cdrom drives not working

  [DELETED] 07:35 11 Sep 2003

I've just formatted my drive and neither the cdrom or the cd-writer are speeding up when disc inserted. drive lights up but even waiting for a long time neither drive speeds up.I've uninstalled the controller drives, the've all re-installed ok. still no joy. this is same on both win 98 and required

  [DELETED] 08:13 11 Sep 2003

Check to see if you've auto insert notification ticked.

Controlpanel/system/device manager/cdrom/properties/settings

  [DELETED] 08:23 11 Sep 2003

thanks seedie
yes I have already checked and unticked them, any more suggestions, anyone please?

  [DELETED] 08:27 11 Sep 2003

Ummmm ticked ?

  [DELETED] 10:08 11 Sep 2003

if your cds worked before format and you havent been inside your pc then there is no way they wouldnt work on a standard re-install of windows.

have you installed the motherboard drivers for ide controllers and other drivers etc.

did at any time during installation your pc crash?

  Stuartli 13:01 11 Sep 2003

Have you tried uninstalling and then reinstalling the drives so that the standard CD/DVD-ROM Windows drivers are reloaded?

Auto insert notification is to ensure that the drive plays an audio or CD-ROM disk immediately, but could have been switched off in another application.

  [DELETED] 17:31 11 Sep 2003

Thanks for the response, sorry for the delay.Yes the pc did crash during installation of win 2000
'detecting and installing devices on your computer' and I had been inside the pc swopping hard drives. Further delay while I backtrack and do some checking.

  [DELETED] 04:42 12 Sep 2003

sorry for delay
checked my connections to drives, uninstalled drives again, reinstalled and hey presto fault resolved.Many thanks for replies to my plea for advice.Roy

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