Pretty new here ...
I have 2 HDD, 1 DVD ROM, and 1 DVD Burner.
I have read many arguements as to how these should be set up in terms of IDE usage.
I have it as follows:
Master HDD with OS
Master DVD Burner
Slave DVD ROM
First off it shows that I have 4 DVD devices installed (4 drive letters[E, F, G, H) if I look in Explorer. In Device Manager it shows (in order); AXV CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CdROM Device, BENQ DVD DD DW1620, Generic DVD-ROM SCSI DVDRom Device, HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B.
I know my 2 devices are BENQ (burner) and HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B (LG DVD ROM). What the heck are these other two?
I have tried uninstalling all devices and re-installing. Windows automatically puts in the 2 unkown drives.
I have tried switching Master and Slave around.
I have tried mixing up the IDE assignments.
I have d/led and installed the latest firmware for my BENQ.
The second problem I have is that my burner frequently does not recognize blank DVDs. I am using BENQ DVD-R media. Seems logical to me that a BENQ burner ought to be compatible with BENQ media.
When I try to rip or copy a DVD I get errors or messages saying to insert blank media. No matter what I do it will not accept the blanks I put in.
Here is the kicker ... If I restart my computer it will recognize the blank media and burn just fine (90% of the time).
Where do I go from here?
Thanks in advance