I needed to download a newer version of InfoTool in order to see the jumper settings.
Here's a screenshot:
It would seem that both my Hard Drive and my DVD ReWriter are set to Master. The Hard Drive setting is a mystery because I know for a fact that I set it to Cable Select.
I have no idea what the DVD ReWriter was set to because there were no pins at the back of the drive to choose the jumper settings.
Nero CD Speed says that the firmware is 2.01.
But do you think it's safe for me to flash to the bitsetting firmware? Bitsetting is quite important to me because it can help to increase compatibility for Video discs in some of my older DVD players. And I do tend to burn a lot of Video discs (on Single Layer only).
I realise that the flashing will need to be done in Safe Mode but I just wanted to know if the Compaq ATA/IDE converter at the back of the drive will interfere with the flashing of the new firmware or not. If it does, then I'm guessing that the drive is going to be dead after attempting to flash to the new firmware which would defeat the whole point of upgrading to a newer firmware.
I was just wondering if you (or someone who has a Compaq Evo Laptop) has successfully flashed to a new firmware for their CD/DVD drive? Like I said, I'm only asking because I think that there might be an issue with the standard Compaq ATA/IDE converter fitting for the CD/DVD drive. It's probably different for other brands of laptops, I wouldn't know. But seeing as you seem to know a lot about this sort of thing, I'm thinking that maybe you have the answers that I'm looking for.