Ok, I just bought a new Lite On 451s DVD writer from New Egg. The first thing I tried to do was the firmware upgrade to GSB7, but as soon as it initializes...my computer locks up. Same thing when I goto backup data onto a DVD through Nero 6. As soon as it starts to write...the computer locks up???
However I can play DVD movies just fine.
I have not installed any of the software bundled with the drive except Power DVD to play the movies...
I have an oldie so here is my computer specs:
Windows XP SP1
K7M Via Chipset Slot A @ 704 Mhz
384 MB of Ram
Primary IDE : Master- Maxtor 40G HD
Slave- Maxtor 80G HD
Secondary IDE: Master- Lite On LDW-451S DVDRW
Slave- TDK CD-RW
4 in 1 chipset installed
Nero 6 installed
ATI All in Wonder Pro Radeon 7200 AGP Video Card