Garbage firmware for me or Do I need to reinstall OS

vbimport

#1

My 1620 worked OK before ANY flashing, when it was still a HP 630i, but with the new B7T9 it would write the disc, (and it would take 30 min to read it BTW!!!) and the normal time to burn 5-6 with Verbatim 16X, but then neither of my drives would read it including the 1620!!
I wish I had an answer, its “fine” now (notice the quotes) that I flashed it back to B7P9, but I wish I had bought an NEC 3500 instead.
Could reinstalling windows help with this problem because its been happening all week with different discs and different firmware.
Should I reinstall OS?


#2

I wish I had an answer, its “fine” now (notice the quotes) that I flashed it back to B7P9, but I wish I had bought an NEC 3500 instead.

NEC 3500 drive uses third party firmware to enable bitsetting. If I’m wrong about that someone can correct me. The BENQ drives have automatic bitsetting enabled without any third party or hacked firmwares.


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW
PIONEER 107D DVDRW
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2)
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARD


#3

Try flashing with the firmware for the HP and see if that helps any!


#4

Also, do you have DMA on and ASPI Layer 4.60 installed?


#5

Whats that, where do I get it, and what does it do??


#6

You don’t need ASPI if you’re using Windows XP with following software

DVD Decryptor
DVD Shrink
Nero Burning Rom


#7

nero is on here, but Ive been using dvdxcopy express (which I KNOW some people say is garbage) and I like it, but I DL’ed that ASPI you spoke of and it said it was for windows 98/95.
Do you have a link for a the right one and instructions for it, also WHAT DOES IT DO!!! :eek:


#8

Whats that, where do I get it, and what does it do??

check this link for how to ENABLE DMA in XP:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=7625

check this link if you have problems ENABLING DMA in XP:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6645

download ASPI from adaptec website:
http://adaptec-tic.adaptec.com/cgi-bin/adaptec_tic.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_sid=tGkgYTth&p_lva=&p_faqid=9073&p_created=1056610800&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9ncmlkc29ydD0mcF9yb3dfY250PTE3OTImcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1hc3BpIGRyaXZlcnMgZm9yIHhwJnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9MyZwX3Byb2RfbHZsMT1_YW55fiZwX3Byb2RfbHZsMj1_YW55fiZwX2NhdF9sdmwxPX5hbnl_JnBfcGFnZT0x&p_li=


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW
PIONEER 107D DVDRW
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2)
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARD


#9

Yeah but what does that ASPI DO?? and I unzipped it from a download and we nt to install it in the c: drive where it put the files and it still says its for windows 95/98 and ME NT NOT XP!!!


#10

I unzipped it from a download and we nt to install it in the c: drive where it put the files and it still says its for windows 95/98 and ME NT NOT XP!!!

create a new folder name it ADAPTEC ASPI and unzip the files in there… after unzipping it you will also see a aspichk exe file…double click on it then it should tell you if you have the ADAPTEC ASPI installed on your pc or not…if you don’t then double click on the reg_xp exe file that will install the ASPI for you…

Nero burn uses there own ASPI drivers…


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW
PIONEER 107D DVDRW
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2)
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARD