PC Hardware forum

General discussion

CD-RW not working

by Enkidu / November 5, 2004 10:33 AM PST

Hey, I'm new here and I need some help. My brothers old Dell didn't have a burner in it, so he bought one and had it installed, years later, I inherited the computer, tore it apart and used some components in my own system, the CD-rw being my main drive. Worked perfect, up until I installed a DVD player into the system, the DVD cd-rom works fine, however whenever I put a CD into the Sony CD-RW, my system freezes until I remove it, or crashes/loacks up altogether. I have two IDE cables in use. My system specs are

80 gig WD HD
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
MSI neo2 platinum Mobo
Sapphire Radeon 9800 pro
Sound blaster Audigy
Coolmax taurus 450 watt PSU

Any help would be appreciated, it'd be nice to be able to burn again. Any help is appreciated!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: CD-RW not working
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: CD-RW not working
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: CD-RW not working
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 10:35 AM PST
In reply to: CD-RW not working

questions...

1. What IDE cable type for the CDRW and DVD?
2. What jumper settings for the CDRW and DVD?
3. Are the AMD Chipset drivers and BIOS current?

Bob

Collapse -
Re: CD-RW not working
by Enkidu / November 5, 2004 10:41 AM PST
In reply to: Re: CD-RW not working

I'm not quite sure what you mean by type...one IDE cable is the rounded one that came with the system, the other is one I removed from the dell system, regular flat IDE cable.

I'm afraid I don't know what the jumper setting are either...can you point me where to go to check?

All drivers are current, I updated the bios only a few weeks ago to the newest release.

Collapse -
Jumpers are the likely issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 10:51 AM PST
In reply to: Re: CD-RW not working
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?