I’ve just bought a Benq 1670.
I run Win XPSP2 Pro. The drive is on it’s own IEDE channel. The jumper is set to master.
I’m pretty certain it was working ok for a while, though I ran no tests on it. The first indication I got that something was amiss was Nero 7 refusing to start up. I uninstalled that, but now it won’t read the Nero install disk. The drive is intermittent in its ability to read other disks - it won’t read any disks I’ve burned at all. It starts to read, then eventually throws up an I/O error message. I’ve tried everything I can think of, but XP’s Device Manager tells me it’s working ok, I’ve checked the DMA settings are enabled, I’ve run every virus check I can think of, Sandra reports no errors, and I’ve updated the firmware to 1.03.
Now if I put a disk in the PC it’s telling me that the drive isn’t a valid win 32 application, and meanwhile the whole system is running slow…
Yet the device manager tells me it’s working ok…
Before I send it back, does anyone have any ideas?