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CD/DVD drives don't respond

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My system recently stopped reading CD's and DVD's in both optical drives.
As far as I can tell, this is the only problem.
They are both there, not missing in Windows and I know the hardware is good, as I have a spare hard drive with a backup copy of WinXP and all is well when I swap that hard drive into the system.
I regularly use ad-aware and spyware blaster and I think that maybe I accidentally deleted something that I shouldn't have.

The problem is, I don't know what. I used Norton Win Doctor and it says everything is fine. System information and Control Panel also show no problems. I tried removing the drives and reinstalling them, but again, no luck. They show up in My Computer as drives D: and E:, but they either say the disk is not accessible, or 0 bytes, or just a blank disk.

CDGONE patch is no help either.

Also, I don't see anything in the restore portion of Ad-aware that looks suspicious to me.(but what do I know?, I screwed the thing up to begin with!)

Any suggestions?


Thanks anyone.

Edited by wclaus, 27 July 2005 - 03:05 PM.

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