Hello I am new to this board.
Last week I just bought a Liteon 811SX 8x external USB2.0 DVD burner for my laptop. I also bought a fire wire 120 GIG firewire hard drive for my laptop. Every software package I use has problems when trying to burn. The first 3 nights I tried to burn using MyDVD I had an error that said not enough memory. I turned the cache and capture folder to the new hard drive and that got rid of that error. Then the next night I had an error that couldn’t find the DVD writer. I then last night tried Ulead. It recognized the DVD burner and started to convert the mpeg. When I woke up this morning I had a failure to initiate drive, then I had the DVD burn unsuccessful message. I looked into my device manager and my DVD writer wasn’t in there. I restarted my computer unplugged the drive and plugged it in again. The computer recognized it, so I tried to burn again. Ulead organized the menus and started the burn. It showed it was burning at 4x but there was no red/orange light on the drive? every now and then the green light would flicker. When it was finished I got an error that said could not find drive and Ulead burn screen went back to gray and showed that there was no DVD burner hooked up. Am I having problems with drivers or another problem?
I am kind of fed up right now, I spent all this money for a DVD burner and accessories and I can’t even burn 1 DVD.
I have one of those PCMCIA type II USB 2.0/2 port firewire cards from CompUSA. I have an Adaptec USB media center capture device and My DVD burner hooked up to the 2 2.0 USB ports. I have my 120 gig hard drive hooked into the 4-pin firewire port of the card. I think the software keeps loosing the drive, Could this be a driver problem. Could my old built in USB 1.1 ports be the problem? I am tempted to uninstall all the USB drivers and start from scratch, or return the DVD burner.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks