Non operational optical drives
Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:21 AM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:04 AM
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
3. Download, and run http://www.dougknox...._cd_dvd_fix.htm
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
4. 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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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:05 AM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:16 PM
Edited by Janis, 29 April 2012 - 03:17 PM.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:29 PM
If you suspect a lack of power swap the power supplies around on the two optical drives and see if the symptoms are reversed between the two drives.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:45 PM
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:22 AM
Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:29 PM
Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:27 AM
Try connecting the end connection of the data ribbon to the drive that is having issues and the middle connection of the data ribbon to the drive that normally functions correctly (you may need to swap the actual drives around) let us know what happens.
The MB has two IDE slots so depending on the outcome of the above I will await your reply before going further.
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