Dell Dimension 4700 motherboard - standard size? CD/DVD won't write
Posted on 2009-02-12
Am considering replacing the motherboard but don't know if it's ATX, microATX, or neither.
I have a Dell Dimension 4700 that was running fine except when trying to copy a text (Notepad) file to the CD/DVD RW drive. Details follow. I replaced the drive, but the same problems exist. Here are the details:
The CD/DVD+-RW would read discs fine. Windows Explorer would not give an error during the copy, but would not show any files on the drive (a blank CD-R). When it came time to shut the PC down, it would not shut down, saying that Windows was copying a file. Trying to terminate the copy was unsuccessful.
Occasionally - after hard-power down and restart - the PC would crash with BSOD, no driver mentioned. Now it boots to the Desktop but crashes rightaway to BSOD.
The ABCD lights on the rear panel are solid green.
So - two questions really - what's wrong with the CD/DVD drive, and is the motherboard replaceable with a standard size board?