Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Dvd Drive Works/not Works


  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 Sc00by22

Sc00by22

  • Members
  • 147 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 15 June 2008 - 05:42 AM

This is very strange, Sometimes when I boot up my computer my DVD Rom Drive works fine, And then the other times, it boots up and the DVD Rom Drive isn't even listed, I can't open or close it, I've tried 2 different Drives and they both seem to be doing this, Would it be a fault power cable? Maybe some drivers? I have no idea.

Edited by Sc00by22, 15 June 2008 - 05:42 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 garmanma

garmanma

    Computer Masochist


  • Members
  • 27,809 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:04:40 PM

Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:56 AM

Possible bad DATA cable going to the drive or a loose connection at the motherboard
Mark
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#3 Sc00by22

Sc00by22
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 147 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 15 June 2008 - 09:36 AM

Hmm, I'll have to look to see if I have a spare, Thanks for the help

#4 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,868 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:03:40 PM

Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:46 AM

You might also check the jumper settings on DVD drive.

Making the setting reflect Cable Select...is a good way of never going wrong, no matter which connector is used :thumbsup:.

Louis

#5 eLenka

eLenka

  • Members
  • 105 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Dnepropetrovsk
  • Local time:10:40 PM

Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:36 AM

You might also check the jumper settings on DVD drive.

And AC power connector

#6 Sc00by22

Sc00by22
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 147 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 11 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

Sorry for an epically late post, I've tried different cd/dvd drives, power connectors, and DATA cables, But the problem still persists.

#7 Sc00by22

Sc00by22
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 147 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:12 AM

Bump

#8 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,595 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:01:40 PM

Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:17 AM

Try deleting the Upper and Lower Filters.

Caution: The following instructions will involve making changes in the registry, because of the potential danger of damaging the registry with an improper entry, it is important that you back up the registry before starting the registry changes. Use the following instructions to back up the registry.

Backing up the registry

Backup Your Registry with ERUNT
  • Please use the following link and scroll down to ERUNT and download it.
    http://aumha.org/freeware/freeware.php
  • For version with the Installer:
    Use the setup program to install ERUNT on your computer
  • For the zipped version:
    Unzip all the files into a folder of your choice.
Click Erunt.exe to backup your registry to the folder of your choice.

Note: to restore your registry, go to the folder and start ERDNT.exe


Deleting Upper and Lower Filters in Registry

Step 1: Start Registry Editor
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. Registry Editor starts.

Step 2: Delete the UpperFilters registry entry
1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet.
3. Expand Control, and then expand Class.
4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
5. In the right pane (topic area), click UpperFilters.

Note An UpperFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the UpperFilters registry entry, you must click UpperFilters and not UpperFilters.bak.

6. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
7. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm the deletion of the UpperFilters registry entry:
Are you sure you want to delete this value?
The UpperFilters registry entry is removed from the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} registry subkey.

Note Do not exit Registry Editor. You must have this program for the next step.

Step 3: Delete the LowerFilters registry entry
1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet.
3. Expand Control
, and then expand Class.
4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
5. In the right pane (topic area), click LowerFilters.

Note An LowerFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the LowerFilters registry entry, you must click LowerFilters and not LowerFilters.bak.

6. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
7. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm the deletion of the LowerFilters registry entry:
Are you sure you want to delete this value?
The LowerFilters registry entry is removed from the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} registry subkey.
8. Exit Registry Editor.

Step 4: Restart the computer

If a CD recording program no longer works after you restart the computer, you must reinstall the CD recording program.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...Ben-us%3B314060

Edited by dc3, 15 July 2008 - 04:30 AM.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#9 Sc00by22

Sc00by22
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 147 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:31 AM

Tried it, No difference, Although I only noticed today that my boot.ini has dissappeared

#10 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,595 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:01:40 PM

Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:52 AM

See if this article will help you.

Edited by dc3, 15 July 2008 - 04:57 AM.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#11 Sc00by22

Sc00by22
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 147 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:03 AM

I was about to do that, Until I forgot my CD drive doesn't work :/

#12 Sc00by22

Sc00by22
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 147 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:26 PM

Just to let you know, The CD ROM shows up in the BIOS, But I can't even control it, I don't think it even turns on

#13 Sc00by22

Sc00by22
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 147 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:11 AM

Bump please, I just read this

http://www.computer-juice.com/forums/f44/d...ted-mobo-11078/

It said that it works without the IDE and I tested and my Drive will only power up with only the IDE disconnected and molex connected, If i plug my IDE back in it won't work, I have a 700W PSU, That shouldn't be the problem?

Edited by Sc00by22, 21 July 2008 - 10:36 AM.


#14 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,595 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:01:40 PM

Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:24 AM

Are you sure that you have the data cable connected properly. As you look at the rear of the drive there should be a red stripe going down the right side of the cable.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#15 Sc00by22

Sc00by22
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 147 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:25 AM

I have tried 2 different data cables with it, But the red stripe goes down the left hand side, There isn't another way it can go in though since it has that little catch at the top




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users