Comp sometimes doesn't read DVD Drive.

By Forge
Mar 30, 2005
  1. I just Built my first computer The only problem I've come across is that my sometimes my computer doeasn't read my DVD RW drive and sometimes doesn't show up on My Computer. The Computer works fine until I put something in the drive then half the time everything goes screwy and things lock up and I have to manually restart.

    It gets me so frustrated... but I'm glad that this is the only problem I've had...

    I'm using a Lite-On DVD+/-RW drive

    here are the rest of the specs.

    Case:Aspire X-navigator with Aspire 500W PSU
    MoBo: Asus- P5ADE
    CPU: Pentium 640 3.2 GHz
    Memory: Coarsair 1024MB (512x2)
    HDD: Maxtor 200 GB
    Video: Gigabyte 6600 GT PCI-E
    OS: Win XP Pro
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    How have you connected the dvd drive up?

    Is it set to master on the secondary ide?

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  3. Forge

    Forge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's set to Master on IDE and my HDD is SATA so no need to set that.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Check all connections and cables. Maybe try the other ide slot.

    Go into device manager when the dvd drive is detected and uninstall it from there.

    Then reboot your computer and let Windows redetect it.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I would suggest put it on 2nd ide plug make master there
    check your bios see if you have it set to boot as the last boot up
    your sata controller should be first then drive 0 and so on
  6. Forge

    Forge TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I updated the Firmware online and now everything works fine. Thanks anyw2ay guys. I appreciate your help. I shoulda tried that before.
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Glad you got it sorted, and thanks for letting us know.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
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