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Probs with CDrom, doesn't read anymore!!

By riot30 ·
Hi, the 2 cd-rom that I have on my computer doesn't work anymore, they stop reading today, when I put an ORIGINAL music CD I just hear some "schhhhhh", it doesn't read video on cd neither. I had the same problem long ago and I thought my cd was broken, so I bought a new one, but then it works again, that's why I have two now, but now the 2 of them doesn't work anymore, I've already uninstall/reinstall them, nothing. I guess it's a problem with windows xp pro?please help!!

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by riot30 In reply to Probs with CDrom, doesn't ...

I've just connect a new external HDD 160G USB2.0, that's all. I Don't know if it's related

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by josh In reply to Probs with CDrom, doesn't ...

From my assumption you are saying that you have two cdrom drives and BOTH are not working, and then were working, and now not working again. I would try changing your power supply with a higher wattage power supply and one that is tested to be good. I would try around 400 - 500 Watts. And change the IDE cable connected to the cdrom drives while you are inside the case and try again.
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by ctrservices In reply to Probs with CDrom, doesn't ...

Copy the correct drivers for the new CD-ROM to your computer (download from the Internet if needed and remember the location of the download?Desktop is a good place)

Disconnect the external hard drive and both CD-ROM?s. Change the jumpers on the newest CD-ROM to master and install into the PC (make sure to insert the primary IDE cable connector into the CR-ROM, assuming that the cable is good). Tap the F8 key at startup when rebooting until you see the menu, then choose Safe Mode. Click Start?Run?type ?msconfig? (without quotes)?click Startup tab?click Disable all?Apply?OK. Then go into Device manager and uninstall both CD-ROM drivers?reboot.

When rebooting gets to the Wizard detecting new hardware, manually install the newly downloaded CD-ROM drivers. Check to see that the CD-ROM is working.

If it is, uninstall the drivers (if any) for the external hard drive, reboot, and reinstall drivers from the original CD (or manufacturers website). If it is working?

Try setting the old CD-ROM to slave and installing it into the PC as you did with the first CD-ROM (load drivers from CD or website, not the old ones stored on the computer).

If any problems with the above, click the Comment button and let us know.

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by dmiles In reply to Probs with CDrom, doesn't ...

Boot computer,open Device Manager check for any exclamations marks,make sure that you donot have any conflicts with devices.

Make sure that you have the pin configuration on the drives set mstr/slave.

Check that your system will support USB 2.0,it could be that you have to many USB devices on system

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by ozi Eagle In reply to Probs with CDrom, doesn't ...

Hi,
I wonder if you are a victim of Sony (or other) anticopy software, as it seems that everything was alright until you tried playing a music CD.

A quick check is to create a new folder called $sys$test and then see if you can find it with windows explorer. If there has been anticopy software installed the $sys$ part hides the file so the nothing can find it. Check discussions on rootkits elsewhere in TR.

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by riot30 In reply to Probs with CDrom, doesn't ...

Hello, and thanks for your answers I will try all that and tell you what...by now some comment on each answer:

Answer 1: I will try changing the IDE cable and tell you what. Don't know what you talk about 400-500 watts but if the everything was working for at least 6 month I asume it can't be that.

Answer 2: My cd-rom don't have drivers, I mean I've just connect them and win xp recognize them, I wouldn't know where to find "new" drivers".

Answer 3: Don't know know how to boot and go to device manager, but when I check on "system" the only exclamation sign I have is with "Miniport Wan (PPPOE)" and I've allways had it, don't know what it is. I will check the the pin configuration on the drives set mstr/slave, but if it works before I guess it's ok, on the other hand I actually have a lot of USB2.0 connected to my computer (6), but my computer does take USB2.0, it's win XP pro.Why should it be a problem?

Answer 4: I've check and I'm not victim of sony, thanks.

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by osumiller In reply to Probs with CDrom, doesn't ...

First, check to see how your bios is recognizing the drives. If they are not showing up here, you will need to correct your jumper settings for these two drives.

Next, you might have an ASPI layer issue. Nero has a very good set of ASPI drivers. If you have installed any new burning software, it could have overwritten the windows defaults. You can go to the Nero site and download the aspi files here http://www.nero.com/nero6/enu/ASPI_Driver.html.

If that doesn't work, I would try booting the system with your windows installation disk. If it boots, the drives are fine, and you can run a repair on it. Otherwise, you will need to re-install the OS.

Note of caution: Make sure you backup everything on the system prior to replacing any aspi files, since if something goes really wrong, it could cause you to have to reinstall the system anyway (this is usually pretty safe, however, some software can cause really nasty conflicts with these files if they are the wrong version).

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by riot30 In reply to Probs with CDrom, doesn't ...

Good news!!
I've disconnected/reconnected the IDE cable, check the master/slave stuff(it was ok: 1 master and 1 slave) and now, miracle! it works fine, I don't know really what it could be, I just disconnected some USB2.0 (cam, compact flash reader) so I will connect them only when I really need. And now I'm listenning an original CD of Serge Gainsbourg "L'homme ? la t?te de chou" I recommend it!!

Many thanks to you all for your time & happy new year!!

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