it’s a pata optiarc 7170a.
i pulled it out of my old system and placed it into my new one.
installed winxp 32bit. it will read all dvds fine, it will burn to them fine also.
what it will not do is read DL media. the icon under my computer
shows dvd-ram drive, if i put in a dvd, it shows the contents.
when i put in DL media, it will change the icon from dvd-ram drive
to cd-rom drive. and when i double click, it shows nothing in explorer.
i put the 7170a back into my old system, and it reads DL media fine.
abit ip35 pro
crucial ballistix ddr2 6400 2gb
any ideas? i tried flashing the firmware, but i keep getting checksum errors even in safe mode, and the ide set to PIO.