I bought my current PC in 2006. Already when I first put it together I had problems with BSOD’s. The BSODs always happened when reading from my Lite-On SHW-160P6S DVD-writer. Thinking that I might have a faulty drive, I went back to the store and got another one, but the BSODs were still there. I then put my old (and noisy) Lite-On SOWH-1653S DVD-writer in and the problems disappeared. Not a single BSOD in the 2Â½ years that have passed.
However, now my 6 year old Lite-On SOWH-1653S seems to have given in. When I try to burn a DVD I get a power calibration error from Nero. So I was thinking of replacing it, but fearing the BSOD problem.
For the sake of it, I tried installing the Lite-On SHW-160P6S drive again and I immediately got a BSOD.
Basically, all I want is a functional DVD-writer and I’d appreciate any help in getting one. I’d buy a new one in a second if I knew that it would work, but I’d hate to buy a new one only to get more BSOD’s. I once read that there was some issues with some Nvidia drivers, could this be it?
My PC specs: Gigabyte K8NS Ultra-939 motherboard with Nvidia Nforce 3 chipset. AMD X2 4200 CPU. 2 GB Corsair RAM. 2 Seagate Barracuda 300 GB hard drives. Corsair 520W power supply.