Hi All Been having probs with my dvd drive for the last week (pioneer dvd-rom 117) music cd's skipping tracks,dvd's not playing. Tried allsorts from a previous post,however when looking in control panel/admin tools/event viewer/system, there were loads of errors all to do with cd rom,when viewing error messages it said "the driver detected a controller error on drive\cdrom0, when clicking link to microsoft support it says "this problem is typically caused by a failing cable between the drive and the computer",solution replace the cable. Can anyone tell me where i can get a cable from,and what type,ie are they all standard. Thanks Phil
Hello - the only cable that connects devices to the Mboard is a ribbon cable, You need to have a look at the present setup to see if there are 2 devices on the cable and get a new one of the same type. You can now get round cables too that do the same job. Loads of places on line or go to a Computer store.
Hi All Purchased a cable from local computer shop £2.50p the man in the shop was convinced it wasen't a cable problem and tried to sell me a new drive,replaced the cable today and now it works a treat. Thanks for all your help Phil