Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:43 AM
I'm having a very frustrating problem with my IDE optical drive.
Inside of Windows it works perfectly. I can burn CD's, rip CD's, burn DVD's, and rip DVD's. I can listen to music CD's, watch movies, etc. I can do perform any task with an optical drive I want to do inside of Windows.
Outside of Windows is a completely different story. I can't boot any CD's or DVD's. When I try to boot the Ultimate Boot CD for example it gives the following error: "Error booting from CD/DVD drive. Press any key to reboot". Trying to boot from an XP disk gives the following error "Cannot find NTDLR". At this point it appears that the drive may be defective, but why does it work inside of Windows?
In an effort to troubleshoot the problem I switched DVD drives with a known working one. It boots disks and runs perfectly also inside of Windows. It also uses an IDE interface so that rules out the port and the cable. Only problem is, I can't switch to this drive permanently.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this problem? (I don't want to get another optical drive)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Abit IP35-E LGA775 motherboard with Revision 15 BIOS
2GB DDR2 800 (runs at DDR2 802 speeds for some odd reason in BIOS)
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit (previously used XP, problem persisted)
500w Seasonic power supply
Other non-important stuff