Mobo Abit AN-M2HD
CPU AMD AM2 4000+
2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 RAM
Maxtor Diamond Max 23 250GB SATA HDD (System Boot Drive, Windows 7)
Maxtor Diamond Max 200GB IDE HDD
NEC Optiarc DL DVD RW
I had some real problems getting Win 7 on this machine, in the end I had to disconnect my SATA DVD Drive and use a standard IDE DVD Rom Drive to install Windows 7.
Now its all setup I recconnected my NEC Optiarc DL DVD RW however when I put in a DVD, either a Game or Video it it starts to read it but after a while it freezes the whole machine, if its a DVD it will play for about 10-15 secs (very choppy) and the freeze.
Once frozen I can CTRL ALT DEL to exit the application.
To test the drive I disconnected my 250GB SATA System Drive and installed Windows XP on my 200GB IDE HDD, it installed without a hitch and once all setup I was able to play a DVD no problems at.
This proves that the DVD itself works so there must some kind of hardware issue in Windows 7 the problem is how do I narrow it down.
It could be either that the SATA DVD drive is not compatible with the SATA HDD?
Or the SATA DVD drive is not compatible with windows 7
Any ideas or will I just have to stick with an IDE DVD drive? if so anyone recommend a good IDE to SATA adaptor, my mobo only has 1 x IDE port and due to the location of the DVD Drive and my spare IDE HDD I will not be able to run them both from the same port so will need to convert one of them to SATA.