This is not usual situation and please consider it as such.
I changed Motherboard and got one with only one IDE port, where I put my two hard disks. Furthermore, I have an Philips SPD2512T DVDRW connected to SATA part, working good. The cute one is arround my Pioneer 111D with firmware 8.19, which is obviusly IDE drive, which I connected to SATA port via IDE to SATA dongle. Windows sees drive, DISC Info said it is there, Nero Info Tool too, but I can not read any CD or DVD. Tried to flash it with newer firmware, 1.29 or 8.25 or 8.29 all of it stops at the point where flasher utility says it starts kernel. At that point Windows freezes.
I also tried Safe mode, flashers freezes Windows on the same spot with kernels.
Tried DVRFLash, the newest one, Windows and DOS versions with -vf, -f and -ff switch. No result, Windows stayed frozen, DOS version said no drive at all.
Therefore, I tried TDB flashers, one by one and discovered that only flashers with * saying w/kernel passed but the newest version is the same as mine 8.19 INT.
The question for anybody with such knowledge is how to make this drive work, I repeat it is IDE drive connected to SATA port through IDE to SATA dongle. I tried one LG drive, it works but it is only DVD-ROM. Also, I know about 80-pin IDE cable which makes this drive work on 16x at UDMA 4 mode, but my Device Manager says it is on UDMA 2.
My system use Windows XP, Service Pack 3, on NVidia Chipset MCP65. Whatever I tried to do, the result is frozen Windows. Any suggestion would be highly appreciated.