Crossflashed LiteOn 812 to 832 and tried burning at 8X with RitekR03. Burn was very slow, about 1.5 hours with the DVDROM LED flashing red and yellow constantly. Updated to CG5E (was VS0E) and tried burning again with the same results. Searched for answer and a LiteON FAQ here on cdfreaks says that the drive might be on PIO. Sure enough, device manger says PIO for both my LTN163 and 812@832. Switching modes and rebooting several times doesn't work, so as suggested in FAQ, I uninstall the secondary IDE port that my opticals are on. Reboot and get the following error:
There is a problem installing this hardware.
An error occurred during the installation of the device. Driver is not intended for this platform.
Device manger shows a ! next to the IDE channel. Google around and find a page that suggests deleting C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\atapi.sys. Tried that several times and at each reboot, I get the above error message about driver not intended for this platform. I've tried new intel chipset drivers (875P), but that doesn't work. I think it's not really a chipset driver issue since this is for the IDE channel which is normally a Microsoft driver (atapi.sys)? I notice that even if I erase atapi.sys, it reappears after reboot
Anybody know WTF is going on?
This is WindowsXP Pro SP1
I saw a thread about the DMA 6 error fallback to PIO bug in Windows, should I apply the hotfix? Should I update to SP2? Don't really like the thought of reinstalling XP.
Thanks in advance