PC reboots when I try to burn any type of DVD

  foxmulder 20:07 24 Feb 2006

Had this problem for some time now. I know that the DVD drive is okay as I use it in my other PC but in this particular machine whenever I try to burn a dvd disk the pc halts to a blue screen and I get the following message.

***STOP 0X0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x8054B207, 0x0F48B798C, 0x00000000)

I have changed the PSU recently from a 350W unit to a 650W unit because I thought that it might be on it's way out.

Machine specs are Athlon 1GB 22 x 256mb SD133 Ram, 120gb HDD on an ABIT KT7-A Raid motherboard.

I am wondering if the memory on the pc is faulty? I have no other problems with any other programmes or burning CDR's from my CDR drive. The DVD Recorder is the 2nd master drive also so that is set up okay.

Any suggestions would be helpful!

  User-312386 20:09 24 Feb 2006

Little confused here

How much Ram do you have?

  foxmulder 20:18 24 Feb 2006

The system has 512mb ram, 2x slots of 256mb.

I got this message from the admin tools event viewer with regard to the fault.

MLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0x71), which lies in the 0x70 - 0x71 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

  User-312386 20:52 24 Feb 2006

Let me get this straight you have a 1Ghz machine?

click here and download the latest BIOS or click here and use there flash menu

  foxmulder 21:22 24 Feb 2006

Hi there, yes.

It's a 5 year old motherboard, ABIT KT7A-Raid ATA133 with an Athlon 900mhz running at 1000mhz.

I have done some googling and it would seem some older motherboards need their BIOS upgraded/flashed so am looking into this now.

Another other leads would be helpful.

  foxmulder 21:23 24 Feb 2006

thanks for those links.

have downloaded the updates I require.

am concerned that I might screw up the motherboard but if it can't burn dvds then I will have to scrap it and buy another!

  foxmulder 11:01 25 Feb 2006

I downloaded the latest bios and upgraded the older version.

It all works fine now and was quite simple, the ABIT site took me through the process step by step.

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