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Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. A Floppy disk should never be on the same cable as an optical drive. Posted 21 August – Posted 23 November – I probably will end up replacing the drive.

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Posted 21 August – It reads DVDs fine, but randomly messes up regular data and audio cds, even when windows isn’t loaded up.

Have you tried using a CD cleaner? Central Illinois Local time: I uninstalled the drive and then rebooted and let XP find the new hardware.

I’ve fixed a few optical drives this way. It vcc-4481b work, but I don’t want to try it until I’m more certain: Unless you are talking about a ZIP drive, there’s something wrong there.

If it is a ZIP, disconnect it temporarily and see if it makes a difference. Posted 23 November – Even though DVD drives are dirt cheap compared to what they used to cost, there’s no real reason to spend the cash unless you’re sure the problem is with the drive and not something else on the computer, so please, test that drive first.


Help if you gfc-4481b. Would really appreciate your kind gesture. Posted 05 May – I just meant to take a drive from another computer and try that.

I no longer had control of the situation at that point, and then I got laid off. I took it apart and put it back together and cleaned the lens, and hl-d-strw/dvd the firmware, but it is still the same Using the site is easy and fun. I’ve forgotten my password.

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It’s certainly not my computer, or I would definitely do just what you said. Backup, Imaging, Disk Management Forum. I made sure the power and ribbon connections were firmly in there, and I checked Device Manager.

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That’s all I was suggesting there. In the end, I don’t remember whether we replaced the drive So perhaps it wasn’t.

Killeen, TX Local time: I downloaded the driver update from the driverguide website you need to register; gcc-4418b me email to get it directly; file size I hope you get to see this reply and help me out. Started by hotshotNov 23 When you double-click on the CD drive under XP Proit seems to read the drive’s contents as empty i.


Many other people have had problems with this one, I see. If it is on it’s own on an IDE cable then just change it out. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on jl-dt-strw/dvd site.