DVD Drive Issue

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November 29, 2009 at 22:13:03
Specs: Windows Vista 32bit
I can't get a DVD+RW drive to work on this computer. The computer BIOS and Windows Vista recognize it, but Windows just ejects the disc and asks for one to be inserted and the computer will either hang or fail to boot a bootable CD or DVD (I tried one of each that work fine on other computers). I've tried three different drives (2 DVD+RWs and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW) that work fine on other computers but have the same problem. Also, there is an IDE hard drive connected on the same cable (it only has one IDE connection) that works fine (master/slave is jumpered properly). I tried disconnecting the HD and changing the jumper settings appropriately and it still will not boot a bootable CD or DVD. I've tried three different IDE cables as well. I even flashed the BIOS to the latest version from the motherboard manufacturer (Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2) to no avail. The only thing remaining I could think could cause the problem would be the motherboard but wouldn't the hard drive not work too?

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November 30, 2009 at 01:56:06
It's not recomended to connect hdd and optical drive on the same cable, your only option is to buy ide pci card and connect the hdd and leave onbord ide to optical drive.

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November 30, 2009 at 06:17:13
Are you SURE the Master/Slave settings are correct? Some Western Digital drives have a Master alone setting as well as a Master. Also, some drives have confusing labeling for the jumpers.

While it is preferable to separate the drives there is no inherent reason they shouldn't work together. Has to either be the jumper settings or a defective cable.

You could also try using CS for both drives. When using CS, the drive connected to the end of the cable will be designated the Master.

Verify you are not reversing the cable either.

Are you using an 80 wire/ 40 pin cable?

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