Lately both my CD (LG) and my DVD (Sony) drive stopped working.
Here are the symptoms:
[li]both CD & DVD spin up at boot time
[/li][li]both are seen in my BIOS
[/li][li]neither will allow me to boot from windows cd
[/li][li]CD (LG) says “media not windows compatible or hardware problem” no matter what CD i put in
[/li][li]DVD (Sony) just opens a blank explorer window with no contents no matter what CD/DVD is in the drive
[/li][li]both drive icons switch to a CD / DVD icon when I put a disk in …so it knows there is a disk in there
[/li][li]both drives are operating properly in the device manager
Here is what I’ve tried to fix so far:
[li]Verified that jumpers are set properly on both drives. they are
[/li][li]Replaced IDE cable…same result
[/li][li]Moved one of the drives onto my Hard Drive IDE string as a slave…same result. But all hard drives work on the chain…so I know that the IDE is fine.
[/li][li]Replaced both drives with two new Sony DVD burners…$150!!! SAME RESULT
[/li][li]Removed device from device manager and reboot to allow windows to reinstall both…same result.
Can anyone think of anything else that i haven’t already tried? I think the problem has to be windows related since i’ve pretty much ruled out any hardware problems by switching the drives and cables and IDE locations.
Any ideas would be appreciated.