[QUOTE=Arachne;2105445]Follow the link in my sig on how to check/enable DMA :)[/QUOTE]
It does appear that that’s the problem, and I even know what probably caused it – I had tried to rip a problematic DVD, which must’ve forced Windows XP to reduce the drive to PIO mode. Unfortunately, I’m unable to reset the drive to DMA from the Device Manager (it just keeps switching back to PIO-only mode after every reboot), and I don’t want to chance losing the data on my hard drive by deleting that IDE channel (both drives are on the same channel). I guess I’ll try shutting off the computer, opening the case, disconnecting the DVD burner, rebooting, shutting down again, and reconnecting the burner.
What a PITA to have to go through this every time I try to rip a damaged DVD.