Cd drive problems

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I've posted on this board a week or so ago, and I've tried a few things.
However the problem still is happening.
Both my CD-Rom and CD-R drives started doing the same thing. When I load
any CD after a reboot, it works fine. However a second CD shows up in
Explorer with the same labels and directories as the first one. It also
triggers the same autoplay as the first one. (of course it doesn't work
right) There are also some game CDs that will start the game menu, but
will give a message later to put the correct CD in the drive (and it is
already). It seems that some sort of reset isn't working.
I've replaced the IDE cable and reinstalled both drivers as well as
trying some registery suggestions people have made.
Any ideas are welcome.
Ellis
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    A couple of thoughts...

    Do the BIOS settings seem OK?
    Do you have another IDE port on the motherboard
    you could try?

    Are they both on the same IDE cable? If so, since
    they were working I presume master/slave settings
    ok or was something changed?


    "Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    news:pztFe.2616$8g5.1696@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    > I've posted on this board a week or so ago, and I've tried a few things.
    > However the problem still is happening.
    > Both my CD-Rom and CD-R drives started doing the same thing. When I load
    > any CD after a reboot, it works fine. However a second CD shows up in
    > Explorer with the same labels and directories as the first one. It also
    > triggers the same autoplay as the first one. (of course it doesn't work
    > right) There are also some game CDs that will start the game menu, but
    > will give a message later to put the correct CD in the drive (and it is
    > already). It seems that some sort of reset isn't working.
    > I've replaced the IDE cable and reinstalled both drivers as well as trying
    > some registery suggestions people have made.
    > Any ideas are welcome.
    > Ellis
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    No changes in BIOS or slave/master settings. No other IDE port available.
    Any ideas?


    WRH wrote:

    > A couple of thoughts...
    >
    > Do the BIOS settings seem OK?
    > Do you have another IDE port on the motherboard
    > you could try?
    >
    > Are they both on the same IDE cable? If so, since
    > they were working I presume master/slave settings
    > ok or was something changed?
    >
    >
    > "Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    > news:pztFe.2616$8g5.1696@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    >
    >>I've posted on this board a week or so ago, and I've tried a few things.
    >>However the problem still is happening.
    >>Both my CD-Rom and CD-R drives started doing the same thing. When I load
    >>any CD after a reboot, it works fine. However a second CD shows up in
    >>Explorer with the same labels and directories as the first one. It also
    >>triggers the same autoplay as the first one. (of course it doesn't work
    >>right) There are also some game CDs that will start the game menu, but
    >>will give a message later to put the correct CD in the drive (and it is
    >>already). It seems that some sort of reset isn't working.
    >>I've replaced the IDE cable and reinstalled both drivers as well as trying
    >>some registery suggestions people have made.
    >>Any ideas are welcome.
    >>Ellis
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    I wonder would it make a difference if you changed the CD-Rom CD-R
    drive letters?

    (In WinXp, Control Panel, drill through compuer management to
    disk management)

    "Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    news:nTDFe.6527$8g5.5906@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    > No changes in BIOS or slave/master settings. No other IDE port available.
    > Any ideas?
    >
    >
    > WRH wrote:
    >
    >> A couple of thoughts...
    >>
    >> Do the BIOS settings seem OK?
    >> Do you have another IDE port on the motherboard
    >> you could try?
    >>
    >> Are they both on the same IDE cable? If so, since
    >> they were working I presume master/slave settings
    >> ok or was something changed?
    >>
    >>
    >> "Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    >> news:pztFe.2616$8g5.1696@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    >>
    >>>I've posted on this board a week or so ago, and I've tried a few things.
    >>>However the problem still is happening.
    >>>Both my CD-Rom and CD-R drives started doing the same thing. When I load
    >>>any CD after a reboot, it works fine. However a second CD shows up in
    >>>Explorer with the same labels and directories as the first one. It also
    >>>triggers the same autoplay as the first one. (of course it doesn't work
    >>>right) There are also some game CDs that will start the game menu, but
    >>>will give a message later to put the correct CD in the drive (and it is
    >>>already). It seems that some sort of reset isn't working.
    >>>I've replaced the IDE cable and reinstalled both drivers as well as
    >>>trying some registery suggestions people have made.
    >>>Any ideas are welcome.
    >>>Ellis
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    I did that, and it "refreshed" the drives for one try, but then the same
    behavior.
    Thanks,
    Ellis

    WRH wrote:
    > I wonder would it make a difference if you changed the CD-Rom CD-R
    > drive letters?
    >
    > (In WinXp, Control Panel, drill through compuer management to
    > disk management)
    >
    > "Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    > news:nTDFe.6527$8g5.5906@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    >
    >>No changes in BIOS or slave/master settings. No other IDE port available.
    >>Any ideas?
    >>
    >>
    >>WRH wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>A couple of thoughts...
    >>>
    >>>Do the BIOS settings seem OK?
    >>>Do you have another IDE port on the motherboard
    >>>you could try?
    >>>
    >>>Are they both on the same IDE cable? If so, since
    >>>they were working I presume master/slave settings
    >>>ok or was something changed?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>"Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    >>>news:pztFe.2616$8g5.1696@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>I've posted on this board a week or so ago, and I've tried a few things.
    >>>>However the problem still is happening.
    >>>>Both my CD-Rom and CD-R drives started doing the same thing. When I load
    >>>>any CD after a reboot, it works fine. However a second CD shows up in
    >>>>Explorer with the same labels and directories as the first one. It also
    >>>>triggers the same autoplay as the first one. (of course it doesn't work
    >>>>right) There are also some game CDs that will start the game menu, but
    >>>>will give a message later to put the correct CD in the drive (and it is
    >>>>already). It seems that some sort of reset isn't working.
    >>>>I've replaced the IDE cable and reinstalled both drivers as well as
    >>>>trying some registery suggestions people have made.
    >>>>Any ideas are welcome.
    >>>>Ellis
    >>>
    >>>
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    The following MS articles may be relevant. ( For one problem,one
    of them suggests pressing F5 to update Windows Explorer.)


    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;831484

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322823

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;886955


    "Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    news:uq7Ge.13838$h.8581@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    >I did that, and it "refreshed" the drives for one try, but then the same
    >behavior.
    > Thanks,
    > Ellis
    >
    > WRH wrote:
    >> I wonder would it make a difference if you changed the CD-Rom CD-R
    >> drive letters?
    >>
    >> (In WinXp, Control Panel, drill through compuer management to
    >> disk management)
    >>
    >> "Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    >> news:nTDFe.6527$8g5.5906@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    >>
    >>>No changes in BIOS or slave/master settings. No other IDE port available.
    >>>Any ideas?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>WRH wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>A couple of thoughts...
    >>>>
    >>>>Do the BIOS settings seem OK?
    >>>>Do you have another IDE port on the motherboard
    >>>>you could try?
    >>>>
    >>>>Are they both on the same IDE cable? If so, since
    >>>>they were working I presume master/slave settings
    >>>>ok or was something changed?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>"Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    >>>>news:pztFe.2616$8g5.1696@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>I've posted on this board a week or so ago, and I've tried a few
    >>>>>things. However the problem still is happening.
    >>>>>Both my CD-Rom and CD-R drives started doing the same thing. When I
    >>>>>load any CD after a reboot, it works fine. However a second CD shows up
    >>>>>in Explorer with the same labels and directories as the first one. It
    >>>>>also triggers the same autoplay as the first one. (of course it doesn't
    >>>>>work right) There are also some game CDs that will start the game menu,
    >>>>>but will give a message later to put the correct CD in the drive (and
    >>>>>it is already). It seems that some sort of reset isn't working.
    >>>>>I've replaced the IDE cable and reinstalled both drivers as well as
    >>>>>trying some registery suggestions people have made.
    >>>>>Any ideas are welcome.
    >>>>>Ellis
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Thanks for the ideas. They all suggest having the latest service pack,
    which I do. I'll look more closely at the workarounds.


    WRH wrote:
    > The following MS articles may be relevant. ( For one problem,one
    > of them suggests pressing F5 to update Windows Explorer.)
    >
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;831484
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322823
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;886955
    >
    >
    > "Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    > news:uq7Ge.13838$h.8581@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    >
    >>I did that, and it "refreshed" the drives for one try, but then the same
    >>behavior.
    >>Thanks,
    >>Ellis
    >>
    >>WRH wrote:
    >>
    >>>I wonder would it make a difference if you changed the CD-Rom CD-R
    >>>drive letters?
    >>>
    >>>(In WinXp, Control Panel, drill through compuer management to
    >>>disk management)
    >>>
    >>>"Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    >>>news:nTDFe.6527$8g5.5906@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>No changes in BIOS or slave/master settings. No other IDE port available.
    >>>>Any ideas?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>WRH wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>A couple of thoughts...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Do the BIOS settings seem OK?
    >>>>>Do you have another IDE port on the motherboard
    >>>>>you could try?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Are they both on the same IDE cable? If so, since
    >>>>>they were working I presume master/slave settings
    >>>>>ok or was something changed?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Ellis" <ellistara@bellsouth.not.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>news:pztFe.2616$8g5.1696@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>I've posted on this board a week or so ago, and I've tried a few
    >>>>>>things. However the problem still is happening.
    >>>>>>Both my CD-Rom and CD-R drives started doing the same thing. When I
    >>>>>>load any CD after a reboot, it works fine. However a second CD shows up
    >>>>>>in Explorer with the same labels and directories as the first one. It
    >>>>>>also triggers the same autoplay as the first one. (of course it doesn't
    >>>>>>work right) There are also some game CDs that will start the game menu,
    >>>>>>but will give a message later to put the correct CD in the drive (and
    >>>>>>it is already). It seems that some sort of reset isn't working.
    >>>>>>I've replaced the IDE cable and reinstalled both drivers as well as
    >>>>>>trying some registery suggestions people have made.
    >>>>>>Any ideas are welcome.
    >>>>>>Ellis
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >
    >
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