Well at least I think it did .. it seems to be the only logical conculsion.
Decided to finally upgrade to SP2 over the weekend and did the necessaries.
reformatted, re-installed and everything else, but my BTC DVDRW IDE1008 just doesn't want to play.
I backed up all my mp3's over 3 disks when I was still on SP1 - about 8 gig worth - and it refuses point blank to read them - even though it wrote them !. And i've been trying to "backup" a film (slaves of new york) and it starts writing the lead-in and chucks the disc with a write error.
Everything seemed fine when I was still on SP1, and i've just spent the last 3 or 4 hours running every diagnostic I can find to try and find out why it's doing what it's doing, and the only logical conclusion seems to be that SP2 has a problem with the drive.
The DMA mode is fine, deleted those and rebooted to restore them to default so that was ok. Done everything I can think of and it's STILL playing up. Firmware is 0060 - although i've considered reflashing down a firmware to see if that makes a difference.
I've got :
Windows XP professional with SP2
Sempron 2200+ 1.5ghz
Any ideas ?? Pretty please ?