Many other people have had problems with this one, I see. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Thanks for your responses, though. Firmware updates, like the one I found and I think it is the correct one generally shouldn’t be used to fix problems with drive reading and recognition, unless they are specifically meant for that. Click here to Register a free account now! Backup, Imaging, Disk Management Forum.
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I downloaded the driver update from the driverguide website you need to register; send me email to get it directly; file size I probably will end up replacing the drive. Have you tried using a CD cleaner?
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Click here to Register a free account now! Gcf certainly not my computer, or I would definitely do just what you said. In the end, I don’t remember whether we replaced the drive Help if you can. Collingwood, Ontario, Canada Local time: Also, I noted that the diskette drive on the same ribbon cable does work, but slowly I’ve forgotten my password.
I need your help badly. What’s the simplest troubleshooting method you know? Using the site is easy and fun. Central Illinois Local time: The user doesn’t 448b if it ever worked, because he never tried using it before. If it’s still applicable, I can have someone check that the jumper settings are correct on the two drives on whatever cable it was on.
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Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. I checked for processes running in the background and didn’t find anything suspicious.
I don’t know about you, but I have a couple of computers laying around, so I can generally borrow devices for purposes of troubleshooting.
Even though DVD drives are dirt cheap compared to what they used to cost, there’s no real reason to spend the cash unless you’re sure the problem is with the drive and not something else on the computer, so please, test that drive first. Normally, when you try to explore or view the CD contents, Windows Explorer freezes up until the drive quits trying.
Posted 09 December – It’s an IDE drive, by the way. It reads DVDs fine, but randomly messes up regular data and audio cds, even when windows isn’t loaded up. Killeen, TX Local time: Make sure both devices are not set the same way i. There are none for a dd drive though. If it is a ZIP, disconnect it temporarily and see if it makes a difference.
A Floppy disk should never be on the same cable as an optical drive. Firmware updates, like the one I found and I think it is the correct one generally shouldn’t be used to fix problems with drive reading and recognition, unless they are specifically meant for that. And I don’t believe there is a special driver for it–just Dgd generic one. Unless you are talking about a ZIP drive, there’s something wrong there.
Several functions may not work. Breaking Protections in Hardware Cryptocurrency Wallets. Malware Removal Logs Forum. I took it gcf and put it back together and cleaned the lens, and upgraded the firmware, but it is still the same I made sure the power and ribbon connections were firmly in there, and I checked Device Manager.