[QUOTE=joe candy;2000815]im using ad-5170a firmware 1.13, with 7.8.5 nero, ritek g05 disks in xp.
i found my ata controller was in dma 2, so put it to dma 4.
i have also deleted the ide controller in device manager and rebooted.
it shows now ‘let bios select’ and in bios it is set to auto. i have the
drive as my secondary master. (it shows dma 2 as greyed out)
when i burn (as a data dvd/ rom), it says complete/sucessful but the
drive changes to cd in explorer and shows no data on the disc.
i mainly use dvd rw but just wanted to backup some stuff and had
problems with dvd blanks.
any ideas whats going wrong?[/QUOTE]
The drive changing to a CD ROM is a normal quirk of windows xp.