CDROM Boot Problem
Posted on 2003-03-06
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.