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CD Drive Not Working

by DDRBum / February 28, 2007 6:11 PM PST

I recently built a new computer using an Asus M2N Motherboard - Athlon 64 X2 3800+ - Nvidia 7900 GS PCI-E x16 - 1GB Ram - Western Digital Caviar SATA 250gb HD - and a Sony DVD-Rom. After installing XP then upgrading to Vista my CD-Rom doesn't respond to any CD's I insert. I've tried changing the IDE cables but nothing seems to fix it. Any advice would be great.

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Just a matter of clarity
by lacsr / February 28, 2007 8:16 PM PST
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I assume that the CD worked under Windows XP, correct? Try to boot from a CD just to see if it still works in that mode. If it does, then it is a Vista vs hardware conflict.

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Yep
by DDRBum / March 1, 2007 2:54 AM PST

Well yea. It does work when I do boot from CD. Thats how I installed XP and Vista but the install process for both seemed incredibly slow. Like the CD drive would load for a while then stop for a while.

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I do not know about Vista but
by lacsr / March 1, 2007 7:31 PM PST
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Windows XP, check in Device Manager to see how the device is listed and then check DMA on the channels for IDE. They should be in Auto Detection and then in the Current mode it should say "Ultra DMA Mode 2". If it shows PIO then you have a miscommunication between the drive and the OS. Delete the device and let Windows re detect it. OR if there is a new firmware for your drive, install that and it should go back automatically, as it will be detected as a new drive.

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