I have a problem with my second DVD drive: Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. My system is a home-built Biostar TA790GXB A2+ motherboard with an AMD Athlon II X2 250 running at 3GHz, a GeForce GTS 250 videocard, 8GB of RAM, two 500GB Hitachi hard drives, and Windows 7 32-bit, with all the required updates installed. There is also an LG CH08LS10 SATA Blu-ray ray drive (assigned drive F by Windows).
The Doctor is stumped as well, Rick. We don’t know of Windows 7 having any problems supporting multiple optical drives. You’ve clearly done all the obvious troubleshooting by trying different drives, cables, and controllers, so faulty hardware doesn’t seem to be the issue. You didn’t mention whether you’re running any drive-cloning or virtualization software, but if you are, we’d recommend you uninstall it. Otherwise, you might try updating your BIOS, or as a last resort, reinstalling the OS to see if that remedies the problem.
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