First, I know that newbies can be a pain in the ass but we are all newbies in one category or another, but THIS newbie is offering a reward to anyone taking the time to help him out. I’d much rather be accused of being a dimwitt rather then a freeloader so here’s what I know and maybe somthing will ring a bell with one of you.
Here’s my system stats:
Chaintech Zenith CT-7NJS Ultra MB
AMD 2500+ CPU / NVIDA nForce 2 Ultra 400 RAID
ATA controller - 2 WD Raptor 34g HD’s 0strip2 ( operating system )
IDE Primary Master - WD 80g IDE HD (storage)
IDE Primary Slave - Lite-On CD-R/RW
IDE Secondary Master - Iomega Zip 100
IDE Secondary Slave - Plextor PX-708A
XP Pro Event Viewer Error’s:
ERROR: " The device, \Device\SCSI\ nvidesm1 did not respond with in timeout period"
WARNING: " An error was detected on device \Device\CDROM1 during a paging operation.
EXPLINATION: An I/O request to a memory mapped file failed and the operation was retired.
ERROR: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CDROM1
EXPLINATION: Typically a failing cable connecting the device to computer
OK. I have been having all manner of trouble burning with my 708A and sum minimum trouble with the Lite-On. I can burn with the 708 but not consistently.The burn process starts but aborts early. Yet again, during this trouble shooting period about 75% of my attempts have been succsessful. Seems like I have had more luck with the TDK DVD-RW’s then Verbatim DVD-R’s. Both units read well enough. I am thinking to replace the cable, replace the Lite-On with a newer model and pull the zip drive out all together and thus make a burner a master with no slave. (I do not believe my MB supports “select cable”) If I could get some advice and help from sombody I’d be MORE then just appreciative. Also,I just bought a brand new PX-716A thinking my 708 was cooked. ( jumped the gun) After finding out that it wasn’t toast I am now thinking to replace the Lite-On wth it. Anything wrong with dual Plextor’s?
If youd be kind enough to look this information over and offer an opinion?