I’d be willing to bet its something simple, but I cant solve it.
I just built a new rig. (Athlon 64 X2 3800+ on an Asus A8N SLi deluxe, running dual 7800GT eVGA cards)
I also bought a Sony DVD Rom drive 16x DDU 1615/B2s and the mentioned NEC 3540A. The sony, regardless of how I physically install it, locks up the boot process, so it isnt being used. I have the NEC hooked up as a slave on sec ide cable (hard drives are SATA so primary ide is unused) with my Lite On 48x24x48x CD burner.
The NEC is seen fine, it will even burn DVDs, but it wont see anything. Not CDs, or even the discs it burned.
I was told by a friend that this drive requires SP2 service pack. Which I cant run, due to other issues with work software.
Anyone have any ideas?