I bought this Benq today, my first DVD-RW.
Now, I installed the thing like it should be installed, IDE and power cable are fine and so is the jumper I guess (slave). Hardware been recognised at startup.. I insert a dvd movie Hide and Seek and it plays wonderfull.
So after that I found it was time to try and burn my first DVD-R.
But the moment I insert an empty DVD-R, the led flashes a couple of times, then it stays on and I see the "dvd-rw" under de drives name goes to "cd-rw". All the time it does nothing except showing an error "cannot find drive" or something (mine is in Dutch >_<)
I right clicked the drive after I eject the disc and checked the checkbox for "allow drag media from desktop and burn" blabla, now it doesn't give me the cannot find -error anymore, but it still doesn't work. It now shows that the disc is 0 kb.. So I cant burn. And it still goes to "cd-rw". When I eject the dvd-r, it goes back to dvd-rw.
Tried to download the firmware, but the site gives me an error too when I wanna go to the download link.
Any suggestions please ? Its 3.10 am here, I'll come back tomorrow. Hopefully somebody can help me.
In case u wanna know
AMD XP1700 1.47 ghz
512 mb ddr ram
Geforce mx200 32 mb
Maxtor 40 gb hdd