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Fitted new dvd now Windows will not boot

 
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fredclarke18



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Location: Leicester UK

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: Fitted new dvd now Windows will not boot Reply with quote

My desktop computer runs Windows XP (sp3) and has a 200gb hard disk and 1 gb RAM. Windows is fully up-to-date and as far as I can tell my drivers are up-to-date.

The machine had a DVD writer plus a DVD player until the player recently died. I had a look inside my pc case and saw that it had both PATA and SATA connections.

Both DVDís were PATA and my hard disk is SATA.

Everything I have read about DIY hardware fitting, says that it is so very easy - especially with SATA - just plug in and away-we-go. Or so I thought...

I fitted a new Sony (Optiarc) AD-7240S-01 without any problems until it came to booting into Windows. I get a blue screen stating that there was a problem loading windows and to remove any recently fitted hardware. I must have done this fifty times now with the same result.

I have checked the CMOS setup and it shows this:
IDE channel 0 Master - TSST DVD (one of the original dvdís connected to PATA)
IDE channel 0 Slave - None
IDE channel 1 Master - None
IDE channel 1 Slave - None
IDE channel 2 Master - HDD (connected to SATA)
IDE channel 3 Master - Optiarc DVD (this is the new one).

This is what SiSoft Sandra says. I hope it is useful.

Processor
Model : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
Speed : 2GHz
Cores per Processor : 1 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
Integrated Data Cache : 64kB, Synchronous, Write-Back, 2-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size
L2 On-board Cache : 512kB, ECC, Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size

Computer
Main board : Gigabyte K8M800-8237
BIOS : Award (Phoenix) F2 04/14/2005
Bus(es) : X-Bus AGP PCI IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
Total Memory : 960MB DDR

Chipset
Model : VIA K8M400 CPU to PCI Bridge
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 804MHz (1.6GHz)
Shared Memory : 1MB

Chipset
Model : AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron HT Hub
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 804MHz (1.6GHz)
Total Memory : 1GB DDR
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 201MHz (402MHz)

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Hynix (Hyundai) HYMD564 646B8J-D43 512MB DDR PC3200U DDR-200 (3-3-3-8 2-11-0-0)
Memory Module : Hynix (Hyundai) HYMD564 646B8J-D43 512MB DDR PC3200U DDR-200 (3-3-3-8 2-11-0-0)

Video System
Video Adapter : VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP (AGP 3.00)

Storage Devices
Maxtor 6L200M0 (204GB, SATA2400, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache) : 190GB (C:)
Generic STORAGE DEVICE (USB) : N/A (H:)
Generic STORAGE DEVICE (USB) : N/A (I:)
Generic STORAGE DEVICE (USB) : N/A (F:)
Generic STORAGE DEVICE (USB) : N/A (G:)
TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-H552U (ATA33, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : N/A (D:)

Logical Storage Devices
Hard Disk (C:) : 141GB (NTFS) @ Maxtor 6L200M0 (204GB, ATA, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache)
Optical Drive (D:) : N/A @ TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-H552U (ATA33, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)
3.5" 1.44MB (A:) : N/A
Removable Drive (H:) : N/A @ Generic STORAGE DEVICE (USB)
Removable Drive (I:) : N/A @ Generic STORAGE DEVICE (USB)
Removable Drive (F:) : N/A @ Generic STORAGE DEVICE (USB)
Removable Drive (G:) : N/A @ Generic STORAGE DEVICE (USB)

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : Giga-Byte VT8237 PCI to ISA Bridge
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : ITE IT8705F
Audio Device : Creative Labs SB0312 Audigy LS
Serial Port(s) : 2
Parallel Port(s) : 1
Disk Controller : Giga-Byte VIA SATA RAID Controller
Disk Controller : Giga-Byte VT82xxxx EIDE Controller (All VIA Chipsets)
USB Controller 1 : Giga-Byte VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (All VIA Chipsets)
USB Controller 2 : Giga-Byte VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (All VIA Chipsets)
USB Controller 3 : Giga-Byte VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (All VIA Chipsets)
USB Controller 4 : Giga-Byte VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (All VIA Chipsets)
USB Controller 5 : Giga-Byte VT6202/12 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
FireWire/1394 Controller 1 : VIA VT6306 VIA Fire II IEEE-1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : VIA VT823x SMBus

Printers and Faxes
Printer : Snagit 9 Printer (600x600, Colour)
Printer : EPSON Stylus DX4000 Series (360x360, USB, Colour)

Network Services
Network Adapter : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport (Ethernet, 100Mbps)

Power Management
Mains (AC) Line Status : On-Line

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP Home 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 3)
Platform Compliance : x86

Performance Tips
Warning 100 : Large memory sizes should be made of Registered/Buffered memory.
Tip 2546 : Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.
Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.

I hope all the above is useful and someone is willing to help me. I look forward to someone helping me to solve this annoying problem.

Many thanks in anticipation...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you give the exact blue screen error please? Also, do you get the same when booting to Safe Mode?
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Location: Leicester UK

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply for SoftStag Reply with quote

Thank you very much SoftStag but I have solved this.

I had checked for new drivers with Pareto Driver Logic but I decided to check with a free scan on the interenet (Driver Detective I think), and it suggested an IDE/SATA update. I installed this and hurray, the drive works!

Many, many thanks for your kind help.

Fred Clarke
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