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

Optical drive making boot up / read noise randomly (whilst empty)


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 RevoDR

RevoDR

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:06 AM

Posted 03 April 2016 - 03:12 PM

Bit of an issue with a new build
 
The ODD (dvd-rw) keeps making noise like the noise it would make at boot up/when initially reading some thing - like a high pitched buzz / churning, not just a flicking noise. (followed by the green activity light).
It does this what seems like completley at random, some times twice within 10 seconds, other times a minute or so goes by. The drive is empty whilst this is happening. 
note: the drive is working fine otherwise, have had disks in it, installing etc. It only seems to start acting this way after windows has booted up, as if something is trying to access it or is forcing that kind of activity.
 
It is a fresh install of windows 7 64 bit on a new build.
Asus P8z77-v mobo, have had the drive in 2 different sata ports.
SSD and HDD are working fine.
All that had been installed is the mobo drivers, gfx drivers etc
Windows updates ad thats it.
 
Disabling the drive in the device manager stops the issue, but that's not really fixing it.
 
Any thoughts?
Help appreciated.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Niweg

Niweg

  • Members
  • 802 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:US of A
  • Local time:07:06 PM

Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:53 AM

 Does Device Manager indicate the device is working properly with no ! or ? next to it?  If you have the right driver for it, and the problem persists, you could always replace it.  They don't cost but about $20 USD.

 

 Good luck.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


#3 RevoDR

RevoDR
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:06 AM

Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:21 AM

 Does Device Manager indicate the device is working properly with no ! or ? next to it?  If you have the right driver for it, and the problem persists, you could always replace it.  They don't cost but about $20 USD.

 

 Good luck.

 

No device manager states it as having no issues.  I have it disabled at the moment as that prevents the random activity/noise from happening but when enabled I was still able to use the drive fine, as in it seems to function  properly other than the random activity, which made me a bit confussed as to whether it could just be faulty....given it's sort of working.

But yeah if its possible that it is just faulty ill have to just buy a new one. I just didn't want to waste money on another if it turned out there was something obvious causing the issue and it wasn't a drive fault.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users