DVD drive causes reboot
Posted on 2006-04-01
I hope that this is the right place.
I have a win2k workstation. Hardware is all home built - asrock AMD motherboard. AMD athlon 3000+ CPU. BFG nvidia 6200oc video card. 2 IDE hard disks, 2 IDE DVD burners. 1gb ram. Win2k is fully updated.
I installed the second DVD drive and all seems well. It burns CDs and DVD's with Nero quite well - it's an LG drive GSA4166b. I've not tested the Light Scribe bit yet.
The problem. I put a DVD in the drive (the new LG drive) and within 2 minutes the unit crashes and restarts. If the DVD is left in the drive, the computer will reboot, then crash again after loggin in.
What I've done so far:
1 - remove nero (and run their clean tool) - that had no effect.
2 - remove cyberlink software including powerdvd - no effect.
3 - try several variations of the IDE driver, finally reverting to the "default" standard driver - to no effect.
4 - check for un-needed 'filters' in the registry (unwanted Roxio stuff and such).
I've also tested the systemram with MEMtest86.
The computer runs great - I'm able to play Oblivion without too many problems. So, I'm stuck. Anyone?