I heard this is the place to go if you have a problem with your DVD drive and I sure do!
Ok, some background info
My ND-4571A was working fine before the weekend. However, over the weekend I installed a new CPU cooler for my PC. This involved removing the motherboard to attach a bracket to the bottom. Hence I had to dismantle the entire PC and removed the DVD drive from the mobo. The drive is connected via IDE cable to another hard disk, then to mobo. Both drives are jumpered to channel select.
After I reconnected everything together again and booted up, the ND-4571A is seriously acting the maggot. I don’t know what’s up with it.
I recognizes audio CDs and I can see the CD has 15 tracks but if I go to play the CD, the drive starts whirring like mad and system freezes. I have to press eject on drive to unfreeze system. To me it seems, it can read table of contents of discs but can’t actually play them.
If I put in data CDs, it starts whirring like crazy, system freeze and again, eject is only solution.
If I use PowerDVD, drive whirrs like crazy when trying to access drive, again -eject unfreezes system.
Now I must confess, that on re-connecting drive to system I initially had IDE cable upside and forced a pin backwards. I know, stupid of me. I opened it up and push the pin back out. Therefore, I thought the problem is hardware related and that I need a new drive. However, to test drive I used the Windows CD and booted from that. The drive was able to read it perfectly and brought me into Windows Setup mode. To me, this would indicate, no physical issue with drive but something on OS level.
I’ve tried everything else to pinpoint problem
Uninstall/install windows driver
Boot to safe mode
Boot to safe mode (command prompt) - can’t access drive root
Ran virus scans to check for viruses
Connect to mobo direct without other harddrive via the IDE cable
Is there anyone out there who can help me? Before I have to go buy another drive, I’d like to exhaust all options. Did anyome experience something like this before? Is there any tools I can use to check integrity of drive?
Any help greatly appreciated!!! Cheers