Master: PHILIPS DVDR 1640P
Slave: NEC DVD + RW ND 1000A
While this combo working perfectly for years, since a while these drives don't recognise any media (CD or DVD) insterted. But, in case I de- and re-install them via the control panel they (one or both of them) seem to work fine for 1- 2 cycles but start agin with the same mess.
I have sought for, found and installed the latest drivers available for these drives but no avail for a solution.
Thanks in advance for anyone of you for giving me a useable solution.
Thanks for your suggestion, but still there is a no-go. I have followed your hint, went to the MS website and executed all relevant instructions there.
Moreover I have also de- and re-installed my 2 CD/DVD drives but now they have not (even for one cycle) recognised any media inserted.
By the way I have also de-installed ANY DVD from my system to avoid any
possible further problems.
My fear is that sooner or later I will have to make a clean re-install of
MS WINDOWS XP Pro to get rid of this nasty problem.
However, should you have any other valuable hint be welcome.
Thank you for you too for your suggestion of updating my BIOS. I am a bit scared (me not neing a computer ACE myself) to perform such an operation
while this may render my system completely inoperative. However, one day
- if no other solution would look functioning - I will gather my strengths and
make a move to upgrade my BIOS. But until then I will still seek for a more safe solution.
By the way, as there were no hardware changes on my system I still can not understand why I should upgrade my BIOS since all functioned well until the day my CD/DVD drives started to lose ground.
Thanks anyway and have a nice day.
January 4, 2010 11:59:03 AM
Meanwhile test one of the drives in another computer, if poss.
Well unfdortunately I have tried all and every configuration (also on an other PC) with no success. I went even further, I have purchased 2 new drives with the same
bad results. (Fortunately, the shop was kind enough to take back these two from me).
So I am far to be happy now, but still have hopes that a day my stuff will work (even without performing a clean re-install of my XP system).