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    I've got this generic DVD-Rom drive that I bought for cheap on Ebay. It's an ATAPI with a converter inside that let's you plug it into USB. The drive gets recognized by XP but never mounts. When I look at the Device Manager, it says "This device could not start up".

    I've actually gotten it to mount once when I plugged it in with no disk inside, then put a disk in it. Unfortunately, that was a fluke and not repeatable.

    The case says it is Model SCD-540 and I Googled around looking for stuff on it but didn't get any good hits. I opened up the case and there was a label over the manufacturer's label. I managed to peel most of it off but can't really tell what kind of drive it is.

    I'd appreciate if anyone has any ideas on the type or possible troubleshooting steps?
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  • #2
    I googled it too and found some drivers for it. It may be a Matsu****a/Panasonic.

    http://www.cdrom-drivers.com/companies/630.htm

    It sounds like using this cdrom in XP may be an issue. I found a few blurbs mentioning that they had problems w/it in XP.

    More drivers:

    http://cdrom-drives.driverfiles.net/...sultpage1.html

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    • #3
      One more. Look about half way down the page.

      http://www.unitedgaming.com/p/matshi...om-driver.html

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      • #4
        you are wrong the is no problem with the Matsu****a/Panasonic I got one from newegg.com and works fine.

        http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/...bo/cw_8123.htm
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        Originally posted by bgoodman
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        • #5
          LMFAO

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thanatos106
            you are wrong the is no problem with the Matsu****a/Panasonic I got one from newegg.com and works fine.

            http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/...bo/cw_8123.htm
            Yours is a different model from what I can tell. I never said I was right either. That would be almost a blanket statement as yours is a slippery slope statement that since yours works so does his.

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            • #7
              So Are Yours Couse In Case You Down Know Winxp Still No Finish.....so Don't Blame The Hardware
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              Originally posted by bgoodman
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              • #8
                Originally posted by thanatos106
                So Are Yours Couse In Case You Down Know Winxp Still No Finish.....so Don't Blame The Hardware
                Now that's a challenge! If all caps is shouting then when I read this do I need to raise my voice for the first letter of each word then tail off as I say the word? I still don't get it, it must be too subtle for me I suppose.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by thanatos106
                  So Are Yours Couse In Case You Down Know Winxp Still No Finish.....so Don't Blame The Hardware
                  Don't get mad. Seriously. The guy asked for help and I googled and found some links. That's it. Based on what I found I said 'may' which means:

                  Used to indicate a certain measure of likelihood or possibility: It may rain this afternoon.

                  ...better yet. I give up. Your cd rom works so all cd roms like yours work exactly yours.

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                  • #10
                    I'm digging up an old thread I know, but I have been searching all day for help on this problem, and can't find anything.

                    I have a similar problem with my DVD/RW drive. I have had this drive installed on my desktop for the last 1 1/2 years, and its worked great, not one problem. So I took it out of the desktop to install my software on my newly built CarPC (I have a VIA MIIk). After loading XM, and most everything else, it worked 100%. So all is well. I turned the computer off for about 2 days while out of town. When I got back last night, i hit the on button on my CarPC (still sitting at my desk as I load music and what not) the DVD drive will not show up. I check all the conections, looked at my Device Manager (it showed up there), but still no drive.

                    When the BIOS are loading, it shows the drive there as well. But once XP has loaded, nothing!

                    So I decided to remove the drive from the Device Manager, and try to re-install the drivers, and that didn't work. So after messing around for about 2 more hours, I decided to shut it down and unplug everything, and plug it back in again. Guess what... it worked, everything was fine. So I left it on all night, and came back this morning to see how it was doing. I was going to load a CD to my HD, and the drive was gone again. NOW WHAT

                    I know a fiar share about computers. I'm not an expert by any means, but I can figure out most anything I need to on them. But this is just killing me.

                    Has anyone gone through this before, and if so... what can I do to fix it???

                    Like I said, I have a VIA MIIk board, and the drive is a EMPREX DVDRW. I'm running XP Pro as well.

                    I'm up for any options, PLEASE HELP!!!

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                    • #11
                      Perhaps a power problem? Dvd drives eat quite some juice after all. You might want to check this by having the system powered by an ordinary ATX psu overnight.

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                      • #12
                        Yeah I thought about that too. It is powered by a normal ATX power supply. It has more then enough power for this set up. Any other ideas?

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                        • #13
                          Plug into a power usb hub and see what happen.
                          Look like it a power problem.
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                          • #14
                            How long is the usb cable?

                            I had the same problem with a slot load and one of those "adapters".

                            It was behaving the same way. Sometimes it would recognize it, sometimes not, usually wouldn't read a disk.

                            I put a 5v power supply up front and plugged it into a powered Hub- bingo! problem solved. Works everytime.

                            Cheers
                            BJ

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                            • #15
                              Well the DVD ROM is just on a normal IDE cable, about 12 or 14" long. It has the normal Molex power cable attached to it as well. There is no USB cable on my set up. Its just hooked directly to the MB with the IDE cable. So I don't think the length or the power could be the problem.

                              Like I said before, this drive worked 100% over the last 1.5 years in my desktop. Its being powered by the same Power Supply, so why should it not work?

                              Thanks for the ideas though.

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