Recently my computer has a strange problem.
All IDE drives (cdrom and hard disks) stopped detecting inside windows.
But they do detect and work well outside windows. (for example on startup disks).
Right now, I have a DVDrom that outside windows works fine but inside windows
does not work.
When I go to Windows DIsk Management it always promts me with
"INITIALIZE DISK: You must initialize disk before logical drive can access it"
I click on for a Master Boot Record. just like everytime we put a new drive and
it needs identifying and the first format. But when I click on it gives me this message:
Virtual Disk Manager: The request could not be performed because of an I/O devide error.
So in DISK MANAGEMENT I can see my DVDrom there as an “Unknown disk” and I cant inicialize it.
On windows explorer its like it doesnt exist, as the drive letter is not there.
THis happened from one day to another. ANd since Ive tried this DVDrom outside windows
and it works fine. Im sure this is a problem inside my Windows 7, meaning its not a hardware problem.
All other drives (SATA connection) work. I know this because I had another IDE drive on my computer
and thought it was faulthy cause of this exact same problem, and bought a new drive, but a SATA
which worked perfectly. So its only my IDE connections that dont work inside windows.
Could someone help me with this problem please.
thank you in a advance for your time and attention.
A known bug is the drives do not get assigned properly.
You have to rename the drives.
I’m sure there are other ways but I cured a similar problem on a friends PC using Partition Master. Seems there were no drive letter assigned.
I assume something was FOOBAR with the registry.
Hope this helps.