CD & DVD drives stop responding after inactivity

My CDRW drive stops responding after about 10 minutes of inactivity. To get the drive working again, all I have to do is restart the PC. If the drive is in use (installing games, burning discs) it will work fine until it stops being used. In Windows Explorer I can still click on the drive, but no data is shown to be on the disc. It's really annoying!
It wasn't such a big deal, but now it happens to another drive I just picked up, my DVD burner. It does the same exact thing.

OS: WinXP
CDRW: Liteon 52X...
DVDRW: NEC 2510A
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  1. we don't serve no commy smurfs in here buddy....

    <i><font color=blue>Edited by Scamtron on 10/11/01 09:58 PM
  2. Red = soviet
    Smurf = communists

    lol, I never noticed that connection.
    I'll have to think of less communist forum names in the future.
  3. DIE PINKO CARTOON DIE!!!!

    "Never underestimate the predictability of Stupidity."
    <A HREF="http://www.cameronwilliamson.com" target="_new">-={Messianic Maniac.}=-</A>
    <font color=green>{FLM}</font color=green>
  4. Silly fool!



    Use the correct tags!

    <i><font color=blue>Edited by Scamtron on 10/11/01 09:58 PM
  5. Have you tried updating the firmware for the drive?

    Do you have your hard drives set to go to sleep after ten mins (or whatever) of inactivity? If so try disabling that and seeing if it helps - not a permanent solution but it might help figure out what's wrong.

    *Dual PIII-800 @900 i440BX and Tualeron 1.2 @1.7 i815*
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