First post, by Sly_Botts
So I've noticed this weird quirk with regards to my DVD optical drive in Windows XP with a motherboard I'm using for a retro Windows XP gaming system. To start, this issue has happened with more than one DVD optical drive, both IDE and SATA.
Motherboard: Foxconn winfast nf4uk8aa Nforce 4 Ultra
BIOS: 6.00 PG Pheonix Tech
CPU: Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ OC'd from 2.2 Ghz to 2.5 Ghz with a 10x multiplier, 250mhz FSB, x4 HT link multiplier. (Stable)
RAM: 2GB (x2 1GB) PC-3200. Timings: CL: 3.0-tRCD 3-tRP 3-tRAS 8-tRC 11-CR 1T Frequency: 166mhz (Actually running at 208.3Mhz due to FSB OC) (Stable)
GPU: PCI-e Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX+ (EVGA Brand) Restored by myself with new thermal paste and greased fan.
PSU: Thermaltake Smart 430W 80+ White Continuous Power ATX 12V V2.3/EPS 12V Active PFC Power Supply PS-SPD-0430NPCWUS-W
SSD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA)
Optical Drive: ATAPI iHAS124 B (LiteOn brand) DVD RW drive
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3 with unofficial service pack 4 installed v3.1b.
- When I turn on my PC and try to boot from a CD, or windows install disk, the DVD drive works fine 100%, no issues.
- When I boot into windows and open Windows explorer or My computer, the optical drive shows as "DVD RAM" and does not prompt me to insert a disc when I try open it (like most optical drives), it actually opens into an empty directory.
- When I place a disc into the drive, nothing happens. When I try to open the drive, Windows explorer freezes and I am forced to close it and then reboot my system.
- If I try to boot into windows with a disc in the drive, the screen goes black after the Windows XP logo.
So my first guess is that windows XP is not properly detecting the drive and therefore installing the wrong driver. However there is no way for me to change it.
- I tried replacing udfs.sys with the most up to date version, but it makes no difference.
- I tried this Registry fix:
Under system there is ControlSet001, ControlSet002 and CurrentControlSet
One at a time expand each set, expand Control, then expand Class
For each set once u expand class find E325-11CE-BFC1-10318 (there will b many but click the first one)
Delete "upperfilter and/or lowerfilter".)
However my registery contained no such entries (upperfilter etc;)
So I am at a loss. I guessing maybe installing unofficial SP 4 maybe caused this issue? I'm not sure, and I don't really feel like re-doing this XP install after getting everything the way I like. Any advice is welcome. If it comes down to me having to re-install the OS I guess I will just have to do it. For now I'm just using DM tools and images.
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