My 1st time ever im posting anything.
im at my last ends and need help.
I have a 3.60 GHz with 2.00 GB and running windoiws xp service pack 2.
Bought a new dvd sata dvd writer. Before that my old 1 was a IDE.
Was hoping for a plug and pray... I was so wrong.
I have replaced, not added on. My pc just restarts itself all the time, like every 10min or so. even worse if i try to use the rom for writing, installing etc.
I check bios. it picks up as a sata drive running as an IDE drive.
I have swopped the drive once, thinking it might be faulty. no luck there.
it remains the same.
what else can i check ?
I have heard it all. Power supply not strong enough (BS ive been told too), pc is too old (Crap, it has sata plugs on the motherboard), swop sata plugs (done)...etc
am i stupid ???? Must i source a ide drive again (not easy), but willing to consider) ???????????