Dvd drive freezing computer

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August 9, 2010 at 13:14:04
Specs: Windows 7
I've been trying to run cds and dvds on my computer but neither will open. When i put a disc in, the dvd drive tries to read the disc and freezes up windows (i can move my mouse and min/maximize things but that's all). I have to restart the computer to regain functionality. Once when I put in a cd it gave me the option to play music but when I clicked play music cd it failed to load. I have another desktop computer (windows xp) that I put the same dvd drive into and it opened the dvd I've been testing right away. Which is why I don't think the drive is the problem. I've already tried uninstalling the drive and updating drivers. Thanks for reading this and hopefully someone can help.

Windows 7 professional
mobo: K9n Neo V3
Dvd drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH20NS10 ATA device
processor: AMD 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+
ram: 3gb

I'm assuming this is all the necessary specs, if not let me know.

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August 9, 2010 at 15:47:59
If you've ruled out the physical drive, then there is a couple other things that could be causing it.

First, most motherboards have 2 IDE channels. Switch this to the other channel and see if the problem continues. Also, make sure that the master/slave jumper is set correctly.

Second, when you tried it in the other system and it worked, was it with the same cable? Sometimes cables can go bad.

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August 9, 2010 at 21:47:58
My disk drive uses a SATA cable rather than an IDE cable. So I assume that the master/slave jumper is irrelevant? There is no jumper on the back of the disk drive either.

I do have 4 SATA slots on my mother board though, would it matter which ones I use for my hard drive and disk drive?

Yes, I used the same SATA cable in both computers.

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February 23, 2011 at 15:50:58
Try an audio CD (Not MP3).
Upgrade ODD firmware if possible.
Try a lense cleaner.
No success, replace it with a new one.

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