I am totally stumped so I hope someone can help.
My rig is as follows:
Abit IT7 Max2 V2.0 (latest BIOS)
Antec True Control 550W
P4 2.53Ghz not overclocked
1 GB RAM
Pioneer 104 FW 1.31
Windows XP-SP2 with all the latest updates.
I have now added a DVR-109 FW 1.4 (as Master UDMA4 on same IDE channel as 104 - now set as Slave. ).
Both writers are recognized in BIOS and are working properly (I can boot Windows from CD with either drive). However when I normally boot in Windows on my hard drive, no cd or dvd can be read in UDMA, only PIO mode works.
The device manager sees them and say they are working properly. They are attributed letters and properly recognized by Windows. But I cannot read anything with them at all in UDMA mode.
I have tried to disconnect the 109 and set up my system just as before (104 as Master) but now the 104 doesn’t work either! I have tried using only the 109 and again no luck.
I have bought a new 80 wire IDE cable. No luck.
I have just reinstalled Windows XP (from CD with the 109!) and installed SP2 but still XP cannot read any media from any of these Pioneer drives in UDMA.
I have also uninstalled the secondary IDE and rebooted. Still the same.
I have upgraded the FW to 1.57, again no luck.
Both DVD writers are obviously working properly and it can only be a software problem. So what the hell is wrong with XP? Can the 109 work properly in PIO mode?
Please help!!! Anyone. I am going crazy!