kaz wrote in message ...
>> Stay informed about: Pundit-R (P4R8L) - The driver detected a controller error ..
> I just bought ASUS Pundit-R barebone system. The motherboard is ASUS
> P4R8L. I installed Windows MCE 2005 on it and the other components are
> Intel P4 3.0E, 1GB memory (Rosewill PC-3200 512MB x 2), Western Digital
> 200GB SATA HD (WD2000JD), and Pioneer DVR-107D DVD/CD drive (I have not
> installed a TV tuner card yet). The installation of MCE 2005 itself
> went fine without any problems. Then, I wanted to install drivers for
> other Putdit-R built-in components such as vidio and network from the
> ASUS support CD. But, I noticed that the CD drive does not work. I
> mean it does not read CDs. It worked fine when I installed MCE 2005.
> But, it does not work after Windows is installed. The drive has been
> recognazed properly both from BIOS and OS. In the Device Manager, I
> see "Pioneer DVR-107D" under "DVD/CD-ROM drives" and its property page
> says "This device is working properly.". I uninstalled the device once
> and then it was automatically detected and the driver was reinstalled
> when I rebooted the PC. But, it does not read any CDs (I tried several
> CDs I have). I even reinstalled Windows MCE 2005, but the problem still
> persists. I looked at the system even log and I found out there are many
> cdrom errors there. It says:
> "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CdRom0"
> What does it mean? I connected the Pioneer DVD/CD drive (which has
> been used in another PC without any problems) to the Primary IDE
> connector (black one, near the front of Pundit-R). The DVD/CD drive is
> the only one connected to the primary IDE connector as the hard drive
> has been connected to the Serial ATA connector and nothing has been
> connected to the secondary IDE connector (blue one, near to the power
> unit). I tried to connect the DVD/CD drive to the Secondary IDE
> connector instead of the Primary IDE connector, but the BIOS does not
> recognize the DVD/CD drive in such case.
> Please let me know what I should try at this time. Thank you very
Last week i bought the same barebone system, i had the same problem as
you with my Sony dvd.
The Pundit-r seems work well only with Asus optical drive!!