2 days down the line I’m finding problem after problem…and before I go insane I would really apprciate any help or suggestions.
I’ve replaced my old DVD Writer with the Plextor. No problems with old one, I wanted to upgrade. On the primary IDE I have 2 hard drives and on secondary IDE I have the DVD as master and CD as slave.
Drives are enabled for DMA DVD UDMA Mode 4, CD UDMA 2.
I’ve checked the cable and blue socket is attached to the board.
The DVD drive reads at a good speed and records a CD fine. I hit a brick wall when I try to record DVD. It starts the process of writing with Write Lead-In and then hangs. Green light stays on, hard drive light blinks. XP then won’t let me open any programs or shut down and I have to manually switch off the power.
I’ve tried writing using DVD Decrypter and Nero 6. Burnt the CD with CDRWin.
I’ve updated the VIA IDE chipset.
No change. :a
I can write a DVD if I change to PIO mode, but that takes 40 minutes which is not why I upgraded!
Any suggestions or help would be gratefully recieved.