UPDATE from B-man
I'm sorry I ment no offence with my offer. I wasn't really thinkin of a $ payment but rather something in the nature of a gift. Actually, right now I got a ton of hair grooming products comming out my ears. Didn't move so hot on my auction site and thought you might make use. ( if your blessed with any that is ! ) I been supporting myself ( with a little help from my friends ) since I built my first computer. Actually, somthing I read on post here led me to offer a reward. the post reads somthing like
" I don't hate newbies i just resent doing there homework for them " It took me some time to figure out were to even find free support. This forum has become my favorite for one simple reason. Multiple and very fast replys by folks that CARE and actually seem to injoy helping trouble shoot a problem. So my offer is sincere, beside's i got to dump this hair stuff some place!
As for my problem, I've ripped the zip, installed my new 716A as secondary master with nothing else on the channel and did so via a brand new cable. Yet, this still leaves my Lite-On which is slaved to an Ide HD. But, this particuler HD is designated for storage and is seldom accsessed. I use my two ATA WD Raptors for my OS. I thought about it and figure my choices are nill. I got no ware else go with the Lite-On? The storage drive in question isn't used for buffering or anything so do you suppose I can just leave it as is? or maybe as suggested i'd be better off as far as burning clean to just pull that drive too and make it a external Usb2 drive sine it IS only a storage drive (back-up's, documents, photo's but no media files I'd be burning from) Guess I'll just wait to see what happens hay?
I also found myself wondering which drive was CDROM1? which is the drive i got that
"possable bad cable" explination for that CDROM error. I was thinking though, couldn't the zip drive have caused that error as well? thus making CDROM1 my Plextor? Let me ask you this, " how does one ID CDROM 1 or 2 from windows? " device manager?
ABOUT MY BIO's
Can one of you fine Gentlemen offer a little advice here?
I know I don't want to be in PIO mode right? I'm a little confused looking at my AWARD BIO's What I see under is the following:
On Chip IDE channel 0 enabled
Primary Master PIO AUTO
Primary Slave PIO AUTO
Primary Master UDMA AUTO
Primary Slave UDMA AUTO
On Chip IDE Channel 1 enabled
Secondary Master PIO AUTO
Secondary Slave PIO AUTO
Secondary Master UDMA AUTO
Secondary Slave UDMA AUTO
IDE Prefetch ENABLED
IDE Block Mode ENABLED
Do I assume correctly that these settings will use UDMA exclusivily as long as supported ?
There are some further settings under PIO mode ( mode 0 through mode 4 )
Am I correct in assuming I need not concern myself with these PIO settings?
One of you guy's mentioned preventing my Burners from going over to PIO mode?
How do I check this? My MB manual says nothing about it.
Again I appreciate your help guys and hope you don't think I'm trying to take advantage of you in asking all these NEWBIE questions.