I just built a new box and installed a DVR-710 (111D). The drive reads fine,but it does not recognize blank media. I’ve tried burning with Nero 7, DeepBurner, and (as a last resort) Windows and every one fails to detect the blank disc in the drive. It may be worth mentioning that I’m trying to burn an ISO to a CD, but I’ve tried writing to multiple media types and manufacturers (all supposedly supported by the drive) and nothing shows up. I checked all of the steps on the NEC troubleshooting guide elsewhere in this forum and the only thing that I can’t confirm is the IDE cable. I bought it from a local store and didn’t know to there was a difference in 40 and 80 wire cables. Is it even possible that the wrong cable could cause this, and if not, what can I do to fix it?
Driver: Microsoft version 5.1.2535.0
Jumper Setting: Master
IDE Driver: Microsoft version 5.1.2600.2180
Tried both primary and secondary IDE channels (only IDE drive I have)
(Device Manager also lists VIA Bus Master IDE Controler under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers in addition to Primary IDE Channel and Secondary IDE Channel)
Firmware Version: 1.29 (OEM) flashed from pre-installed version (I forget which… 1.23 maybe?)
1GB RAM (DDR400)
MSI PT880 Neo-FSR Mainboard (Via 8237 Chipset) w/Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode PCI EIDE controller
I will be happy to provide any additional information about the box if it will be helpful.