I'm not sure where to ask this because I'm not sure what's causing it. I have a fresh install of XP Pro in an old machine running an Athlon XP 3000+ on an ASUS A7V8X MB with 1.25G of memory. Bios & drivers are current. Every time I launch a DVD the system freezes completely. I can open the viewer, either VLC or WMP but as soon as the DVD begins to open it freezes. The CPU is not overclocked and the machine runs OK otherwise. Any ideas out there?
There may be nothing physically wrong w/ the drives. XP home and Pro and the 2 different HD's likely had some different drivers installed.
Other than a failing drive, I'm not sure what else it could be.
I'm stumped too. As I said the drives were running fine on XP Home on another HDD so I don't see how changing the HDD & OS could harm the drives. I feel like it must be something with XP because even VLC media player freezes. I'll probably have to reformat again. What a PITA.