DVD and USB device trouble
Posted 11 August 2007 - 08:51 AM
Posted 12 August 2007 - 02:12 PM
I did a complete format of the hard drive. Reinstalled XP. Motherboard drivers, video card drivers. Connected to the internet, download some updates, but SP2 update will not download using the windows updater. It just sits there for a while, and after about 5 minutes or so just tells me that SP2 could not be downloaded. What the heck.
On my old drive (Where the dvd drives don't work) I can download anything no problems at all, so I know its not my network card or drivers or anything like that.
Dunno what to do except throw this computer out the window.
Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:10 PM
Posted 12 August 2007 - 05:01 PM
Turns out the nVidia software is bad, active armor control, I couldn't figure out how to shut it off, so I just uninstalled the firewall. Everything downloads fine.
I don't get asked to install my DVD drives at startup anymore, the DVD-ROM drive works fine, the DVD-RW drive still doesn't work. It it identified in My Computer as CD-Drive, device manager has it as the Pioneer DVR-111D drive that is, but if I put a disk in... nothing. It will freeze up My Computer if I even try to look what is in the drive.
At this point... I suppose it could be the drive, however it was working fine with iTunes when I was running off the old hard drive... go figure.
Posted 12 August 2007 - 06:43 PM
wont get past verifying DMI pool data....
unhook the new hard drive (plugged in a slave), starts up. Try to hook up the new hard drive as master, stops at verifying DMI pool data.
WHAT THE HECK... so after 10 hours, I am back to where I started, DVD drives won't work, but now I am minus my second 160 gig hard drive. YAY go me!!!!!!!!
Posted 12 August 2007 - 10:45 PM
Before doing this please try to jumper both disks as cable select.
Posted 13 August 2007 - 05:27 AM
Why would that happen all of a sudden after switching them back and forth lots of times? Makes no sense to me.
Posted 13 August 2007 - 07:01 AM
Posted 13 August 2007 - 03:53 PM
If I try to connect just the new drive... freeze at DMI pool data
If I try to connect new drive as slave to old drive... freeze at DMI pool data.
At first I thought maybe the cable is damaged, but then why does it work with the old drive. So maybe I physically damaged the new drive somehow?
Posted 13 August 2007 - 06:42 PM
I can hook the new hard drive up as the slave, enter the BIOS and instead of auto detect it, I select none. Computer boots up fine. Windows can see the drive.
Posted 14 August 2007 - 08:47 PM
Anyone have a clue?
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