Sometimes it works after trying several times, sometimes it reads mostly fine the first time. I made sure the power and ribbon connections were firmly in there, and I checked Device Manager. Want to thank you in advance for lending a helping hand to guys like me. It thinks the device is working properly never was an exclamation point there to indicate a problem. The random read error problems started happenning about the same time when I unplugged and re-plugged the drive back in temporarily replaced it with a hard-drive. And I don’t believe there is a special driver for it–just Microsoft’s generic one.
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It reads DVDs fine, but randomly messes up regular data and audio cds, even when windows isn’t loaded up. Would really appreciate your kind gesture. gcc-4841b
I took it apart and put it back together and cleaned the lens, and upgraded dvc firmware, but it is still the same Posted 26 November – I downloaded the driver update from the driverguide website you need to register; send me email to get it directly; file size When you put in a CD, it tries to read it for a while and then fails. Community Forum Software by IP.
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A Floppy disk should never be on the same cable as an optical drive. Have you tried using a CD cleaner?
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. Posted 09 December – Posted 05 May – 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.
Keep up the good work and thanks a ddvd once again. Unless you are talking about a ZIP drive, there’s something wrong there.
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Posted 21 August – I probably will end up replacing the drive. I hope you get to see ggcc-4481b reply and help me out. Preparation Guide, Malware Removal Assistance. Normally, when you try to explore or view the CD contents, Windows Explorer freezes up until the drive quits trying.
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I uninstalled the drive and then rebooted and let XP find the new hardware. I tried to update the driver by having Windows automatically find the correct driver, but it could not be found.
I hope the explanation is quite clear and this suggested solution will work for you.
It thinks the device is working properly never was an exclamation point there to indicate a problem. Posted 25 November – Thanks for your responses, though. There are none for a floppy drive though. Collingwood, Ontario, Canada Local time: