Originally posted by spacemanspiff
[B]i turned off all the autoplay stuff and uninstalled all my dvd programs and then reinstalled nero
then i erased a dvdrw(which worked) then tried to burn a dvd on it and it gave me a write error....
hmmmm goddamnit [/B]
Lol, lifes a bitch ain't it?
Still pondering. Don't worry, we haven't given up on you
Incidentally,what was the write error?
Sense key A$xxxx? (Usually high CPU load/unknown media = tracking error)
Buffer underrun? (Not technically possible unless the machine stops responding, or has serious IDE issues)
Unknown write error?
Are you using Via IDE Drivers?
Via chipsets (or actually just the IDE) were known for causing issues while flashing awhile ago. It's possible that Via's IDE drivers a problem. Try using MS.
Also check the aspi layer.
I found that 1018 or 1013 was the most stable.
1021 was terrible, and 1008 caused all sorts of cool blue screens of death Or pink actually as I had been playing with the colours
In theory you shouldn't require to use it anymore as windows uses it's own methods, as well as nero which has it's own Aspi layer, as do most CDRW/DVDRW apps, but it can still wreak havoc on the unsuspecting.
Look for aspichk and forceaspi.
It's been mentioned so many times on this forum, i'm sure you'll find about 100 references to it
If ya can find it, try http://www.filemirrors.com