You know, I just don’t know why I spent 350+ on that Sony DRU-500ax a year or so ago. I remember when I was trying to upgrade the firmware to 2.0h, and everytime i clicked on the exe file my computer would restart.
But, I survived. Now, I just ordered a new liteon sohw-812s, and I did want to actually upgrade the sony again to 2.1a, because I thought of using it as a secondary, in case I wanted to er, make a second backup of my movies at the same time. Anyways, still getting the same old song and dance from the comp: click on exe, get a restart. Additionally, I have been trying to install dvdinfopro, click on that setup exe, same thing happens… nero infotool, you guessed it, RESTART. I have TONS of programs on my HD, only these will cause this mayhem.
I remember that there was one specific thing in windows that sony had me do (along with uninstall Norton AV, take the cd-rw off the ide cable, rub cooking oil in my hair, and face west while doing all this, etc). But for the life of me I cannot remember what the F** it was.
Here is a rough description of the guts on my comp
GA 7VAXP MOBO
Athlon XP 2500+ 1.8Ghz
two sticks 512 MB DDR
IDE 0: 2 hard drives…master/slave
1 hd on a promise pci card Ultar IDE blah blah
nvidia type Ti4200-TD8X AGP
IDE 1: sony DRU-500AX on master, liteon LTR-52246S on slave
internal zip 100 drive on promise card
Can anybody tell me WTF is happening?
It would appear to me that anything having to do with changing something related to the Somy causes some bad mojo enough for a shut down: DVDinfopro…Nero Cd tool…sony firmware…