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    I have a computer that when I boot up the BIOS recognizes my CD drive and if I insert a bootable CD, the drive will read it and boot up. If I let the computer boot normally into Windows, the Device Manager shows the CD drive to be present and working properly and My Computer also shows a CD drive present, but I can not read/run and CD or DVD of any kind when in Windows. I have tried different CD/DVD players, changed ribbon cables, tried differnet IDE channels changed from Master to Slave and back. I found and applied an MS fix that had something to do with high and low filter settings in the registry all to no avail. Eventually I reinstalled Windows and the Drive worked for a short period of time (a couple of days) and then the problem reappeared. I am currently using an external USB DVD player with no problems. I am running XP SP3. Several years ago I built about 8 identical computers and this is the only one that I have this problem with. Does anyone have any ideas because at this point I am clueless.

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    Go to your local electronics store or look online for a power tester.Just from what you stated;Several years ago I built about 8 identical computers.It very well could be the problem.A cd/dvd player will pull more amps,etc from the power supply than a hard drive.
    I can give a link that might help also;Windows XP Users
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    Thanks Ron, I'll look into the power issue but as I said, if I configure the boot sequence for CD first and install a bootable CD such as BartPE, the CD drive (and power I suppose) work just fine. It is only after a normal bootup to Windows that the CD/DVD fails to work. The link you supplied was interesting. It appears that many many people have this same problem and there is no real fix for it.

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    Eventually I reinstalled Windows and the Drive worked for a short period of time (a couple of days) and then the problem reappeared.
    What has changed in that time in terms of software, settings, and drivers?
    How long has this been going on, has there ever been a time when your CD/DVD player worked normally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don James View Post
    I have a computer that when I boot up the BIOS recognizes my CD drive and if I insert a bootable CD, the drive will read it and boot up. If I let the computer boot normally into Windows, the Device Manager shows the CD drive to be present and working properly and My Computer also shows a CD drive present, but I can not read/run and CD or DVD of any kind when in Windows. I have tried different CD/DVD players, changed ribbon cables, tried differnet IDE channels changed from Master to Slave and back. I found and applied an MS fix that had something to do with high and low filter settings in the registry all to no avail. Eventually I reinstalled Windows and the Drive worked for a short period of time (a couple of days) and then the problem reappeared. I am currently using an external USB DVD player with no problems. I am running XP SP3. Several years ago I built about 8 identical computers and this is the only one that I have this problem with. Does anyone have any ideas because at this point I am clueless.

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    dj
    seems like a bad motherboard for me or have you done flashing of your BIOS?

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