Ok i have been trying desperately to resolve this on my own as best as i could without much of any luck and today it appears to have worsened on my xp partition for almost no reason.
I have had this drive just under 2 years but because i rarely watch dvds its never been paid much attention but lately i been trying to watch dvds and have had no luck with it, i have had minor issues before but i just left it alone when i should have investigated more. the drive has problems recognizing my dvds and these are all legit store bought dvds, some work great where others (example being pitch black) wont read period. i have replaced the ide cable and it seemed to help at first but now i doubt it did anything, i did flash to 1.02 but that was before much of this surfaced.
and just today i was looking at a nero tool that listed the drive speeds and now my dvd burner lists a cd burning speed of 48x and read speed of 48x which is the cd burning speed and its the only one listed and i even uninstalled the drive without it going back to normal.
i ran the speed test app from nero and the cd speeds got up to 50x+ and dvd slowly made its way to well over 10x but i am at a lose as to why it has so many issues with dvds, it also auto sets its self to pio mode even when i uninstall and reinstall the ide drivers, is there anyway to prevent this? i do have daemon tools installed, would that by chance cause these sort of issues? any information you need i will gladly provide, i just hope there is a fix to this, i have no used this drive much in the time i have owned it so i do not think its failing, or i hope not.
any information anyone can provide would be much appreciated, and thank you in advance.