Everything works fine but shortly afterward I discovered I was constantly needing to open My Computer and checking the "record to this cd" box. If I use the same drive all day it's ok, but that isn't why I added it to the computer.
It didn't take much searching to find out XP only allows one burning cd or dvd drive at a time. What kind of shortsighted planning is that??!!.
Morons, whoever wrote the programming.
I need to be able to write to both drives at the same time.... is there any sort of relatively easy fix for this?
I have the same computer at home, Dell Dimension 3000 and have an LG external dvd-ram and tonight discovered the same thing happens in My Computer. I check one and the other one un-checks itself. I've had the external burner and the internal burner on my home computer for over a year but never have had the problem here. I don't use the burn functions at home even a fraction of what I do at work and maybe I've had to re-check the boxes here a few times, I just don't remember.
Mainly, I want to be able to use both burners at work without having the hassle of checking the box everytime I need to burn to a disk.
To be fair I did find a few sites with registry changes. I have made registry changes before and am not scared to do that but I want to see if there is a better way first.
BTW, I set the jumper to Slave, which was the optional setting in the manual with the new burner. The preferred option was to set it as Master so I reset it but then the computer couldn't find the drive. I set it back to Slave.