I am having big problems with my configuration. When I boot my computer, it sometimes freezes at the BIOS - IDE detection.
When I disconnect the BENQ cdrewriter (4012P, firmware V.TW) it works fine.
When I replace the drive by a CDROM player, there is no problem.
Sometimes it boots, but then it seizes to work in mid action: the tray just stops working. The drive light goes out. I then have to shutdown the computer. Restarting sometimes helps.
The drive I now have is a “new” one, It replaces a similar 32sp BENQ drive.
I have also replaced the computer power supply and the IDE cable. I use the CS jumper setting and the drive is the only one on the IDE cable. It is on the end of the cable.
I have now spend more than two days (re)assembling the computer.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE! (no jokes about this please).
I have a Soltek SL-75drv4 mainboard (newest BIOS) with an Athlon 1800+ processor.
Please help! Anyone …