Originally Posted by hikaricloud
Something else is seriously wrong in that machine. DVD drives can't cause that.
What are your full system specs?
A friend built my computer with these specs:
OS: Windows XP
CPU: AMD Athlon XP +1800
Memory: 2 x 512MB
Motherboard: MB VIAK T333 6P1A3D KX7 - 333R ABIT
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX
Video Card: ATI Radeon 8500 LE 128MB
Hard Drive (all PATA): 80GB IBM, 160GB Seagate, 300GB Seagate (These are swapped in and out; I connect two hard drives at a time.)
Is this enough information for you?
I'd also like to clarify on what I mean by a "broken" hard drive. As in after I tried to reformat, it won't let me save any files onto it. Or it won't let me reformat at all (something to do with a controller error). Or I get a blue screen of death (something to do with a kernel stack inpage error). Or the booting hard drive won't load Windows XP and stays in DOS mode. Stuff like that.