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 (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:24x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)