I bought a PX-712A and spent hours trying to get it to work properly in my less that a year old Dell Dim 4600. It has a CSEL IDE ribbon so I set the jumper to CSEL.
Upgraded Bios, Firmware on PX, Graphics.
PC doesn't like the old CD/DVD player and the PX connected at the same time.
On boot, the Bios reports Drive 0 (the PX) not recognized on Secondary IDE, this does not show on every reboot.
WHen going into XP I get the error "the system has recovered from a serious error message"
The PX DOES show up as the D drive. I was able to create a DVD from some data on the C drive.
The Plextools software says in the "General" info tab that the drive is "Master"
BUT it is jumpered to CSEL. It also shows three row of pins but the PX712a has 4 row of pins.
If I put an auto-run DVD in, the system blue screens recommending I do a memory check, or change video adapter, or disable new hardware or software or contact sys admin.
Spec on PC:
50 GB HD space
2.8 Pent 4 CPU
Nvidia Gforce FX5200 Graph card AGP 8x 128 MB
I know this is a lot but any suggestions appreciated.