Ok. I have some big problems with my current computer, namely with the drives. I have Athlon 1GhZ Thunderbird, Asus A7A266 motherboard, 256DRAM, Plexwriter 16/10/40A and Creative DVD Encore 12x(40xCd).
Whenver I try to make identical copies of CdRoms such as NHL 2001 or Cd Roms under Adaptec Software or any other similar programs, I receive reports saying that they can't read data (Under Easy Cd creator benchmarks)! Also, under most benchmarks, both drives read at half their capacity (20x when it should be near 40x). So, in short, I CAN't MAKE COPIES OF CDS except audio cds. Nothing seems to be up par. Under Plextor Disc Dupe 2000, when attempting to copy a cd, it reports the "Error 816"
Everything in the computer is brand new but I cannot figure out why this is happening. The drives were working fine before, but now I can't even make a copy of a cd. I have downloaded all of the driver updates (such as Firmware 1.03 for the burner) to resolve this problem, and checked the bios for the enabled DMA feature. Also, it seems as if everything in the computer is properly connected.
Also, my DVD drive in particular spits some CdRoms out randomly; it's as if it can't read some particular discs. When installed the dvd player, it refused to even read it's own Cd Software! So I had to put it in the Plexwriter.
Another thing, it seems like when I try to extract a file or files from a regular data cd with the Plexwriter, and it takes forever. When I first got it, it never acted liked this. Is there a diagnostic program you guys can send to my computer so I can ascertain this problem?
My email is mbuffbagwell@hotmail or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please, could you help me.