Last week, I noticed I had problem with my CD & DVD Drives; when accessed, the would spin up and then spin down, repeatedly. I swapped cables, power supplies, and even tested with another CD drive. Finally, I swapped MBs, and I mgiht still have the problem. I am a little unclear on this at the moment. But I might have one hint, by viewing the drives listed on "My Computer."
C: IDE1, MASTER, 160GB Western Digital Drive
D: IDE2, MASTER, CD R/W
E: SATA, RAID1 ARRAY
F: USB CF DRIVE from CARD READER
G: USB SD DRIVE from CARD READER
H: USB MMC DRIVE from CARD READER
I: USB SMC DRIVE from CARD READER
J: IDE2, SLAVE, DVD
?: I also have new 200GB Seagate drive on IDE1/slave, but it doesn't show.
1. With IDE1/master in position C, shoudln't the slave follow in D?
2. It seems strange that with IDE1/master in positon "C", and "IDE2 in position, "D", that IDE2/slave DVD doesn't show up until position "J".
Are these correct or does this suggest a conflict or a configuration problem of some type? This could be part of my problem? Seems like my hardware is functioning OK, and I do plan to save my data and reformat all my drives.
I'd like to hear your comments. Thx.