CD/DVD burning problems freezing

By silvermodak
May 3, 2006
  1. Please help I dont know what could be wrong here. I recently upgraded to an Athlon 64 x 2 4400 processor and after I got the new motherboard in and everything working I have stumbled across a horrible problem when burning CD's.

    I couldnt seem to even read from my DVD drive.

    When I try to burn CDs/DVDs using Nero the progress indicator will get to a certain percentage and then stop. When I try to cancel out the program is frozen and all I can do to get out is disconnect my power supply for the computer. I thought it may be the DVD burner as it was about 3 years old so I bought a new one.

    Same problem except the DVD/CDs read now but wont burn.

    I have tried other burning packages which dont seem to freeze but always result in an unreadable CD.

    I detached the other DVD drive on the computer and upgraded the firmware for my new burner. Same problem.

    Could it be the drive is not getting enough power? All I have on the comp is a firewire PCI card, PCI express video card, internal HD and floppy. the burner and a fan controller. I think the PSU is 350W.

    I cant seem to find any problems that would make this happen!

    Please help.
  2. silvermodak

    silvermodak TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Please please can someone help I need to burn CD's for a customer and I can't!
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    tried updating the motherboard drivers?
    maybe it isnt getting enough juice can only be tested by purchasing a better and more powerfull psu..

    there are other threads with similar problems to this (apart from windows freezing), but troubleshooting steps still apply.. so give them a read through, one of tehm may solve it.
  4. silvermodak

    silvermodak TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cheers, motherboard drivers are brand new, got the newest ones when I set it up.

    Could it possibly be the IDE cable needs replaced?
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    that too can be a possibility..

    for your psu conserns check it out here
    but according to this calculator, you need at least 385watts of power, so round taht up to 400w minimum (headroom)

    although i am just guessing your full system specs, so check over it for yourself..

    usualy when one upgrades a motherboard or a video card, the psu (if its stock/not high watt rating) gets a change too... but see how it goes.
  6. silvermodak

    silvermodak TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, Looks like this is the answer, although I need to get a special PSU because the case is rackmount. Now a quest to find one that fits...
  7. Nukey

    Nukey TS Rookie Posts: 110

    Have you tried the X-Power 500w? I know its a cheap one but it's full of features..
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