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CD-ROMs & DVD-ROMS **Strange** Problem


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DarkSeraph

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Okay. What might cause this to happen? I can't figure it out for the life of me.

I stick a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM in my machine, hook up the power cable, hook up the IDE cable. I turn the machine on. No response from the drives, like they are not receiving power. No flashing lights, the eject button will not work. While the computer is booting up, I remove the IDE cable. Drive powers up! Lights flash, CD tray ejects, and if I then REconnect the IDE cable, it will go on working just fine. Will detect in windows and everything.

Until I turn the computer off or restart it. Then I have to dis- and re-connect the IDE cable again to get the drive to work.

What in the name of all existence could be causing this? It does this on both the IDE controllers, in both the Master and Slave configuration. Jumper settings are all correct, and I've tried several different IDE cables. I have absolutely no trouble with hard drives. I am completely stymied, and would appreciate any help whatsoever in rectifying this. Thanks in advance!
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hp01jpc

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This is a bit of a long shot, but I would recommend reinstalling your IDE drivers for windows.

Go to device manager, select IDE device managers, and uninstall what you find in there. Then reboot, you might need your windows installation disk handy, and it will automatically reinstall the drivers.

I am not sure whether this will help, but I think it's a step you could try. Weird problem though!
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If the drivers do not solve this, here are a couple of other things to try:

1. measure the red and yellow power connector when this is in the non working state. the yellow should be about 12 VDC and the red about 5VDC.

2. Have you tried connecting to both IDE primary and IDE secondary?
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