Ive had a Dell Inspiron E1505 for about 4 years now.
-Windows XP Home SP3
-Genuine Intel CPU T2400 @ 1.83 ghz - x2 (Centrino Duo)
-1 GB of RAM
-EHM OTENWT6 SCSI CdRom Device
-PHILIPS DVD +-RW SDVD8820
I've never had any problems with my cd drive until today when I was ripping a burnt cd. When the cd had 3 songs left to rip it stopped and wouldn't rip no more (the cd was pretty scratched), so I tried to rip just the last 3 songs ( 3 attempts, 1 for each song) with no luck. I ejected the disc and put in a different one (non burnt) and the audio was jumpy and skipping. I tried other cds since then and they all have jumpy and skipping audio, I tried a dvd and the audio was the same way (the video was affected a little if any at all).
Although, I have a video game already installed on my computer (which takes the game disc to play), and I put in the game disc and the audio was just fine, it loaded up and I played it for minute.
I CAN play audio from the harddrive and the internet and it sounds just fine.
I CAN still rip cds with windows media player, and when I play them back it sounds just fine.
I have not tried to burn anything yet.
ALSO, the light on my cd drive's door flashes (maybe insync with the skipping audio, kinda seems like it).
Someone said to look in device manager under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers", then go to it's properties, then go to advanced tab and change it to DMA, but I dont have an 'advanced' tab in ATA/ATAPI controllers tab's properties.
In the properties for "Primary IDE Channel" there is an "Advanced Settings" tab, which has Device 0 and Device 1, under "Transfer Mode", Device 0 and 1 both say 'DMA if available'. Under "Current Transfer Mode", Device 0 says 'Ultra DMA Mode 5' , Device 1 says 'Not Applicable'.
In the properties for "Secondary IDE Channel", under "Advanced Settings" there is Device 0 and 1 again, under "Tranfer Mode", Device 0 and 1 both say 'DMA if available'. Under "Current Transfer Mode", Device 0 says 'PIO Mode', Device 1 says 'Not Applicable'.
I'm not sure if that helps you but I thought I'd mention it. I have not changed anything in device manager yet