Sony DRU-510A Required Update for Windows XP
Firmware 1.0C Update. Doesn't seem to be well documented, but the DRU-510A CD-RW and DVD-RW drive. I got my dad had terrible problems with hanging Windows XP. I finally in desperation updated it to the 1.0c firmware and the latest version of Nero. Seems to work now, so you are warned. If you have this hardware, you are warned. The main thing that is confusing is that you have to flip the drive into PIO mode. You do this you need to:
# Choose Start/Control Panel and click on Switch to Classic View.
# Choose Administrative Tools/Computer Manager/Device Manager
# Choose View/Devices by Connection
# Then go down through the tree of connections. On my machines, click through ACPI Uniprocessor PC/Microsoft ACPI Compliant System/PCI Bus/SiS PCI IDE Controller/Secondary IDE Channel/Sony DRU-510A Drive. Your system, will look different, so search for that DRU-510A Drive. Then you go to the IDE channel above it.
# Right Click on the Channel and choose Properties. Click on the Advanced Settings Tab. This is where the PIO settings are kept and you should find the Device 0 or Device 1 depending on which the Sony is. Then go to Transfer Mode and choose "PIO Only"
Also, make sure that you then flip the thing back to DMA mode when you are done and you are asked to reboot.