well yes to me it is point back to the cdrw if you put another one in and it works but i would not say that just yet
what i would do it make sure the cdrw is the only thing on secondary channel and make sure it is set as cable select and go into windows xp and see if you see it …then if you do …I would boot to your dos disc and see if it will go threw
also see if you can browse the disc with the change directory command
cd [then the folder name]
then if you cant do that or it will not boot up and let you see that cd or the contents of the cd then yes I would consider it hardware issue and be bad cdrw but that is me …and I am sure other people would intend to agree
Sorry this is not very clear to me. Maybe its my fault. Ill try to be clear.
CD-ROM (not CDrw) is the only one in sec channel. I disconnected CDRw to connect CDrom. Only had 1 connected at a particular time.
Cable select? Not sure what you mean. I checked bios setup to see if it could recognize on autodetect settings (F3 & enter). But I usually use it on Auto, including this time aswell, and let it detect any peripheral connected. Is auto=cable select, is this what u mean? If so yes.
I didnt check in windows xp. I deactivated cdrw before i went through this. Didnt try xp except for the boot up with cd. But i undestand where u goin with this… to see if its xp problem? Well it loaded up from cd all the drivers etc.
[Wait could this be connected to ie?
I had a fuck up support -pardon my french, but thats what it was- from my isp some time ago and they told me to unistall IE and reinstall… i had a problem right after due to this, but didnt (couldnt) unistall IE, it was security settings btw and i solved it on my own… no cant be… originals would read in dos otherwise… and it doesnt (just copies again). Cant see a direct relation anyway].
I can browse with dir change in DOS. Double checked it again. Originals are read fine, and access fast as it should.
It boots up and reads fine with the CD-Rom replacement. Not with the CD-RW… only reads copies still.
Jumper setting? Was working fine before, all jumpers set are as the vendor had them… i dont see why it wouldnt now.
Ive lost a Cdrom before. Also 2 disk drives… and a monitor and a short circuited power supply. Connection to power spikes or not is not clear. But i wont rule out that it may have been responsible in one circumstance or the other. This on another machines.
Now with the last cdrom trouble it didnt read disks -originals- too well (i didnt have copies at the time so i cant say if it would).
What gets me is… why does it read copies fine and originals not?
Anyone with cd problems has had this sort of thing also? Is this recurring. Ive read problems with copies… not with originals.
So would this be correct? :
-cd driver corruption
-bios (motherboard or/and writer)
any combination of these?
Btw, tried it the other day (Sat)… the phillips setup analyser is failing. Hmm…
Well my tech said, last week, it could be OS more likely or then the writer.
Well the same model writer replacement will make it clear i hope… the order is delayed.