|"i was met with the message "copying complete finished". so i put the newly copied disk into the other drive (ROM) and it said the disc was blank."|
What type of supposedly burned disk is it?
If it's not a CD-R or DVD-R, are you SURE the DVD-Rom drive can read that type of disk ?
Did you try reading the supposedly burned disk in a DVD drive on another computer?
If the burned disk is blank on another computer....
- you may have had the settings in the burning program set wrong.
Burning programs often have a feature where you can run a test simulation, or similar, of burning a disk - sometimes you can un-intentionally set the program so it runs the simulation without actually burning anything to the disk. It that case, the supposedly burned disk has no data on it, no matter which drive you try to read it in.
- OR - it's quite possible the DVD-RW drive is faulty. They have at least two lasers and associated circuits - we have seen that sometimes one of those fails after the drive has been used a lot - if the laser or associated circuits used for burning have failed, there will be no files on the supposedly burned CD. The burning program may not detect that there's anything wrong with a defective burner drive.
In that case, no matter which computer you install the DVD-RW drive on, it will not successfully burn any CD, or any DVD, depending on which laser was supposed to be used.
Since it appears you get the bluescreen only with the DVD-RW drive...
It's quite possible that if you use a different DVD burner drive, your problem will go away. Combo DVD burner drives (that can read and burn both CDs and DVDs) are cheap these days, especially if you get a "bulk" one (a drive in a bag with a CD with burning software on it).
"STOP : 0x0000008E (0xC0000005 , 0x806D2753 , 0xF50395B4 , 0x00000000)"
STOP : 0x0000008E = KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
STOP 0x0000008E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint in startup without having a debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, 3rd party remote control, Memory
The following parameters appear on the blue screen.
1 The exception code that was not handled
2 The address where the exception occurred
3 The trap frame
Common exception codes include the following:
0xC0000005: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION indicates that a memory access violation occurred.
If you can connect the DVD-RW to another computer, if you get the same thing happening when you try to burn the same type of disk (DVD or CD) on another computer, it's probable the DVD-RW drive is defective.
If the DVD-RW drive is IDE
It is common to un-intentionally damage IDE data cables, especially while removing them - the 80 wire ones are more likely to be damaged. What usually happens is the cable is ripped at either edge and the wires there are either damaged or severed, often right at a connector or under it's cable clamp there, where it's hard to see - if a wire is severed but it's ends are touching, the connection is intermittent, rather than being reliable.
Another common thing is for the data cable to be separated from the connector contacts a bit after you have removed a cable - there should be no gap between the data cable and the connector - if there is press the cable against the connector to eliminate the gap.
80 wire data cables are also easily damaged at either edge if the cable is sharply creased at a fold in the cable.
Try another data cable if in doubt.
If there is a file named on the same screen as that STOP error, copy it down and tell us what it is. It's often at the end of the message.
There is sometimes a link on the blue screen - to more info, or similar - if you see that click on the link, and if there is a file named, tell us the name of that file.
If there is no file named, clues about what is causing the problem are often found in the minidump file produced when you get the error, however, you need to use a program to properly display the info in it.
Make sure you have enough free space on the Windows partition, which is usually C. E.g. a least 10% of the total partition size.
The above info mentions updating your bios, but that's a LAST RESORT ! If you were NOT having problems with the same drive and components on your computer previously, with the present bios version, flashing the bios WILL NOT CURE YOUR PROBLEM and is an un-necessary risk ! Flashing the bios is the riskiest thing you can do with a mboard !
Problems the computer has reading the ram can cause all sorts of STOP errors. However, it seems you're only getting the blues creen message with the DVD-RW drive, so that probably doesn't apply.