CDROM problem : drive doesn't always read CD/DVD.
Posted on 2004-09-09
I am running Windows XP on a P4 1.70Ghz, 128MB RAM system which suddenly stopped detecting my CDROM.
Since i wanted a DVD/CD-RW, i bought a Combo Drive.
Windows now detected this drive and i tried the first CD at hand.. which was read just fine.
The second disk i tried wasn't read at all. I tried restarting, changing the IDE cables, Uninstalling/Installing the secondary IDE (on which the CDROM is) but nothing worked.
Generally, (about half the times i tried), when i rebooted, the CD was detected, if i open and close the drive, then its not read anymore!
Does anyone have any ideas pls?