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Can not get IDE DVD drive to work

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September 29, 2007 1:43:24 PM

I have an M61P-S3 board that supports 2 IDE devices. I can not get my IDE dvd burner to work (pioneer 104)
BIOS recognizes it, but when i insert any disc, windows hangs up and will not read the directory. I have tried all configurations of master, slave and cable select. but no luck. Does this board not suppport IDE optical drives? HAs anyone else been able to do this?


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September 29, 2007 2:10:14 PM

Post some more system specs, little more detail.

I would change ide cable first. Try hooking up to same ide cable as hard drive. Is the proper driver installed for this device? Did you try a different power lead? Blow some air into drive when open, in case you have something in there blocking read/write laser. If your problem continues you probably have a problem with the drive itself. I see alot of failed cd or dvd rw drives often. I prefer to use Lite-On drives myself a good one can be had for $30-$39 for a 20x DVD+-RW.

Best of Luck

J. Turner
October 1, 2007 12:54:14 AM

thanks. I tried a diff cdrw drive and it works fine, i suspect that my dvd drive took a sh*t...