CD/DVD Rom Disappears?

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Weird problem here. I pulled a DVD Rom from one Gateway and put it in this
Gateway (P4 1.4, 768mb, XP home). Now I know it worked a few weeks ago
because I ripped a bunch of my CDs right before Christmas. Well I just went
to rip a new one and here's what happens: On boot up everything is fine. I
look in My Computer and the DVD Drive (F Drive) is there. In System Hardware
it's listed, no errors. But as soon as I put an audio CD in it starts to
read it and disappears from My Computer and System. I have to reboot to get
it to come back. It'll read data CDs fine, just no audio.

In my system log the error says: "The device 'COMPAQ DVD-ROM GD-8000'
disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal."

Any ideas?

Re: CD/DVD Rom Disappears?

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I've noticed with xp pro sp2 that it will display 2 cd icons
in explorer and in explorerxp file managers when a disc is
loaded.  I did some snooping when this first occurred out of
curiousity.  The xp media services appear to want to make an
object of the disk content separate from the drive.

What you might try, if you haven't, is under device manager
have xp find new drivers for the dvd.  It seems peculiar to me
that a Gateway would utilize a Compaq drive.  Ergo, the
registry information is incorrect and the resulting music
object inherits incorrect specifics.

Just a thought, fwiw.

Be well,


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