Ok guys, I think I know the answer to this one buuut want a second opinion before I try anything. I recently purchased a samsung DVDRW burner with light scribe for my computer. it is a SATA II drive. It worked wonders the first couple days, then started giving me BSoDs on windows boot. every time, at the same point. Would occasionally get into windows, but then it was only a matter of time before it would BSoD on me again. Now, Ubuntu, loads up fine-no problem whatsoever, so I figure, driver problem, so I reinstalled the chipset drivers and the video card drivers, but nothing changed. I then rolled back the video card driver, and my display driver started giving me fits, which told me that I somehow messed my registry up. I then decided to go ahead and reformat the HD (ive been thinking about doing that for awhile now anyway, I didnt like the current partitioning system) First time it booted up from DVD, it BSoDed on me, second time I had the windows disk boot up with bootlogging, and it got on fine, installed everything perfect, no issues. now that everythings installed, I restart the computer for updates, got the BSoD. Now this is before anything other then the basic windows drivers have been installed. Im now thinking its one of 2 things, A: the drive simply isnt compatible with something in my computer, or B, and Im really thinking this, the bad is simply going bad on me. oh, and yes-the computer boots perfectly with the drive disconected. I purchased this drive because I ordered it for a computer I did for my dad not to long ago, and it worked (still is) fine on his computer, no issues whatsoever. Im thinking its just bad, but part of me thinks I should try to see if my dad will let me borrow his drive to find out for sure, so what do you think? worth the effort or should I just RMA it and see if a replacement works? Do you think the problems the drive, or something else?
The sytem im running it on (if pertinent) is a Gigabyte m61p-S3 motherboard, an AMD athlon x2 6000+ windsor (stock) 6 gigs of patriot ddr2 6400 (2x2 set and 2x1 set) WD 500 GB SATA II drive, ATI Saphire 3870 x2 video card, and a Coolermaster 750 watt PSU.
Edited by the_patriot09, 15 April 2009 - 08:10 PM.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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