I am ready to give up with this computer. I have a new NEC 3500A that cannot read burned dvd-r on Windows XP SP2 (and Linux Knoppix). Sometimes it spins forever, and sometimes windows sees it as blank cd.
This is what I have done:
1- Try to read the burned dvd-r in another computer --> The burned dvd-r reads fine!
2- Try to read the burned dvd-r on the same computer using Linux Knoppix live CD --> cannot be read (same problem as windows on the same computer)
3- Upgrade the drive firmaware to 2.18 and LD --> Same problem media cannot be read
4- Try the NEC 3500A in another computer --> The burned dvd-r reads fine!
That gives me the idea that has to be something with the BIOS settings on my computer motherboard. I check the IDE channel setting and they are set to auto.
Any help will be apreciated, thanks!