unusual problem with my dvdrom drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by billy gates, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. billy gates

    billy gates

    Nov 2, 2014
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    Been having this problem for a few months to 6 months or more now

    .. when I reboot PC I have 'no problem' in seeing both my DVD-rom

    drives in explorer ., BUT after a day or more It won't see the drive

    any more unless I reboot .. :(

    now I have tried to uninstall reinstall the dvdrom drives through

    deviced manager but days later,, still have to reboot to get it to

    'find the drive' so I have to reboot the PC to get it find ..

    scenario- The PC can't see the drives to start and see either of the

    dvdrom drives ..I have since found out ..I don't have to shut down and restart

    PC ., I just have to Log off ... then Log back in.. this clears

    the cache that is preventing the PC from finding and playing back my

    discs / any discs .. ( finding really is all it has to do) .. the

    DVD or any type of CD in either of my dvdrom drives ( I have two.)


    My drive letters are I / and J/ ( I /is regular dvd) J drive is

    blue ray/combo ., both dvdrom are fairly new and are the LG brand

    and both are capable of playing and burning discs . with a quick

    log off and log in both drives work wonderful as they should .

    except when the PC has been running for a day or so ..
    I usually reboot the PC with a week or less but when I need the

    dvdrom to work have to reboot sooner ..,

    There Has to BE something ,somewhere.. that is not switched on or

    switched off for that matter ... .. Even if and when I save to

    restore and save the PC when it is running good.. it would still

    have to be rebooted ... registry Hack? maybe? I have some various

    software programs such as error end .. or Ausololgics rescue both

    work wonderful.. this is not a malware problem .

    have also tried sfc /scannow no success ....

    the attached .jpg shows my harddrives as C and D E drive is my main

    drive .. F G H and L drives are a total of almost 850 GB in total

    the L drive is an external hardrive 600GB by itself ., The windows

    XP pro has new MB (Asrock N68C-GS FX) 12 months old .. Windows XP

    Professional SP3/ 4 GB Memory/ AMD Radeon HD 7700 series Video

    Card/2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core ..

    any ideas ?? see attached .. this is what the dvdrom should look like when it detects a dvd .. whether it is microsoft install disc .. or a cd or a dvd - any type of disc it what the drives should detect only ....

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015
    billy gates, Jan 30, 2015
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  2. billy gates


    Dec 10, 2012
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    from page 9 of your user manual (caution 16)


    did you replace the mb with the same make and model that was originally installed?

    did you check for compatibility? on the specifications page there was a lower limit that the mb would support on the PSU (95w)

    is the drive recognized in bios?



    advanced usb troubleshooting


    to me it appears that the drives are overheating and when you restart they are cooled down enough to start again.


    also check to see if disk management is showing the drive, if so change the drive letter, then check my computer to see if the drive now shows, if so go back and change letter back and check again

    Elizabeth23, Jan 31, 2015
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