I’ll try to make this quick. I just assembled a new computer with the following parts:
-MSI K8N Neo4-F Motherboard
-AMD64 3200+ Venice
-Kingston ValueRAM 512x2 PC3200
-MSI nVidia 6600GT PCIe
-Antec TruePower 430
-Hitatchi 7200rpm Deskstar 200GB (IDE1/Master)
-Samsung SM332-B (IDE1/Slave) DVD/CDRW Combo
The problem is, it doesn’t seem to like my optical drive. I pulled this combo drive from an older machine and it was working fine on that, so I don’t think it’s the drive itself. When I originally plugged it in, I had it on IDE2/Master. It installed Windows fine, and I was able to update some drivers with it (not the SW IDE). But after a power down and turn on, inserting a CD would produce the following error:
STOP 0x0000009c (0c00000004, 0x80545FF0, 0xB2000000, 0X00070F0F)
Because everything else is working fine, and it only occurs when I stick a CD in, I’m assuming it’s the CD drive causing the errors. So I moved the drive to IDE2/Slave and it works. Kind of. It can read and write CDs, but it can’t read DVDs. I’ll stick a DVD in and nothing will happen. The light blinks, it spins, and nothing. Windows and other programs don’t recognize there’s a disk in there. I also tried putting an entirely different CDRW drive on IDE2/Master, and that worked, but it made Windows take an extra 30 seconds to boot. I’m not sure if the IDE2 port is toast or what.
So it’s been recommended that I replace my drive. I’ve been looking around and I have a couple of options. First, to go with a Plextor SATA drive (712SA) and bypass the IDE port altogether, and second to just try a newer drive (NEC 3520). I looked at the MSI website and it lists the Plextor 712SA as tested and compatible for my MB, and there are also some older model NECs listed, but not the 3520.
Any ideas for what I should do? Do I really need another drive? Does anyone have this board and know a specific model that works? I’m trying to avoid ordering a new drive only to have the same problems. Any advice is most appriciated, and sorry if this is the wrong forum to post in.