Optical Drive Freezing

By robesq1
May 5, 2006
  1. I just built a new system based on the Intel D955XBK Board with the 955
    chipset. I am running Windows XP professional. I have 2 SATA Raid drives.
    My problem is that my CD-Rom drive, which is hooked up as IDE (updated
    firmware and using standard windows drivers), does not recognize any disk
    that is inserted into it after the system has started and will freeze if I
    try to use windows explorer to open the disk. The strange thing is that if a
    disk is in the drive during boot up, I can read and access the disk fine.
    Once I eject the disk however, the drive does not recognize either the same
    or another disk. I had a similar problem with a DVD drive that was also
    hooked up. Thinking that that drive was bad, I took it out and have ordered
    a replacement, but prior to sending it back I tested it in another computer
    and the drive worked fine. I have tried uninstalling the cd-rom drive and
    having it rediscovered upon reboot, but the problem remains. Any suggestions?
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    tried the cd drive as slave or on the second IDE channel?

    go to device manager and uninstall the cd drive, reboot and auto-install it again and see what happens? what about the drive being itself only without the dvd drive?
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