DVDrom dissapearing

Akash

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
Hi guys

got a prob
built a client an upgrade from his old machine.
From the old machine the DVD rom : Pioneer DVD-A02R

Anyway, I installed XP fresh on the new HD via the standard CDrom drive i also took from that machine.

No Problems

Then once i got into windows, i noticed the DVDrom would not show in Explorer.
I then rebooted and noticed the cdrom remained but the DVDrom still was not there.
BIOS detects the drive fine.

Whats even more strange is that when i go to device manager and right click>scan for hardware changes... the DVD popsup and i can use it fine.

Reboot, and its gone again.
This happens always, when i want to use it, i have to do the scan hardware changes prodecure... and its bloody annoying

anyone got any solutions? ALL windowsupdate patches are in, via 4-in-1 are in, motherboard is the latest bios: MSI M6340M Version 5.0.

Thanks
 

Qumahlin

OSNN Veteran Addict
#2
hmm, odd..are there any firmware updates for the dvdrom? and have you tried switching it's primary/secondary, Slave/master relationship to see if that helps?
 
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HanClanSolo

Guest
#3
what you can also do is try replacing the ide cable or switch which position on the cable the drive is on if its a dual cable. there may be a "leak" in the ide cable. hope that helps.
 

Akash

OSNN Senior Addict
#4
thanks for the feedback...

It was slave before, moved it to master
not tried IDE1 yet but i dont think thats needed.

Cable... i used the old cable as it was fine in the old machine, but anyway, i tried a new one same thing.

It DOES work fine in win98.

firmware: latest one.
 

Akash

OSNN Senior Addict
#5
Thats odd..
I still dont have DVDrom on startup but when my writer was found by XP, it automatically enabled the DVD too...until i rebooted.

I feel its somethign to do with PnP
 

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