CD Roms Not Recognised...

Posted on 2006-07-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I am getting the following error from event manager with regards to my cd rom and dvd units

"The driver detected a controller error on \device\cdrom0"

Now after swapping a cd rom drive the new drives do not install correctly.

Mircrosoft suggest a faulty cable but I have replaced this without success.

I have also replaced the drives and swapped the ide cables over with the hard drive.

I suspect a problem with the motherboard as I can't see what else it could be.

Any help appreciated.

Question by:dercoss
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Callandor earned 400 total points
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Delete the IDE controller driver in device manager and let it reinstall on reboot.  If that doesn't fix it, you may need a PCI IDE controller card:

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I've tried the driver reinstallation now without success. I will fit a card tomorrow and let you know how it goes...

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garycase earned 100 total points
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The card Callandor linked you to is a good one (same one I'd suggest) ==> HOWEVER, if you buy a different card, be sure it supports ATAPI devices.   Not all add-in IDE cards do;  many only support hard disk drives.
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Try this fix if that and the cdgone.reg (included in link) fail try manually deleting the upper and lower filters in the registry as described in this link from microsoft;EN-US;320553
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if the reg fix fails try testing the drive(s) outside of windows try booting to the ultimate boot cd( or knoppix(

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The problem was the controller.. Thanks for the help..


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