From: Seattle, WA, USA
I have a DVD-RAM drive which started to misbehave after being used extensively on 11/1/2008. I'm sorry I'm not in front of my home computer so I can't list the make or model. Yesterday, whenever blank media was inserted (CD-R, DVD+R, DVD+R DL) it tried to spin up but I got the Windows error message F:\Drive not accessible. The drive would, however, read audio CD-R, video DVD-R and DVD+R. My DVD+/-RW E:\drive would read blank media so I could still back up. The device manager indicated that the device was running properly and had the most recent available driver installed.
I switched both drives from CS. The DVD+/-RW E:\ drive at the end of the IDE cable was made master and the DVD-RAM F:\ drive was made slave. No change. I uninstalled the DVD-RAM drive and reinstalled to update the driver. No help.
I rolled back to a C:\ image I made with DriveImageXML from 9/20/2008. Everything worked fine with that. Anything that you know that I might be able to repair so I can go back to my 11/4/2008 version of the C:\ drive?
Thanks in advance. This really stumps me.
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