What would this Bios upgrade fix

  Fried~Chips 21:12 24 Sep 2008

I have a problem efecting the IDE channels on my machine where the DVD & a DVD Wtr will not run any installation software or driver CD's but will run and play audio CDs fine.

The BIOS update available for my motherboard is to improve Codec Performance.

Can someone enlighten me is a Codec a code to improve Audio or video only or are their other types of Codec's ?

Regard for any readers

  project 90 21:21 24 Sep 2008

i thought a codec was jsut used for video/audio the likes of divx and wmp

u got the drives set up properly with the little jumpers at back?

  Fried~Chips 21:53 24 Sep 2008

since installing xp was fine then started to install my software and things started playing up. Also noticed a strange happening after formatting HDD on a reboot just before installing xp sp2 the dos just after mem test frooze and a fww of the lines were like garbled shapes and fonts, restarted and all ok to install xp.

Currently clean installing xp, but this time manually downloading Gigabyte drivers for the motherboard even though its a new machine and parts I am using.

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