boot up problem

I have an Asus P5K motherboard running Windows vista home premium.

When I boot up the green lights on both cd/dvd players light up and remain on. The computer continues to start and runs OK but neither of the cd/dvd's are recognised or work. If I then shut down completly wait a minute or so and restart I get the usual one bleep the green lights go out and the items are then recognised and work OK.
I presume this is a Bios error but despite resetting with the default settings this problem remains.
Could anyone confirm what the ideal boot settings should be in the BIOS or what could be causing this annoying error.
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  1. I cant get it?

    I think this is not a boot up problem... its like a device recognition problem.

    PSU, I suggest you try to use other. Or the CD/dvd drives has the problem. I havent encountered in my life a bios problem prior to that as my job as a computer technician.
  2. How many cd/dvd drives do you have? Two of each? What's the rest of your system spec?
  3. try updating the firmware on each drive. I had the same problem when updating to Vista. Vista couldn't find the right drivers for the outdated firmware for one of my drives and caused a conflict.

    Might not be the problem but it is a place to start

  4. cfvh600 said:
    How many cd/dvd drives do you have? Two of each? What's the rest of your system spec?

    there are only two cd rom/dvd drives

    Here is a list of my computer set up

    Operating System System Model
    Windows Vista Home Premium (build 6000) No details available
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    1.60 gigahertz Intel Core Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K Rev 1.xx
    Serial Number: MS6C79B34411888
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0603 07/03/2007
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    240.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    199.53 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    ATAPI DVD A DH20A3H ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
    ATAPI DVD A DH20A3P ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    GENERIC USB Storage-CFC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
    GENERIC USB Storage-MSC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
    GENERIC USB Storage-SDC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
    GENERIC USB Storage-SMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
    WDC WD1600JS-00NCB1 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCANMK045217, rev 10.02E02, SMART Status: Healthy
    WDC WD800JD-08MSA1 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WMAM9SZ15528, rev 10.01E01, SMART Status: Healthy
    1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM0' has 512 MB
    Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
    Slot 'DIMM2' has 512 MB
    Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 160.04 GB 120.07 GB free
    d: (NTFS on drive 1) 80.03 GB 79.45 GB free

    Network Drives
    None detected

    Communications Other Devices

    6TO4 Adapter
    Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller
    primary Auto IP Address: / 22
    Dhcp Server:
    Physical Address: 00:1D:60:88:5D:45

    Networking Dns Servers:
    VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    USB Human Interface Device
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    HID-compliant mouse
    Generic USB Hub (2x)
    USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Root Hub (8x)
    Generic volume shadow copy
    USB Storage-CFC
    USB Storage-MSC
    USB Storage-SDC
    USB Storage-SMC
    Virus Protection [Back to Top]

    AVG 7.5.503 Version 7.5.503
    Realtime File Scanning On
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