Hello I just found the URL to this forum and hope you guys can help me out on this one.
I have a brand new Plextor Premium drive. When I try to record a disc in Nero 5.5 (latest version) the drive needs 3 to 4 minutes (!) to write the Lead In info. During this the LED is continuously blinking in amber.
When it finally starts recording, I have a fair chance of wasting the media (> 50%). I simply get “write error” at some point and the CD-R is toast, without any presigns or buffer underrun.
So I tried recording CDs with PlexTools (2.06, latest version). However, the CD-Rom maker tells me “CD is not empty” and refuses to start recording. When I insert an empty CD-RW the program asks me to erase the media, since it were full…
I downloaded the CDInfo tool from the Plextor website, which at first didn’t recognize ANY media. After disabling the 2 virtual CD-Roms of GameJack3 the CDInfo tool finally recognized the discs I inserted. Unfortunately, all the other problems remain
I then uninstalled GameJack und CloneCD and deleted all drivers and registry entry they had without any effect.
Next, I installed the drive in my 2nd PC were it works FINE, so I am sure it is either a software problem or related to my Promise TX2 Ultra133 IDE Controller (PCI card), where all my drives are connected to. I need this controller, because my mainboard doesn’t work with hard-drives above 137gig capacity and I have a 200gig HD.
Plextor support wasn’t able to give me any information on compatibility to this controller (which runs the latest firmware and drivers). Before I spend another hacking my system configuration or installing Windows anew I’d like to know if any of yours have experienced similar problems or know about issues connected to this or similar IDE controllers.