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philips 4801/81 problem


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trunolimit

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Hi I am a newbie, but not just any newbie. I am a newbie with a rather interesting problem. I have a philips CDD 4801/81 CDR/RW internal drive. I am working on a DELL dimension 4550 with windows xp SE2 and 3 hard drives. A 30 and 120 gig installed on the primary IDE, a 40 gig bundeled up with my CD drive on the secondary IDE. everything is set on CS (cable select).

now for the problem. Basicaly my CD drive dosn't work. i tride uninstalling it both physically and through device manager and reinstalling it. I've tried to update the firmware but since i really don't know how to do it, that was a flop. any cd i put in the drive is not being read and when i go into my computer it shows the drive as letter G and as a DVD drive. in device manager it shows up as AS7603l EYJ183T SCSI CdRom Device. I got the bright idea to boot up in safemode and see if it works. to my suprise the drive works in safe mode and shows up in mycomputer as letter F cd rom drive.

can any one shed some light on this situation. and if you need more info please feel free to ask.

Edited by trunolimit, 30 June 2006 - 01:23 AM.

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digikiwi

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Im not pretending to know the cause of your problem but are you running any CD emulation software such as Alcohol 120% or Daemontools? These are not unknown to cause conflicts with optical disc media devices.

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Hmmm......

I have the same Dell4550 and (I believe) the same Phillips CDRW at home. A little different arrangement of devices, but the installed devices (4) occupy all of the IO channels and are all set to CS.

Q: How does Bios reflect the IO assignments? Is the CDRW correctly defined in Bios?
Q: When you re-installed the CDRW in Device Manager, did you point to new drivers, or just reuse what Windows found?

My gut feeling is that you have a bad driver. A driver that is meant for the SCSI version of the Phillips CDRW. The reason I say that is that in SAFE MODE, you get the correct drive information and it works.

But that is a guess....
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trunolimit

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dude digikiwi your the man. i actually have power iso and deamon tools installed. it was the deamontools that was giving me the problems. consider this matter solved. but this kind sucks because i use deamon tools to play my prince of persia game. I guess we all can't have our cake and eat it off the belly of a really hot chik too.

but thanks you guys really helped.

ohh and for others having this problem i just uninstalled deamon tools altogether.
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Glad to have been of assistance :blink: . There may be a workaround for having your cake and eating it too (while playing your game :whistling: ). Do some searching on google and you'll find others who have worked through this. But be careful - some sites lure in the unwary (malware and suchlike).

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Edited by digikiwi, 05 July 2006 - 10:34 PM.

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