I'm a first timer in these here forums, so i'll lay down the background first:
AMD AM2 socket 4800+ processor
Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 mother board
3 SATA hard drives
1 Optiarc AD-5170A optical drive (firmware ver. 1.11)
I'm currently running winxp pro/win vista x86 home basic.
I've recently installed the Vista operating system.
after installing it, my Optiarc stopped accepting DVD-R media.
it can accept the following:
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R(after burning).
It is able to write and read all medias above.
When inserting the DVD-R media, the drive spins as if data had already been written on the media.
after restarting several times i've decided to try a different drive (have another lite-on DVD-RW drive).
the drive had accepted the media as DVD-R and burned successfuly.
Both windows OSs give the same reaction. In fact, when I restart and have a DVD-R media inside the optiarc, and the boot sequence reffers to "Boot from CD/DVD..." it spins again and won't boot untill i remove the media from the drive.
I've tried dumping and updating the firmware (liggy's 1.02). I don't know if it was the right step but what is done, is done.... I then recovered the original firmware.
Help would really be appreciated.