I apologize, I was very grumpy with my last post. I know I shouldn’t so quickly blame the hardware. I’m on the road right now, but off the top of my head, hardware specs are:
P4 2.8 GHz
Asus P4P-800E Deluxe
1 GB DDR-400
Enermax 460W PSU
MSI 6600 GT
WD 80 GB SATA
Maxtor 120 GB SATA
Edit: Not sure about IDE controller version, I’ll need to get home to check that, but I’m stuck on the road for another week.
The drive is the master drive on secondary IDE by itself. I’ve tried Panasonic drivers and InCD. I got the drive to recognize a DVD-RAM disk once using the Panasonic drivers, but it has failed ever since.
For the DVD+RW burning, I uninstalled the Panasonic drivers. It burned the first two disks at 4x perfectly, then blew up on the third and fourth tries. I’ve since managed to burn a DVD+RW by lowering the speed to 2.4x.
I read somewhere else on these forums that NAV 2005 and Alcohol have been known to interfere with some drives. I’m certainly not giving up NAV for the burner, but I will try uninstalling Alcohol when I get home. If that doesn’t work, I’ll try disconnecting some drives (although my PSU is a good one and Asus Probe shows no power warnings).