I had a Liteon DVD writer which I loved and it died a few days ago. I bought this LG drive and installed it and it seemed to work fine. I made a bunch of Xbox game and DVD backups with it and I had no problems. I found out yesterday that when I put a bootable disc such as my Windows XP or my SLAX disc (disc for Xbox 360) the LG drive won’t boot from it. Device manager shows no conflicts with the drive and in Windows the drive is detected. My windows and SLAX discs are fine because they booted on my old Liteon drive without a problem.
I can put each disc in the LG drive while in Windows and it will autoplay and read the disc fine so it’s specifically with the booting from disc.
The jumper settings are correct (LG is master and my other old CD drive is set as Slave). I’m using the same IDE cable as when I had my old Liteon connected. In my BIOS the LG shows up as master and the other is a Slave. I have changed my boot sequence to try the LG drive and every other device is disabled. No matter what I have done whenever I try to boot from a disc I get the message “searching for boot record…not found” and then the computer proceeds to start as normal. This is driving me crazy. Anyone know what the problem might be?
I didn’t see a firmware update on the LG site for this drive (only for a couple others). The current set up I have now is that my LG is master and cd reader is slave. They’re both on the IDE 1 cable. The two hard drives I have are on the IDE 2 cable. As part of my testing process I have completely disconnected my cd reader (slave) and just left the LG connected. Same thing. I even exchanged the LG drive for another of the same kind thinking maybe the drive was detected. The result is the same.