Windows XP pro Won't load after adding a new DVD-RW Drive

By TheEsoog
Mar 9, 2006
  1. Hi, this is a bit of a strange one.
    Yesterday I got a new DVD-RW drive (Philips SPD2400), I added into my system as a slave and windows loaded fine, a little balloon came up saying windows had finished installing drivers and needed to reboot, which I did. The next time windows loaded I tried to get into my computer to check it out, and explorer pretty much just froze up on me and died. I reset the pc and it go as far as the "Windows XP" screen with the little loading bar and just sat there.
    I rebooted again and checked bios to see if the new drive was recognised , which it was. And tried to load windows - again it just sits there. Which is what it does no matter what I try.

    Things I've tried so far;

    - Last known configuration
    - Safe mode (gets to giveio.sys or something like that and stops)
    - Setting the drive as a master on its own
    - Setting the drive as a master with a cd drive as slave
    - Setting the drive as master with a dvd drive as slave
    - Tried the drive in my other pc (a 800 duron running the exact same install of Windows xp pro) - It worked perfectly.
    - Tried the IDE cable from that pc in this pc, again no dice.

    Sepcs are;

    Windows XP Pro sp2
    Athlon 2400xp
    MSI K7N2 Delta2-LSR (mobo)
    500W PSU
    2 x Kingston 512MB DDR PC3200 400MHz CL3 Memory Module
    Maxtor 6L200P0 Diamondmax 10 200Gb 7200rpm ATA133 8mb Cache
    Creative Audigy
    Geforce 6600 GT

    Any suggestions? Its driving me mad
  2. TheEsoog

    TheEsoog TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    couple bits of extra info;

    I set the boot sequence to cd only, and stuck an xp setup disk in the drive, and that loads up windows setup fine.
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