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ME probs with DVD rom


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tulsa

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I have a Samsung SD 616F DVD ROM drive which used to work perfectly.
It hangs now whenever it tries to read anything, CD's DVD's it doesn't matter.. it just whirls itself into oblivion and causes my computer to hang (not always but way too frequently). Pressing the open button on the drive doesn't always work either. Many times I've had to press the reset on my computer to reboot.
My operating system is ME, I'm using an AMD Athalon 1.1ghz.
The drive worked perfectly until I had a virus which I was able to get rid of thanks to the great techs here at Geeks to Go. Shortly after finally getting rid of the viruses etc., the drive stopped recognizing discs.
I have tried re-flashing the drive but the problem persists?
When I check Device Manager from the control panel I see the drive listed and windows says it's working properly. But Device Manager says there is a problem with the CD-ROM controller (listed as a Mitsumi double speed controller). My CD-ROM drive works fine (it's a Benq), but the DVD ROM drive won't read a thing.
I'm wondering if the solution is to uninstall the DVD rom drive and re-install it and let Windows find it.
Any thoughts?

I can send the actual error messages if that helps

Thanks,
tulsa
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not one thought on this?
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Hello tulsa!

Remove the double speed controller and restart your PC.
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Hello tulsa!

Remove the double speed controller and restart your PC.


Ok, thanks Zeus, did that.
Things looked promising once I removed it. Once done, Windows Explorer recognized a disc in the drive and read the volume name. The computer froze when reading trying to actually utilize any files from the disc.
I had to reboot. Upon rebooting, I exchanged the data disc I had tried to read with an audio CD which I had burned. The directory showed and when I clicked to play.. it looked like it was going to work but it froze again, having to reboot.
Is there more I can do to make this behave properly?

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Go back into device manager has the double speed controller come back?
Try updating your motherboard chipset drivers.
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the double speed controller is gone
I am going to do a search for chipset drivers and see if there are updates.

Everest does that I think.
I'll get back to you once I've completed the search and subsequent d/l etc.
regrds,
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Zeus - sorry for the delay. I've had problems finding and downloading the proper chpset drivers. I have to download them at work and burn them onto CD to bring here. I'll be able to install them this weekend and get back to you.
The DVD drive problems still exist.
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Zeus;
I d/l'd the new drivers. The DVD drive works a little better... but not 100%
Any more thoughts on this?

regards,
tulsa
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