Guys,\n\nSorry for the length on this inquiry. I hope the detail helps someone steer\nin a direction that pins down the problem I'm having. Just recently my\nLiteOn DVD+/-RW drive (SHW-160P6S, latest firmware) has been tripping out.\nFor whatever reason it suddenly would cause my system to go to a black\nscreen and reboot whenever I would insert a rewriteable DVD. The only thing\nthat I can recall changing on my system was a Java update.\n\nSystem configuration: EPoX 9NPA+Ultra board (nForce4 Ultra chipset),\nAthlon64 4000+ S939, 2GB PC3200 (4x512MB), Leadtek PCIex nVidia 6600GT 128MB\nvideo, Samsung 160GB SATA 7200RPM (partitioned C & D), BenQ 16x DVD-ROM,\nLiteOn DVD+/-RW (BenQ on primary master, LiteOn on secondary master),\nWindows XP Pro SP2 (fully updated/patched), Nero Express 126.96.36.199, InCD\n188.8.131.52.\n\nLong story short, I did a lot of troubleshooting: swapped out two different\ndrives, different cables, tried both optical drives as master/slave on\nprimary and secondary channels, tried opticals on Promise IDE controller,\nall to no avail. I restored my system from a month old Acronis TrueImage\nbackup, and issue went away.\n\nIn anticipation of troubleshooting this issue, I also purchased a new\nSeagate 250GB SATA drive when I bought the Promise card. I did an Acronis\nrecovery to this drive, and due to my error, ended up with a 160GB drive out\nof it. So, I've done a lot of "jumping through hoops" to get this system\nback up and running, and trying to get rid of the DVD+/-RW drive issue.\n\nI finally threw in the towel and did a clean Windows XP install, on the\nSeagate HD. Guess what, the DVD+/-RW drive issue is still with me. I can put\nin a blank DVD+ or - R disc, and all is well. It will burn w/o issue, and\nread. It will read other burned DVD's. But, just like before, almost\nimmediately upon accessing a rewriteable DVD the system goes to black screen\nand reboots.\n\nSo, I'm down to three possible solutions. One is to attempt to find another\nnForce4 Ultra board and swap it in. This is not impossible, but getting\n"trickier" by the day, as supplies of these S939 boards dry up. Second\nsolution is to get a SATA DVD+/-RW drive. Third solution is to get a new\nmobo/processer/memory. I'm not too hot on the third solution. Right now the\nsolution I see as the next best step is a SATA DVD+/-RW drive.\n\nAny thoughts on why I'm experiencing this? Any suggestions re\ntroubleshooting that I've missed? I'm wide open to any ideas or suggestions\nat this point.\n\nTIA,\n\nJeff\n\nP.S. Another thought - all my rewriteable DVD's are Fuji DVD+RW, some 2x,\nnewer ones 4x. Is there any chance that these are the culprit? Prior to this\nissue arising they hadn't been problematic. I know, getting another brand of\nDVD+/-RW is simple enough. I'll do that as a next step.\n\nP.P.S. I did the DVD-RW thing, and same result. I also picked up another\n80 pin IDE cable, no dice. Right now I'm looking at getting an Asus A8N-E\nboard, as I can't find a 9PNA+ Ultra board anywhere.