I am having an issue with my LITE-ON SHW-160P6S. In brief, the drive is not detected by the BIOS or Windows. To best explain this I will have to not be brief and trace my steps up to when it stopped being detected.
I was playing Grand Theft Auto IV when I got a BSOD with HARDWARE_CHECK_EXCEPTION. I thought this was an issue with overclocking, so I notched down my VRAM clock, RAM clock, and CPU multi, but the BSOD/Hardware Check Exception still occurred in-game (but only in-game).
I would have stepped my clocks down further, but I was sidetracked when I noticed that my BIOS displayed the primary IDE Master as empty. The drive jumper was set to Cable Select, so I tried booting with various jumper configurations -- LITE-ON as master with slave, LO as slave with master, LO again as cable select, LO as lone master... still not appearing in either BIOS or Windows.
The LO will eject the tray fine, and I can feel vibration from the drive (it seems to vibrate every few seconds and then die out, repeating for a few minutes on system powerup), so it has power. Also, GTA IV and other resource-intensive apps function fine, without any more BSODs -- even after overclocking my CPU back to where it was when the first BSOD happened.
HDDs are detected just fine on the same IDE channel, and my system is running stable, but the LO drive is still invisible to BIOS/Windows. Since the BSODs with the Hardware Check Exception ceased when the drive issue surfaced, I am suspecting the drive to be the culprit... but I am looking for any input on the matter.
Corsair 650TX 650watt PSU
M3N-HT DELUXE -- bios 1701
Athlon X2 7750 -- OC@3.2ghz
GSKILL 4GB DDR2-1066 -- 2x2gb
Zotac 9800GT 512mb -- GPU OC@700mhz from 660 stock)
2 SATA HDDs -- no raid array, forgot the models (sorry)
1 PATA LITE-ON 160P6S optical drive -- the drive in question)
-The drive in question was part of a build-to-order PC shipped in April 2006.
-GTA IV is not a legit copy ( :(), so there is no disc in the drive tray during any of these problems.
-The only temperature I feel is of any concern is the MCP, at 67-70ÂºC idle! This has not caused me any discernable problems yet, but still... FYI...
-Open PC case with a box fan pushing air
-I do not have the resources at the moment to try this drive with another PC.
-The drive in question is (was?) firmware PS0C.
That's all the relevant info I can think to shell out. Sorry to make my first post here a "help me." I tend to drop in when I am looking for info but have never bothered to register.
Jolly good day.