Hi all; This is my first post here.
I have a new system I just built about 2 months ago.
MOBO - ASUS P5B-Deluxe
RAM - 2gb OCZ dual channel ( second edition )
Sound - SoundBlaster X-Fi Extreme Music
HDD - Seagate 320 gb SATA
Optical - Plextor PX-716 SA/SW ( SATA )
500 watt MIOS power supply
Video - BFG GeForce 7600 GT OC PCIe 256 mb RAM
Generic internal memory card reader ( USB )
OS - Windows XP Pro
When I first booted up and installed Win XP it seemed to work OK. Within a month I started to get lots of errors ie: missing files, dll etc etc.
I decided to wipe everything out, re-format and re-install XP. I got lot of errors during the install saying that several files were missing and disc wouldnt read certain files ( re trying didnt help. ) I tried several re-formats and reinstalls with no sucess.
I did the self diagnosis routine with the Plextor 716 and it failed the test, saying it had read / write errors.
I then tried a different Plextor DVD drive, the PX-755 SA but had the same results / errors that I had with the PX-716 SA drive.
I took my computer to Canada Computers in Hamilton, Ont where I bought my components. They swapped out everything. They even tried a different XP installation disc. Still read errors.
They tried several SATA DVD drives and it allowed them to load Windows without errors. They even tried an IDE DVD drive with success.
I’ve contacted Plextor by phone and emails. All they tell me is to contact my MOBO vendor. I aske the ppl at Plextor if there were compatability issues with the Plextor SATA optical drives and the ICH8R chipset that was on my ASUS P5B-Deluxe, they told me that they weren’t aware of any issues???
Does anyone here have any ideas whats going on her or have had any of these problems?