I am working on a computer that had been a custom build, although not by me.
It has a DVD RW and a DVD ROM, both IDE.
When I open My computer I can see both drives. If I stick a CD in either one and click on that drive I see a blank screen as if I opened a blank folder. If I right click it and select properties it has a zero for the size and RAW as the type on every CD.
I can stick a blank CD in the Writer, open it up in My Computer, drag files into the folder (which I will see) and select “Write these files” and it will burn the cd. I can take this cd and open the files normally in another computer. But if I stick that CD back into this computer the CD appears to be empty.
I have tried a different CD drive, in fact I tried a SATA drive and it gives the same symptoms. Sinec this computer boots too a SATA HDD, I used both the primary and secondary IDE ports.
I have uninstalled both DVDs and the IDE controllers.
I have checked the jumpers and tried various configurations of them.
I have successfully booted to a BART PE CD and can access the the second CD’s contents from the BART Environment.
I am stumped!
Any help would be appreciated.