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Atapi Error Event ID 9 freezes computer

By stantona
Oct 15, 2007
  1. My problem started when I upgraded my computer to an Intel C2D, 2GB Corsair DDR2 Memory, Windows XP Pro, two Liteon LH-20A1S SATA DVDRW's, EVGA nForce680i video and Viewsonic flat screen all running on a EVGA NF680i S775 Mother Board.

    Sometimes the machine freezes, sometimes not. The error message is: Source: atapi, Type Error Event ID 9, Description: "The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort7, did not respond within the timeout period". (At times I get Event 15 error)

    I suspect it has something to do with the two Liteon DVDRW's I have.

    Would anyone know if this is a known problem? I have the latest video drivers.


  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    do you have a good driver? Did you update the drivers recently? If so roll back to the previous working driver.
  3. Rubi

    Rubi TS Rookie

    Did anyone find a solution? I hav a similar setup (LiteOn drives, Mainboard with nvidia i750 chipset) with exactly the same problem. Any help is welcome.
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