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Old 01-26-2006, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CDRW/DvD Combo Drive problem

I have a Memorex 48max CD RW/DVD Combo Drive (244816AJ).

When I first installed it, everything worked fine. After a recent wipe of my system, I can't get it to load anything.

Power is supplied to it, tray moves in and out.
Seen by OS, which is XP Pro
Seen on load screen, at startup
Seen in drivers list

The drive in question is on the Secondary Master IDE, I have another generic CD Drive on the Secondary Slave IDE, which works fine.

I tried looking on memorex's website for drivers, and I cant even locate them.

What I've tried:
Uninstalling/Reinstalling Drivers (via windows)
Uninstalling/Reinstalling Secondary IDE Drivers
Disabling/Enabling Drive

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2006, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try replacing the cables and if thats not it it could be that your ODD is bad.
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Old 01-26-2006, 08:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, ODD?
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Old 01-26-2006, 08:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your cd drive. ODD= Optical Disc Drive thats what we refer to them at work. Sorry
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Gotcha...

Replaced the IDE cable. Nothing different.
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It could be the IDE controller on the mother board but that could be exspensive to test so try putting the cd drive in another computer or try putting another cd drive in the one your having problems with. If none of them work then you could have a bad drive my friend.
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How old is the drive?
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Drive is 3 years old. Next step for me to try is swapping Master/Slave on my cd drives.
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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SOL, Swapped drive to Slave, does the same thing.

(Swapped jumpers and IDE Position.)

Question I have now, is if the drive is bad, why does it show up to the mainboard?

Is it just the optics that are done?
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Yeah. The BIOS recognizes that it's there it's just the parts inside the drive that reads and writes the disc have failed.
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