Dell Dimension 450 (P-II) / W2K SP2 / HP 9906j CD-CDW-DVD / Adaptec DirectCD Wizard 3.01d S54.
Adaptec is really Roxio updated with all that I can find. Came with the CD/DVD drive. Free … get what you pay for, I guess.
Behavior is that the second CD that is formatted causes system to hang after formatting is finished. Nothing works! Must power off!!! Cannot ShutDown. Cannot get CD out until I grab it during startup. However, the CD is formatted.
Note that after boot, the first CD formats just fine. HP replaced the drive but still have the problem. Every once in a while, it works OK on the second format, but rarely, and if there is a magic sequnce, I can’t figure it out.
Ideas? Hardware? Dell BIOS? Software?