around a year ago I bought the Lite-on 32125W which a flashed to 48125W. I used it without problems untill Nero came up with their buggy 188.8.131.52 version which crashed my system. At the same time, related or not, I had a reboot due to an overload of my powersupply which caused my BIOS into it's default settings.
I reinstalled my whole system (W98SE) and put all the drives into DMA mode with autorun off. Now I have the problem that when I use the CD burner, for instance to install software, it only starts spinning up and down, is extremely slow. With CD speed I only get 20x and when spinning down it falls back to around 10x. Further when I want to burn with Nero I get the SCSI-Atapi command time-out error with 'SCSI Pending' in the log. This refers to a slow transfer rate or so. Anyone has a clue?
I have: KR7A-raid, AMD 1800+, 256 MB DDR 2100, Maxtor 80 gig PRI/MA, Asus 8x DVD PRI/SL, Maxtor 80 gig SEC/MA, Lite-on 32125W(48125W) SEC/SL and Maxtor 20 gig Raid.
In first instance I only installed w98 IDE drivers but later ran the VIA set which was delivered with the MOBO. No difference. There is one thing I noticed and that is that my system is a little bit underpowered with only 300 W. The voltages are just an edge too low.
Before the crash I had NO problems at all and in some cases burned whole CD's in 2 minutes. What going on here?