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.