1633s freezes desktop when most cd's are played

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#1

I just got a new 1633s for Christmas. I installed it as the master on ide2. i have a maxtor hard drive as the slave on the same cable/port. I put in the nero cd that came with the drive, and the desktop freezes to the point i have to do a manual reboot. most other cd i put in will work for a minute or two and then freeze up. For example, I just got the game Jedi academy, so i was going to install it. I put the disc in the drive, and it autoloaded the installation menu screen. but i couldn’t do anything after that. My specs are as follows:

Windows XP SP2
Asus A7n8x-e deluxe
WD 250gb hard drive (master 1)
wd 40 gb hard drive (slave 1)
IOmagic dvd-rom/cd-rw (master 2)
maxtor 60 GB hard drive (slave 2)

I simply switched out the iomagic combo drive for the new Liteon 1633s.

any ideas?


#2

I’m using a K8N-E Deluxe without any problems. But my five hard drives are using the SATA ports. I have two 1633S drives on the ide channels, both as master.


#3

Remove the Nvidia IDE controller driver and revert to the standard MS driver. If that’s not it, report back with a complete list of all burning software and media players currently installed.


#4

i’ll try the changing the ide controller, im not home, so i can’t do it right now.

Since I do a lot of video editing and watching, I have a ton of different codecs and players installed. Are there any particular ones that have been known to cause problems?


#5

Without supplying any details there will be no way to help you. Attach the text output of Nero Infotool.


#6

hard to do when i can’t install it…


#7

There’s about a 50/50 chance it’s the Nvidia IDE driver. Some folks report improvement by upgrading to the latest driver package, but it’s still a problematic driver and should be avoided.

Barring that, look for a program that uses auto insert notification, like a media player or InCD/DirectCD, etc. etc. Also, if you have WindozXP burning service running, disable that for sure. Turning off Auto Insert Notification might help too.


#8

okay, i will try all of that…

thanks


#9

I have had zero problems with the NVidia ide driver.


#10

Okay, i figured it out. aparently the 1633 didn’t like having the maxtor hard drive as a slave. it works great now, 2 dvd-rs burned, 0 coasters. I just have 60 gigs less space than i did before…