Cannot read CD-RW/DVD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by neo, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. neo

    neo Guest

    both of them are on secoundry ide CD-RW as primery and DVD as secoundary. It can be ejected bu the menu from windows but cannot read or write in the both optical drive, windows say it's fine and I cannot even reinstall window :( the main thing is not working went to the manuf website no drivers say's windows has drivers cannot even restore it deletes as cross linked files and now nothing . any ideas help:eek:
  2. neo

    neo Guest

    c'mon nobody has any idea what to do
  3. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

    Miami, Fl
    did ytou make sure that the master/slave setting are correct?(maybe try putting both of them on "cable select") are they both being recognized in the POST? might want to try putting one in at a time and re-install windows...just some suggestions
  4. neo

    neo Guest

    yes post does recognize both drives. Even windows recognizes the drives but it just no reading it might be the lens but both drives lenses :confused: even from dos mode it recognize the dirvers assign the drive letters but it can't read and yes I already looked at the jumper settings they are all good to go and I even tryed one after another but nothing. Difficult Problem ehh
  5. neo

    neo Guest

    I took both drives out and put in an old creative 36x it's still the same thing I think its the mobo does anyone know about a motherboard hardware scanner which scan mobo and identify the problem
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    do you have the latest bios and via hyperion drivers installed?
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Have you tried different cd's. What about giving them a good cleaning, the disks that is.

  8. neo

    neo Guest

    Thanks for all the help guys I dont know what happen & I tried everything imaginabal but I got so tired that I finally got new cd writer and volaaa it worked. Now I will try to figure out what happen. And will let everyone know about that so In future it will help someone.:happy: