Hi!, my name is Alvaro. IÂ´m from Costa Rica. These are the spec for my machine:
AMD ATHLON XP2000+ (1.67GHZ)
512 MB DDR, KINGSTON PC2100
BIOS AMI 20/10/2004
Primary IDE 1 Master: WDC-WD400 (WESTERN DIGITAL 40GB)
Primary IDE 1 Slave: LiteOn DVD XJ-HD166S
Secondary IDE 2 Master: LiteOn SOHW-1633S
Secondary IDE 2 Slave: LiteOn LTR-52327
NVIDIA Gforce 4 MMX AGP8X 64MB
Windows XP PRO SP2
I think my DVD-ROM drive itÂ´s dead, because i was looking a firmware for my SOHW-1633S and I found the one of codeguys, but since I installed de BS41 my DVD burner went crazy and show ilogical speeds, but when I roll back to the official firm of LiteOn I made a fatal mistake… I choose the XJ-HD166S.
I was very scared and my windows stops, I wait for the flashing to stops but it doesnÂ´t finish so I have to push the reset button of my machine… but that was the worst thing i have done.
Because now my machine dont start if i plug the DVD-Rom, my unit is literally dead, i push every button of it and got no response.
But If I press the reset or CTRL-ALT-DEL and let it start again the BIOS recognizes my hard drive and XP starts but it doesnt recognize the dvd unit.
I have tried all, I now have put a hard drive Quantum Fireball 4.3G in the slave position in IDE 1 and works fine, the BIOS reads the HD unit… but if I put the Liteon DVD-Rom drive it doesnÂ´t start and enters to BIOS setup and only recognize the Hard Drive and I can see the following legend:
Primary IDE Master: WDC-4000EB
Primary IDE slave: Not installed
Secondary IDE Master: SOHW-1633
Secondary IDE Slave: LTR-52327
And in the Boot devices only I can choose between the 1.44 floppy and SOHW-1633S, and I cant choose the HD for the boot priority.
Even if I unplug all the IDE devices I have to enter the CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart and got my hard drive recognized.
My DVD burner runs fine but using Ridata (Ritek) DVD-R sometimes it doesnÂ´t burn using the NERO 6.6 reloded. Only works fine using DVD+R.
What should I do?.. What happened with my machine???
Is some utility?.. Even Windows doesnt read the DVD-Drive… a friend told me it locked by the flashing utility of the 1633S… but i have to buy another???.
Please guys and girls help me… and if any of you talk spanish let me know and put the problem in spanish…