DVD Drive Problems
Hi. This is my first post hopefully, I can get a problem solved. I have a Lite-On DVD-RW Drive (812s) and about a 5 weeks ago, my son was playing one of his games on the computer, when it froze up him (it was running off the DVD drive in question). When my wife restarted to computer for him, the CD wouldn't read in the same drive. When I got home I noticed on the computer that the drive had dissappeared from the My Computer window. It was gone. The BIOS saw the drive, Windows didn't. So I tried removing the drive and having XP detect and reinstall the drivers. I had posted on another forum and they had suggested trying to swap it (master/slave) with my DVD-ROM drive. That worked, but for someother reason, my DVD-ROM won't recognize if it's set to a slave drive. Anyway after a week or so of trying diffrent things, I finally visited EPOX website and downloaded the latest driver. The drive was recognized, I thought problem solved. Now although it's recognized, it runs very sluggish. DVD's and CD's won't play and it takes forever for the drive to recognize any media inserted. A DVD-R, CD-R only cause the system to grind to almost a complete halt. Eventually (about 45-50 seconds later) the system will release, the drive will detect the proper media, but try to use DVD X copy or Nero and the both get an "Access Denied" error.