By dazer ยท 7 replies
Oct 24, 2007
  1. Ok well basically ive just built my first PC and everything seemed to work fine on boot up untill my cd/dvd drive stopped working. It dosent read any discs at all ( although i installed a game when i first used the pc .) Nothing appears when i put the disc in. i click on the DVD-RAM drive in My Computer and it locks up until i take the disc out. Kinda annoying maybe the drive is dead already?
    its set to master if thats what u call it. i checked bios it detects the drive.
    Its a samsung model with lightscribe. The light on the front also flashes on and off for about 5seconds once the disc is inserted if that means anything.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Looks as if it may well be faulty. It's probably best to get it replaced.
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    ultimate test is to disconnect your hard drive, stick the OS cd in the cd/dvd drive and see if the system will boot from the cd/dvd. If it does, and refuses to work once windows is running it might be a driver issue.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Damn, Albert took my favorite reply. Should have gotten in here sooner.

    You don't need to disconnect your hard drive to test that though, just make sure the boot order in the BIOS is set to try the CD/DVD drive first.

    Another possibility is the cable is bad, check to make sure its seated properly in the drive and motherboard, and test another cable if possible.
  5. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Ooops - sorry!
    Queue barging is the most frightful sin, don't you know!
    Still, you are spot on with the bit about no need to disconnect the HDD.
    One off the wall idea - I came across a similar problem the other day where someone had connected a SATA DVD drive to a RAID enabled connection on the m/board by mistake - the HDD was on a different RAIDed pair. Don't ask me how they did it because I could not.
  6. dazer

    dazer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok well ill give some of the suggestions a go tomorrow once i got time, Although i dont have the OS disc maybe ill just have to get a new drive if none of it works. Thx for the reply's
  7. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

  8. dazer

    dazer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Brought a new model and all works fine now. never buying a samsung model again :p
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