Ok, new SATA card made no significant difference.
FYI, PNY PCI SATA card (sil based chipset) with 2 internal and 2 external can only have 2 ports active at the same time settable via jumper packs. The card should not be described as a 4 port card. Regardless, it’s going back because it did not fix my problem, but I’m disappointed with them anyway. Plus the 5 second addition to my boot time was not welcome.
Anywho, I installed everything off of the CD from LG, and most of it seemed like software that I already had, lots of CyberLink products that were already included with my copy of Windows XP Black. But now, instead of doing relatively nothing with DVDFab HD, it comes up for a half a second like it normally does when you insert a DVD, but then immediately says insert media on top. So I’m one step closer to… well, okay that didn’t really accomplish much but at least my problem is identical to others, so I know it’s software based.
AnyDVD HD works, although I hate the software. I guess I’m biased because I’ve been spoiled by how well DVDFab Platinum does it’s job and has been doing so for a while for me. It’s one of only 3 pieces of software I’ve ever purchased in my life.
So whats the next step? I guess we’ve narrowed the problem down to DVDFabHD, so, is there an update coming sometime soon? I hate to be “that guy,” but I paid for the software and I thought that with lifetime updates I wouldn’t have to use/buy a second piece of software for HD discs.
Does DVDFabHD work with other drives? What advice can someone give me?