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Drive light gets stuck on at reboot

I have a PC running Windows XP SP2. Some time last year I replaced my old faulty DVD-ROM drive with a new AOpen DUW 1616/ARR DVD Reader/Writer. All I did was simply disconnect the old drive and connect the new one in the same place with the same cables (both are IDE drives). While the new AOpen drive performs superby, there is one annoying problem that I've never been able to solve. For some reason, every time I reboot this machine now, the HD access light on the case will come on and STAY on until I open the AOpen's drive door and close it again. After that it acts normally. Any ideas what might cause this and how to fix it?

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Hi,
Try swapping the Jumper block ( Small plastic pin connector ) on The Back Of the DVD Drive. If using both Hard-Drive And DVD Drive on the Same IDE Cable. The DVD Should be set as Master And Hard-Drive As Slave, Or Vice versa.
Failing This, put The Hard Drive On Primary IDE Channel, And DVD On Secondary Channel.
These suggestions, have been made as it appears from your problem listed, that the 2 drives Are Conflicting with each Other.
Finally, is to try a different 4 pin ( Molex ) power cable to either device/Drive. if you have a single rail Power supply unit. the 2 units sharing a joint power cable, may be draining the PSU.

Hope this helps.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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