[qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the Optiarc AD-7203S. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]Hmmm, I encounter quite fatal errors in a running WinXP Pro SP3 ENU which has been installed cleanly from a slipstreamed XP SP3 disc...
The DVD is being thrown out of a running WinXP without any DVD activities!
Here's the error log from the Windows Event Monitoring System (System Events):
1) The device, DeviceIdeiaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.
2) The device, DeviceCdRom0, is not ready for access yet.
3) The device, DeviceCdRom0, is not ready for access yet.
4) The device 'Optiarc DVD RW AD-7203S' (IDECdRomOptiarc_DVD_RW_AD-7203S_________________1.06____4&37df755d&0&0.1.0) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.
Well, I gonna first update to the latest Optiarc firmware (1.09) as of tonight. I don't think it's the Intel Storage Mgr Driver or the Intel Southbridge hardware, since the ICH10R is manufactured and sold million times... I have a brand new GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS4, iP45, with solid SATA cables. Currently, the DVD drive and/or its firmware are my prime suspects.
So, I try the new firmware - if this won't help, I check another SATA connector on the motherboard.
Otherwise, the DVD drive will definitely be gone!