Ok, First problem is that my Samsung SW-232B CD-RW keeps disappearing (from my computer, device manager and not detected at start up) and reappearing.
When it's there it works fine as a reader and writer.
Second problem is that my Pioneer DVR-107D DVDÂ±R/RW / CD-RW won't read some DVD's, this also works fine as a CD reader / writer.
Now this is where it gets complicated, i tried to play my Goodfellas DVD (which has half the film on each side of the disc) on the Pioneer 107D, side B works fine no flicks or anything, side A makes the computer freeze, both sides of the DVD work fine on a stand alone DVD player.
There are different errors depending on which DVD i try to play, some work fine, some cause illegal operations, some make it freeze etc...
Both of these drives have worked perfectly in the past, i have formated and reinstalled windows, the Pioneer had stopped reading DVD's before the format, but the samsung problem has occured since.
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1466 MHz
(11 x 133) 1700+
Motherboard Name PCChips M810LR
(2 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 2 DIMM,
Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 730S
System Memory 512 MB (SDRAM) 2 X 256
BIOS Type AMI (02/26/02)
Video Adapter RADEON 8500 SERIES (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 8500 (R200)
Monitor Dell E771p [17" CRT]
IDE Controller SiS PCI IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive SAMSUNG SV4002H
(40 GB,5400 RPM,Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive MAXTOR 6L080J4
(80 GB,7200 RPM,Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D