I have a problem with my new PX-760SA and PlexTools Prof. 2.33/2.35. First the specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo Allendale E6300
Asus P5B-E with ICH8R - SATA as AHCI - BIOS 0601
Plextor PX-760SA 1.04 (also tested 1.03) - Date 05-18-06
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 420 Watt
Intel Chipset INF Update Program 18.104.22.1681
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver 22.214.171.1242
Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP2 and all up-to-date patches
Plextor PlexTools Professional 2.35/2.33
Plextor PXInfo 1.24/1.25
Plextor CDVD Info 1.25
Plextor PXUpgrade32 1.26
Plextor SecuViewer 1.06
Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.60
Nero Info Tool 4.03
First of all, the drive itself seems to work fine: I can read CDs and DVDs, I can burn CDs and DVDs with Nero, Nero Info Tool shows all available information correctly. BIOS recognizes the drive, Windows likes my Plextor.
I’ve checked a burned DVD with my “old” PX-716A and the PI/PO and the TA seems to fine.
Now: If I start PlexTools, PXInfo or CDVD Info, all three programs don’t load and the system slows totally down. But there isn’t any CPU usage. I still have to hard-reset my PC. Uninstall (incl. manual check of harddisk and registry) and reinstall doesn’t help. The installation of PlexTools Prof. seems to be fine, all files at their place. SecuViewer and PXUpgrade32 work flawlessly. I can change firmware without problem. The update from 1.03 to 1.04 didn’t change a thing.
Log of Intel Matrix Storage Console: (extract)
CD/DVD Drive 0
Device Port: 5 (also tried: 1)
Device Port Location: Internal
Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 1
Model: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-760A
Serial Number: xxxxxx
Log of Nero InfoTool 4.03:
Description : Slave: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-760A (according to the Mainboard-Manual, this should be MASTER!?)
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : Off (I don’t see a way to change this - it’s SATA!)
Autorun : On
I’ve already contacted Plextor Support, but still no answer. Perhaps one member of this superb forum has an idea?
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