I bought my CD-R ASUS 5224A a couple of months ago. When I bought it, a message appeared whenever I started my PC
"Primary IDE Channel has no 80 conductor cable installed" or something like that.
But, it worked when we tested it, so I put it out of my mind.
My brother used it many times to burn Cds and he had no problems with it.
then it started.
first, whenever I stared up my PC with a Cd inside the cd-r drive, it took longer than usual for windows XP to start up.
then, it started freezing during burn sessions.
then, it had trouble reading Cd-rs it had burned previously.
now, it wont recognize Cd-r blanks anymore and when it does, i cant burn cd's.