I am not sure what exactly I am doing (by this post) but here goes.
I just built a new computer; Abit Kv7-V with VIA KT600/VT8237 chipset, with an AMD Athlon 2400+ processor, 1 gig ram (2 512 Kingmax DDR 400 sticks). All with the latest BIOS, and Firmware, respectively.
I have 2 LG DVD burners, a GSA-4160B, and a GSA-H10A. I want to be able to use both (at different times) for reading, and or writing.
They are on IDE 2 channel, one master, the H10A, and slave, the 4160B. A 40 gig and a 30 gig HD in IDE 1 (master/slave settings accordingly.)
When I boot up and go to my computer, both DVD burners are visible, BUT neither will read nothing, it always says "put in a disk."
I recently set up a friend's computer with a P4 and Intel chipset and he has 2 LG DVD burners and he has no issues whatsoever.
I use Roxio 7.5 to do my burning; and yes I have tried Nero, I don't like it. Thanks.
IF I have a RAM disk in each of the 2 DVD burners, and I boot the machine with the RAM disks in the burners, it will read them, write them, erase them, format them etc. I can burn DVD-+R etc.
I can switch to a movie DVD and proceed to extract the movie and so on with no problems. But as I said above, IF I boot without any RAM disks in the burners, NOTHING, nada, nyet.
Can anybody explain what is going on here, does anybody know?