Some time after the installation of Win 8 My DVD/CD drive seemed to have trouble reading and writing. It now will not read or write at all.
This is what I know. I have tried two different drives. Each shows up in device manager which identifies the drive correctly. It also says the drive is working correctly. One of the drives, SATA, purchased last year (Asus 24B1ST a-49 manufactured 2010). The other drive is in the PC now. It is older but worked when pulled from working rig some time back. When PC is restarted with boot disk in DVD drive it still boots from HD
What I have done. All these steps have been performed while trying to boot from a Windows Vista DVD.The ASUS drive SATA cable has been replaced. The cable has also been relocated to each of the 6 SATA connectors on the MOBO. The Hard drive with the OS was replaced with a NTFS formatted hard drive with no OS or files on it. All addition deep storage drives were disconnected. Different power connectors from PS were used on DVD drive and hard drive. At each step the PC was restarted attempting to boot from the DVD drive with Win Vista. No pop up message to press any key to boot from CD/DVD. Press F key at boot for boot menu and select DVD drive. Press delete to enter settings and disable all boot devices but DVD drive and or set DVD as first boot device.
Nothing works. Please offer any suggestions to try. Want more info, details, specs, event logs? Just tell me what you want.
Edited by Tobertek, 21 December 2012 - 09:59 AM.