[QUOTE=Ogregon;1687869]Hello, Club CD Freaks!
I recently tried to install a new hard drive into my computer, but once installed my DVD drive immediately stopped working. I had made no changes to my DVD drive during this installation so I was a bit perplexed. I tried all the different jumper settings to no avail. I have since removed the new hard drive and the problem persists. I even used System Restore back to the installation of Windows XP Professional when I knew the drive to be working.
The drive reads at boot and lights up when I insert a disc in Explorer, but refuses to spin up and read the media. It is also absent from My Computer. I checked Device Manager and believe Other Devices - Unknown Device to be my DVD drive, but none of the available drivers remedy this problem.
Thinking that it might just be a Windows problem, I tried booting from my Windows install CD but after the drive spins up I am met with an eternal black screen. Has my poor drive seen the last of it’s days? :<
My drive is a NEC ND-3550A which I bought OEM about a year ago along with the rest of my computer. I have had no problems with this or any of my devices until attempting to install that new hard drive.[/QUOTE]
Hi Ogregon Gordonp here . You have just described my problem and how it happened . new hard drive reinstalled windows (xp) and I have had the same problem since. Tried everything from microsoft nothing worked and they finished up saying they couldn’t help me further.
The drive is new optiarc ad-7280s dvd/cd-rw cant put it on my old spare computer as haven;t got sata on that one , the old one is ide but have taken the dvd -rw which is writing fine out of the old one and tied it in the main working one with the problem .That one wont write either same as new one.
That’s why I tried microsoft as it is fairly obvious its a windows problem It is the same windows operating system on the old computer. as I just left everything intact and built a new machine and before having to reinstall windows again for the new hard drive it was writing to the drive with no problem
Hope someone is able to help us Cheers Gordonp