I have a LiteOn LH-20A1P DVD Writer. The problem is that it hangs and freezes up when I try to read a dvd. The default AutoRun feature of XP comes up and shows the drive with the Main Folders. But when I try clicking/Double Clicking/Right Clicking the folders , the system becomes sluggish and hangs. The weird part is that it works PERFECT in safe mode. Everything gets read , and I can write DVD’s without a problem. At first, I thought it was a problem with the startup items or services so I disabled the startup items and All Non Microsoft services. But the problem doesn’t seem to go.
OS : Xp , sp2
Anti Virus : Kaspersky
Firewall : Outpost
I have 2 drives on this IDE cable. The DVD is on Cable Select and the other one (LG CD ROM) is set as Master.
Since , it seems to be working flawlessly in safe mode, the possibility of a Master/ Slave IDE conflict is ruled out I guess. I just can’t put a finger on the problem.