Posted 12 December 2005 - 07:16 PM
Using system restore to go back to a time before you installed the DVDRW should fix all your problems, but doesn't help you install the burner.
If the system works in safe mode then it must be a driver issue or a resource conflict, I think we need some information about your video card - Manufacturer, model is it onboard or a 'real' card? Look in Device Manager (Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager) under 'Display Adapters' for info. While you are there check the date of the drivers.
A bit more info about your system would help too. (see my sig for examples)
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