|I've seen endless posts like this, but no great answers, so I'll try to list everything that has been recommended. To this point, nothing has worked.|
My DVD Burner(s) an Hp SATA and an NEC IDE support all types of cd/dvd media. When I insert a blank, it will not recognize the disk in windows or Nero. About a minute after inserting, the drive just reads as a cd-rom or isn't recognized in Nero.
I bought the HP because I figured the NEC was going bad when the problem started. That didn't fix the problem. After that I tried:
-Different media (sony, memorex, and hypermedia)
-A fresh windows install
-Removing an upper and lower limit/filter in the registry(sorry I can't recall the actual name)
-Tried different programs (Nero, Ultra ISO, Ashampoo, Windows XP)
-Bios Settings are correct(as far as I can tell. The drives are being recognized in the BIOS)
-Allow burning is checked under drive properties
-Reset wires and tried different SATA connections
-Punched my PC
-Downloaded the latest IDE/Hard drive controllers from dell
-BIOS is up to date
One source that I have not been able to fix is DMA/PIO mode under IDE Channel Properties. My computer says "DMA if available", but it is stuck under PIO mode. I've read elsewhere that this is a bug from an update and there are fixes. It also said that PIO mode will result in recognizable performance decreases. None of these have worked, although I am leaning toward this DMA mode being the culprit.
I'm knowledgeable enough to fix my computer issues usually, but this one has me stumped.
I will appreciate any recommendations although lets try to keep the "try different media" and "do you have a +r burner?" type of replies to a minimum.
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If you need to know about my system:
Dell 9100 P4 3.0
HP DVD 1160
Dual Sata HDs in RAID configuration
IDE hard drive ( in place of IDE DVD works fine)