[QUOTE=signals;2259262]I’m not really sure what this means but I will be sure to let you handle it yourself in the future.[/QUOTE]
Ah, to be honest I’m not sure what you mean here but I’m guessing that you somehow got offended when you really shouldn’t have. I was simply describing what had happened and noted that installing or checking ASPI was not the first thing suggested to me. I apologize for any misunderstanding, but I will try to go back and clear up my last post.
So, here’s my original post:
[QUOTE=AtomizerX;2259113]Are you referring to the troubleshooting process you posted? Because if so, I just want to point out that I had done what I posted first, and then was going to follow your process if mine didn’t work. Otherwise, nobody else seems to have mentioned ASPI before that. Also, ASPI is not bundled with Vista and was not installed until I had to in order to run DiscInfo. This still doesn’t explain why DVDFab used to work without ASPI installed and now for some reason requires it to read for that one drive, but not the other; or, of course, the issue instead was with the Firmware but as I said I didn’t give DVDFab a shot before I did both things.[/QUOTE]
Basically, the first thing anyone suggested was not to do anything with ASPI. This is the first post I received in response, which happened to be by signals:
[QUOTE=signals;2250637]Possible that the driver is corrupt. Try uninstalling the drive and then reinstalling it. Also possible that some other software has placed a registry filter that is conflicting with DVDFab. Make sure that windows has not put the drive in PIO mode.[/QUOTE]
So this isn’t entirely accurate:
[QUOTE=signals;2258774]ASPI [I]was[/I] part of the troubleshooting process–first thing on the list. Glad it is working.[/QUOTE]
…although there may have been some confusion since the last thing anyone suggested, which also happened to be by signals, involved ASPI, but I pointed out that I had not touched anything on that list and installed ASPI independently:
[QUOTE=signals;2258706]Try any of this that you haven’t tried:
[li]Put DVDFab in ASPI I/O mode; Common Settings->DVD->Read
[/li][li]Disable the read ahead cache; Common Settings-DVD->Read
[/li][li]Disable Preview, both checkboxes;Common Settings->General->Preview
[/li][li]Open it with a DVD in each optical drive, can be blanks
[/li][li]Go to Menu->Tools->Filter Driver Load Order
[/li][li]Press the Copy to Clipboard button
[/li][li]Paste into Notepad, save as txt file
[/li][li]Attach text file to a post using the Manage Attachments button
If none of that works, move the bottom item to the top of the list and repeat.[/QUOTE]
Just to be clear, the first item [I]involved[/I] ASPI but did not specifically indicate that it had to be installed on the OS, and I did indicate in my second post that I was running Vista (which does not have ASPI preinstalled.)
Finally, the post in question described how I’m not sure if installing ASPI fixed the problem, or if upgrading the firmware did it.
I also explained that whatever fixed the problem does not explain why it stopped working in the first place: DVDFab used to work fine [I]without[/I] ASPI and [I]with[/I] the old firmware, then apparently after upgrading to a certain version it stopped working (specifically, it was unable to read from one out of two DVD drives as previously described), and finally would [I]still[/I] not work after reverting to an older version.
I’m sorry for the confusion, and did not mean to appear ungrateful or anything like that. I do appreciate all the assistance you and everyone else provided.