hi all, just got my 2nd benq 1620 from newegg today and had the same installation problems. I know theres a conflict with my current system because I successfully installed and burned a dvd on a different system today.
Current system im having problems with:
abit nf7-s v2, athlon 1700+, 1gb, 2 maxtor hdd's on ide channel 1, aopen 1648 dvdrom and pioneer a05 on ide channel 2.
I take out the pioneer drive and install the benq drive. Bios recognizes it as a slave. I have two boot options: windows xp professional and recovery console. I select xp pro, get a black screen and system hangs. I have tried the drive as the master of both drives, slave of both drives, cable select option, and its always the same lockup. cannot boot successfully in safemode and have it work either.
I tried the benq as a master ONLY on ide channel 2 and it actually boots into windows. I get a prompt saying it found new hardware benq 1620, and then says found new cdrom, then system freezes completely. cannot boot successfully in safemode and have it work either.
i cant figure out what the issue is, but its definitely a conflict on my system. I would appreciate any help.