When I try to read or write to a CD the whole PC locks up. I have to shut down by the power button and when it comes back up the computer doesn’t see it. If I shut down again it will show up but then back to the first problem. Does it sound like the burner is fried or could it be a system problem. I installed it one year and one week ago :a
The first thing I would check is the IDE cable they do go bad sometimes.
I had a problem similar to what your problem is only mine was the SATA
cable going bad it would cause lock-ups and temporary freeze-ups I went
and replaced it and no more problems.
Thanks Getit. Finally rounded up an IDE cable and so far so good!