Problems with NEC 3520A

vbimport

#1

Hi

I recently brought a NEC 3520A and am having a real problem getting it to work. It is installed on my computer as a Slave to my Lite-On CD Writer which come with the computer. Windows XP found the hardware OK and installed it using standard drivers (I didn’t get any drivers with it). I was running DVD Shrink to back-up my DVD and put a blank Maxell RW DVD in the 3520A with the master DVD in my CD Writer/DVD Rom. DVD shrink didn’t seem to recognise that I had a blank disc in my 3520A and in windows explorer the drive name for the 3520A kept changing from DVD RW to CD Drive. I only have limited knowledge of computers so can someone help me and explain what the problem might be and step by step how to fix it.

Regards
Adam


#2

Well to start with it needs to be the master drive ideally (swap them round). make sure it’s set to DMA enabled. (my computer/system information/hardware/device manager/ide atapi controllers/ secondary IDe channel) Make sure that the slider box is set to DMA enabled.

Finally when you’ve checked that, can you post what hardware (chip/ mobo/ memory) you have so that far more intellegent types than me can help?

Good luck.


#3

Hi

Thanks for the starting advice I will give that a try tonight and let you know the out come. If no good I will also look for the additional information you required.

Cheers

Adam


#4

Start with what DaneR said. Also as far as 3520A kept changing from DVD RW to CD Drive, I never seen that you may need a new pc. :rolleyes: :bigsmile:
H = NEC 3500




#5

Doesn’t it change depending whether you have a CD or DVD in?

(just so ASmith doesn’t run off to PCWorld ;))


#6

Yes I was just being a wise ass and thats why I add the pictures. :rolleyes: :slight_smile: