I’m running XP (now SP2, though I started on SP1), and I was overjoyed to find the possibility of upgrading my firmware (LiteOn LDW-451s) to enable DL burning. And it works (kinda) though I haven’t been able to test DL yet (I’ve got a blank in the post). “Kinda” because I can only use the drive if I cancel the new hardware detection when I first log in.
Windows detects a “LiteOn SOHW-832S” but fails to find drivers for it. If I cancel, rather than finish, then the drive is listed as a CDROM drive, though I can play DVDs and I’ve successfully burned DVD-Rs. The only thing that doesn’t work is the Autoplay feature, which is irritating but I can live without it, and the properties sheet doesn’t have any DVD items, so no region setting but since the thing’s RPC1 that’s not a problem. So this is an annoyance rather than a serious problem, but I’d rather have the drive detected properly.
Before I go on to what I’ve tried, here’s my system spec (or the bits that might be relevant):
Mobile Athlon XP 2400 @ 3200
Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 (nForce2 chipset)
I have my two hard drives on IDE0 and the DVD-RW on IDE1.
WinXP Pro SP2 (had the same problem on SP1)
I’ve been searching around here and not found anything too helpful. Some suggested reverting to the MS IDE drivers, rather than the nVidia set, but my machine wouldn’t even boot after that (I got a bluescreen STOP error, but I don’t recall its number - thank Bob for “Last Good Configuration”) and to set it using DMA, which it is.
I’ve tried firmwares VS04, VS08, and VS0A, all patched, and had exactly the same experience with all of them. Have I missed something? Am I doing something wrong?
Oh, great work, btw…