Ok, long story short-- I bought a new LDW-851S from Best Buy. After I bought it, I had this weird "Drive not ready" I/O error in Windows XP.
I replaced the IDE cable with an 80-wire one, and it APPEARS to have solved that problem.
Now for the real problem-- I'm burning Playstation 2 backups onto Ritek G04 DVD-R's.
I'm 100% POSITIVE that my PS2 is fine. I'm having a problem with either my drive or my media.
I'm not familar with KProbe what-so-ever, but I'm guessing that I can use that to test and see if my media is bad.
Can I check pre-written media? (the discs I've already burned) ...or do I have to use new media for testing?
By the way, I'm using the GS0C firmware that I've read can cause problems.
I'm also not using the Bitsetting program. Should I be? How do I use it for my DVD-R discs?
Sorry for this long post. Any help what-so-ever would be GREATLY appriciated.