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DVD drive problem

By sol1109
Jan 29, 2009
  1. Building a new system. I put the motherboard utility disk in DVD drive and drivers loaded OK with several self restarts. After that finished I rebooted and now the DVD drive seems unable to read anything. If I move the drive back to the old PC it works fine. What happend?

    Specs:
    Motherboard, Gigabyte GA-EP45C-UD3R
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz
    Memory, OZC Reaper OCZ2RPR11502GK
    Video Card, Gigabyte GV-R485OC-1GH
    Drive, Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA
    DVD Lite-On LH-20A1H IDE Master
    CDWriter HP9100 IDE Slave
    OS XP_PRO
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,506   +237

    See if hasn't somehow reverted to the slower PIO mode from the faster DMA mode. Look in the Device Manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
     
  3. sol1109

    sol1109 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 91

    Everything looks fine. When you put in a CD in does short little seeks and the LED will blink occasionally. Under event viewer/system I get a warning that the CDROM is having an error during a paging operation.
     
  4. sol1109

    sol1109 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 91

    If I move the drive back to my old system and make it a shared resource can I use it over the network to complete the software installs until I figure something out? Or do I risk installation on the wrong drive C:?
     
  5. sol1109

    sol1109 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 91

    Just used system restore to reset my PC to before use of the Gigabyte driver and utility disk. This corrected the problem so I guess I will concentrate on what this did by installing manually one item at a time.
     
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