CDROM Boot Problem

Posted on 2003-03-06
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-25

Today, while using WinAmp 2.0, my CDRW drive suddenly stopped playing.  WinAmp had crashed, so I closed the application and went into My Computer, no CDRW was listed.  I rebooted, and now on every shutdown, it takes an extended period of time, and rebooting stops at the Manf. splash screen until the CDROM stops blinking its busy light (approx 2 mins.)  The drive cannot read any type of CD, and when opened and closed will continue to blink the busy light for about 2 mins.

I have Windows XP SP1
No BIOS updates available
THe CDROM shows up in device manager as HL-DT-ST CR-RW GCE-8320B (as it always has)
No hardware has been added or removed, though I did however open the computer and unplug all the cables and reconnect them (to the same connectors.) The CDROM has worked after I did this though.
The driver is the default windows driver, as it has always been, and no other driver can be found.
Physically removing the drive and restarting w/o it, then restarting after it has been reconnected has not done anything.

any help or an explanation would be appreciated.
Question by:Ghett0GuyJ
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night_monkey earned 2000 total points
ID: 8086860
out of curiousity, has it crossed your mind that the drive itself is dead?

do you mean to say that the cdrom has worked after you've unplugged the cables in the past, or after you've had trouble recently?

if you have another pc, install this drive into it. if it works, the drive is ok, and we need to keep digging. if it doesn't, then there's your answer.

Author Comment

ID: 8088479
ya, the drive is dead, i determined that last night. Now im just wondering what in the world casued this to happen suddenly, the computer is only8 months old..


Expert Comment

ID: 8089901
that sux, man. contact the manufacturer, it should be under warranty still.

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