March 29th, 2008, 09:17 AM
CD/DVD drive acting strangely
A couple of days ago my cd/dvd drive started not recognizing cds and dvds. I thought at first it just wasn't recognizing that a disc was in the drive, but no, the computer thinks that the cd is a blank disc when its not - in My Computer it gives me the option to "write these files to CD" when I've put in a music cd. Rebooting the computer doesn't seem to help, but it randomly starts working again, then reverts back to the problem. Please help!
June 11th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Originally Posted by wildmagefantasy
I had this problem and it was a result of the IDE Cable not being securley plugged in. If the cable appears to be secure plugged in try the following:-
1). Check the pins on your CD/DVD Drive
2). Check the integrity of the cable (for the price of cables these days, you might as well buy a new one).
Hope this helps