I happened across this forum when searching about my problem… Seems like a good place for HD drive knowledge!
Anyway. I’ve recently purchased the above combo drive from LG, installation was fine and got the latest firmware and PowerDVD software. All seems good and I played my first HD title (Die Hard 4 on blu-ray) without issue.
However when trying to play my first HD-DVD title (Bourne Ultimatum) I have two problems:
When the disc first loads, it comes up with a screen showing “Loading” and a little animated bar beneath making it look like something’s actually happening. But nothing ever does. There’s a “Cancel” button, so I just click on that and it takes me to the main menu. Not a big deal, but does anyone know what it’s trying to do?
More serious, after 20-60 mins or so (the time can vary) the screen freezes. It’s a complete system hang, neither mouse nor keyboard respond to any commands and I have to reboot. If I restart the movie and fast-forward to the point where it crashed before, it’s fine. It will play back without issue for another period of time.
I’ve run CPU stress tests and played some fairly demanding games for much longer periods of time, so it doesn’t appear to be a hardware or heat problem.
I guess I need some more movies to play to gauge how serious the problem is, but does anyone have any pointers on where to look? Is it the drive, or PowerDVD or the OS?
E6600 @ 2.4GHz
Nvidia 8800 GTS
PowerDVD 7.3 Ultra (OEM came with the drive)
All software and drivers are up to date