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New Dvd Drive Issue

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#1 Hamster1209


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Posted 29 May 2006 - 08:33 PM

My old DVD R/W would now longer W so I got a new one of the same brand.
Removed the old one
Checked that old and new have the same jumper setting.
Installed new.
Plugged power, data and sound cables.
Powered up the machine.

Note: I have another DVD rom jumpered as a slave.

When both drives are plugged in (power data and sound) the new one will read a standard data dvd.
If I put a movie in the new drive the OS notes it and asks if it should be played using Windows Media Player. A yes answer will start WMP and it will hang at the blue screen. The info bar shows loading media.
At this point Windows Task Manager shows WMP as not responding.

If I put a movie in the old drive WMP plays it just fine.

If I unplug the power and data cables from the old drive the new one works fine.

I have checked and rechecked the jumpers and the new is master and old is slave.
I have checked SETUP and it shows the new listed as master and the old as slave.
A system check in control center shows both drives working normally.

Anybody got a quick fix?


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#2 JPHarvey


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Posted 29 May 2006 - 08:57 PM

Just as a side note - if you are using Windows XP, you shouldn't need to connect the audio cable (small four hole?). Correct me if I'm wrong anyone...? *** Have you tried playing just audio from either drive?
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#3 HitSquad


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Posted 31 May 2006 - 02:18 PM

Hi Hamster1209.
What you might want to try, if you have them both connected to the secondary IDE, is jumpering both as CS using an 80 wire IDE cable. Your new drive probably came with one but you can tell the 80 wire cable by the "blue" connector at one end (motherboard connection). With the old 40 wire IDE cables, all the connectors were the same color, black. After you've re-jumpered them, enter setup again and set them both to "Auto".
If you can't get them to play nice together on the same IDE, a common problem, move the new DVD drive over to the Primary IDE as Slave. Technicaly, it slows data transfer from the HD down but not something most people would even notice.
Most CD\DVD drive makers recommend you don't install two on the same IDE as well.

Edited by HitSquad, 31 May 2006 - 02:27 PM.

#4 RichieP


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Posted 31 May 2006 - 03:32 PM

If the above doesn't work, try fitting the new drive as slave, and the old as master. Make sure the new one connects to the connector half way down the cable, the old one at the end.

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 07:23 PM

You do have one jumpered as the master and one as the slave, right?

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