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Hi guys,

The drive has been twitchy for a couple of months, would read'then would not. This went on till about a week ago,then it failed to read anything! It drove me around the bend' but this is the odd thing! I decided to do a total re-install from the backup disk' and it worked, now all back to factory settings. So it will read the backup disk but nothing else!!! I have been told that Vista Updates might be the cause of they problem, something to do with policies'but the laptop will not allow me to open the policies folder!! I have even run REG error software, still will not work!!! PLEASE HELP
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One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. http://support.micro..._drive_problems
Restart computer.
or...
4. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
5. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
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Thank you for your reply' and the idea's to try, sadly none of them worked :)
this is really silly'as it reads from the disc on re-install. when i run the scan' all it says at the end is " unreadable media!!!Any other idea's?

(TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632ATA Devic)

(unreadible media)

IDA ATA/ATAPI controllers
IDE Channel
IDE Channel
IDE Channel
SiS PCIIDE Controller
Standard Dual Channel PCIDE Controller

HELP HELP HELP SOS SOS LOL
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This is something else that i have found.

Both the “disc drive” SAMSUNG HM121HI ATA Device, and DVD/CDPROM Drives
“ TSSTcorpCDDVDW TS-L632H ATA Device, share location “0” and channel “0”.
Nothing is on channel “1”! Is this right? I also discovered that in the device manager I have two Channel “0’s” I don’t think this is right. What would happen if I disabled one of them?

all this would suggest that both drives are trying to use channel "0"
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When optical drive starts to be picky and my steps don't help, most likely, you need a new drive.
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