Originally Posted by Yamil
Thanks Andevian. Regarding the DEP, you mentioned 4 possible options for the /noexecute= section, but what you suggest?. I have no experience in this, so what I should do?. My processor is an Intel Pentium M Sonoma 1.73 MHz.
I would try the Indexing Service change first. It is the more likely answer.
If it turns out not to be Indexing Service, then what to do with DEP will depend on a few factors. If someone who knows chimes in and says that your CPU has the NX flag in hardware, then I would say OptIn is your best option. If that's what it is currently set to or your CPU doesn't support NX natively or you've already tried OptIn and it doesn't work, then I would go with AlwaysOff.
If you implement the AlwaysOff flag and even that doesn't help, then set it back to OptIn. The protection it provides is worth it.
I don't believe in your case that it's a driver issue because of the exact nature of the problem you're having. It doesn't point to anything but your DVD writer, and like 99.9% of the ATAPI CD/DVD units out there, it is almost undoubtedly using a Microsoft driver that you'd have a tough time replacing. It's possible that the built-in Microsoft driver has become corrupted, but file corruption almost never occurs in a void so you would undoubtedly be experiencing other symptoms as well. An OS reload would fix that, but I really don't think that's your problem.
It's also possible that your NEC drive is simply misbehaved. I'm not a big fan of NEC equipment because they do tend to be a little crankier than some of the others. These sorts of problems can manifest as a driver issue, but instead of the driver being at fault, the hardware it's sending commands to is at fault. You might check to see if there's a firmware update out there.