I'm having problems with Nero's data disk software in Windows 2000. The drive is a "Digital Research" branded LITE-ON LTR 24102B. I've updated to the latest Nero and InCD drivers from Nero's site. I haven't tried any of the Nero software, only InCD for backing up data.
InCD works to format and write to a disk, but after I eject the disk, it usually locks up the system. (Even when it doesn't lock up, it appears to go into LALA land for quite a while.) The mouse moves, but nothing in screen is active. Taskmanager is accessible via ctl-alt-del, and everything looks OK, but the screen won't update except each time I start taskmanager. When I try to shutdown from taskmanager, it hangs on explore.exe and eventually says it's not responding. When I click "end task", it locks again, and only a hard reset reboots it.
Before I upgraded the InCD software, it was even worse, doing a spontaneous reboot if I selected the drive in win-explorer or selected "properties" from the InCD icon in the system tray.
1. Is InCD flaky or is there something I can do?
The system is an Abit TH7-II raid w/ 1.8 Northwood. Until this problem, I was beginning to think I had a very stable system...
The CD-RW is on a separate channel, either master or cable select. I'll play with that and DMA setting.
There is also some kind of "WDA plug-in" or something. It did not offer to install it as part of the standard install, but maybe it is needed for Win2000??? I'll give it a try.
I haven't yet done a thorough, trial and error test removing all that background processes that I have running both intentionally and not.
Was hoping for a quick and easy fix :wink: .
Problem fixed: Removed a superfluous VPN nic driver that I'd installed and never configured since I wasn't using it. It had not previously caused a problem even though it showed up with the "red X" in device manager.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by bw37 on 04/19/02 11:26 PM.</EM></FONT></P>