first time post here, so be nice
Bought a 3500AG a few months ago. Flashed to 2.17 to enable 12x writing. Everything worked fine, using nero 6.3 - was very impressed.
However recently, when I try to write any amount of data to a DVD with nero (or any other program) it freezes forcing a reboot. When I try to burn CDs, everything works perfectly!
Ive had no hardware changes (drive is on secondary master) - I've tried reverting back to 2.16 and updating to 2.18 but flashing seems to fail everytime.
I connected the drive up to a USB IDE connector and it all seems to work fine there - so at least I know the drive is not dead.
The problem only seems to occur when connecting directly via an ide lead to my motherboard. From other posts ive read, checking if DMA is enabled on teh device is recommended but I cant find the option in device manager for either of any of my devices - ive updated to recent VIA drivers.
additionally windows xp finds the 3500 as a SCSI device - is this something i should look into?
Other than a total reformat I can't think of any other solutions, anybody have any suggestions?
some system info:
windows xp prof sp2
abit kr7a-raid m/b
any thoughts would be appreciated