This doesn't happen every time, but a few times here and there, when I'm burning a CD, my monitor goes black. I don't get a beep, or an error message, and my pc doesn't reboot. The light on my drive stays on, like it's still burning.
MSI Nforce2 MB
XP 1700+ running @ 2000+
I thought it might be an Nforce driver issue. I *finally* got the latest NF2 SW-IDE drivers to work. (didn't have them installed before) got the same black screen.
thought it might be my cd drive (MSI 52/32/52) But, I replaced it with an Lite-On 8112s DVD burner yesterday, and got the same black screen.
It might only happen once out of every 20 burns, but there are times where it'll happen like twice out of 5.
I was thinking it might be a power supply problem, but I can play games like Far Cry for hours without a single hickup.
Have my DVD burner on the secondary IDE channel, but no other device attatched. My bios is current, as is my windows update.
I'm thinking about re-installing XP clean, hoping that'll fix it. My question there, if I do the clean install option, it says "windows may remove your current my documents folder" I've heard mixed stories from people as to if this is true. I don't wanna loose my user settings. And the windows backup option isn't work (never gotten it to work on any system) and I can't just copy the files manually, as I get sharring violations on a bunch of the files.
is it safe to do the clean install? if not, what's a decent program that'll take my user settings and maybe even back them up to DVD?
also what's another program with good audio burning? I'm also thinking it might be Nero and if I have to I'll run something else
Don't need super fancy, but I do use stuff like track normalizing & ogg/mp3 support.