Thanks for the reply.
I've used the motherboard CD to install SATA drivers and they are 64-bit
ready, the drivers on the manufacterer's site are the same version.
I can't find any drivers for my DVD-RW drive. I tried updating the firmware,
but that didn't help.
I was thinking maybe it's to do with the fact that when installing software
I'm essentially copying large files from my DVD drive to my hard drive. I've
read that Vista can struggle when moving around / editing large files. Could
this be the cause to my problem?
If so, are there any fixes?
> I would check if the SATA chipset driver for 64 bit are necessary at Vista
> install as well as DVD-RV drive 64Bit drivers.
> "Kibbles" <Kibbles@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >I recently built a new PC with Vista and everything is fine.
> > Except, when I install software from the DVD drive, installation takes
> > forever, the drive will stop reading and Vista will occasionally freeze
> > (except for the mouse cursor). I've found if I keep ejecting the disc and
> > re-inserting it, eventually, it'll resume installation for a few seconds.
> > Then it'll die and I'll have to resort to re-inserting the DVD.
> > It's also happened when ripping CDs in Windows Media Player.
> > Are there any solutions / tips for this problem? It's pretty frustrating.
> > My system spec is...
> > AMD Athlon 64X2 5000+
> > 2gb (2 x1gb) Patriot Extreme RAM PC6400
> > ATi HD 3850 512mb
> > Gigabyte MA56-S3 Motherboard
> > Samsung SH203-N DVD-RW SATA
> > Hitachi DeskStar 320gb 7,200rpm SATA2 HDD
> > Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit