Hi. Today my PX716A finally arrived. Well, I installed it, the BIOS recognized it, and so did Windows XP SP2. However, not once was it able to read any CD or DVD. It came with firmware 1.03. I updated it to 1.04 - the problem wasn’t solved. I did the same for firmware 1.04u. No good. Windows says The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. I tried uninstalling the nForce IDE drivers, and it didn’t help either. I even attempted to boot from a CD and it wasn’t really read (that dismisses the chance of this being a Windows-related issue). My drive says it was made in China, and its TLA code is 0203.
My mobo is an ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe with BIOS revision 1013 (the latest). The 1.04u firmware claims to resolve motherboard compatibility issues, and it was my last resort before seeking help from others.
So, can anyone help me with this? Thanks.