1. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Window 10
       15 Mar 2016 #1

    Strange DVD Drives Behavior


    I have two DVD drives installed, one DVD-RW (drive D) and one DVD-ROM (drive E). When I insert a DVD into the RW drive D it cannot read the disk (I get prompted to insert a disk when I click on the drive in Explorer), but when I insert a CD (music or data) into it the CD reads fine. Conversely, when I insert a CD into the ROM drive the CD cannot be read (Windows says the disk is corrupt) but a DVD can be read and played. (Very occasionally, when I eject the DVD from the ROM drive the DVD title showing in Explorer continues to show the prior DVD title, and when I insert anything else I get an error.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be going on? Thanks in advance.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 164
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       15 Mar 2016 #2

    PJLLB said: View Post
    I have two DVD drives installed, one DVD-RW (drive D) and one DVD-ROM (drive E). When I insert a DVD into the RW drive D it cannot read the disk (I get prompted to insert a disk when I click on the drive in Explorer), but when I insert a CD (music or data) into it the CD reads fine. Conversely, when I insert a CD into the ROM drive the CD cannot be read (Windows says the disk is corrupt) but a DVD can be read and played. (Very occasionally, when I eject the DVD from the ROM drive the DVD title showing in Explorer continues to show the prior DVD title, and when I insert anything else I get an error.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be going on? Thanks in advance.
    Are drives IDE or SATA?
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Window 10
       15 Mar 2016 #3

    Gas said: View Post
    Are drives IDE or SATA?
    They are both IDE-connected devices.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2015
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    WINDOWS 10 PRO Updated to last Build
       15 Mar 2016 #4

    PJLLB said: View Post
    They are both IDE-connected devices.
    That's what i thought.
    You better change the cables or at least disconnect them and spry some electric cleaning products.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Window 10
       15 Mar 2016 #5

    Gas said: View Post
    That's what i thought.
    You better change the cables or at least disconnect them and spry some electric cleaning products.
    I'm not sure why that would matter, but I'll give it a try and report back. Thanks.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2015
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       15 Mar 2016 #6

    PJLLB said: View Post
    I'm not sure why that would matter, but I'll give it a try and report back. Thanks.
    They suffer of flimsiness, and because of the quantity of pins sometimes contact is not perfect, did you disconnect them lately?
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  7.    15 Mar 2016 #7

    IDEs have to be refreshed by unplugging/replugging/unplugging/replugging, in short, reseating, from time to time. Such is the nature of IDE and similar type connections.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2015
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       15 Mar 2016 #8

    RolandJS said: View Post
    IDEs have to be refreshed by unplugging/replugging/unplugging/replugging, in short, reseating, from time to time. Such is the nature of IDE and similar type connections.
    That is why you better change cables, and that is why I prefer SATA drives.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 270
    Window 10
       15 Mar 2016 #9

    I reseated the IDE cable from the single IDE controller port, and reseated each of the drive connector cables. The DVD-RW drive now works correctly; the DVD-ROM is still flakey. It read the DVD and CD, but when I ejected the DVD it continues to think the movie DVD is still in the drive.
    These two drives go back to previous PC I built (which is why they are IDE drives) and evolved to the current PC configuration. I bit the bullet and just ordered a new SATA Blu-ray RW drive to replace both.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 164
    WINDOWS 10 PRO Updated to last Build
       16 Mar 2016 #10

    PJLLB said: View Post
    I reseated the IDE cable from the single IDE controller port, and reseated each of the drive connector cables. The DVD-RW drive now works correctly; the DVD-ROM is still flakey. It read the DVD and CD, but when I ejected the DVD it continues to think the movie DVD is still in the drive.
    These two drives go back to previous PC I built (which is why they are IDE drives) and evolved to the current PC configuration. I bit the bullet and just ordered a new SATA Blu-ray RW drive to replace both.
    Good idea, I'm glad you solved your problem
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