NEC3500 nforce4 problems?

vbimport

#1

Hi

Ive recently updated my system and also installed windows using a different installation disc which contains service pack 2 rather than my usual installation of installing winxp bare and applying the updates via online.

Ive found that some cd-rs are not being read properly by my NEC-3500 drive and it will sometimes cause the system to lock up, the present window on screen will still work but the use of ALT+TAB wont change to a different window and CTRL+ALT+DEL will not display the task manager, the power off button wont shut down the PC and i have no option but to hit the reset button. Ive tried the same discs in my BenQ 1620 and managed to do a transfer rate test and it gives me a nice curve.

Could this just be a damaged disc or something to do with the new system components or windows installation what could be a dodgy release?

Ive only upgraded the following components:

AMD64 3200+ (skt939), MSI K8N Neo4 (nforce4), Sapphire Radeon x800 xt

This probably is just the discs but I am considering re-installing windows the usual way to see if it overcomes this problem or it could be something related to the nvidia chipsets IDE controllers???

Any help is much appreciated.

Mark


#2

Use native Microsoft drivers. There have been some problems with Nvidia own drivers.


#3

are you referring to the IDE controller driver or DVD/CD-ROM driver?

Mark


#4

Yes the IDE controller

If you have installed the Nvidia drivers.


#5

ok thanks for your help

I changed to the original microsoft IDE controller drivers and it didnt fix the problem. I dont need to uninstall the nvidia drivers fully for them to function correctly?

Mark


#6

Uninstall NVidia IDE drivers.

Delete IDE controllers In system panel.

Reboot.

NEC 3500 isn’t that great a reader. Try some CD-ROM and others CD-R. Could be related to just one bad media. Try reading the same cd-r in a differnt reader.


#7

uninstalled the drivers and it still didnt work.

decided to follow my hunch and re-install windows and it works fine now, guess it was a dodgy install after all.

Thanks for your help!

Mark