|Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 10:38 am: |
Yesterday I was chatting on my computer when all of a sudden my computer locked up for about... 3 seconds. After that, everything was fine, or so it seemed. I went to "My Computer" to browse around my computer for something, but I noticed it looked different. My CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive had disappeared! So I pressed the little open button on my drive and it did not open, flash, or even give a hint of responding. I rebooted, went into BIOS, checked where you enter your Primary Master, Slave, etc... I checked the Secondary Master, it was set to auto, and did not have anything detected. I tried to set it to CD-ROM, but I booted up to a Secondary Master Fail. I rebooted, put it back to auto, and rebooted again, it sat there trying to detect it on the POST screen, and it failed and loaded windows. After that, I installed a CD-ROM as Secondary Slave, of course going off the same IDE cable and molex power chain. It works perfectly fine. I am about to give up on my CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive and consider it $50 wasted. I installed it about... 4 months ago and it has been fine, with a few minor problems here and there. This failure that happened, happened out of the blue. I don't know what else to try, or what could be wrong.
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive ( Samsung SM-352 52x32x52x16 )
Motherboard: ASUS P4B
Processor: Intel P4 1500MHz
Power Supply: 400watt