I have 2 CD -/+ R/RW burners. One in addition (Pioneer) also burns DVD-R/RW only, not the + format. The other one (Memorex) in addition burns pretty much everything DVD/CD -/+ R/RW and DVD DL (the newer one of the 2). I haven't had any problems until 5 months ago, give or take.
The problem is every time I insert a blank DVD or CD the whole computer restarts, doesn't matter what drive I use. Regular, already burnt, CDs or DVDs work fine. I've done almost everything I could think of, like switching the jumpers for each drive from Master to Slave or Cable select, updating the firmware (for the Memorex only, haven't done it to the pioneer yet), and having only one drive connected on boot-up (only 1 master drive, so one drive only at a time on boot).
I read somewhere that someone said to turn off the "Automatic Restart" feature (Right click My Computer>Properties>Advanced Tab>Start up and Recovery Settings button>under "System Failure" deselect the "Automatically Restart" feature). Apparently that seemed to help the restarting from the blank CDs, but not DVD media.
One more thing, on boot-up if I have a blank CD/DVD in my drive already I can burn it, EXCEPT for DVDs. I receive an "Unrecognized format error" for the DVDs.
I would really appreciate everyone's help, any thoughts would be great. Thanks!
128MB AGP Radeon 9800
I think that's everything you might need. If not let me know, Thanks again.