DVD reader / CD (re)writer causing problems

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Shaun G

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Ever since I installed Windows this time around, one of my CD drives hasn't been working right...or at all. When I put a CD in, nothing happens. With any CD in, opening explorer causes the machine to hang - UNTIL I remove the CD, then everything springs to life. The thing is, I installed Windows using this drive - so I know it works.

I have swapped the cables out (trying many different 40 and 80 pin ribbins). I have removed the drivers for the device and let Windows install them again. The thing still doesnt want to work. I didn't mind so much a few months ago, but this is my burner (DVD read, CD burner combo) and I need to clear some space now.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
 
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Had a similar problem. I reversed the 2 drives. Made the master, slave and the slave drive my master drive. Be sure to change the jumper settings if you try it. It corrected my problem. Also is the bios seeing the drive??
 
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