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Lovelee
24-06-2005, 05:58 PM
Ive bought a dvd writer
External USB 2.0 DVD+/- R/RW writer.

Its not showing in the BIOS .. well it doesnt show when the comp winds up.
How do I open that again?

I loaded it .. and it wouldnt play some dvds and it would play others.

But it aint working now.

and when the comp reboots it takes bout 15 minutes till it comes up.

:groan:

Speedy Gonzales
24-06-2005, 06:05 PM
Is it in a USB 2 port?? And is it using external power?

pctek
24-06-2005, 07:45 PM
Its not showing in the BIOS .. well it doesnt show when the comp winds up.
How do I open that again?

I loaded it .. and it wouldnt play some dvds and it would play others.

But it aint working now.

and when the comp reboots it takes bout 15 minutes till it comes up.

:groan:
What are you looking at in the BIOS? Its not going to show under Primary/Secondary IDE. All you need is USB enabled there, which it must be already.
Possibly your PC might be using 1.1 rather than 2.
What DVDs did it have trouble with? Shop bought ones or made ones? And what was on them - movies? Music? Data?

Lovelee
24-06-2005, 09:42 PM
Speedy ..... Its in a USB port. What do you mean **Is it in a USB 2 port?? **

Dear God hahahahah.

OK No problems. Ive done a system restore.

Taken it back to the last safe time, we are planning on reloading it tomorrow.

What do you suggest?

Speedy Gonzales
24-06-2005, 09:52 PM
Well there's 1.1 USB and USB 2. Has your system got USB 2 ports on it?

Since the dvd burner is USB 2?

USB 1.1 ports would still work, but it'll be a lot slower than what the burner would be able to burn at.

pctek
25-06-2005, 12:39 AM
Possibly your PC might be using 1.1 rather than 2.
What DVDs did it have trouble with? Shop bought ones or made ones? And what was on them - movies? Music? Data?
As I said, it might be 1.1. In XP USB2 t shows in device manager as Enhanced USB.

And I asked which DVDs weren't working at all to see if maybe its a bad disk which if they are commercial ones would most likely not be the case.

Lovelee
25-06-2005, 12:48 PM
It seems as if the PC ( which we were fitting the drive to) is 1.1.
It only shows as a USB.

Though on the lappy it shows as 2.2.

In regard to which DVDs were working. They were commercial ones, and one did work and one didnt.

Methinks if we load the drive onto the lappy we will have better luck.

Speedy Gonzales
25-06-2005, 01:26 PM
If u only have USB 1.1, I would get a USB 2 PCI card.

And if u have XP it needs SP1 or SP2.

Lovelee
25-06-2005, 01:29 PM
OK .. well Im gonna stick it on the lappy .. which appears to be compatible.

But I will have to get a new USB 2.2 card for the PC .. I can see that!