Last Christmas I was in Staples and saw a Sony DVD writer and after all the little rebates I thought it was pretty good deal. So I bought it, but didnt install it until a few weeks ago since I was in between places to live, and my computer was in storage.
Anyways, it is a Sony DRU-800, Dual-Layer DVD writer. After I put it in my computer started fine, it still started up pretty quick. But after i shut down and started back up, the little HP screen would come up, but thats it. I finally got it to go into the BIOS, and turned, if im remembering correctly, diagnostic startup. Whatever its called where it shows the disks, mouse, keyboard and all when it starts up.
When I restarted I noticed that it would hang up when it was going through the list of everything when it got to the DVD writer. It doesnt do it every time, but its enough to get very very aggrevating. I have installed as Secondary Slave.
If it helps any my computer is a HP with 2.5GHz P4, running XP Home.
I need help, its so irritating having to turn this thing on and off until it finally works that i havent even tried it since that first night.