I have read the FAQ and searched. Nothing I do helps.
I got a PLEXTOR PX712A for Christmas. I installed it into my AMD Athlon 1gig machine with 512 RAM and 100 gig HDD. It crashes my WIMXP when I copy from it or write to it.
It crashes a few minutes into the operation.
Things I have done to try to find the problem:
Disconnect all drives so all I have left is 1 HDD as master on IDE1 and the PLEXTOR as master on IDE2.
Update the PLEXTOR firmware.
Install Windows updates and Service Pack2.
Disable all startup applications.
Change jumper on PLEXTOR for the DMA thingie.
Run PLEXTOR self diagnosis. It passed.
Use NERO and PLEXTOOLS to write. Same prob on both.
Comtemplate editing the BIOS.
Contemplate getting a new computer.
Please help with ideas. I cannot get this thing to stop crashing my machine.