Can no longer write a CD or DVD

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at
Wed Feb 13 21:09:57 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 13 February 2008 11:34:42 am Mark Fraser wrote:
> I recently upgraded my processor from an Athlon 3700 to an Athlon X2 3600+
> and although everything seems to be working, I can no longer write a CD or
> DVD with my Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A drive which is set as the master drive.
> Writing a CD/DVD with k3b starts OK, but after a while the write speed goes
> down to 0 and stays there, this can happen anywhere during the write
> process. The Liteon CD-RW drive that is the slave device works fine and
> burns discs without any problems.
> I can't see that changing the processor would cause this, but it can't just
> be bad luck that the drive has failed at exactly the same time as I changed
> processor can it?

The Athlon X2 is it a 32 bit or 64 bit proc?  The reason I ask is that if you 
just upgraded the hardware without upgrading to a 64 bit OS that may be some 
of the problem.  But, I can't remember if the 3600+ is 64 bit or not.

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!

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