I hope this is in the correct section. i have searched and tried every fix i can find. i have Primary IDE Master: WD 80 gig HDD, Slave: Samsung DVD-ROM SD-612. Secondary IDE Master: WD 80 gig HDD, Slave: Optorite CD-RW CW5205. Cables are known working, jumpers are set according to there location( I also tried CS). and every imaginable configureation of master/slave.
The issue is the 2 optical drives. Explorer (WINXP) sees the optical drives, and Dev manager shows no issues. i cannot view/install/burn anything in either drive. the system just hangs until i eject the media. if there is media in the drive on boot XP will also hang untill i eject the drive. when i say hang i dont mean complete freeze, it just gets very choppy when i move the mouse etc, and XP does eventually boot with no errors. Tonight i tried a full format, and reinstall of WINXP, i can boot from cdrom with no issue, i could install XP from cdrom with no issue, but i still cannot view any media in those drives once XP was fully installed. Bios sees the drive, explorer sees the drives just can not read anything from either. Background info: Roxio/easycd has never been near this PC. The issue started a few weeks ago with no changes made by me. A Rollback did nothing. A Reformat did nothing.
Motherboard : MSI Neo 2 platinum (MSI7025)
Ram : 2x 512 value select
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
I can provide any other additional information needed, i am completely confused at this issue.