Tonight I decided to try out my new DVD writer. I connected it to SATA 4. I also removed the old DVD ROM drive from the IDE cable, and changed the older DVD writer to IDE master. (on 2nd IDE channel)
I then tried to boot the system. First off, there was no POST beep, and nothing on the monitor. I pulled it apart, wiggled the add on cards and it then worked.
This time, the system would start loading windows, but after about 5 seconds, the system would reboot by itself. After the reboot, a menu asked to start windows normally, or to run start up repair (or something simalar). I tried the repair, and after a short time I got a BSOD. I didn't write it down this time, but it was something along the lines of IRQL conflict I think.
Then I tried the DVD writer on SATA 3, and it still wouldn't boot, it would reset itself again. I then unplugged the drive completely, and yet still no boot!! This time, the BSOD is saying PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.
I have no idea what is going on, any help would be great!
Asus M2N Motherboard
AMD 5200+ 64bit
2 x 1GB PC2 6400 RAM
IDE Add on Card
>Ch1 0 IDE Seagate HDD (Master)
>Ch2 0 IDE DVD-RW (Master)
SATA 1 Seagate HDD
SATA 2 Seagate HDD
SATA 3 Lite On 24x DVD-RW (currently unplugged)
Windows 7 Home 64bit
Add on card graphics (can't remember, I think it is a GeForce)
Sorry I can't remember size of the hard drives, or any more detail on anything else.