I have a QSI DVD±RW SDW-082K SCSI. I can read & write CDs and read DVDs but I can not write to DVDs. I have tried the fix posted by alchemy in post #65 at http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=126489&page=3&pp=25 I uninstalled the secondary IDE Channel but I had to roll back windows a whole day because my system never detected the second when I rebooted. I have also tired to change the setting of the drive to DMA mode but I honestly can not find where to do it. I checked on the web and found out how but my system doesn’t give me the option.
I also tired to check my firmware but I can not for the life of me figure out where to do that at.
Oh and the game Axis and Alies will install but will not play. If give me an error saying something like I don’t have the original disk installed in the drive. Weired. I suspect a bad drive but I’m no expert.
In short I have 4 questions?
- How do you check the firmware version currently running on a CD/DVD R/RW drive?
- How do you change to DMA mode on a CD/DVD R/RW drive in Window XP Professional Verson 2002 SP 2?
- Does any one have any advice on this bruning problem I am having?
- If I were to buy another notebook CD/DVD R/RW drive what would be a reliable one to get?
Thanks for any and all help that any one can provide.