cd rom drive help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-06-2006, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,829
Default cd rom drive help

When i unplug my cd rom drive the windows xp logo screen loading bar goes across 4-5 times and when its plugged in the bar goes across 50 times...

I tried master, slave, and custom select.

I don't have alot of money so i can't afford a new cd rom drive.
__________________

Norcent is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 04:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Alvin.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,580
Default

Hello,

What CD-ROM drive is it?

Also, how is it plugged up to the motherboard? On it's own in one IDE connector on the motherboard, or is it on the same IDE cable as another drive is?
__________________

__________________
Alvin.C
linkedin.com/in/alvinwkchan

|Gaming PC| |Dell Latitude E7250| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 10 Pro (x64)| |Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz| |MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X| |Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler| |Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 mATX Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD| |Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-SDRAM| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,829
Default

Its the same as the other ide cable and its plugged in by itself.

the company is hypermedia and it is 48x24x48 seamless link.
Norcent is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 05:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,829
Default

does anybody know why this is happening to me?

could it be something in the bios?
Norcent is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 06:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,909
Send a message via AIM to jcortes
Default

what its doing behind that loading screen is checking the hardware and it is obviously getting stuck on the cd drive try the drive in another system and see if it works.
__________________

AIM = jcortestechhelp
jcortes is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 06:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,829
Default

it does the same thing.

How can i speed that up?
Norcent is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 06:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
I know <html>, do you?
 
SYL\X/3K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 1,646
Send a message via AIM to SYL\X/3K Send a message via Yahoo to SYL\X/3K
Default

did u change the settings at the windows setup (Bios)?
is the dip switch (little chip) in the right place?
__________________
P3 Setup- Intel 1.0ghz , 512Mb SDRAM , ATI 9200 128MB, 2x 40GB HD, Asus CUSL-LV

.....:::::POST Troubleshooting Steps.___.My Rig.___.Memory Test:::::.....
SYL\X/3K is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 06:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,909
Send a message via AIM to jcortes
Default

if it does the same thing in another system then obviously the drive is faulty no drive should slow the boot sequence down that much and therefore it has to be faulty there is no other alternative. you may need to buy a new CD drive. Nothing in the bios would help much eather if it does it in 2 machines.
__________________

AIM = jcortestechhelp
jcortes is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 07:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,909
Send a message via AIM to jcortes
Default

also try preforming a SOS boot to see what it is doing durring that time tell us what it says

SOS boot :

start > run > msconfig > BOOT.INI tab > check /SOS > apply > ok > reboot
__________________

AIM = jcortestechhelp
jcortes is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 09:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,829
Default

I did that sos boot and nothing about the cd rom drive came up.

I tried the cd rom drive in a different machine and the loading bar went across 5 times...

So is there a way to fix that on this computer?
__________________

Norcent is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.