I am having strange problems with my DVD device. When I put in a DVD (or CD) it spins up etc and I can read the directory tree in Explorer (it's a bit slow drilling down) - but get IO error msg box when I try to open a file. Looking in Event Viewer there a lots of System errors
Product: Windows Operating System
Symbolic Name: IO_ERR_CONTROLLER_ERROR
Message: The driver detected a controller error on %1.
This problem is typically caused by a failing cable that connects the drive to the computer.
Now the cable can't be completely duff as it can read the directory tree it seems to me and my CD/ROM drive on the same cable works fine. I don't know whether it is related but my floppy drive (on a different cable) doesn't work (put in a floppy - explorer can't see it). I have 2 HDDs attached to that 2nd cable and they work just fine.
Device Manager says the device is working properly but when I click on Troubleshoot nothing happens.
OS: Windows XP Home
Sony DVD RW DW-22A