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By memyslfni1969 ·
I have problems for a P4 1.9 845WN Intel Board, errors in my event viewer (repeatedly, sometimes every 1 minute for an hour), strange noise while my DVD is spinning down, BSOD STOP errors IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_EQUAL (0x00000008, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804ECA2D) and my Drives disappear while working in Windows (not after reboot just 1 minute its there and the next time I go to use it its gone) and I get errors many many errors:

Event ID:1003 Category (102) System Error BSO Error code 0000000a, parameter1 00000008, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 804eca2d.

Event I 12 The device 'CDWRITER IDE2410' (IDE\CdRomCDWRITER_IDE2410_______A.23____\5&259dd3ad&0&0.1.0) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.

Event I 7026 The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:Cdrom redbook

My system is as follows
P4 1.9 Intel 845WN
768 SDRAM 133
Primary IDE Master: Seagate 15GB HD
Primary IDE Slave: ATAPI DVD STAR2000 (BIOS set to CD-ROM disable multiread, Mode 4, Mode 2)

Pacific Digital CD-RW 24x10x40: using Oak Tech. Drivers and SimpleCD software dset same as above
Video: AGP ATI RADEON 8500
Onboard Sound: Analog Systems SoundMax

Additional notes:Intel App Accelorator installed then removed but still using the drvs for bus master/ATA controller, and I have the lastest BIOS and MOB drivers as well as the lastest vid and sound drivers. Cant find any drivers for my CDRW or DVD nor can Pacific Digital find the correct firmware for it because my CD-RW model is not listed on their download site.

I have also read up on the IRQL issue at windows and intel which both basically say root out the hardware devices/drivers causing a problem and change or remove them. Have talked to intel thinking bad controllers and they said bad CD-RW. So I talked Pacific whos says not bad CD-RW they say its a Intel Board issue.

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by memyslfni1969 In reply to I'm ready to throw my PC ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by TheChas In reply to I'm ready to throw my PC ...

You did not include which version of Windows you have.

There is a know issue with Windows 9X and Me that can cause all kinds of 'unusual' problems with more than 511MB of RAM installed.

The MS Knowledge Base articles reference 512MB and 1GB. However, I have seen this bug show up at 512MB. So, I limit my W9X boxes to 384MB of RAM.

The next thing to check, is your power supply. Do you have a MINIMUM of 300 Watts?

Why do you have the CD drives set to disable multiread?
Multiread allows the drives to access diferent types of media.
I would set the CD drives BIOS settings to auto, and let the motherboard sort things out.

I would also try having both CD drives on the secondary IDE channel. There may be some conflict between thehard drive and the CD drive on the same channel.

Based on the symptoms, I would next suspect a problem with the motherboard.

Intel can be very prolific at BIOS updates, so I would start by flashing the BIOS to the latest version.

Before declaring the MB bad, I would perform a clean install of Windows with just 1 of the DVD or CD-RW drives connected.

After installing Windows, make sure that you install your drivers in the following order:

Chipset INF driver from Intel
DirectX (from Microsoft)
ATI driver
Other device drivers as needed.

Chas

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by memyslfni1969 In reply to I'm ready to throw my PC ...

Most suggestions already covered in original post or don't apply. PLease keep trying I am really at a loss.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to I'm ready to throw my PC ...

let us know a little more? sounds like you are running win2k? winxp? winnt? did this ever work right? those dang cd-rw really fail in weird ways. if it used to work right, could uh, don't kill me, the drive be dirty? can you take it apart and try cleaning the sensor (will look kinda like a clear led). just a shot in the dark...

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by memyslfni1969 In reply to I'm ready to throw my PC ...

Have cleaned it was the first thing I did when I got my first cd has a bad block error, and no it has never worked right since I got it in June of this year but the problems are much more frequent now which leads me to believe I am going to have a major failure of some kind in the near future unless I stop the "Buggy Driver" according to MS Knowlege Base IRQL Stop error page.

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by memyslfni1969 In reply to I'm ready to throw my PC ...

Sorry about leaving out key info I use WINXP Home and I have done a reformat clean install already. I have also tried intalling with basic hardware only and had the same results. I followed the critical driver order as specified by intel, and the BIOS config for my ATAPI drives was specified by Pacific Digital. I had tried every concievable combination for Master/Slave Prim./ Sec. IDE for these hordwares including just the DVD and HD and I didnt have the STOP errors but I did have the disappearing drives.

Also I DO ALREADY have all the most current drivers and BIOS for my MOBO even beta stuff from intel.

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by kbud In reply to I'm ready to throw my PC ...

I not sure how your bios is set but I would be sure that it set to plug and pray (play) also I would go into the device manager and be sure that the DMA is not checked on the CD-RW and DVD also have the current drivers for your OP It is not surprising 1 company blamming the others products

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by memyslfni1969 In reply to I'm ready to throw my PC ...

DMA IS enabled mode 2 becaseu that is what the manufactor of my CD-RW and Intel told me to do and it didnt affect the situation one way or the other.

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by CG IT In reply to I'm ready to throw my PC ...

you might consider a memory problem re low voltage to memory [especially since your using 3 DIMMS [768MB physical memory]. MSI mainboard tech forum had a posting about low memory voltage issue [default BIOS voltage to memory]and Windows stop errors. Especially when using 3 DIMMS on their boards. Seems the BIOS default voltage to memory was insufficent to fully charge per cycle and caused a ton of problems for them with RMA's. [see MSI's E-service forum for the KT4 unofficial FAQ ]

This is a trick that AMD suggests when Windows XP doesn't run stable. [you'll see this on the MSI forum under VIA chipset boards]. Diable APIC. It seems some drivers don't like APCI for some reason. I've cut and pasted URL's for MSI's tech forumthat gives some ideas. If these don't work, visit MSI Link to the future. Go to the E service, Forum. A lot of boards are made almost the same with BIOS's and a few added stuff making the difference between manufacturers. [TheChas will disagree but I'm not talking quality of manufacture]. Board manufacturer's may have answers to perplexing problems that don't seem related to a mainboard.


http://www.msi.com.tw/program/e_service/forum/viewthread.php?threadid=1513&boardid=16&styleid=1

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/e_service/forum/viewthread.php?threadid=1131&boardid=16&styleid=1&sid=56c9aa449c932c6517f890084c5e47fd

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I'm ready to throw my PC out the window

by CG IT In reply to I'm ready to throw my PC ...

If after exhausting Techrepublic's expertise [TheChas, Maxwell, Anna, Joe Moore [who am I leaving out???] and you've rejected their answers as well.

Throw it out the window!

Buy an new one!

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