I installed an LG CD-RW drive a few months ago. No problems. I have made 5 or 6 disc copies. Today, while I was using the pc, not the cdrw, the machine locked up. First time that has happened. I am running Windows 2000 server. After multiple re-boots and finally removing the IDE cable from the CDRW, the machine is back up and running. The EVent Viewer has a lot of messages. One of which reads "The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort1, did not respond within the timeout period. ". I have noticed that when I put the cable back in and try to reboot, the machine takes for ever to startup if it does at all. The CDRW keeps spinning and the read light is blinking.
Any ideas? Could the drive just fail like that?