dvd drive won't show files

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February 19, 2008 at 20:09:24
Specs: winxp sp2, p4 2.0 gb/ 1gb ram

hi, I reinstalled windows from the dvd/cd drive. Before i do any updates, I click on the "E:" drive in my computer and it shows the files. After a few minutes or do some win updates, nothing shows up on E:. Every disk i put in there shows a blank disk. I installed wmp 11 and then it worked until i rebooted. I've tried new cables, different drives, installed the aspi drivers. Before this, I changed cases and added a HDD. The hdds are mas/slave on pri ide and cd drive is mas on ide sec. I've even disconnected the second hdd with no luck. It worked before for a year with no problems. Thanks in advance.

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February 19, 2008 at 20:29:11

Have you tried putting the drives back the way they were and see if dvd drive works?

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February 19, 2008 at 20:33:40

yes, and i just installed the nvdia drivers and it started working again. I then put the wireless networking cd in and installed the driver, rebooted, and same problem...even if there's no disk in, it shows that there is a blank one in

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February 19, 2008 at 21:00:55

sounds like it maybe the Nvidia driver you installed, try rolling back the Nvidia driver and see if it works and if it does put the drives back to the way you wanted them and check one more time to make sure it works and if it does that tells you its the Nvidia driver causing it.

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February 19, 2008 at 21:03:01

have you checked in the bios to make sure the setting are correct for the drives?

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February 19, 2008 at 21:48:06

Bios is good. It's not the nvidia drivers as other updated made it work/not work. it started to work again so i tried installing a 2 disk game...loads the first disk but won't recognize the second one....ARRRRGGGHHH!!

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February 19, 2008 at 23:01:38

sometimes the optics drives just fail in various ways. To sort it out a bit try substituting the DVD drive with another one and see if the same thing happens.

Also you might look in the event viewer to see if any errors show in the logs. Also check the device manager to see if the cd/dvd player has been uninstalled

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February 20, 2008 at 05:18:05

Are you using 80 wire IDE cables?

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