Strange problem with CD in XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Diman82, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. Diman82

    Diman82 Guest

    Hi! I've the strangiest problem i've ever seen. I have a CD drive (attached through an udma interface) and a CD-RW (yamaha 8X8X24, attached through an IDE interface, my OS is XP Pro.
    the problem is that recently this two drives strarted, like read disc and burn (the burner) when there are NO discs at the drives at all. The worst part is that additionally they totally overload the system, could be for 10 sec, 30, a min. and sometimes the windows stucks at all (I can move the mouse, but that's all).

    Was anyone familiar with this problem before?

    Anyone who has the slightest idea please help.

    p.s. the Anti-Virus check resuled in clean system.
  2. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    r u setting both as master or slave??
    i remember once a while, i had both as slave on one of my computer. take bout 2~3 minutes to boot to xp, take a lot time to open program and ..........
  3. Diman82

    Diman82 Guest


    Thanks for the help, but that's not it. The CD and the CD-RW are connected on different cables. Besides, the Xp boots just fine, and the CD's work fine, UNTILL this problem starts RANDOMLY.
    I don't know, maybe it's because of software (like XP is involved or some other programm), maybe it's my ATA controller (I've an Asus A7V mobo with ATA 100 controller), but it's not likely to be a virus (I've checked with my mcafee AV several times.
    It's definitely strange.
  4. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    I would reinstall Windows XP, make a clean install. I think that should fix things.