Multiple rom drives - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-12-2006, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 66
Default Multiple rom drives

I have win XP home sp2. i recently bought a lite-on cd-rw/dvd-r drive and installed it along with my sony cd-r drive. when i go into the bios it says that everything is A-OK but when i load windows there is a problem. the comp freezes at the win XP loading screen. the little blue bar goes for a little while and then just stops. the 2 drives work seperatley but not together. i tried a different cd-r drive with the same results. I'm putting it under the Windows forum because i know these drives are good and configured corectly but windows doesn't like them. I uninstalled the drivers, hooked up the two drives and restarted windows but it still didn't work.

Windows runs in safe mode and the device manager says it sees both drives. unfortunately the My Computer screen sows only one drive and when i put media in both, the one drive combines all the media as one drive. i've heard of this problem for win 98 but not for XP. Can someone please help a guy out!?
__________________

adamL is offline  
Old 02-12-2006, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 66
Default

is it really so complicated that i cant get a response?
__________________

adamL is offline  
Old 02-12-2006, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 66
Default

does everyone just hate me?
adamL is offline  
Old 02-12-2006, 04:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

while in safe mode, scan for viruses using your antivirus program.

download crap cleaner - http://www.ccleaner.com

it will clean out any registry settings that may cause windows to malfunction, and clean out your HD.

have you tried updating XP?
If that doesnt work, try making sure the drives are wired in okay inside the computer.
talldude123 is offline  
Old 02-12-2006, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default

download msconfig cleanup, boot into safe mode, go to msconfig>startup, uncheck everything but your av, then run msconfig cleanup to remove the entries but before you do this, make sure the entries are checked, if they are not then dont run this tool. Have you tried uninstalling them? What software do you have installed that requires cd burning? Can you see the drives in my computer? about the msconfig program, if you can get into normal mode, then run it like i said.
__________________
Osiris is offline  
Old 02-13-2006, 06:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 808
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by adamL
is it really so complicated that i cant get a response?
is it really so hard to answer some questions?
derrmc is offline  
Old 02-13-2006, 07:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default

Do you have themn installed correctly? The BIOS may recognize them but that doesnt mean they are installed 100% correctly.

1 a master and 1 a slave? Which is the Master device? The Combe drive should be the master.

The Sony CD ROM should be the slave. It could also be that these devices are conflicting with each other and that is why Windows wont load. Have you tried each device seperately?
__________________

__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD 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 08:51 PM.


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