Sony Optiarc DVD player issues

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June 9, 2010 at 07:07:03
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, 3 GHz / 1919 MB
My DVDplayer Mdl AD-740S frequently turns on (green light) and I am unable to access it. It is not in Start...Computer. It is detected by the bios.I cannot open the door with the eject button.
If I reboot it becomes available for a short time.
It is a sata drive.
When accessible it works fine.

William Lockie


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#1
June 9, 2010 at 07:17:43
Additional info.

I swapped it with one of the same mdl. #.
Same problem.
Bios says it is on Sata6..

William Lockie


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#2
June 9, 2010 at 10:26:44
If you had previously used that drive to install something and the installation failed for some reason Windows may be trying to finalize an installation. Just a thought. That situation usually results in some on screen messages though.

One other possibility could be a bad data cable or a tight fold in the data cable.

Do you have anything connected to SATA port #5?


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#3
June 9, 2010 at 11:13:28
I did have a failed installation. But I reinstalled it. Don't get any messages though. Installing program as a result of W7 clean install.
Sata 3 and 5 are "Not Detected": in the bios. I don't know how to change.
Is there someplace in W7n that I can go to see if this is caused by a failed installation?

William Lockie


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#4
June 9, 2010 at 11:56:42
What SATA ports are currently in use (have drives connected)?

What happens if you boot with a non bootable disk in that drive?


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#5
June 9, 2010 at 18:36:42
Sata Port Lineup

#1 WD800 HHD
#2 WD3200 HHD
#3 Nothing
#5 Nothing
#6 Optiarc DVD Player ( this one is subject)

Nothing happens when I boot with an audio CD in the drive.

William Lockie


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#6
June 9, 2010 at 19:03:38
Why didn't you list #4 port? What do you mean nothing happens when you boot with an audio CD installed. After you get into Windows does the drive still act the same way or not?

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#7
June 10, 2010 at 10:12:40
My bios does NOT list a #4 port.
I mean exactly what I said. I put an audio cd in the drive and restart the computer. The computer boots into Windows 7 and the drive does NOTHING. No lights, no noise, no pop-ups, NOTHING.
The light did not come on, that I noticed, while the audio disk was in the drive.

William Lockie


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#8
June 10, 2010 at 10:25:51
As per #7, with that disk in the drive what happens if you double click that drive icon?

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#9
June 10, 2010 at 12:04:36
If I put the audio disk in while the computer is booted up a popup is displayed asking me what I want to do. If I double click the icon the disk contents are displayed. Hanen't seen the green light in a while.

William Lockie


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#10
June 10, 2010 at 12:19:15
So, it appears the drive itself is OK. This is one of those occasions when a registry cleaner may have some legitimate use. Try running the registry module in Ccleaner Slim. When prompted to, save backup files. I suggest you change the path for those files to the desktop to make them easy to find, should the need arise.

Get Ccleaner slim at the link below. Be aware that if you also run the cleaner module without tweaking the program you may need to re-login to sites you visit, including this one. So be sure to know your login.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...


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