You and I are in the same boat. The wife picked up Sims3 today and I wanted to install it just to check it out.
And lo and behold, It won’t get very far. Vista32 just hangs there. The activity light is pegged and it doesn’t seem to read anything. If I attempt to cancel the installer, it crashes and takes down EXPLORER.EXE with it.
I’ve had some DVD issues before, all to do with reading discs. I’ve never had a problem burning anything, but I don’t burn a lot of discs.
I came here to do some research into my problem and happened upon to threads, one of which is the one I’m posting in.
The other is this: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/lite-lh-20a1l-woes-247508/
Similar issues, same chipset as you and I (I think his mention of nForce 570 is a typo). My board is an ASUS M2N-VM DVI with nForce 560 chipset.
Updated the firmware on the LH-20A1L
Tinkered with some BIOS settings…
Nothing works. Only until I did some reading here, and got the answer from [B]bevills1[/B] in the thread linked above:
[QUOTE=bevills1;2083918]Unfortunately many chipsets don’t work properly with optical drives. The Silicon Image 3112/3512/3114 chipset does work properly for optical drives, and you could get an adapter card with Silicon Image 3112/3512/3114 chipset or exchange this LiteOn for PATA model if you have IDE onboard.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=bevills1;2084005]Oops, I left out SATA in first sentence of reply. I meant to say “Unfortunately many chipsets don’t work properly with [B]SATA[/B] optical drives” which is why PATA would be best choice for non Silicon image chipsets.[/QUOTE]
So now I’m in a pickle…
Do I go get another motherboard or go get an IDE burner…
A BIG FAT THANK YOU to the optical geeks here at CDFreaks!!!
At least I know what my problem is. Now I’m going to install Sims3 on my laptop.
At least it will give me something to do during downtime at work!