Big Time CD & DVD Drive Trouble

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vulpine1

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I have solved this problem, skip to the bottom to see how...

What was wrong:

As of now, my two optical drives (1st: Samsung DVD-ROM SD-616T, 2nd: Sony CD-RW CRX216E 48x burner) do not work correctly. When I put a CD in my DVD drive and try to access it, it says: "D:\ Is Not Accessable. Incorrect Function." and when I put a disc in the CD-RW, it treats it as a blank CD even though it's not. I don't remember the last time I tried accessing a CD through My Computer, but I did burn a CD with iTunes yesterday.

A little information about my computer:
Dell Dimension 4600 (motherboard revision A02, BIOS A12)
Windows XP Home SP2
Intel P4 2.66 Ghz processor
40 GB HD (C)
Upgrades:​
120 GB Seagate HD (partitioned into 40 GB F:Other Files, 40 GB M:Media, 5 GB U:Users, roughly 27 GB G:Backups)
512 MB PC3200 (400 Mhz) Dual Channel DDR (2x 256 chips)
Chaintech GeForce FX 5200 128 MB graphics card


I've tried:

» Updating the firmware. (I could only find one for the DVD drive, didn't help)

» Using Device Manager to uninstall and re-install both drives without restarting

» Using Device Manager to uninstall both drives. Restarted and re-installed

» Booted up in safe mode and tried accessing a CD (worked for one CD once)

» Scanned for viruses and spyware with Norton Internet Security 2004 (my subscription ended so it's not up to date) and Webroot SpySweeper (newest version with latest definitions)

I don't know what else to do, besides removing the drives. So any help would be greatly appreciated.


How I fixed it:
After many hours of frustration, and working on other stuff, I realized that a program I had, Undisker (it can create drive images from HDs and CDs and vice versa) was causing the problem. I remembered that during the installation, or on the site, it mentioned that Windows XP was not fully supported! I quickly uninstalled the not-as-useful-as-I-hoped program and rebooted to find that my CD and DVD drives were once again fully functional.
 
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