Hi, I'm new here and making my very first post, so please be gentle!
I've had a Philips 8601 in my Dell desktop for about two years. Not a single coaster or problem encountered until about a week ago. Two issues then appeared:
Burning DVD files in Nero at 4x, got to about 6% and hung the whole system. That has happened at least twice since.
I now get a BSOD virtually every time I insert blank media into the drive. I have not managed to write down the stop error, sorry.
Took some advice and upgraded the firmware to change from Philips to Benq 1620 but still the same problems.
Strange thing is that if I reboot and leave the disc in the drive, I can usually write to it. Weird.
I have disable autoplay but no luck.
Any ideas folks?
(Running XP Home with SP2, 3.0ghz processor, 2GB RAM)