@ bopster74 ,
Before you try a new drive which I think will still have the same problems .
Try these suggestions before attempting to remove the VIA Bus Master IDE Controller which may not be causing you problems.
With WinAmp you probably installed the Sonic burning engine. I didn't & I don't have any Sonic on my system. That is where the PXHelp20.sys comes from.
An uninstall of WinAmp doesn't remove all of Sonic . Here is some information & a method for removal:
Sonic Ripping/Burning Support (bundled 3rd-party engine) - Filenames: pxsdkpls.dll (pre-5.22 and 5.61+) | primosdk.dll (5.22-5.6) | burnlib.dll (Winamp dir) | px.dll | pxdrv.dll | pxmas.dll | pxwave.dll | pxwma.dll | pxcpya64.exe | pxcpyi64.exe | pxhpinst.exe | pxinsa64.exe | pxinsi64.exe | vxblock.dll (%system% dir) | pxhelp20.sys | cdralw2k.sys | cdr4_2k.sys (Win2k) | cdr4_xp.sys (WinXP) | pxhelper.vxd (Win98SE/ME, pre 5.5 only) | pxhelper.sys (WinNT4) (%system%\drivers dir). Adds support for Burning Audio CD's
(at 4x speed with Winamp Full, at unlimited speed with Winamp Pro). Requires a reboot on first install for the Sonic Engine to be properly registered. Not recommended to install under Win9x (pre-5.5 only). Note: You can still use the CD Ripper if you uncheck this feature and ASPI is installed (Win9x-only, pre 5.5 only) | Info | ASPI is not required under Win2k/XP, and if Sonic is not installed, Winamp will attempt to use the native SPTI engine instead (though if ASPI is erroneously present, eg. if it's been installed by some other app such as Nero or Adaptec, then ASPI will take precedence over SPTI).
I have WimAmp installed & it causes no problems I have ever found . I had researched WinAmp before I installed it & knew to not install the Sonic burning engine with it.
Next depending on your OS you don't really need an ASPI layer .That being said I do have ASPI on my Vista OS. Many programs will use the Nero WNASPI32.DLL if it is installed in their Program Files folder. Sometimes you may need to find the specific folder it needs to be in . A Google will usually find the correct location.
If that doesn't work you can try ForceASPI . Which I have also.
This is for removing the Gear drivers :