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Windows 7: DVD drive noise, constant activity after sleep mode


30 Oct 2009   #1

W7 Pro x64
 
 
DVD drive noise, constant activity after sleep mode

There is something wrong with my DVD-drive after it comes out of sleep mode. I have the default power option of "balanced" which puts the computer to sleep after 30 minutes. However, when it wakes up, the DVD makes a sound like a disk spinning up (note: the drive is empty), and it keeps making the noise. Also the green light comes on. The only thing that I have found to stop the noise and activity on the drive is a reboot. I found this old post, Gotta say Im disapointed in the "Internet TV" - The Green Button, and it sounds similar, only my drive door isn't opening, just the noise (spin up?). However, I updated to my latest firmware, and that didn't fix it. I'm out of ideas. Do you have any?

The drive is a SONY Optiarc AD-7240S. Also, I thought this was just a bug in the RC 7100, but I've since updated to the official release, and it hasn't been fixed. Strange, especially that it seems like no one else is really experiencing the same thing when I've searched for fixes for the issue. Thanks!

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30 Oct 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Install this bios ---> M3A78-EM BIOS 2002
Install chipset drivers ---> AMD Chipset Driver V1.3.0.49 for Windows Vista 32bit/Vista 64bit & Windows 7/7 64bit--(WHQL).

http://usa.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=KjpYqzmAd9vsTM2D
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30 Oct 2009   #3

W7 Pro x64
 
 

I recently flashed my bios to 2002 (because I was hoping they'd have upped the UMA buffer to 512, as I was having choppy playback, slow guide response in 7MC when overlaying the guide over live HD TV. But alas, the UMA buffer was not upped, even though the chip specifications support that much). Ok, I downloaded that other package as well.

When I double clicked "AsusSetup.exe" it went straight into the ATI Catalyst Install Manager. I already have the latest drivers for my onboard video installed (and the CCC), so I tried to skip that, but I couldn't find a way how. So I decided to just install the ATI stuff again, and take note if the version was older, newer, or the same. After ATI setup was complete, it asked me to reboot. I did. At no point did it seem like any other drivers were installed. I went through the zip file's directories, and tried out other installers. I couldn't access various .msi files by themselves. All the other installers (.exe) I could find would simply open the ATI installer again. So, at this point, I'm not sure if I have the latest motherboard drivers installed or not.

Anyway, I've tried putting the computer to sleep, and waking it up, and the problem hasn't been fixed. So I figure either the driver installation didn't complete, I'm doing something wrong regarding the installation, or it did install and the problem is something else. Any ideas? Thanks for the reply!
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30 Oct 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

In your OP, I thought you meant you flashed the DVD drive. I misunderstood.

So ya, try that. It has decent chance of success. Flash your DVD drive to the latest from manufacturer's site. Follow their simple instructions.
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30 Oct 2009   #5

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, apart from what torrent said, can you do this, I would like to see something. Type into the searchbox MSCONFIG and click on it to open Then click on STARTUP and when it opens can you take a picture with the Snipping tool of what is there, and upload it here, it should look like this, Thanks.

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30 Oct 2009   #6

W7 Pro x64
 
 

You didn't misunderstand. I've flashed both. However, the flashing of the motherboard was done a week ago due to another issue, while the flashing of the DVD drive was done more recently due to this issue. As for the screenshot, here it is:

What is missing is Rainmeter and Logitech SetPoint. Looks like I have some junk in there that I don't need.


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30 Oct 2009   #7

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, sorry about that was away. now Uncheck all the boxes except the AntiVirus one that you use, and then press Apply and OK and then Restart, and we will see if it is one of those programs that is causing the problem.
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30 Oct 2009   #8

W7 Pro x64
 
 

I clicked "disable all", and restarted. Then once it booted up, I put it to sleep. Waited for it to power down, then started it up again. Drive noise is still there. So I guess it isn't any of the start up programs. Sorry. Any other ideas?
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30 Oct 2009   #9

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Go back into the startup and check to see if any of the boxes are reticked.
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30 Oct 2009   #10

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Also check in your bios to see that the harddrive is set to the Primary to start the OS.
and not the CD Drive.
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