CD rom controller error

By sellmesanity
Dec 10, 2007
  1. About a week ago this randomly started happening. My computer has also been very sluggish. I have no viruses and barely any programs/processes running in the background. Then one day my computer froze for the first time ever, then came back to life, froze again so I turned it off, and had a strange idea to switch ram slots and sata slots. Sure enough it was one of those...or so I thought. The computer is much more stable now, though I am still getting these messages in my event viewer.

    "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CdRom0."

    Multiple times with no pattern or cd rom drive usage. What could be causing it? What should I check first?

    EDIT: The cd rom drive sometimes is not detected by my computer. Also, putting cd's in renders the computer unresponsive even after I restart explorer.
  2. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    found the problem; it was the SATA cable. On to the next issues...
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Do you mean defective or just came loose?
  4. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    The cable was defective. Always pay attention to the cables and the heads of the cables to see if they are loose or exposed everyone...
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