You have some hardware conflict on your computer or some type of corruption it would seem, preventing the system from getting complete valid data from the drive.
That's why I posted here - a thankyou to the author of DVDinfo in case she/he can improve the prog using my experience. For instance, if DVDinfo reports the interface as UNSPECIFIED, maybe that ought to be in red, so it glares at us mere muggles - what else could it possibly mean?
Also, how come parts of DVDinfo are correct and parts wrong? Is the drive returning corrupt info in this mobo, and if so, are the corrupted parts the result of a distinct operation by the prog? If there was an extra integrity test DVDinfo could make to cover this type of event, that'd be great.
I vaguely suspect it's a problem in the VIA chipset. I've seen one or two issues with SATA only configs before - seems as if mobo architecture doesn't want to let go of IDE hard drives...
Still don't know what to do. Gotta figure it's the mobo as the drive works elsewhere. Need a means to diagnose...