Hi! I'm in desperate need for some help. Here's what's going on...
I've recently installed a NEC 3540a burner (using L&D's 1.W5 firmware.) My drive will not work in DMA mode (it stays in PIO) -- UNLESS I have IAA installed. Then it works fine. Except, when I have IAA installed, I can no longer defrag or do any kind of spyware scan without my whole system locking up on me.
My drive is installed as the master on my Secondary IDE channel. My regular DVD-Rom drive is the slave on the Secondary -- and it's set as DMA all the time. No problems there.
I've tried all the suggestions from every thread on the web. Uninstalled the IDE channels, changing the registry, toggling pio to dma and back and forth. None of it has worked except for IAA -- which, as I said, leads to other problems that are even bigger.
Any ideas? This is driving me nuts! Thanks in advance for any help!!!
P.S. My system is a HP Pavilion 7955 running on Windows XP SP2. I'm kind of a newbie when it comes to this stuff, so don't kill me if I left out any other important info.