I would have replyed last night, (4hr after my last post), but the site seemed to be down, or I couldn’t access it.
I fixed the problem with Nero and my PX-708A.
I think I had a buggy IDE driver and/or a problem with a USB 2.0 card.
After several attempts with nero, I decided to install EasyCD creator 6, (DVD that came with PX-708A).
It has some strange behavior, (had to use mouse and keyboard together to access menu items, list boxes, ect) but that’s another story. I got my compilation set up and when I hit burn, it gave me an Error saying it could not write disc. It gave me 4 possible causes to my problem.
- reinstall software
- try different media
- update software
- check IDE channel/drivers
I had recently updated my SiS IDE controller driver, (this is a driver that “removes” the choice to enable DMA in device manager). This driver is supposed to be optimised for DMA/UDMA. (I mentioned this in a post in hardware section a while back). “DMA enabled? [new IDE driver installed]”
I also recently Installed a VIA chipset USB 2.0 card. It seemed to place too many entries into device manager for the USB drives I had). USB card was for Iomega Zip drives, not Plextor.
BTW, I have burned several DVD+Rs in nero since installing the 2 items above with no problems.
Next I attempted to go back to Windows 98 SE generic IDE drivers, (these have the checkbox for DMA in device manager).
They are not on the Win98 CD-ROM in the drivers section. You have to install Windows to use them, or know which CAB file they are in. I ended up reinstalling Windows on top of itself, and I now have the generic Microsoft IDE drivers and have DMA enabled for all drives. I also removed the USB 2.0 card and went back to my onboard USB 1.1
I just burned 2 “perfect” DVD+Rs with 1207 archives and 1 coaster DVD-R. I test my DVDs with a prog called CDCheck. It has a "compare file’ mode which compares the files on your hard drive with your DVD or CD disc.
The coaster that I mentioned is media that I had problems with before firmware 1.03, and I was hoping 1.03 would burn to these media. This disc seems to “work” in my PX-708A, but I didn’t make a complete test in the Plex, because this disc did NOT work in my toshiba 1402. When testing it in CDCheck and toshiba, I started getting device errors, and then had to do a hard reset when the drive, and/or program hung up.
This DVD-R is Memores 2X DVD-R … ProDiscg02. I wanted to use them up, but I guess they are going to the waste basket…