This is my first time posting to this forum.
I have put together my first computer and the following are the specs:
OS: Vista Ultimate 32bit SP1
Video: VGA BFG BFGE86256GTOC2FE 8600GT 256
Network Card: WL ADPT NETGEAR|WG311T 108M RTL
Power supply: PSU TT|W0100RU 500W RT
Mother board: MB ABIT AN-M2HD GF7050 AM2 RETAIL
Hard Drive: HD 500G|WD 7K 16M SATA2 WD5000AAKS
Processor: CPU AMD|A64 X2 6400+ 3.2G AM2 2M R
DVD-RW drive: Samsung 20x dvd-rw SATA Model #SH-S203N
Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800
Monitor: Samsung 206BW 20in Widescreen LCD Monitor
Casing: THERMALTAKE Wing RS 101 VG8000BNS Mid Tower Case
The reason for my posting is that my dvd-rw drive seems to not be working properly with DVD formats. Whether it be a game or Movie (store bought), the dvd will run and then go idle during the movie or installation of a program from a dvd. This causes the comp to freeze and be idle as well for up to 20 minutes...not to mention that vista took over 5 hours to install!:a
Has anyone experienced these problems? If so, please let me know what you did to fix it.
Also, I have tried flashing the BIOS with an external floppy drive, but that did not change anything.
Thank you for your help.