Plextor DVD drive crashs my system?



I have a new system and I am having issues. I have an ASUS A8N-SLI mobo, Plextor DVDR PX-716A, and a WDC WD740GD HD. Well they are both SATA/EIDE but the pc locks up when the DVD Rom is connected. I have XP Pro and it stays on the 1st logo until it finally freezes up.

Now I have messed around and tried every which way in the Boot in BIOS but it continues to fail. I have even tried to switch the devices to different SATA ports.

Any suggestions?


welcome to the forums bbbeaver.

is your Plextor the SATA or IDE version? you say it’s a 716A then you say they’re both SATA/EIDE. do a search in this plextor section for “Asus A8N” and unfortunately you’ll find that there is a known issue running this drive with your motherboard…

here you go, but take a look in the Plextor section as well as there are other threads pertaining to this topic:

give the Forum Rules and “posting tips for newbies” sticky a read as well. remember, the SEARCH function is your friend. good luck.