Hi. Whenever I put a DVD into my computer DVD/CD-RW drive, it reads it and then the computer locks up. Sometimes it completely freezes my system, and other times I have to click on the DVD/CD drive in My Computer before it freezes. Once I closed everything but what I needed and I opened Power DVD prior to inserting the DVD, and it froze for about 30 seconds, then played the movie (however, if I opened anything in the first few minutes, it would freeze). Recently I've tried putting in a DVD I got from PC Gamer that supposedly has data on it. This yields the same results. One time I tried putting it in and the computer was fine, but then I realized for some reason the DVD/CD drive had dissappeared from Device Manager. A device scan had it back, then my computer froze when I tried to access the drive from My Computer. My system specs are as follows:
Win XP Home w/ SP2 installed (the problem also occured before SP2, if I recall correctly)
AMD Athlon XP, 2083 MHz (12.5 x 167) 2800+
512 MB RAM
DVD drive w/CDRW (52x24x52) (the exact product is listed as LITE-ON COMBO LTC-48161H)
NVidia Gforce FX5200
All I have for programs (as far as I can tell) that would impact my DVD drive is PowerDVD. All drivers have been updated.
Thanks for the help.