DVD ROM drive problem after installing DVD-RW

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by jramaley, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. jramaley

    jramaley Guest

    On my WinXP PC I used to have two drives: A DVD-R and a CD-RW, both of
    which worked fine. I recently replaced the CD-RW with a DVD-RW. Now the
    DVD-R is unstable: Sometimes it can read and play DVDs, and some other
    times the whole system hangs when I insert the disk. I think the
    problem is always caused by the same disks. The new drive however reads
    and plays all disks. Any ideas what could be causing this?

    jramaley, Mar 30, 2005
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  2. Before installing the new drive did you change the jumper to match the one
    being replaced? One is master and one is slave. Drives usually ship as
    Digital Video Solutions, Mar 30, 2005
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  3. jramaley

    jramaley Guest

    Yes, I did. Windows XP does see the drive anyway. The problem is when I
    insert most DVDs!
    jramaley, Mar 30, 2005
  4. jramaley

    marks542004 Guest

    did you properly remove the drive replaced ?

    the best sequesnce is (in my opinion)

    remove the drivers for the device.
    remove the device
    reboot the system
    check the device and drivers are gone.

    install the new hardware
    start the system
    new hardware detected
    load drivers

    If you just swap in a new device you can get errors in the registry
    because the old device was not properly deinstalled.
    marks542004, Mar 31, 2005
  5. Check the DMA on the IDE channel. Some DVD-ROM drives needed to use DMA but
    is not really necessary for DVD-R/RW drives. Mine all run fine on regular
    old PIO.
    Digital Video Solutions, Mar 31, 2005
  6. jramaley

    jramaley Guest

    I thought you no longer have to do these things because XP is Plug And
    Play. Someone please confirm!
    jramaley, Apr 6, 2005
  7. jramaley

    jramaley Guest

    Don't forget that the new DVD-RW drive is working fine. It's the old
    DVD-ROM drive that has the problem, which used to work!
    jramaley, Apr 6, 2005
  8. jramaley wrote ...
    "Plug And Play" was the original marketing name.

    Most of us call it "Plug and Pray" and many reserve even
    stronger and fouler language for it. It works great when it
    works. But when it doesn't, you have do do all manner of
    screwy things (like this) to work around it. If there were
    only some way of turning it off.

    "I hate it when my computer thinks it is smarter than me."
    Richard Crowley, Apr 6, 2005
  9. You have to do these things because of plug and play.
    Chris Phillipo, Apr 6, 2005
  10. Make sure the new DVD RW is NOT connected to the old DVR. If you have cable
    space...connect each one to a Hard drive cable making each DVD device a
    slave. This way there will be no conflicts and you'll copy to the DVD RW
    Larry Oravetz, Apr 22, 2005
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