CD & DVD Drives inoperable

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OldPioneer

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Computer - Dell Dimension 8200; 512MB purchased Nov 2002. OS MS Windows XP Professional w/SP2.

CD-ROM Samsung SC-148C
CD-ROM NEC DVD=RW ND 1100A

Both IDE interface

Both drives rarely work. I can read disks but can't burn on either drive.

Is it time to replace these two drives? I've tried all the tests and keep geting OK's

My System Information states one Problem resource:
Multimedia Controller PCI\VEN_1131&DEV_7146&SUBSYS_00031809&REV_01\5&22E1D113&0&3050F0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
 
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I hope somebody helps you: I've got the same issue with my Dell8400 and the NEC DVD and the Samsung CD (somehow now called SAMSUog!). Ed
 

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I read the articles under HARDWARE that discussed PIO mode. I then did the following:
1. Right click on MY COMPUTER; 2. Click PROPERTIES; 3. Click HARDWARE tab; 4. Click DEVICE MANAGER; 5. Check the IDE ATA/ATAPI CONTROLLER + box; 6. Right click PRIMARY IDE CHANNEL; 7. Click ADVANCED SETTINGS; 8. If the TRANSFER MODE box reads PIO change the setting to DMA. 9. (Do the same sequence to the secondary IDE CHANNEL.)

I then burned a CD. Hope this works for you
 
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Now I have the black screen of death! Can't get past a "Drive 4 not found etc etc...
It's out of warranty; not sure what to do now.

Ed
 
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Is that error message when you turn your computer on? One of your drives may have died. It could just be a loose cable.
 
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