/O device error” when I tried to open the 411s in Explorer. The DVDROM drive works fine.
I’ve tried switching the 411s to slave, and that produced the same outcome. I’ve removed the DVDROM drive, which allowed me to freely use the 411s, so I know the drive is workable, but I’d like to use both drives.
I’m running Windows XP on a Athlon 2200+ machine. 512 mb RAM, MSI motherboard nForce2 chipset. I can find the detials if that helps. I’ve also tried switching to a different IDE cable to no avail.
Anyone have any other suggestions?