Hey people, new to the forum and I bring you a problem that’s been with me all week.
I have a customers machine, who refuses to read any media off any optical drives. The 2 drives he had in there were dead, but any other drives won’t read either. Every drive I’ve put in the machine (2 from our shop that run perfectly on any other machine) detects fine in Bios, but won’t ready any media in windows nor will they boot from. Changed IDE cables, ran drives on both IDE controllers, took out the HDD leaving one optical as the only device and it still would not boot. Any HDD’s that I add detect, read and boot with no problems, the problem is only with opticals. Checked for starforce (no drivers installed) and flashed firmware on all and still no avail. The machine is a HP PAvilion 725n with the A8XN-LA motherboard, which would not flash to the most recent bios, but from what I read around, the older bios I have on it now is the stablest bios for the board anyway. Anyone have any ideas? I hate to have a machine in the shop for so long. Thanks!